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Indiana Historical Bureau

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P-47 Thunderbolt Factory

Location: 540l US 41 N, east side of highway at Whirlpool Factory (as of 12/2003) visitors entrance, Evansville. (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.

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Military, Business, Industry, and Labor