WWII Ace Who Flew Through Legs of Eiffel Tower Dies.

RIP you magnificent son of a gun:

World War II fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., who gained fame for flying beneath the Eiffel Tower’s arches in pursuit of a German aircraft, has died. He was 92.

According to Oakley’s Funeral Home, Overstreet died Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2013, at a Roanoke hospital.

Overstreet’s famous flight in Nazi-occupied Paris has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground.

In a 2009 ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France’s Legion of Honor.

Here’s what it might have looked like:

Fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr.

3 Responses to WWII Ace Who Flew Through Legs of Eiffel Tower Dies.

  1. Nanc says:

    Excellent way to lift the spirits of the millions oppressed then, and even to this day, as our free-Republic finds itself under siege and our American human spirit dishearten… May He Rest In Peace.

  2. Doug says:

    Godspeed, sir.

  3. Bart says:

    I wish I had the guts to fly between some legs too. I will stick to helicopters.

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