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  P-47D-21-RA Thunderbolt Serial Number 43-25622 Tail 22
5th AF
348th FG
340th FS

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M Claringbould 1979

Aircraft History
Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN. Constructors Number 1419. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 348th Fighter Group, 340th Fighter Squadron. Tail number 2 painted in red on the tail.

Wartime History
Crashed near Gain village near Nadzab.

Discovered during 1977. No pilot remains were found, it is believed he successfully bailed out.

Port Moresby Tower Log - notes this wreck
Thanks to Kenneth Wilson for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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