Fighter Pilot Remains Recovered – 67 Years Later


A deformed machine gun from the Nakajima Ki-27 spoke volumes to Ralph Wetterhahn (center).

On the morning of February 9, 1942, a Japanese and American fighter plane dogfight ended just above the Mariveles volcano on the Bataan Peninsula of the Philippines. Initial efforts to recover the remains of either pilot failed and for nearly 7 decades those remains lay undisturbed. In 2008, a team of researchers returned to the mountains to again look, and this time, the outcome was¬†decidedly¬†different. Read more about this article at Air & Space Magazine using this link…

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