Registry of PNG Salvaged Aircraft in Papua New Guinea
 

Chronological list of aircraft known to have been removed from Papua New Guinea (PNG)
List by Justin Taylan Email

TOTAL = 102
Known aircraft salvaged and removed from Papua New Guinea 1942 - present day.

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1942-1945 (Captured Aircraft & War Prizes) total = 10
A6M2 Zero 1575 (salvaged 1942, evaluated then scapped)
D3A2 3110 (salvaged 1942, evaluated then scapped)
D3A2 3114
 (salvaged 1942, evaluated then scapped)
D3A2 3287
 (salvaged 1942, evaluated then scapped)
A6M3 Zero 3028 (salvaged 1943, used for rebuliting on Zero to fly in Australia then scapped)
A6M3 Zero 3030 (salvaged 1943, used for rebuliting on Zero to fly in Australia then scapped)
A6M3 Zero 3032 (salvaged 1943, used for rebuliting on Zero to fly in Australia then scapped)
Ki-61 Tony 263 (salvaged 1943, rebulit to fly in Australia then scapped)
A6M3 Zero  3844 (captured 1945 displayed at New Zealand War Memorial)
Ki-43 Oscar 750 (captured 1945 posession of several museums, sold to Paul Allan 2004)

1960s total = 5
A6M2 Zero 51553 (salvaged 1967, later sold to USAF Museum restored to static 2004)
P-47D "Sweetwater Swatter" 42-8066 (salvaged 1969, sold to MoTAT 1970, sold to Greinert 1991)
Ki-61 Tony 379 (salvaged 1960s, sold by PNG Musuem in 1980s to USA, Weeks Museum)
Ki-43 Oscar (salvaged 1960s, moved to PNG Museum, exported in 2001)
A6M2 Zero 3471 (salvaged 1968 to Canada, used in restorations, remainder resold and in storage)

1970s total = 32
A6M5 4323 (salvaged 1971, sold to San Diego Aerospace Museum, destroyed in arson fire)
A6M2 two seat Zero (salvaged 1972, sold to Tokyo Science Museum)
D3A2 Val 3105 (salvaged 1973, displayed unrestored at Nimitz Museum)
A6M2 Zero 5784 (salvaged 1973, restored by RAAF to static display at AWM)
P-40N 42-104961 (salvaged 1973, in storage in USA ever since)
P-39N 42-18811, 42-11408 (salvaged 1973, whereabouts unknown)
P-39K 42-4351 (parts only) (salvaged 1973, whereabouts unknown)
P-39Q 42-18403 (salvaged 1973, whereabouts unknown)
P-40E A29-38 (1970s salvaged by Ian Whitney in 1970s, accidentally sunk and lost)
Spitfire A58-146 (salvaged 1974, restored to static condition, displayed)
P-40E 41-36166 (salvaged 1974 to PNG Museum, taken by Grinert 2001)
A-20 43-21627 (salvaged 1975, stored in Chino, presently being restored at PIMA Musuem)
P-39Q 42-19993
(salvaged 1975 restored to static and displayed in museum, restored to fly 2004)
P-39Q 42-19995
(salvaged 1975, whereabouts unknown)
P-39N 42-19027 (salvaged 1975, restored to static displayed at Pland of Fame)
P-40N A29-448 (salvaged 1975, restored to flying condition in New Zealand, 2000)
P-40N 42-105915 (salvaged 1975, restored to flying condition in Australia, 2002)
P-40N A29-405 (salvaged 1975, owned by several owners, currently Graham Orphan in NZ)
P-40N 42-105951 (salvaged 1975, wings in New Zealand, fuselage in USA all in storage)
Beaufort A9-13 (salvaged 1975, sold to Australian Army Flying Museum displayed unrestored)
Beaufort A9-557 (salvaged 1975 to USA, resold to Australian War Memorial, restored to static 2003)
Beaufort A9-559 (salvaged 1975, resold and used in UK Beaufort restoration)
Beaufort A9-226 (salvaged 1974, presently with Beaufort Restoration Group)
P-39N 42-8740 (salvaged 1975, restored by several groups, restored to static Yanks Musuem)
P-39Q 42-19991 (salvaged 1975, whereabouts unknown)
P-39Q 42-20339 (salvaged 1975, whereabouts unknown)
P-40N A29-556 (salvaged 1975, in storage in Chino, CA ever since)
Boomerang A46-174 (salvaged 1975 sold to Weeks Museum)
Spitfire A58-149 (salvaged 1972, parts used in restoration of A58-178)
Spitfire "Tasmanian Devil" A58-178 (salvaged 1973, restoration 1975 - 1999 restored to flying)
Spitfire A58-213 (salvaged 1977, parts used in other spitfires)
P-38F 42-12647 (salvaged 1978 to PNG Museum, half taken by Greinert 2001)

