"The Missouri Kid-Sho Me" P-47C-5-RE S/N 41-6484
Flown by Lt. Ralph "Kidd" Hofer of the 334th Fighter Squadron,4th Fighter Group.
About Ralph Hofer:
* September 22, 1943, joins 4th Fighter Group
* October 8, 1943, gets air to air kill on first mission
* June 22, 1944, "A" Flight CO
* July 2, 1944, Killed in action in P-51B QP-X, 43-6746 while climbing to engage 20+ Me-109's near Budapest, Hungary. The wreckage of his Mustang and his body were later found at Mostar, Yugoslavia.
- Had over 30 victories
Photo by Adam Kline