The P Thunderbolt was famous for two things — they were almost impossible to shoot down, and they carried enough firepower to take out trains, tanks, trucks, and armored vehicles from the sky. The toughness of the P was largely down to its heavily armored cockpit and general over-engineering. A Brazilian pilot once returned to base and landed safely after losing half his right wing due to a collision with a chimney image below.
The aircraft was found later the same day; Black was found the following day downstream.
Fred Thompson and Art Magee Jul In a January 7, e-mail message from Dave Eckberg, I received the following additional information on Mr. I was looking over the page on losses of your comrades and came across WO Black. He flew me around from time to time I was the battalion S-5and I wrote home about his loss.
B Company watched as a Brigade L. The 17th was a fruitful day I guess they were killed with gunfire, were killed when the ship went down, or drowned. The crane was, however.
The crane pilots are all right; the loach pilot is still missing and presumed dead. During this period of time a crew of engineers were taken out to the Song Tra Khuc river to retrieve the body of the loach pilot.
It was found on some rocks in the river, so they went out in a raft to get it Around lunch time the engineers had gotten the body and called in a chopper to pick it up. The chopper picked up body, one of the men, and the raft. It left the rest 3 of the men, without weapons, to be picked up later, at about grid By this time note, about the engineers had been waiting for four hours, and decided, for some reason, to get into a sampan they had found and started floating down the river At we were getting ready to play some bridge when we got a radio call from the three engineers.
It was getting dark and they wanted someone to come get them. The caller was using the wrong call sign, however, which raised doubts about as to his true identity.
Also, we still thought they had all been picked up, as one of our companies out there had seen the bird go in and thought they had all gotten on. Suspecting a trap, they were asked who was playing in the Super Bowl.
Satisfied that they were Americans, we tried to get them going towards one of our positions near where we thought they were. Our people were shooting flares to guide them.
What happened next is tragic. Then, before the bird got in to get them out, he died. What a stupid waste of life.
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