USAAF Nose Art Research Project


War Bond Plane #28
P-47D-22-RE 42-26046


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One of more than 40 Thunderbolts purchased through War Bonds bought by employees of its manufacturer Republic Aviation Corporation. This reputedly completed 200 missions without suffering a technical abort. it finally retired from operations at a special ceremony. In addition to the dedication plaque on the fuselage the planes was also painted with the ribbons of a DFC, Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

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© Ray Bowden 22 February 2024