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WWII Pilot Bob "Punchy" Powell. A veteran of the Normandy Invasion (D-Day), Bob holds a piece of the cowling from his P-51 Mustang. His crew chief salvaged it from the wreck of his aircraft after it caught fire shortly after take-off, necessitating a belly landing of the fully fueled and armed plane in a nearby farmer's field.

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P-51 Pilot Bob "Punchy" Powell
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WWII Pilot Bob "Punchy" Powell.  A veteran of the Normandy Invasion (D-Day), Bob holds a piece of the cowling from his P-51 Mustang.  His crew chief salvaged it from the wreck of his aircraft after it caught fire shortly after take-off, necessitating a belly landing of the fully fueled and armed plane in a nearby farmer's field.