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Major John Leroy Anthony 79FS, 20FG, 8AF. Post war, killed when his North American Aviation F-86H-1-NA Sabre, 52-1998 which he had flown to a record speed two days before, flew apart with him on a subsequent record chasing flight 5th Sept 1954,



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