USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Axis Buster from Custer (The)

Axis Buster from Custer (The) Photo thanks to Steve Wolff
Photo thanks to Steve Wolff
A war bond purchase by citizens of Custer County, Nebraska in 1943 who raised in excess of the $75000 required by the War Department to buy and dedicate a pursuit ship. The 5-digit serial on the tail fin indicates an early production Thunderbolt and the dedication is in a similar style to a number of P47s which were despatched to fighter groups in the ETO.

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© Ray Bowden 10 December 2023