The pilot of the P-47 “Jacky’s Revenge” was killed during a crash in the Hudson river. An initial New Jersey PD statement indicated that the pilot had been rescued with minor injuries, but this statement was later retracted. The pilot was identified as Bill Gordon of Connecticut.
Gordon flew P-47D Thunderbolt “Jacky’s Revenge” for the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, New York.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and relatives of Bill Gordon.