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Old 8th November 2012, 18:25
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Found Wreck of P 47 Serial Number 42-75705

Dear sirs,
last year we found the wreckage of a P 47 underwater to 25 meters depth, off the coast of Montalto di Castro (100 km NW of Rome).
We were finally able to read the Serial Number of the aircraft (42-75705). The plane is a P 47 D - 15 D, MACR 4637, destroyed the 04/14/1944 after a dogfight with German aircraft of JG 77 over the lake of Bolsena.

The plane was piloted by Second Lieutenant Neil H. Gundersen, 57th FG, 64th FS "Black Scorpions", who was taken prisoner by the Germans and liberated in 1945.
We also know that the pilot died in 1973.
We would like to have some more news of the pilot and see if you can get a picture of her.
Thank you in advance!


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Old 9th November 2012, 13:52
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Re: Found Wreck of P 47 Serial Number 42-75705

Victor,

Perhaps you've also seen this newspaper item: http://www.nj.com/cranford/index.ssf..._ii_pilot.html


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Old 11th November 2012, 19:18
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Re: Found Wreck of P 47 Serial Number 42-75705

Thank you very much for the item that you sent me !
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Re: Found Wreck of P 47 Serial Number 42-75705

Like what paper says,what was it like.in the POw camp. how was he treated.
well i guess ,pulled his teeth out. by pliars..lol
what a laugh,.
thanks for posting the article .
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Hi,
thanks for the info, it help us in many aspects
i think i have the pilot who shoot down this plane:

14.4.44/1030 4/JG 77 Fw. Erhart Menge P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt United States 2nd/5 Montalto di Castro @ 3800m ¿Was 42-75705 of 64th FS, 57th FG. Neal H Gunderson POW?

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