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|Pilot 1st Lt. Ralph J. Sooter, O-727569 (MIA / KIA) Sedgwick County, KS
MIA June 5, 1943 at 3:00pm
Over the target at 22,000', intercepted by a pair of Zeros that hit this P-40 during their first firing pass, causing it to smoke. Captain Jack A. Bade radioed Sooter to dive, but he did not respond, continued to glide with a Zero on its tail. Captain Bade fired on the trailing Zero, but was hit himself, and never saw Sooter again.
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