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DAYTON, Ohio -- In 1993, the tail section of the aircraft that Tech. Sgt. Sator “Sandy” Sanchez was shot down in March 15, 1945, was discovered being used as part of a farmer's shed near the crash site.  Nine members of the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron with four surviving crewmembers, recovered the tail section of B-17 42-97683 for the National Museum of the United States Air Force March 15, 1996, where it remains on display. (Courtesy photo)


Tech. Sgt. Sator “Sandy” Sanchez

DAYTON, Ohio -- In 1993, the tail section of the aircraft that Tech. Sgt. Sator “Sandy” Sanchez was shot down in March 15, 1945, was discovered being used as part of a farmer's shed near the crash site. Nine members of the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron with four surviving crewmembers, recovered the tail section of B-17 42-97683 for the National Museum of the United States Air Force March 15, 1996, where it remains on display. (Courtesy photo)

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