Date: 1943 Nov03/03 A/C Type: P-47 C  Thunderbolt SN: 41-6587 Code: QP-M A/C Nickname:
 File: 276 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 4 FG - 334 FS Mission/Raid: Ramrod Wilhemshaven
1 Pilot 1Lt. Ivan R. Moon     KIA, buried Den Helder 9    
2     10    
3     11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

When underway to Wilhelmshaven attacked by group of Me-109s coming from above. Lt. Moon was hit and crashed at Oosterland, Wieringen. Buried initially in nearby Huisduinen/Den Helder cemetery by the Germans with military honors. One more P-47 came down, that was F/O Frank Gallion in 42-7924, crashed 4 miles to the southeast in the Lake.

Lt. Moon was exhumed in 1947 and reburied in the US centralization War Cemetery 'Netherlands' in Margraten, he rests there today.  

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