Aviation Photo #2165177 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - USA - Air Force

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Rare Historical Virginia Air National Guard 149th Fighter Squadron photo circa 1949. The P-47D aircraft in the formation: 44-33724, 44-32866, 45-49151, 45-49302. 45-49151 is now in Brazil. VA-ANG photo used with permission from VA-ANG photographer Robert A. Flournoy.
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    Kenneth W. Keeton
    USA - Air Force
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic
    44-33724
    Richmond - International (Byrd Field)
    Virginia
    USA
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Photo Added: September 28, 2012

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Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks Mr. Keeton for a great shot. Actually, both 45-49302 and 45-49151 are P-47D-40-RA's that found their way to Brazil in 1953 as part of the fifth and last batch. They flew up with the 2/5 GAv and 1/4 GAv at Natal and Fortaleza until retirement on Nov, 1957. Brazilian registrations were, respectivelly, FAB-4184 and FAB-4190. As you correctly mentions, 45-49151 survives at the Musal, painted to represent B4/42-26766, used in the Italian Campaign in WW2.
Mauro Lins de Barros

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