A Damaged P-47

Title

A Damaged P-47

Subject

The durability of the P-47

Description

The heavy P-47 Thunderbolt was built to withstand a lot of damage. According the the National Museum of the USAF, this P-47 from the Ninth Air Force landed with a hung up 500-lb bomb. The force of the landing made it detached and the explosion destroyed the aircraft. The pilot, however survived, and returned to duty not long after.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

Damaged_P47.JPG

Collection

Citation

“A Damaged P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 11, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/86.