P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt, s/n 42-26083P47 in formation

The Incident:

Aircraft was heavily damaged and written off after wheels up landing on a sandy beach.
The crash site was visited by stridsminjar.is on July 4. 2015. The remains of the aircraft are completely covered by sand.

The Crew:

Lane, Warren J survived

The aircraft:

MFG: Republic Aviation Corporation
Type: P-47D-22-RE
S/N: 42-26083, Code No 24
Operator: USAF 33FS 342 CG

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube

Source: USAF loss sheet
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