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First Lt Andrew Paterson, an A-10 pilot assigned to the 23dFG, speaks with relatives of the late Peter Atkinson the day prior to Atkinson's re-interment ceremony in Martinsburg, W.Va. The 23d FG is charged with carrying on the heritage of the Flying Tigers, the unit Atkinson was assigned to when he died while flight testing a P-40 aircraft. Atkinson had been in a unmarked grave in Hawaii for more that 70 years and was laid to rest at his family plot April 8. Four A-10's from the 23d FG flew a missing man formation over the ceremony to honor Atkinson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)


Wing hosts relatives of Flying Tiger and A-10’s performing flyover

First Lt Andrew Paterson, an A-10 pilot assigned to the 23dFG, speaks with relatives of the late Peter Atkinson the day prior to Atkinson's re-interment ceremony in Martinsburg, W.Va. The 23d FG is charged with carrying on the heritage of the Flying Tigers, the unit Atkinson was assigned to when he died while flight testing a P-40 aircraft. Atkinson had been in a unmarked grave in Hawaii for more that 70 years and was laid to rest at his family plot April 8. Four A-10's from the 23d FG flew a missing man formation over the ceremony to honor Atkinson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)

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