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THUNDERBOLT/44-90368



Serial #: 44-90368
Construction #: -
Civil Registration:
  N4747P
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: Tarheel Hal
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2013

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-90368.
- BOC: May 7, 1945.
- SOC: August 28, 1947.
Delivered to FA Venezuela as FAV 490368/6.
- BOC: October 28, 1947.
Steve Schulke, Orlando, FL, 1971.
- Along with 2 other airframes, deal not completed.
Jean Salis Collection, La Ferte Alais, France, 1975-1987.
- Noted stored in unrestored condition, La Ferte Alais, 1984-1985.
Charles A. Osborne, Louisville, KY, 1987-1991.
Charles Osborn/Blue Sky Aviation, Louisville, KY, June 1991-1998.
- Registered as N4747P.
- Restored to airworthy.
- First flight 1991.
- Flew as 4327773/4P-S/Big Ass Bird II.
Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, TX, 1999-2013
- Flown as 433240/IA-N/Tarheel Hal.

P-47 THUNDERBOLT

P-47 THUNDERBOLT
1992, As Big Ass Bird II

P-47 THUNDERBOLT
1992, As Big Ass Bird II


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration.
Photo Source(s):
John Hume
Chuck Gardner
Timothy Cox Photography

Research Assistance:

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