Great Story of aviation history coming back to life! This aircraft was underwater for decades!

A World War II Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter restored after decades underwater will headline the second Radials N’ Rivers Fly-In at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Saturday.

The Dottie Mae is one of dozens of aircraft from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War – including B-17 and B-24 bombers – expected to be exhibited at the event, which organizers say might attract as many as 10,000 people.

The Dottie Mae was named after the wife of Lt. Larry Kuhl, the aircraft’s first pilot. It flew more than 90 missions in World War II, including on D-Day when the Allies invaded Nazi-occupied France. – The Lewiston Tribune

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