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Check Six – Late 1940s : F-47 Thunderbolt

January 16, 2022
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

On October 9, 1947, the first Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (no. 529) was delivered from the large stock then available in the Pacific. Others soon followed. 

This undated photograph was taken early in the F-47 era because there is no squadron emblem on the engine cowling. The 199th Fighter Squadron flew “Jugs” from 1947 through 1954 when they entered the jet age with North American F-86E Sabres.

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