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This guy almost got laid out. Luckily, a Sergeant Major that was walking by stepped in and told him to leave us alone. Don't stand between a group of hungry, bloody, armed men and a plate of hot food.

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Not too many takers at this sit down.

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Call sign, "Tango Mike Mike" for, "That Mean Mexican" August 5, 1935 – November 29, 1998

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Lieutenant Edwin Wright of the 404th Fighter Group shows off the damage caused by flak to his P-47 Thunderbolt. USAAF airfield near Sint-Truiden, Belgium, October 1944. 'Lt "Lucky" Edwin Wright, just over 19 yrs. old, just returned from his 39th mission- over Munster. He got hit by flak but continued on his mission dropped his bombs, did a spot of strafing and returned. When he got back he found a hole 8ins. in diameter through his 11ins. diameter prop blade, caused by a direct hit from an ‘ack ack’ shell. If the shell had deviated an inch and a half either side, his blade would have severed and he would have been brought down.

This is the 6th time that Wright has been hit by Flak and is now known as “Lucky Wright”. He has 5 and a half months of combat to his credit and 39 missions.’ Edwin Wright flew a total of 88 missions in P-47 Thunderbolts over Europe during WWII. He left the Army in 1946 and was again called up for the Korean Conflict in 1950. He retired from the US Air Force as a Major.

Edwin Wright passed away in 1959, from lung cancer, age 34.

Original: Roger Freeman Collection/American Air Museum in Europe/IWM (FRE 9553)
 
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