USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Spirit of Hayti
P-47D-2-RE 42-8213

We have been unable to locate any photograph of this aircraft.
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War Bond P47D Thunderbolt purchased by citizens of Hayti, Missouri and based at 125th Base Unit, Dover Field, Delaware until it was damaged in a taxi accident on 24 Aug 44 being piloted by James Echeverria.

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Nose art painted by
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© Ray Bowden 1 December 2023