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MAJOR RICHARD BONG, who had a score of 40 Japanese planes to his credit, was killed when a jet-propelled PBO exploded in the air after taking off from the Lockheed air terminal at Burbank, California. Major Bong, who recently returned to the United States and was assigned to test flying, is seen sitting on a grocery counter at' Poplar, Wisconsin, his home town, telling neighbours how he bagged his Jap planes.

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MAJOR RICHARD BONG, who had a score of 40 Japanese planes to his credit, was killed when a jet-propelled PBO exploded in the air after taking off from the Lockheed air terminal at Burbank, California. Major Bong, who recently returned to the United States and was assigned to test flying, is seen sitting on a grocery counter at' Poplar, Wisconsin, his home town, telling neighbours how he bagged his Jap planes., Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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MAJOR RICHARD BONG, who had a score of 40 Japanese planes to his credit, was killed when a jet-propelled PBO exploded in the air after taking off from the Lockheed air terminal at Burbank, California. Major Bong, who recently returned to the United States and was assigned to test flying, is seen sitting on a grocery counter at' Poplar, Wisconsin, his home town, telling neighbours how he bagged his Jap planes. Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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