P-47, "Gilde Jean"
"Gilde Jean" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Gilde Jean. Hill described a flight in this P-47, 'the largest and heaviest WWII single-engined single-seat fighter ever built.' First used in the European theater, the 'final version, the P-47N, was built primarily for use against the Japanese in the Pacific theater.' Known for 'ruggedness and dependability... the pilots who flew it into combat called it 'unbreakable,' and 'the plane that can do anything." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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