Quantcast

WWII fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; fought at Guadalcanal

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:18 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, D.C. (AP) — Frederick R. “Fritz” Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.

Latest Videos
Upcoming Events


The North Augusta Star

© 2016 The North Augusta Star an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.