Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in
Evansville, IN. Constructor Number 252. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force. No known nickname or nose art. Abandoned at 30-Mile Drome (Rogers) west of Port Moresby.
The wings, undercarriage and engine all existed until the mid 1990's when everything expect for the engine and propeller was scrapped.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-47D Thunderbolt 42-22501
Thanks to Kenneth D. Wilson for constructor number
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January 9, 2018