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Frank S Losnosky
|Frank S Losonsky|
Frank Losonsky was born in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. After college, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1939 and in 1941 found himself on a ship to Burma and China to join the AVG. Assigned as crew chief in the Hells Angels squadron, Frank was generally responsible for 3 to 4 aircraft at a time. He was also called upon to carry out memorable tasks such as delivering bombs via truck from Kunming to Poashan, and salvaging parts from ill-fated P-40s. On one such occasion, he was part of a salvage crew sent out to recover 4 wrecked Tomahawks which had made forced landings near the Indochina border, led by the famed Pappy Boyington. After his AVG days, Frank was married and returned to the far East as a mechanic with CNAC. After the Air Corps, he took a civil-service job in the Philippines at Clark Field. Following the war, Frank found himself on the ground floor of the new TransAsiatic Airlines, which flew the Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Rangoon route. He soon became a commercial pilot and left TAA in 1950. Frank soon joined the Allison Division of General Motors as a jet engine service engineer. He spent the next 30 years with GM, travelling all over the world. After retiring from GM, he joined his sons restaurant business In Georgia.
Items Signed by Frank S Losonsky
| ||Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.|
Price : £220.00
|Before the pilots of the legendary American Volunteer Group could take to the skies against the enemy, the all-important task of Bore Sighting the .30 caliber wing guns of their P-40s had to take place! The ingenious armourers of the AVG were often ......|
|Summer of 42 by John D Shaw.|
|In this superb tribute to one of the most famous fighter units of WWII the serenity of the beautiful Li River is broken as P40 Tomahawks of the AVG Flying Tigers, bearing their famous shark-mouth motif, return to base at Kweilin. ......||NOT|
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Country : US
(AVG) Financially backed by China to defend against Japanese attack, prior to American entering the war. Pilots awarded $500 bounty for each aircraft destroyed.
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