A Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fighter-bomber of William Schleppegrell’s squadron, the 405th Fighter Squadron of the 371st Fighter Group, heads for the runway and a combat mission from Tantonville Airfield, France circa early 1945. It was from Tantonville that 2nd Lt. William Schleppegrell flew his last combat mission, was shot down and became a prisoner of war. (USAF photograph)
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