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Three-War Pilot Dies: Retired Maj. Gen. Sidney S. Novaresi, who began his career as a National Guard private in 1939 and ended as commander of 4th Air Force when it was at McClellan AFB, Calif., died July 22 in Citrus Heights, Calif., after a long illness. He was 85. Novaresi reached master sergeant during World War II before he entered the aviation cadet program, graduating in 1943 and flying P-47s in the Pacific. He flew F-84s during the Korean War and C-124s during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1982. (Read more in the Sacramento Bee.)