Major Merle Gilbertson in the damaged cockpit of his P-51 fighter

Major Merle Gilbertson


The pilot of the 77th Squadron of the 20th Fighter Group of the US Air Force, Major Merle J. Gilbertson, is looking through a hole in the glazing of the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang fighter, damaged during a raid on the German Esperstedt airfield in the German city of Gotha. Not far from the plane of Major Merle J. Gilbertson, the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter exploded, its fragments damaged the cockpit glazing.



Location: Germany
Date: 1945

In : 1945

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