ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Recovering a part of their past, 1996
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 21, 2021
Ken George ©Stars and Stripes
Bad Muskau, Germany, April, 1996: World War II pilots Dale Thornton, left, and Ted Narracci remove part of the tail section of their B-17 from a farmer's barn. They were on a bombing mission to Rhuland, just south of Berlin, on March 15, 1945, when the aircraft was shot down and they were taken prisoner.
Stars and Stripes' 1996 story about the 1945 mission and the 1996 return.