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Ruptured Duck Artwork Unveiling Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. John Martin, 28th Operations Group commander from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., addresses a crowd consisting of retired Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Dick Cole, along with family and friends of past Doolittle Raiders, during an unveiling ceremony for the new Ruptured Duck artwork, Apr. 17, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Ruptured Duck history began when pilot Ted Lawson scraped the tail of his B-25 when he pointed the nose of the aircraft too high before takeoff. His aircraft was then chalked with the “Ruptured Duck”, and later the first caricature of the angry duck with crutches was painted on the nose. (U.S. Air Force photo / Wesley Farnsworth)

PHOTO BY: Wesley Farnsworth
VIRIN: 170417-F-AV193-0133.JPG
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