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Bell P-39 Airacobra
See also P-400 Airacobra.

List by USAAF Serial Number
D Model
P-39D-BE
P-39D 41-6802  pilot Wilde crashed May 12, 1942
P-39D 41-6825  pilot Hooker MIA May 4, 1942
P-39D 41-6909  pilot Lovett crashed May 3, 1942
P-39D 41-6930  pilot Andres force landed April 30, 1942
P-39D 41-6951  pilot Faletta force landed May 1, 1942 recovered 1972 Beck Museum
P-39D 41-6956  pilot Schwimmer May 3, 1942
P-39D 41-6970  pilot Ward force landed May 28, 1942, salvaged in 1973 to Port Moresby
P-39D 41-6971  pilot Armstrong MIA May 4, 1942
P-39D 41-6982  pilot crash April 30, 1942
P-39D 41-6783  pilot Angier July 20, 1942
P-39D 41-6800  piloted by McGee force landed May 9, 1942
P-39D 41-7043  pilot Kennamer MIA October 12, 1942
P-39D 41-7104  pilot Blose MIA April 22, 1942
P-39D 41-7112  pilot Frush crashed July 27, 1943
P-39D-1-BE
P-39D 41-38338  ultimate fate unknown
P-39D 41-38339  pilot Brown MIA September 27, 1943
P-39D 41-38340  pilot Mac Donald MIA July 9, 1943
P-39D 41-38351  pilot Culton Shot down April 12, 1944
P-39D 41-38379  assigned Head, ultimate fate unknown
P-39D "Papuan Panic" 41-38353  ultimate fate unknown
P-39D 41-38402  pilot Kimball shot down April 12, 1944
P-39D-2-BE
P-39D 41-38485  abandoned at Narewa Airfield
P-39D 41-38499  destroyed on the ground January 17, 1943
P-39D 41-38500  ultimate fate unknown
P-39D 41-38515  ultimate fate unknown
F Model
P-39F-1-BE

P-39F 41-7116  pilot Gholson crashed May 29, 1942
P-39F 41-7122  pilot Bland ditched May 17, 1942
P-39F 41-7128  pilot Bland MIA April 30, 1942
P-39F 41-7136  pilot Rice crashed June 16, 1942
P-39F 41-7145  pilot Talbot MIA May 4, 1942
P-39F 41-7148  pilot Foster crashed July 4, 1942
P-39F 41-7153  pilot Hawkins MIA May 27, 1942
P-39F 41-7162  pilot Hornsby force landing May 27, 1942
P-39D 41-7165  pilot Berry MIA August 4, 1942
P-39F 41-7171  force landed and abandoned 7 Mile Drome
P-39F 41-7186  pilot Bevlock force landed April 30, 1942
P-39F 41-7188  pilot Bevlock force landed May 8, 1942
P-39F 41-7191  pilot Chapman MIA May 18, 1942
P-39F 41-7204  pilot Rehrer crashed June 16, 1942
P-39F 41-7207  pilot Chivers MIA May 4, 1942
P-39F 41-7210  pilot McGovern force landed April 26, 1942
P-39F 41-7213  ultimate fate unknown
P-39 41-7215  pilot Harvey force landed May 1, 1942 salvaged 1971 under restoration
P-39 41-7216  pilot Yundt force landed May 1, 1942
P-39F 41-7221  piot Shultz MIA May 26, 1942
P-39F 41-7222  pilot Hutcheson crashed June 16, 1942
P-39F 41-7271
 pilot Rose crashed June 6, 1942
K Model
P-39K-1-BE
P-39K 42-4274  pilot Williams MIA April 7, 1943
P-39K 42-4285  pilot Cook March 23, 1943
P-39K 42-4287  pilot Farron MIA October 15, 1942
P-39K 42-4312  abandoned at Narewa Airfield, salvage 1982 displayed at Classic Jets Museum
P-39K 42-4346  pilot Currie MIA December 16, 1942
P-39K 42-4351  abandoned Tsili-Tsili, parts recovered
P-39K 42-4358  ultimate fate unknown, scrapped
P-39K 42-4362  pilot Tucker MIA December 16, 1942
P-39K 42-4368  parts used in the restoration of P-39K 42-4312
P-39K 42-4393  pilot Dunning crashed January 12, 1943
L Model
P-39L 42-4637  pilot Henderson January 12, 1943
N Model
P-39N piloted by Gilpatrick crashed February 6, 1944
P-39N piloted by McAlarney MIA January 23, 1944
P-39N piloted by Hilbert  crashed August 15, 1943 survived
P-39N piloted by Bomar  crashed August 15, 1943 survived
P-39N piloted by Mikiska  crashed August 15, 1943 survived
P-39N piloted by Topolcany  crashed August 15, 1943 KIA
P-39N 42-8740  abandoned at Tadji Airfield recovered 1974 and displayed at Yanks Air Museum
P-39N-1-BE
P-39N 42-18403  abandoned at Tsili-Tsili, salvaged 1973, stored at Chino Airport
P-39N-5-BE
P-39N 42-18798  pilot Payne MIA September 6, 1943
P-39N 42-18802  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-39N 42-18807  landing accident August 25, 1943 near Tadji Airfield
P-39N 42-18811  abandoned Tadji Airfield, salvage 1973 stored at Chino Airport
P-39N 42-18813  pilot Eggud shot down July 6, 1944
P-39N 42-18814
 abandoned Tadji salvaged 1974, stored at Chino Airport
P-39N "Rockfort Rocket" 42-18988  ultimate fate unknown
P-39N 42-19022  pilot Capa MIA September 6, 1943
P-39N "Little Sir Echo / Small Fry" 42-19027  abandoned Tadji Airfield, salvaged 1973 displayed Planes of Fame
P-39N "San Antonio Rose" 42-19039  abandoned Tadji Airfield, salvaged 1973 displayed J. K. McCarthy Museum
P-39N 42-19050  crashed Myola Lake
Q Model
P-39Q-1-BE
P-39Q 42-19469  pilot Empey MIA January 16, 1944
P-39Q 42-19933  pilot Starkey MIA August 13, 1944
P-39Q "Little Rebel" 42-19474  ultimate fate unknown
P-39Q 42-19484
 force landed Makin Airfield
ultimate fate unknown
P-39Q-5-BE
P-39Q 42-19939  pilot Zaleski crashed March 6, 1944
P-39Q 42-19949  pilot Roberts MIA January 12, 1944 found post war & remains buried, case unresolved
P-39Q 42-19959  pilot Melville MIA October 28, 1943 near Bulldog
P-39Q 42-19987  pilot Pitonyak MIA October 28, 1943 near Bulldog
P-39Q 42-19991  abandoned Tadji Airifeld, salvaged 1974
P-39Q "Brooklyn Bum 2nd" 42-19993  abandoned at Tadji, salvaged 1974 restored to flying condition
P-39Q "Snooks 2nd" 42-19995
 abandoned Tadji Airfield, salvaged 1974, static restoration 1981
P-39Q 42-19999  pilot Sparks MIA July 3, 1944
P-39Q 42-20031 pilot Fenn MIA October 28, 1943 near Bulldog
P-39Q 42-20107  pilot Brown MIA February 22, 1944 wreckage found, remains recovered, case resolved
P-39Q 42-20339  abandoned Tadji Airfield salvaged 1974
P-39Q "Snooks" 42-20351  pilot Harrison MIA May 21, 1944
P-39Q 42-20353  pilot Rice MIA September 2, 1944
P-39Q 42-20355  pilot Diffenderffer crashed April 9, 1944
P-39Q 42-20357  pilot Ronning MIA September 2, 1944
P-39Q "Maxine" 42-20393  ultimate fate unknown

