This upcoming Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Planes of Fame Air Museum the monthly Living History Event theme is “Little Friends/Bomber Escorts”, featuring the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. The featured speaker is Sandy Ross, Lt. Colonel (Ret.), a P-47 pilot during the WW2. Following the presentation, the The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt will perform a demonstration flight. Affectionately nicknamed “Jug,” the P-47 was one of the most famous AAF fighter planes of World War II.
The museum’s P-47G is painted in the markings of the P-47G flown by Walker “Bud” Mahurin, a member of the 56th Fighter Group with 21 kills in the P-47.Carrying the civil registration NX3395G in very small characters, 42-25254 took to the air again after its latest restoration in mid-May 1985, just in time to make its debut in the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s sixth annual Planes of Fame Air Display at Chino Airport on May 18 and 19, 1985.
More information about this event HERE