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  P-47D-15-RA Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-23278  

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Justin Taylan 2000

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2005 via Rocker

Aircraft History
Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN. Constructor Number 1029. Delivered to the U. S. Army.

Postwar, registered in the United States as N5087V and later N347D.

During November 1964, donated by Republic Aviation to the USAF Museum. Since 1964, displayed at the USAF Museum.

During the early 1990s, painted with a white cowling the markings of a P-47 Thunderbolt that served in Alaska.

Around 2003, painted in the markings of P-47D "Fiery Ginger IV" 42-22668 piloted by Col. Neel E. Kearby. Since 2005, displayed next to the tail section and a machine gun salvaged from P-47D "Fiery Ginger IV" 42-22668.

Thanks to Kenneth Wilson for constructor number

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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