TEST PILOT JERRY GENTRY HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED REGARDING THE DEATH OF AVIATION PIONEER ROSCOE TURNER, “Jerry Gentry”, one page, 7 x 10, 29 December 1970, on personal “Major Jerauld R. Gentry, United States Air Force” letterhead, to Mrs. Roscoe Turner (Donna). In Part: “…I’m sure you are aware of all I owe to Roscoe and how I, like many others, practically worshipped the great guy. No one could ever replace him….” In fine condition.
Jerauld Richard "Jerry" Gentry (May 16,
1935 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Air Force (USAF) test pilot and
flew more than 200 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam War. As a Fast Forward
Air Controller (FAC), Gentry earned the Silver Star—the
Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 – June 23, 1970) was a record-breaking American aviator who was a three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy air race, and widely recognized by his flamboyant style and his pet lion named Gilmore.