Master Sergeant Robson Saldanha poses beside the bird insignia of the First Brazilian Fighter Squadron painted on a P-47 Thunderbolt, Italy, 1944. The slogan reads 'Senta a Pua', or roughly, 'Hit Them Hard'. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
The FAB, and especially the hunting of aviation Brazil mourns, died yesterday (2903), in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 87 years, Maj. Brigadier Lauro Ney Menezes. First Supersonic fighter pilot of Brazil and first President of the Brazilian Association of fighter pilots, the ABRA-PC.