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  P-47G-15-CU Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-25234  
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Aircraft History
Built by Curtis-Wright Company. Delivered to the U. S. Army.

Postwar, owned by Grand Central Aircraft Company at Glendale, CA. During 1950-1955, assigned to Cal-Aero Technical Institute from 1950-1955.

Restoration
Restored at Kirtland AFB, NM, 1958-1963, painted as "Roscoe's Retreat" with tail code MX-W. Registered as NX3395G.

On October 23, 1971 (struck earth embankment) when landing during an air show at Point Mugu, CA.

Afterwards, rebuilt at The Air Museum / Planes of Fame and returned to flying condition in 1976. Painted to represent P-47G 42-28487 tail code M-UN nicknamed "Spirit of Atlantic City NJ". Flying in air shows and displayed at the museum to this day.

References
FAA list this aircraft as Serial Number as 42-25254

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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