I received this note from Duke Horn:

This is a notification that another Squadron 17 member has passed away. Curt Sanford, on February 2nd, 2023. he was an inactive Blue Max holder (38 kanones) from Dallas. He was my flying buddy for many years. He and I grew up together building model airplanes, since nobody’s dad knew anything about it. We taught ourselves. Here is a link to his obituary: http://obituaries.localcremationandfunerals.com/o/sanford,jr./59895/

Duke Horn