Pilot, Severino B Calderon, was born In San Antonio, Texas descendant of the Angel of the Alamo (Andrea Candelaria) enlisted in February 1943 at the age of 22. He named and flew P-47G SNAFU. He was awarded the DFC and air medal with three clusters for combat service over Europe as an 8th Air Force Thunderbolt pilot.
Lt. Severino B Calderon died in an air show flying a P-51 Mustang on 17 July 1946 at the age of 25.
Photo by Gerardo Gutierrez - CARF P-47