Bud Mahurin - fighter pilot in 2 wars...

Bud Mahurin - fighter pilot in 2 wars - dies

Wednesday Jul 11 Read more: SFGate

Walker Mahurin, one of the leading American fighter pilots of World War II, who downed enemy planes in Europe and the Pacific, and, later, in the Korean War, died Tuesday at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 91. Having arrived in Britain in January 1943 with the Army Air Forces' 56th Fighter Group , Mr. Mahurin, who was known as Bud, flew P-47 Thunderbolts that protected American bombers on their missions.

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