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Oral History Interview with Ralph Kling a P-47 pilot in WW2. SDASM Docent Ron Carrico and SDASM Docent and Historian Gordon Permann conducted the interview. Mr. Kling flew with the 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron beginning shortly before D-Day until he was shot down by ground fire in September 1944. Mr. Kling was taken prisoner and after hospitalization to recover from wounds spent time in Stalag Luft 4 and then endured the Long March in late January, 1945, to Stalag Luft 7 in Moosberg, Germany. After the war Mr. Kling became a school teacher and now 91 years old and lives in Ramona California. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/ Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.
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