Crashed Plane of WWII Pilot from Marshall, Michigan, Uncovered

Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2011

Like many men of his generation, Marshall native Charles Dobbins Sr. didn’t talk much about his part in World War II. But several years after his death, an archaeological find in Florida brought his son and namesake, Chuck, a reminder of the dangers his father faced defending the United States.

On Saturday, Florida archaeologist Kathy Couturier will visit Marshall to share the story of how she found the wreckage of a B-17 crash that Charles Dobbins Sr. survived in 1944. Couturier will give a brief presentation at 9 a.m. at the Marshall Brooks Field Airport as part of the Historic Fly-in and Drive-in.

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