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21/04/2012
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SNAFU Flies

Red Phoenix

Curtiss built P-47G Thunderbolt, 42-25068, 'Snafu' (G-CDVX) took to the air from Duxford airfield on 21st April for a short flight following its major overhaul after being acquired by the Fighter Collection in 2006.

A full restoration programme was undertaken in order to bring the P-47G back to stock wartime condition, it being rolled out in the colours of the 84th Fighter Squadron P-47D 42-74742 - 'Snafu', the mount of Lt. Severino B Calderon in late 1944.

Photo: Brian Marshall

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