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THUNDERBOLT/45-49205

P-47 Thunderbolt 45-49205 WRG#: 0021678

   
       
Serial #: 45-49205
Construction #:
  39955744
Civil Registration:
  N47DE
  G-BLZW
  N47RP
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: Squirt VIII
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to FA Peruana as 547, later FAP122.
- BOC: March 1953.
- Open storage, Piura AB, Peru, 1963-1969.
Ed Jurist/Vintage Aircraft International Ltd, Nyack, NY, July 24, 1969-1975.
- Registered as N47DE.
- Arrived onboard SS Rosaldina to Brownville, TX, September 5, 1969.
- Assembled by CAF, Harlingen, TX, First flight 1973.
- Minor damage after collision with Cessna 150, Harlingen, TX, May 22, 1973.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, Apr. 30, 1975-1979.
- Stored Barstow-Daggett, CA, 1975-1979.
Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB Ltd, Blackbushe, May 1979-1985.
- Arrived at Blackbushe from Chino, CA, November 11, 1979.
- Registered as G-BLZW, July 15, 1985.
Stephen Grey, Duxford, September 18, 1985.
Robert Pond/Planes Of Fame East, Eden Prairie, MN, December 17, 1985.
- Shipped from UK-Chino, CA, First flight June 1986.
- Registered as N47DE.
Robert J. Pond, Eden Prairie, MN, March 1986-1997.
- Registered as N47RP.
- Flown as 228473/Big Chief/HV-P.
- Displayed at EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI, 1991.
Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA, December 1997-2014.
- Registered as N47RP.
- Flew as 228473/HV-P/Big Chief.
- Flown as 228473/2Z-P/Squirt VIII.

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):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2002.
Pat Carry.
Andreas Liebau

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