Once the war started Schilling was quickly promoted and by 1st March 1942 had made Captain before assuming command of the 62nd FS. In June of that year the 56th FG received a consignment of P-47B's in advance of its move to the UK. This P-47D was one of seven P-47s assigned to Schilling during his time with the 56th FG, this particular fighter revealed an early 'Wolfpack' penchant for painting Dogpatch cartoon characters on the Thunderbolts by featuring a neat rendering of 'Hairless Joe' on its cowling.
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Dave Schilling
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Corgi Diecast Models
P47D Thunderbolt - 226641
Col. Dave Schilling, CO 56th FG,
Scale 1/72 Wing Span 6.25"
This model is made of diecast metal and comes with a stand.