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THUNDERBOLT/44-90471


Serial #: 44-90471
Construction #:
  399-55616
Civil Registration:
  N47DA
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to Peru AF as 532, later FAP114.
- BOC: December 1952.
- Withdran from use, open storage, Piura AFB, Peru, 1963-1969.
Ed Jurist/Vintage Aircraft International Ltd, Nyack, NY, 1969-1975.
- Registered as N47DA.
- Arrived onboard SS Rosaldina to Brownville, TX, September 5, 1969.
- Assembled by CAF, Harlingen, TX, August 26, 1971.
- Flew as USAAF/HV-A.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, April 30, 1975-1994.
- Stored Barstow-Daggett, CA, 1975.
- Loaned to 56th FG Restaurant, Farmingdale, NY, April 1983-1987.
-- Displayed as 421175/Zemke's Wolfpack/UN-Z.
- Loaned to National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, NY, April 1987-1990.
- Leased to Air Heritage Inc, Beaver Falls, PA, 1991-1992.
-- Restoration to airworthy started.
Henry J. "Butch" Schroeder, Danville, IL, 1994-2010.
- Arrived at Danville, IL, April 1995.
- Restoration continued.
- First flight, June 15, 1997.
- Flew as 226641/LM-S/Hairless Joe.
- Damage after blowing a tire on landing, tipped on nose, Mt. Vernon, IL, September 27, 2003.
Jack Erickson/Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, OR, September 20, 2010-2014.


At the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY, 1992.

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.
Photo Source(s):
Unknown.
Eric Dumigan

Research Assistance:

Christian Gurling

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