My Fourth of July Tribute: Tragedy in a P-47

For the Fourth of July, when the U.S. celebrates its independence from the U.K., I have gone on at length about the importance of the Declaration of Independence as our true founding document.

This year, however, I’ve picked something a little closer to home: the aviation service during World War II of my uncle, Don Gaston Shofner (right), and of his untimely death in service even before he got a chance for his “baptism of fire” in combat.  You can read about this (with photographs) here.

Have a great Fourth of July!

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