Um, I might be mistaken, but...uh...the Thunderbolt model in use in WWII was the P-47, not the A-10. Perhaps that's where the confusion is. As for the F-86 Sabre...uh, that was in use during the Korean War...but that's close enough for government work.
P-40 Warhawk, David Lee "Tex" Hill when he flew with the 1st AVG "Flying Tigers". Navy torpedo and dive bomber pilot, AVG fighter pilot and 2nd Sqn. commander, AF fighter pilot and 23rd Group commander...went on to become the youngest Brig Gen in the history of the Texas ANG. Member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.