Chunk of A-10 fighter plane on display in SW Mich.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A chunk of an A-10 fighter plane damaged in the Iraq War and nearly scrapped in Battle Creek is on display in southwestern Michigan.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the cowling from the right engine of an A-10A Thunderbolt II was loaded on a truck at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base last month and taken to the Air Zoo in Portage.

The cowling is what's left after the engine was struck with a surface-to-air missile April 8, 2003.

The plane was flown by then-Maj. Gary "Wolfman" Wolf. He was
one of several Battle Creek pilots assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Wolf says no one saw the missile. It destroyed the right engine
and Wolf kept flying.

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