56th FG "Rebel's Revenge"

The P-47 was rebuilt once again, but this time into a 56th Fighter Group aircraft. It moved on from the original owner to someone else, who flew it for a season or so, before selling it on again. It had been a bit used and abused, so that owner started a rebuild, but never finished it before selling it on again. After that, I lost the trail of what happened to it, so it may well be still airworthy somewhere.

The pictures above show the aircraft just after completion. The second owner after this rebuild fitted a Zg 45cc engine to it.

The pictures above were taken at the 100th BG open day in 2000 and it is seen below in 2002, that last year I saw it airworthy.