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Jul 06 2011

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Fighter ace Geoff Fisken passes away

Geoff Fisken in front of his P-40 "Wairarapa Wildcat". (Photo RNZAF)

New Zealander ace Geoff Fisken, DFC, passed away on June 12, 2011. He was credited with 10 to 13 confirmed aerial victories against the Japanese, flying the Brewster Buffalo and later the P-40 Warhawk. He is believed to be the highest-scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific theater. After the war, Fisken returned to his pre-war occupation as a farmer.  Read the obituary on the Telegraph or Fisken’s Wikipedia page.

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