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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.

Actor who played ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ sheriff dies at age 88 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:23 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on …

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