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MONTAG THOMAS

P47 Pilot

Thursday 22 August 2002

THOMAS MONTAG

From the inscription near the stele.
Crash 14-08-44 TIME 12:00 LOCATION EAST DOMFRONT
PILOT MONTAG Thomas M Captain 0-732317 (25years)
ORGANISATION Location A-3 Air Force 9th
MISSION: Departure ALG Course 170°
Target of opportunity.- Armed reconnaissance patrol.
AIRPLANE: P47 D-25 A.A.F. Serial number 42-26393
ENGINE: R2800-59 P-14980
WITNESS: Richard KIK 1st Lt 0-745414 saw crash.
CIRCUMSTANCES: Weather haze to 4000 feet.

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Statement:
Captain Montag started to strafe some trucks on the main road running East and west through the forest of Andaine in the vicinity of Domfront.
He went into a pass at an angle of about 40°, he hit the truck it started burning.
He started to pull out and scraped the trees for about a distance of 30 yds and then his tail caught a tree and the plane crashed into the forest.The plane burst into flames and the engine has been torn off and the only thing I could see was a small part of the fuselage which was burning.

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