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Piqua, Ohio: Statue of the One Man Air Force

Hometown air ace Don Gentile helped shoot down 32 enemy planes for three different countries in WWII.

114 E. High St., Piqua, OH
Downtown, on the north side of E. High St., just east of its intersection with N. Main St.
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A One Man Air Force.

A One Man Air Force

Italian-American Piqua native who flew for many countries' Air Forces -- and was honored by them all!

[Stephen Francia, 05/01/2020]

Domenic Salvatore Gentile flew for the Canadians, British, and Americans in WWII and helped shoot down 32 enemy planes. His 1944 autobiography was titled, "One Man Air Force." After the war he became a test pilot and died in plane crash, age 30.

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