SNAFU

Nigel Bangert

Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom

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TP-47G Thunderbolt ‘Snafu’ at Duxford Flying Legends Airshow 2013.
Serial #: 42-25068
Construction #: ??
Civil Registration:
N42354
N47DG
G-CDVX
Model(s):
P-47G Thunderbolt
TP-47G Thunderbolt
Name: SNAFU
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2012
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History:
Aero Industries Technical School, Oakland, CA, 1946-1952.
Jack P. Hardwick, El Monte, CA, 1952-1975.
- Used by Flying Tiger as ground engine test rig.
- Stored Hardwicks yard, El Monte, CA, Circa 1955-1975.
Eagle Aviation, Tulsa, OK, 1975.
- Restoration begun.
Hurley Boehlers/Sirrus Aviation, Tulsa, OK, 19??.
Ray Stutsman, Elkhart, IN, December 7, 1979-1987.
- Registered as N42354, May 1981.
- Reregistered as N47DG, February 1982.
- Restored Elkhart, IN, first flight. April 1982.
- Flown as 28476/Little Demon.
Robert L. Waltrip/Lone Star Flight Museum, Houston, TX May 1987-1992.
- Later Galveston, TX.
David Arnold/Flying A Services, North Weald, UK, circa 1996-2002.
- Shipped to UK and stored.
- Removed from U.S. civil register, July 2000.
The Fighter Collection, Duxford, UK, 2006.
- Restored to airworthy.
- Flown in 84th Fighter Squadron scheme as P-47D/42-74742/SNAFU.
- Sold to new owners Comanche Fighters in the US 01/08/2013

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