Republic P-47D

Republic P-47D "Thunderbolt"

This P-47D was flown by Captain Thomas N.Montag of the famous "Panzer Dusters" (395th FG). Montag scored three victories (two Me 109, one Fw190) while flying this aircraft that he'd named "Sally"in recognitionof his love. On 14th August 1944 Captain Montag was strafing a convoy of German trucks and light armor in Normandy when his P-47D clipped trees at low altitude and crashed into the forest. In 2011 the crash site was rediscovered and partially excavated.

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