A few Jugs… 19th November 201821st November 2018 Gaëtan MarieIllustrations, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, World War II Here are a few P-47 Thunderbolt profiles which were created for a commission and for the book Squadrons! No. 23 – The republic Thunderbolt Mk II by Phil Listemann. Let’s start with what is often considered as the most beautiful paint scheme ever carried by a Thunderbolt. This aircraft, Thunderbolt Mk II KJ348, was flown by Group Captain Frank R. Carey of No 73 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force, in Fayid, Egypt, in 1945. Thunderbolt Mk II KJ302, No 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Burma, summer 1945. Thunderbolt Mk II KL882, No 60 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Tanjore, India, summer 1945. P-47D-2-RA “Shamrock” (s/n 42-22472) flown by Lt John A. Sullivan of the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, USAAF. Later in its career, “Shamrock” served with the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. On 27 May 1944, the aircraft was damaged in an accident at Boxted with Gerald P. Devine at the controls.