I learned yesterday, Sunday the 28th, of the death of my friend, Thunderbolt pilot Quent Aanenson. My heart goes out to his family, and especially to his beloved wife of 63 years, Jackie.
I’ll post more about Quent in the next few days. Meantime, please visit his site, A Fighter Pilot’s Story. If you haven’t seen his video of the same name, you’ve missed one of the most moving memoirs of WWII.
Thomas D. Jones, pilot and veteran shuttle astronaut, is the author (with Robert F. Dorr) of Hell Hawks! (Zenith, 2008) the true story of a band of Thunderbolt brothers who fought in the air alongside Quentin C. Aanenson.