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THUNDERBOLT/45-49181



Serial #: 45-49181
Construction #:
  399-55720
Civil Registration:
  N47DC
  N159LF
  N444SU
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2003

History:
Delivered to FA Peruana as 539, later FAP115.
- BOC: March 1953.
- Open storage, Piura AB, Peru, 1963-1969.
Ed Jurist/Vintage Aircraft International Ltd., Nyack, NY, 1969-1975.
- Registered as N47DC.
- Arrived on SS Rosaldina, Brownsville, TX, September 5, 1969.
- Assembled by CAF, Harlingen, TX, First flight August 28, 1972.
- Flew as 420473/FT-L.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, Apr. 1975-1977.
- Stored Barstow-Daggett, CA, 1975-1977
Lester Friend, Carlsbad, CA, Apr. 1977-1979.
- Registered as N159LF, 1978.
- Flew as 549181/LD-F.
Preston Parish, Kalamazoo, MI, July 26, 1979.
Preston Parish/Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, Kalamazoo, MI, March 1983-2003.
- Flew as 226418/HV-A.
- Registered as N444SU.
- Maintained and displayed in airworthy condition but not flown.





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.
Pat Carry.
John A. Ceglarek
Photo Source(s):
Caz Caswell.
Tony Andrews
Unknown

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