Dec 5, 2006

Bomber pilot

With his flight suit on, gloves under one arm, and cigarette in hand, the flier stands as a memorial to all World War Two aviators in general, and one pilot in particular. Captain H. Merle Bailey was shot down over North Africa in 1943 and is buried in Tunisia. He was 25 years old. The monument was commissioned by his parents and has stood for 60 some years at the town cemetery in Bel Air, Maryland.