Republic P-47M Thunderbolt

Intermission – P-47 M Thunderbolt

To go along with this…

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Plane Dave

I always love the 56th Fighter Group.  They were the most successful Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force in air to air combat, and they were the only Fighter Group that hadn’t converted to Mustangs by war’s end; they kept their beloved Thunderbolts in spite of pressure from 8th Fighter Command and Washington to give them up.  The advantages of being the best…

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After the jump, we’ll look at a late war 56th Fighter Group Thunderbolt.

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