Frederick C. Blesse

Frederick C. Blesse

Frederick Corbin "Boots" Blesse was an American Air Force major general and flying ace. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on March 22, 2013, officially 'flying west'. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1945. He flew two combat tours during the Korean War, completing 67 missions in P-51s, 35 missions in F-80s and 121 missions in F-86s. During the second tour in F-86s, he was officially credited with shooting down nine MiG-15s and one La-9. Wikipedia*

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Frederick C. Blesse has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2012 Forum.

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Major General, U.S. Air Force c. January 1, 1945 - c. December 31, 1975 Videos: 1

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