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Old 09-18-2018, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Top_Gunn View Post
Curdes it is! One of only three Americans to have shot down a plane belonging to each of the three major enemy powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan. And, in addition, he shot up the engines of an American C-47 with a bad radio to keep it from landing on an airstrip on an island still held by the Japanese. This earned him an American flag kill marking. Curdes was from Indiana; his P-51, "Bad Angel," is now in the Pima Air Museum in Arizona. Here's the Wikipedia page, complete with a picture of him and his plane. Well done, FlyerInOKC, and you're up.

Someone had to have a sense of humor to add that last flag to his kill list! He was just 3 months younger than my father. I'll come up with an idea to post later today.