View Full Version : Looking for good reference material on P47, books and websites please.

02-17-2007, 11:13 AM
I am toying with the idea of short films using fighters of WW2....that is all it is at the moment, just an idea.

I would/will probably start with the P-47, as it is the one I am most familiar with, although until I have read some detail and tried a few things out, I have no idea whether it will work out. If it does I would probably go to Luftwaffe next (109 or 190), then RAF, etc.

I am looking for info along the lines of (P47 only at the moment):

Top aces (and the paint-schemes they flew with), for different theatres of war (not sure if P-47 was in Pacific).

Amount of planes made


Specific missions who's success were credited to
the planes ability.

I hope your getting the general idea.

I am not promising anything at the moment, but I am toying with the idea of trying some concept stuff, and would like to possibly build it around a small film about the P-47.

So can anyone help or point me to some websites or books that list lots of stats and similar that I can have a good old rummage around in?

Thanks, MP.

02-17-2007, 01:01 PM
There is only one great source for the P-47:


If you love the 47, it's worth the cost (out-of-print), but you can always get a library copy from inter-library loan.

02-17-2007, 01:20 PM
Osprey publishing has a book called "Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces of the Pacific and CBI" by John Stanaway ISBN 1-85532-780-5.

02-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Funny that I happened to flip back through the topics, I met a P-47 pilot with 109 combat missions at the local air museum the other day. I might go back up on Thursday, I'll have a look in thier library and see what they have. Since they have a P-47 they restored on site, I expect they have plenty of tech stuff.

02-21-2007, 03:11 AM
Hi Mysticpuma2003.

'Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - The Operational record'
by Jerry Scutts. 1998
ISBN 1 85310 821 9

Price 19.99

details developement and operation, with appendices covering production (models, serial no.s, quantities), Wartime P-47 units and operational dates, and finally the locations of Ninth Air Force Group P-47 bases.

A bit dry, but a good read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-21-2007, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the feedback so-far, every little helps http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers, MP.

02-22-2007, 12:31 PM
www.368thFighterGroup.com (http://www.368thFighterGroup.com) -top site lots of information. They were a 9th AF P-47 group.