Bob Hoover, pilot who escaped POW camp by stealing a German plane, dies at 94
from The Washington Post
Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who escaped a POW camp and flew to freedom by stealing a German airplane and who spent decades testing aircraft, thrilling spectators at air shows and training military aviators, died Oct. 25 at a hospital in Torrance, California. He was 94. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter-in-law, Lynn Hoover.
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