Rancho Mirage Obituaries
Local obituary notices in Rancho Mirage, CA
Tuesday Aug 18 | via My Mother Lode
Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II flying ace who shot down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, has died in Southern California. He was 104. Comment?
Monday Aug 17 | via The Washington Post
One day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Fritz Payne's Marine unit headed to sea on the aircraft carrier Saratoga. Within a year, he flew into the elite ranks of American aces - fighter pilots who downed at least five enemy aircraft. Comment?
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