US military personnel inspecting the 'Akutan Zero' wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 3

Caption   US military personnel inspecting the 'Akutan Zero' wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 3
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  1. Bill says:
    24 Apr 2010 12:10:53 PM

    Photo shows swamp area where Koga's zero crash-landed. Lt. William Thies (standing behind propeller blade), He was the pilot
    flying the PBY parol plane that discovered
    the zero.
    Koga's body was removed from the zero and
    temporarity buried in a shallow grave. Second salvage party arrived on July 12th. Koga's body was reburied about 100 yards from the crash site.
    The salvage party said Prayer and a cross was erected into the ground,at the head of the grave.

    To Learn More:

    Koga's Zero by Jim Rearden
    The Fighter that Changed World War II
    Published by Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc.
    ISBN 0-929521-56-0 Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 95-68965

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