Mexico received 25 P-47Ds. [SLIDE 25] The 201st squadron of the Mexican air force saw action in the late part of the war in the Pacific. They fought the Japanese in the late part of the battle for Luzon and later moved to Okinawa for missions against Kyushu. They flew 96 combat missions and lost 7 pilots during that time.
Squadron 201 flew fifty-nine combat missions from Porac and Clark Fields on the island of Luzon against Japanese positions until the war ended in August 1945. Five 201 pilots died in the Philippines. One was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire; one died in a crash, and three ran out of fuel, crashed and died at sea after being lost in bad weather.