We Remember Victory in Europe Day (VE-Day), 1945
Some of the P-47 pilots of the 406th Fighter Squadron are pictured here in the spring of 1944, possibly at Bisterne Airfield in England. Shown are their final wartime ranks and the fate of those killed, missing or captured. In the back row, left to right, are Capt. Samuel B. W. Kennedy, Capt. Paul J. Hurley, Capt. Donald Ross, 1st Lt. Grant Davis Jr., 1st Lt. William M. Taunt, 1st Lt. George Gallow Jr., 1st Lt. Thomas F. Whitfield Jr., Capt. Forest A. Kilgore Jr., Capt. Eric Doorly, 1st Lt. Robert A. Buenzli, 1st Lt. James P. Thiede and Capt. Harry H. Tait Jr. (POW). Middle row left to right is Capt. Uno A. Salmi (MIA), Capt. Robert J. Rieschl, Capt. John E. Sullivan, 1st Lt. Victor L. Unruh (KIA), 1st Lt. John J. Burns and Lt. Col. Sanders E. Delaney (KIFA). Front row are Capt. Charles H. Chappas, 1st Lt. Charles P. Sparks (KIA), Maj. Edwin D. Taylor, 1st Lt. Robert R. Meade, Capt. Craig Teller Jr. and 2nd Lt. Sumner J. Calish (KIA). (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the E.T.O.)

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