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.


© Ray Bowden 13 August 2022