Finding Loren – Excavation of P-47 Wreck in Italy

Lt.Loren Hintz in the cockpit of his P-47. (photo via AirCorps Aviation)
Lt.Loren Hintz in the cockpit of his P-47. (photo via AirCorps Aviation)
Lt.Loren Hintz in the cockpit of his P-47. (photo via AirCorps Aviation)

AirCorps Aviation, the aircraft restoration experts in Bemidji, Minnesota, have announced a fascinating and poignant project which will unfold over the next two weeks in northern Italy. They are supporting an effort inspired by Hans Wronka to locate and uncover the crashed P-47 Thunderbolt which took the life of his grandfather 1st Lt. Loren Hintz on April 21st, 1945. It has been a mission of true dedication for Wronka and his family to bring a sense of closure for their loss. AirCorps Aviation is helping them with this important journey, and will be relaying stories about 1st Lt. Hintz and new details of the work on the ground as it unfolds over the next 12 days, culminating with the live excavation of the crash site set to take place on July 23rd. You can find more information by checking  AirCorps Aviation’s Facebook page daily.

 

 

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