Marjorie Bong Drucker


Age: 79

widow of WW2 flying ace and war hero Richard I. Bong who became a celebrity when America saw her picture painted on the nose of her fiancee's P-38 Lightning fighter plane which became known as "Marge's plane" and she became known as "the most shot-after girl in the South Pacific" (Richard Bong was killed in a plane crash in 1945), and who later became an outspoken advocate for veterans and preserving history, writing a book and and opening the Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: October 25, 1923

Died: October 4, 2003

Superior, Wisconsin