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P-47 Thunderbolt Factory

P-47 Thunderbolt Factory

Location: This marker was damaged and replaced in 2023 with marker 82.2023.1 P-47 Thunderbolt Factory (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau, Vanderburgh County Historical Society, and Whirlpool Corporation

ID# : 82.1995.1

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Republic Aviation Corporation, located on this site, was an essential part of Evansville's World War II defense industry. Over 5, 000 men and women manufactured 6, 242 P-47 Thunderbolts, 1942-1945. P-47 was principal WW II fighter plane, known for its speed, durability, and reliability.


Military, Business, Industry, and Labor