P-47 wreckage found in Germany

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  1. v2

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    Fighter pilot Capt. Kenneth Dahlberg had already crashed and eluded capture twice when his plane was struck by anti-aircraft fire over Germany on Feb. 14, 1945.

    The plane’s tail erupted in flames and was soon shedding pieces. While the aircraft hurtled toward the ground, Dahlberg ejected.

    full story: Plane?s remnants unearthed, and a pilot?s tale emerges | Stars and Stripes
     
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    It is a good story. Thanks for posting the link.

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    #3 Bucksnort101, Mar 30, 2010
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    Nice story. Ken Dahlberg spent his childhood in my home state of Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin. He also wrote a book on his life called "One Step Forward". Founder the company Miracle Ear which made the first hearing aid that was placed entirely in the ear.
    Used to be a P-51 in the marking of the Mustang he flew during the war, Little Horse, have not seen it lately so not sure what happened to it. Thought I read somewhere it was for sale?
    Hope Mr. Dahlberg get's his wish to see his old Thunderbolt again.
     

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    Great find, v2! I knew that name sounded familiar, but couldn't place it until reading your article.
     
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    Interesting reading, thanks Dominic.
     
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    :salute: Very interesting read V2!:thumbright: Thanks for posting.:cool:
     
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    Great find and an interesting read. Thanks for sharing v2.
     
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    Great find, thanks for posting!
     
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