WICHITA—Aviation legend Bob Hoover, dubbed “the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived,” by Jimmy Doolittle, has died at age 94. Hoover inspired pilots with his acrobatic flying and flew in more air shows than anyone in history, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) said. During World War II, Hoover served as an Army Air Forces fighter pilot. On his 59th mission, he was shot down, and spent 16 months in a German prisoner-of-war camp. He managed to ...


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