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Check Six – F-47 Era 1947-1954

June 18, 2022

Hawaii Air National Guard photographs – click to enlarge

The 199th Fighter Squadron flew the Republic F-47 Thunderbolt from 1947-1954. Originally known as the P-47 (P for Pursuit), the aircraft were redesignated F-47 shortly after the end of World War II. The F-47s were affectionately called “Jugs”.

Related Retiree News post: Check Six – 1941: First Flight: XP-47B Thunderbolt

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