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Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2
Loetscher Photo With Plane Page 2

LT Edward Arthur Loetscher, Ellington, CT

The weather was "clear on the deck" when the Mustangs of the 55th Fighter Squadron left their base at Kingscliffe, England, for a fighter-bomber mission to the German university city of Heidelberg. Piloting one of the Mustangs on Thursday, November 9, 1944, was 2nd LT Edward Arthur Loetscher of Ellington, CT. On their way to the target, the 55th executed a right turn. While making this maneuver, the fuel tank on the belly of LT Loetscher's aircraft fell off. Probably due to a change in the...