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Allied aircraft & Their nicknames, what is the truth?

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

I did a little more digging. If Chuck Hawks says the name 'Jug' was short for Juggernaut that's

good enough for me. (At least until I can get my hands on a reputable book on the subject.)

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:40 PM

One nickname I have seen much debate over is 'Jug' and/or 'Juggernaut' for the P-47. I remember an article in a magazine (if only I could remember which one) claiming that it was a post-war nickname

Except from the freshly formed Brazilian Airforce there wasn't much flying with the Thunderbolt after the end of the war :-/

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 01:07 AM

The Air National Guard operated P-47s between 1946 and 1955. Originally, the post-war ANG units east of the Mississippi were to operate P-47s and those to the west were to fly P-51s. This plan was generally adhered to, although there were exceptions.


The following ANG units operated Thunderbolts:



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