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During a reunion of the 367th Fighter Group Major Laurence "Scrappy" Blumer presented his crew chief Lee Hill a print of a painting by John C. Valo titled "Duel Over Duren". The print depicts "The Fastest Ace in the West" Larry Scrappy Blumer in a dogfight with his Lockheed P-38 Lightning Scrapiron 4 shooting down his seventh aerial victory a Luftwaffe FW-190 over Duren Germany on 19 November 1944. That battle earned Scrappy a Silver Star.




  • Laurence Blumer

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Five German Luftwaffe airplanes during World War II were shot down in less than 15 minutes by one pilot who was born and raised in North Dakota. Because of this, Larry "Scrappy" Blumer earned the title Fastest Ace in the West. For his actions during...


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04 April 2019 21:43:42 BuckShot Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

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