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WW2 Howard F 4599 Gotts US Air Force - 5

More information from Joyce Richardson

This is the crash site of Wingdinger, the plane Howard flew in.

It is about 12 km south of the target Brazi in the village of Poienarii Burchii.

These are parts that were collected from the crash. Here they are displayed as part of an exhibition about the raid in Ploesti in 2019.

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Thanks to Joyce Richardson for the help in documenting Howard.

Although Howard didn't survive, he was located half-buried outside the plane by locals and the Germans.

This is according to a Romanian document (below) provided to Joyce by Dan Melinte, a Romanian military historian who has written extensively about this battle.

Click here for the end of the story: Howard's reburial