Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Data current to 56 Feb 2020.

 (RAF Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. FL844), ca 1944.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. I (Serial No. 42-25068), WZ-D, "Snafu", the mount of Lt Severino B. Calderon, 84th Fighter Squadron, USAAF in late 1944.  Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos, 2004)

 (Peter Bakema Photos, 2006)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26671), Reg. No. N47DD, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (David Merrett Photo)

 (Mike Harkin Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26671), painted as (Serial No. 42-26413), "Oregon's Britannia", Reg. No. N47DD, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 42-26911), acquired by the RAF and designated (Serial No. HD298).  This Thunderbolt II is equipped with long-range tanks slung under the main plane, and is just getting airborne from a forward RAF airstrip on the Burma front.  It was part of the 135th Squadron, Chittagong, in Nov 1944.

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

  (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. II (Serial No. 45-49295), painted as (RAF Serial No. KL216).  There are no actual RAF P-47s in existence.  Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Kogo Photo)

Republic P-47D-40-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49192), C/N 399-55991, painted to represent F4-J, "Nellie", which flew with the 492nd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group of the Ninth Air Force.  Reg. No. G-THUN, Fighter Aviation Engineering, Dunmow, Essex, UK.  This aircraft was previously based in the USA, painted in the colours of LCol Ben Mayo, CO of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, MX-X, "No Guts No Glory", Reg. No. N147PF.