2016 has been a real motherfucker about taking away people I most admire. Bob Hoover is the latest and even though he lived to the righteous age of 94, it still gives me the sads.

“Having been shot down over Nice, France during his 59th mission in World War II, Hoover spent 16 months as a POW, spending much of the time in solitary confinement as punishment for two dozen escape attempts. Finally, he succeeded just before the end of the war by stealing a German fighter.

RIP, sir :’(