Republic Thunderbolt P-47D, S/N 42-26086P47 in formation

The incident:

Crashed, wheels up belly landing, mechanical failure. Aircraft was badly damaged.

The Crew:

Pilot Martin, Clifford F. Survived

The Aircraft:

Nick name: „Big Bastard“
Mfg.: Republic Aviation
Type: P-47D-22-RE (Fighter-bomber)
S/N: 42-26028 Code # 27P 47 Big Bastard at Patterson Field
Operator: USAAF 33 Fighter Squadron, 342 Composite Group

The 33FS operated fleet of P-47 in Iceland 1944 - 1945

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube