On a patrol mission over France on June 14, 1944, Lt. George L. Sutcliffe's P-47 from the 397th Fighter Squadron of the 368th Fighter Group came under heavy attack. After an exhaustive dogfight, and extensive damage to his aileron, elevator trim tab and rudder, Sutcliffe is seen, hanging on the prop and about to stall. An Me-109 in the encounter, pulled up no less than 30 feet to him to bid farewell, as he flew into the clouds.
By: Domenic DeNardo
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