Update on P-47D Restoration from the Dakota Territory Air Museum for 2022

Vintage Aviation News has received the October/November, 2022 report from Chuck Cravens concerning the restoration of the Dakota Territory Air Museum’s P-47D Thunderbolt 42-27609 at AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji, Minnesota.

We thought our readers would be very interested to see how the project has progressed since our last article on this important project. So without further ado, here it goes!

The major news this month was the first engine run for our P-47 restoration. Finishing the details leading up to this milestone was the primary task during late October. The video below shows these engine runs, both before and after the cowling was installed…