USAAF Major Richard Bong with his P-38 Lightning aircraft 'Marge', date unknown

Caption   USAAF Major Richard Bong with his P-38 Lightning aircraft 'Marge', date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 May 2010

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1. Anonymous says:
12 Aug 2014 08:22:01 PM

Those photos of bong circulating on the internet don't seem to be correct.The san diego air and space museum archives has a photo of the same man except he is in Europe in 1943, his name is apparently "Old Bill", he is a B-17 pilot,and he is engaged to a woman named 2nd lt. Marion mclelland.(photo4562049972_6aa165eb26_o.jpg) Plus I have a book, and have read other books, with a photo of Bong in his p-38 and neither the plane nor bong resemble the photo on your website,. I wonder what Bong could have done to have his whole career swept under the carpet and history become so distorted.

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