Search for celebrated US pilot Bong's plane in South Pacific

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Search for celebrated US pilot Bong's plane in South Pacific

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Group to search for celebrated US pilot’s fighter plane in South Pacific

Richard Bong downed 40 aircraft in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning before it crashed while being flown by another pilot

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A Wisconsin museum is partnering with a historical preservation group in a search for the wreckage of the second world war ace fighter pilot Richard Bong’s plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and the non-profit second world war historical preservation group Pacific Wrecks announced the search on Friday, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Bong, who grew up in Poplar, Wisconsin, is known for shooting down 40 Japanese aircraft during the second world war. He flew a Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane nicknamed “Marge” in honor of his girlfriend, Marjorie Vattendahl ...

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