Pisanos' 2006 Gathering of Eagles Lithograph
|Nickname||The Flying Greek|
|Born||November 10, 1919|
Metaxourgeio, Athens, Greece
|Died||June 6, 2016 (aged 96)|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1942–1974 (32 years)|
|Unit||4th Fighter Group |
No. 71 Squadron RAF
|Battles/wars||World War II |
Steve Pisanos (born Spiros Pisanos (Greek: Σπύρος Πίσανος του Νικολάου και της Αθηνάς); November 10, 1919 – June 6, 2016) was a American USAF Colonel. He served successfully as a fighter pilot with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) 4th Fighter Group in World War II. By the end of his career in 1974, he received 33 decorations and distinctions.
He was the author of the book The Flying Greek, published in April 2008, where he has recorded all of his personal adventures and detailed war fighting experiences. The book is commented by his friends and renowned USAF aviators Gabby Gabreski and Chuck Yeager.
References[change | change source]
- "RIP Spiros "Steve" Pisanos (1920-2016)". iModeler.
- Ken Stone (June 9, 2016). "Steve Pisanos Dies at 96: Famed Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot". Times of San Diego. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- 4th Fighter Group Association WWII