A Destroyed P-47 and the Pilots' Grave

Title

A Destroyed P-47 and the Pilots' Grave

Subject

The grave of a P-47 pilot who crashed after sustaining damage from a ground explosion

Description

This P-47 was destroyed when its' squadron bombed a gunpowder storage depot. According to the museum information plaque, the grave for the pilot was dug by a refugee French couple, who used some of the leftover .50 caliber ammunition to outline the grave.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1943-1945

Files

P47_pilot_grave.JPG

Collection

Citation

“A Destroyed P-47 and the Pilots' Grave,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed February 21, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/96.