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Sad news about well-known forum member, researcher and author John Aldaz (Circle-5)

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Tony Buttler said:
Dear All.

It is my very sad duty to have to tell you of the death of John Aldaz (Circle-5). After a long fight against illness this was expected, but it is still a shock to hear that John is now no longer with us.

As many of you know, John posted many items on the forum, but from my point of view his contributions to American Secret Projects volumes in particular was enormous. He was also instrumental in helping to get the airlifters titles off the ground, but of course has just missed seeing the first volume in print. RIP John - your contribution will not be forgotten!

On a personal note, I will add that John was very supportive of my own book efforts, and generous with sharing items from his extensive collection with fellow researchers. His posts here have been tremendously valuable and he will be greatly missed
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Goddamit so much.

He was a good guy. Difficulty: I was doing some model restoration work for him. Stuff it sitting on a table, awaiting some instructions from him regarding what he wanted done with some things. Well... poop.
 

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Sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace.
 

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Damn, RIP to a quality individual.
 

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RIP John.

I always knew when he posted there was likely to be something I had never seen before.

My condolences to his family and loved ones.
 

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Very sad news. I was always interested to read what he posted. He gave a lot behind the scenes too.

My condolences to his family and friends.
 

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Seconded. He will be a great loss.
 

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RIP John !
My deepest sympathy to your family.
I will sadly miss our conversations ...
 

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Very few of collectors I know were so friendly and sharing with other enthusiasts.
Very nice person has gone...RIP John
 

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We'll really miss you so much. One of the great members in the forum. RiP
 

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I only knew him through his posts but i remember them as being insightful and worth reading every time. RIP.
 

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Very sad news and a great loss to the Aerospace writing and research community. Rest in Peace John.
 

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I only knew him through his posts but i remember them as being insightful and worth reading every time. RIP.
Same here. He will be missed.
 

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Always sad to lose great contributing members, RIP. Best to family and friends.
 

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Darn. Happy trails John.

Condolences to friends and family.
 

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Could not have been a nicer person - always wanted to meet John in person.

Deepest condolences to his family and he will be truly missed. Godspeed.....
 

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Sad news. I always enjoyed his post.
 
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