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  Brewster Model B.339D Buffalo Serial Number B-3119 Tail 3119
USAAF
Former Assignments
ML-KNIL

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USN c1940

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AWM c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Brewster as a Model B.339D Buffalo during 1940. This aircraft was the first Model B.339D Buffalo purchased by the Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger (Military Air Service of the Royal Netherlands East Indian Army, ML-KNIL). Assigned serial number B-3119.

This Buffalo was test flown in the United States in Dutch markings and assigned civilian registration NX341B. During early 1942, disassembled and shipped overseas across the Pacific bound for the Dutch East Indies, but was instead diverted to Australia.

Wartime History
In Australia, one of twenty-one Model B.339D Buffaloes transferred to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) and painted in U. S. markings with "U. S. Army" on the lower wing. Assigned tail code 3119, the aircraft was never assigned a conventional USAAF serial number.

Ultimate fate unknown. Believed to have been scrapped in Australia.

References
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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