Thanks to AL for sending this in!
This beautiful airplane was built by Republic Aircraft in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y. (Watch for the ground chief riding on the wing while taxiing). The pilot couldn’t see over the elevated nose and there wasn’t enough room for the usual “S” turns. The pilot was watching for directions from the chief on the wing.
As we say GOOD-BYE and THANK YOU to our rapidly thinning ranks of World War II veterans, take a five minute break from whatever you’re doing and join some of them on a P-47 bombing mission over Germany.