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THUNDERBOLT/45-49167

Circa 1998

Serial #: 45-49167
Construction #:
  399-55706
Civil Registration:
  N47DB
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to FA Peruana as as 540, later FAP116.
- BOC: March 16, 1953.
- Open storage, Piura AB, Peru, 1963-1969.
Ed Jurist/Vintage Aircraft International Ltd, Nyack, NY, July 24, 1969-1975.
- Registered as N47DB.
- Arrived onboard SS Rosaldina to Brownville, TX, September 5, 1969.
- Assembled by CAF, Harlingen, TX, First flight December 2, 1971.
- Flew as 353rd FG/226422/LH-E.
- Raced at Reno #13 by M.L. Gardner, September 1974.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, Apr. 30, 1975-1981.
- Stored Barstow-Daggett, CA, 1975.
- Displayed at Restaurant, St. Petersburg, FL.
-- Damaged by storm, rebuilt at Chino. 1979.
USAFM Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, May 1981-2002.
- Displayed as 432718.

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):
Tony Andrews.

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