The Republic P-47D-5-RE Thunderbolt. 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, USAAF Eighth Air Force, Halesworth, England. Piloted by Col. Walker M. "Bud" Mahurin (21 victories). This plane was used in March of 1944. Inside holds a Pratt & Whitney 18 cylinder motor rated at 2,000 hp for take off, and has a max speed of 433 mph.