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Thread: What Ever Happened to the P-47's???

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    What Ever Happened to the P-47's???

    I never heard what happened to the pair of P-47's that were supposed to show up this year. One was supposed to be in Warbirds In Review.
    Obviously like in years past something almost always comes up. Weather, mechanical?

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    The P-47's were stuck in Tennessee do to weather.
    You can watch this 2017 EAA Warbirds In Review video with Deke Holman who flew both the C and the P 47.
    In the beginning of the video they explain why the planes could not make it.

    Friday, July 28:
    Friday 10:00 P- 47 Thunderbolt Deke Holman served during World War II as a C-47 copilot on D-Day, later transitioning to the P-47. He retired from United Airlines flying the B-747 so he says he has always flown 47s. The two P-47s that will be on display are owned by John Shoffner and Neal Melton. Deke Holman was part of the air show red shirt team for many years and is a very special friend to many Oshkosh volunteers. It will be fun to recognize DekeÂ’s service while learning about the P-47.

    2017 EAA Warbirds In Review FULL SCHEDULE
    JULY 28 Friday 10:00 am
    P-47D Thunderbolt “Hun Hunter” and “Wicked Wabbit”, C-47 “Virginia Ann”
    Deke Holman and Hans Wronka
    Neal Melton and John Shoffner

    Note: There are 20 different 2017 EAA
    Warbirds In Review videos that are archived to watch.
    The videos play best on a Google Chrome browser.

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    That's what I figured happened. Thanks.

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