Aviation Photo #0536577 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Untitled

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This P-47D was delivered to the USAF in May 1945 (as 45-49205) and assigned to Air Material Command until transfer to Peru via the Mutual Defense Assistance Program in 1953. It served the Fuerza Aerea del Peru until 1967. In 1969 it was recovered from Peru by Ed Jurist with five other P-47's and returned to the US by ship. It was based in Texas, California, and Great Britain before coming to the Palm Springs Museum. Named "Big Chief," this P-47D is painted in the markings of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force.
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    Gerhard Plomitzer
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    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic
    399-55744
    NX47RP
    228473/2Z-P
    Las Vegas - Nellis AFB
    Nevada
    USA
    April 21, 1997
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