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Title
BD-0067 Ralph Kling Oral History, Republic P-47 Pilot in World War Two
Contributing Institution
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Collection
Moving Image Collection
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Description
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.
Type
moving image
Subject
San Diego Air and Space Museum atlas ICBM
399th Fighter Squadron
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Aircraft Model)
Gordon Permann
365th Fighter Group
388th Fighter Squadron
Hell Hawks
Ralph Kling
P-47 Razorback
Lt. Col. Robert Hillman
Hans Scharff
Stalag Luft 4
Stalag Luft 7
WW2 POW
Long March World War Two
Me 109
Thunderbolt
D-Day (Event)
Normandy Landings (Military Conflict)

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