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Memorial Services Set for Bob Odegaard


Bob Odegaard
Bob Odegaard, pictured piloting the red Race 57 Super Corsair above, died September 7 in a crash while practicing for an air show appearance piloting the blue Race 74 Super Corsair at right. - Photo credit: Moose Peterson.

September 11, 2012 - The Fargo Air Museum will hold memorial services this week for fallen aviator Bob Odegaard, who was killed on Friday while practicing for an air show at the Barnes County Municipal Airport in Valley City, North Dakota.

A visitation and prayer service is set for tonight, September 11, at St. Maurice's Catholic Church in Kindred. On Wednesday afternoon, a funeral service will be held at St. Maurice's followed that evening by a celebration of Odegaard's life at the Fargo Air Museum.

Odegaard, EAA 287715/Warbirds of America 6269, had been scheduled to perform in the Valley City Air Show last Saturday in the Goodyear F2G Super Corsair he restored. The show was canceled because of the crash. He was known around the world as a warbird and antique aircraft restorer and operator, and his Corsair could always be seen on the flightline at AirVenture - as was the smiling yellow C-47 Duggy, of which he was principal pilot.

Odegaard, who was 66, was also instrumental in the creation of both the Fargo Air Museum and the Fargo AirSho. For complete details on the memorial services, visit the Fargo Air Museum website.

EAA joins the aviation world in mourning the loss of this great aviator.


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