Republic Thunderbolt P-47D

Summary: P-47D Thunderbolt from 365th Fighter Squadron on bomber escort duties 7th May 1945 assigned Blue Flight. Blue Flight failed to rendezvous with bomber group and were last seen off Cherbourg. Two aircraft ran out of fuel and Lt Arthur Charbonneau and Lt Norvin Averett were forced to bail out. Both pilots rescued. Lt Averett … Read Article