Clayton Kelly Gross' 354th FG A-2 jacket

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Brettafett, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Good story.... may God keep and look over him now.
     
  3. Stony

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    Kelly was a great guy and funny as hell. I was lucky to have met him on several occasions when I worked at the Museum of Flight in Seattle during symposiums and AFFA annual reunions. He always referred to himself as an "undefeated" fighter ace.

    Kelly also had a black Cadillac with a personalized license plate that had "P51ACE" on it. After he died, I got a hold of his widow whom I had come to know very well over the years and asked her if Kelly's Cadillac was for sale as I was very interested in buying it. Unfortunately, it had already been sold without the personalized plate on it.

    He was definitely one of my favorite aces of all time.
     

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