FILE – In this July 30, 2011 file photo, retired Brig. General Frederick “Fritz” Payne of Palm Desert, the oldest living fighter ace, celebrates his 100th birthday at the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, Calif. Payne, a World War II flying ace who shot down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, has died at age 104. (Denise Goolsby/The Desert Sun, File via AP, File) RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE OUT; NO SALES; NO FOREIGN; MANDATORY CREDIT

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