P-39Q-15-BE
P-39Q 44-2451 pilot Bodge MIA over Rabaul March 12, 1944
P-39Q 44-2485  pilot Carpenter force landed December 6, 1943
P-39Q 44-2911 (aka "Miss Lend Lease")  recovered 2004, displayed Niagra Aerospace Museum
P-39Q-20-BE
P-39Q 44-3569  pilot Bailey MIA September 2, 1944
P-39Q 44-3887  displayed at USAF museum

 

List by RAAF Serial Number
D Model
P-39D A53-1  pilot Tutt crashed February 19, 1943
P-39D A53-5  pilot Nette crashed October 26, 1942
P-39D A53-12  pilot Barlow force landed July 1, 1943
P-39D A53-22 transfered to the 5th Air Force September 28, 1943

Soviet Air Force / Lend Lease Aircraft
Q Model

P-39Q 44-2485  pilot Carpenter force landed December 6, 1943
P-39Q 44-2911 (aka "Miss Lend Lease")  recovered 2004, displayed Niagra Aerospace Museum

Other Known Aircraft
P-39 piloted by Dannacher  force landed July 14, 1943 at Wau Airfield
P-39 piloted by Lynch  crashed June 16, 1942
P-39 piloted by Magre  crashed June 16, 1942
P-39 piloted by Rose  crashed June 25, 1942
P-39 piloted by Felker crashed December 3, 1942
P-39 "Sweet Talk" 351  force landed Torokina Airfield

P-39 destroyed Gurney Airfield  crashed June 25, 1942
P-39 ditched Fiji  ditched into "Spitfire Lagoon"
P-39 crashed Biak  crashed circa 1944
P-39 crashed Banak  crashed circa 1944
P-39 abandoned 30 Mile Drome  removed to PNG Museum, exported 2001 to Australia
P-39 abandoned 30 Mile Drome No 2  removed to PNG Museum, exported 2001 to Australia
P-39 piloted by Cohen  crashed April 11, 1943
P-39 piloted by Keating  crashed April 12, 1943
P-39 piloted by Ferguson  crashed April 12, 1943
P-39 piloted by Andres  shot down May 28, 1942, pilot survived
P-39 piloted by Burley  crashed October 11, 1943, pilot killed
P-39 "Nanette" Nose 74  assigned to Park
P-39 piloted by Voorhis  missing January 16, 1943
P-39 piloted by Boyles  missing August 12, 1943
P-39D displayed Classic Jets  includes parts from A53-1
P-39Q piloted by Graham   crashed March 1, 1944
P-39 piloted by Gillen  crashed July 28, 1944

P-39 piloted by Plain  crashed May 18, 1942

Last Updated
June 20, 2016

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