1980s total=14
P-39K 42-4312 (salvaged 1982 to Australia, under restoration)
Ki-61 Tony 640 (salvaged 1984 to PNG Museum, taken by Grinert 2004)
A-20G "Hell'N Pelican" 42-86786( (salvaged 1984, restored to static display by RAAF, in storage)
DB-7 "J is for Jessica" A28-8 (salvaged 1984, restored to static display for RAAF Museum)
A-20G 42-86615 (salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage)
A-20G 43-9401 (salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage)
A-20G 43-9491
(salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage)
A-20G 43-9629
(salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage)
A-20G "Lady Constance" 43-9628 (salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage)
A-20G "Big Nig" 43-9436 (salvaged 1985, in RAAF storage, transfered to Precision Aerospace)
Ki-61 Tony 299 (salvaged 1984 to PNG Museum, taken by Greinert 2002)
Ki-43 Oscar 5465 (salvaged 1984 to AWM museum, static displayed and in storage)
P-400 AP 335 (salvaged 1984 to USA, whereabouts unknown)

1990s total=10
P-40E A29-7 (salvaged 1990 whereabouts unknown)
P-40N "Suzy" 42-105820 (salvaged 1991 whereabouts unknown)
P-40E ??-???? (salvaged 1991, whereabouts unknown)
P-38H 42-66841 (1992 to Australia Classic Jets, under static restoration)
B-24D "Flying Wolf" 42-41091 (1990s wings only to Werribee B-24 Restoration, static restoration)
P-40N "The Carolina Belle" 42-104947 (1997 to Classic Jets, today Precision Aerospace restoration)
Ki-61 Tony 292 (1999 to Classic Jets, static displayed)
P-47D 42-27608 (1999 Robert Greinert to Australia, under restoration)
P-40K A29-183 (1999 Robert Greinert, to Graham Orphan in New Zealand)
P-40K Unidentified (1999 Robert Greinert sold to PIMA Museum)

2000s total=31 as of 2006
P-40K "Swing It" 42-45981 (2000 by Greinert sold to PIMA Museum
P-38H "Japanese Sandman II" 42-66905 (2000 tail & booms only by Greinert, to Precicion)
P-39D 41-38351 (2000 tail section taken from PNG Museum by Greinert to Australia in storage)
Beaufort A9-637 (2000 parts recovered by Greinert reportedly for AWM)
P-39 ??-????? (2001 taken from PNG Museum by 75 Squadron to Australia)
P-39 ??-????? (2001 taken from PNG Museum by 75 Squadron to Australia)
Ki-43 ???? (2001 taken from PNG Museum by 75 Squadron to Australia)
Beaufort A9-622 (2000 tail section by Greinert for AWM restoration)
P-39F 41-7191 (2001 tail recovered by Greinert, taken by 75 Squadron to Australia)
P-40N "Come In Suckers" A29-414 (salvaged 2001 by Greinert, sold to New Zealand)
P-47D 42-8130 (2001 taken from PNG Museum by Greinert and donated to PIMA Museum)
F5A Lightning 42-13084 (2001 removed from PNG Musuem by Greinert)
P-47D "Fiery Ginger IV" 42-22668 (2003 tail & MG salvaged by Greinert donated to USAF)
P-38H 42-66538 (2002 tail & booms salvaged, location unknown)
Hudson A16-36 (2002 tail fin recovered by Greinert for AWM)
P-38G "Dumbo!" 42-12847 (2002 salvaged by Greinert to Australia, Precision)
P-47D 42-22521 (2002 salvaged by 75 Squadron to Westpac)
P-47D 42-75284 (2002 salvaged by 75 Squadron to Westpac / Paul Allen(?)
P-47D 42-8074 (2002 salvaged by 75 Squadron to Westpac / Paul Allen(?)
P-38F 42-12652 (2002 salvaged by 75 Squadron to Westpac / Paul Allen(?)
P-38J "Jandina III" 42-103988 (2002 salvaged by 75 Squadron to Westpac / Paul Allen(?)
P-38H 42-66534 (2003 salvaged by Jarret to Classic Jets)
P-40E A29-43 (2003 pieces salvaged by Greinert for use as an identity)
P-40E "The Spoddessape" 41-25178 (2003 salvaged by Greinert / Cockayne to Australia)
Ki-46 ???? (2003 recovered by 75 Squadron, subject of lengthy legal battle until 2006)
B5N Kate (2003 recovered by 75 Squadron, subject of lengthy legal battle until 2006)
F4U Parts (2003 variety of RAAF Corsair parts)
P-40N 42-104986 (2004 salvaged by Greinert / Griffith to Precision)
P-47D 42-22687 (2004 salvaged by Greinert / Hagen to Australia)
P-40N "Punkins" 42-104977 (2005 salvaged by Greinert, resold to Warbird Adventures)
B-17E 41-2446 (aka 'Swamp Ghost') (2006 salvage by Hagen & Greinert impounded by PNG Gov't)

 

Salvaged Aircraft Restored to Flying Condition
Spitfire Mark Vc A58-178 (salvaged 1973, restoration 1975 - 1999 restored to flying status)
P-39Q 42-19993 (salvaged 1975 restored to static and displayed in museum, restored to fly 2004)
P-40N A29-448 (salvaged 1975, restored to flying condition in New Zealand 2000)
P-40N 42-105915 (salvaged 1975, restored to flying condition in Australia, 2002)

Salvaged Aircraft in Museums (restored, static, unrestored)
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