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"No Guts No Glory" photographed taxying during the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show on 10 September 2005. C/n 39955731.
Built at Republic's Evansville, IN, factory, 1945.
Allocated to Air Training Command.
Removed from active service and stored at Tinker AFB, OK.
Delivered to FA Peruana as FAP119, 1953, purchased for $1, restored at Hensley Field, TX before delivery.
Used as fighter and then as a trainer, withdrawn from service and stored at Piura Air Base in the open until 1969.
Vintage Aircraft International Ltd, Nyack, NY, 1969-1975, registered as N47DD.
One of six aircraft recovered by Ed Jurist from Peru, along with 45 tons of spares, shipped by sea from Peru to Harlingen, TX, arriving Sep. 5, 1969 on SS Rosaldina, assembled by CAF, Harlingen, TX, first flight 1972.
Flew as 12AF/86FG/527FS/Grumpy, Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, Apr. 1975-1980.
Stored at Barstow-Dagget, CA, Apr. 1975-1977.
Yesterdays Air Force/Kansas Wing, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS, Feb. 1977-Jan. 1980.
Repainted in 56FG/62FS Scheme.
Robin Collard, Del Rio, TX, Jan. 1980, crashed in Tulsa, OK, during take-off for delivery flight, Feb. 8, 1980 - June 1980.
Suffered engine failure on take-off, wreck trucked to Del Rio, TX, parts and spare fuselage gathered for restoration.
John Ward, Saugus, CA, June 1980-1984, shipped to Tuckee-Tahoe airport, NV, restoration begun.
Jim Kirby, 1984.
The Fighter Collection, Duxford, UK, 1984-2002.
Rebuilt at Fighter Rebuilders, Chino, CA, first flight, Aug. 1985.
Shipped to Duxford, arriving on Jan. 22, 1986, repainted with 78FG/82FS scheme and D-Day Stripes.
Flown as 226671/MX-X/No Guts No Glory!
These markings representing Lt. Col. Ben Mayo's aircraft (CO 82 Fighter Squadron).
Claire Aviation Inc, Wilmington, DE, March 1, 2007-2008, registered as N147PF.