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A Picture of Many P47 Thunderbolts Flying in formation over Japan in World War II.

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from the 34th fighter Squadron Yearbook

P47 Thunderbolts in formation high above the clouds over Japan in World War II.

These P47 Thunderbolts are on their way to do some serious business.  The pilots have been briefed, the mission has been planned and now it's time for the P47 thunderbolts to do their jobs over the island of Japan.  The Thunderbolt wasn't the fastest aircraft in the inventory but it was one of the longest range fighters that we had.  With its heavy armor, the P47 Thunderbolt was very hard to shoot down and it completed many successful missions.

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P-47 Thunderbolt WWII Fighter Aircraft flying in formation over Japan
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Can you imagine the adrenaline flow of these pilots?  Their engines drone in near sync and their minds are on their mission.  What's ahead, who will come back and who will not.  These men put their life on the line for us in the US.  Are we conducting our country in the way that they fought for?


The P-47 Thunderbolt was used  in the fighter groups of nine U.S. Air Forces spread across the globe during WWII. It  was also used by numerous foreign air forces. The P-47 ‘Jug’ was legendary for its  power and ruggedness as it conducted fighter sweep, bomber escort, and ground   attack missions in every theater of the war.   The 350th Fighter Group in the Mediterranean Campaign 2 November, 1942 to 2 May 1945. The group comprised the 345th, 346th, and 347th Fighter Squadrons, flying  against the Luftwaffe during the Moroccan, Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian campaigns in P-39's and P-47's.  Although initially thought to be burdened with a craft too large,  heavy, and un-maneuverable, the P-47 pilots eventually acquired the skills they needed to counter the nimble  Luftwaffe fighters. And the introduction of P-47Cs in mid-1943, with their added external tanks, improved the pilot's combat radius.  Although it recorded 3,916 kills as a fighter, the P-47 was later used primarily as a ground-attack aircraft, destroying thousands of tanks, locomotives, rail cars, and trucks.  Production P-47 Thunderbolts were in the air in early 1943, excelling in bomber escort and ground-attack bombing. P-47s were flown by the air forces of Australia, Brazil, France, the Soviet Union, and Great  Britain--more than 12,000 planes in all, more than any other U.S. fighter before or since.  Other P-47's flew in the 413 Fighter Group which was composed of the 1st, 21st and 34th Fighter Squadrons and they also flew in the 318th Fighter Squadron  This hobby center contains plastic model airplanes, die cast model airplanes, wood models, and mahogany models.

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