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  P-47D Thunderbolt Serial Number ?  
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Thomas J. C. Schatzman, O-809498 (survived)
Force Landed  March 14, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Republic. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped to the South-West Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On March 14, 1944 after a mission to Wewak, Schatzman became lost and was forced to crash land at Terapo Airfield due to fuel shortage.

PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-47D Thunderbolt piloted by Schatzman

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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