Hermes' Wings

History, Writing and Personal Musings

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Fighter ace, Lt. Ralph K. “The Kid” Hofer of Salem, Missouri and the 4th Fighter Group, plays with his Alsatian, “Duke.” When Hofer was killed in a dogfight over Berlin in July 1944, Duke was adopted by fellow pilot, Lt. “Deacon” Hively, and taken home after the war.

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