Sunday, December 04, 2011

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Subject: P-47 Bombing Mission in COLOR...


Subject: P-47 Bombing Mission in COLOR...


P-47 Bombing Mission in COLOR.

Very nice historical piece. This is some great footage of the P-47 in combat.

Although it took place in Europe, it demonstrates the firepower that the P-47 brought to the
Marianas Campaign in the Pacific.

This beautiful airplane was built by Republic Aircraft in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
Watch for the ground chief riding on the wing while taxiing. The pilot couldn't see over the
elevated nose and there wasn't enough room for the usual "S" turns. The pilot was watching
for directions from the chief on the wing.