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Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesBitburg, West Germany, July, 1960: Spectators watch a performance by the Skyblazers, USAFE's aerial precision team. Millions of Europeans enjoyed the aerial dramatics of the Bitburg-based Skyblazers from 1949 until they were disbanded in 1962. "This is the ultimate in fighter-type flying today," said one of the pilots, Capt Gordon L. Eells of Columbus, Miss. "Every aggressive pilot, and I mean aggressive, would give his right arm to fly with the team."

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