Built by Piper. Delivered to the U. S. Army.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, Fighter replacement pool at at 3 Mile Drome (Kila) near Port Moresby. No known nickname or nose art.
On August 6, 1943 pilot Cornelius M. "Corky" Smith, Jr. was taxing at 3 Mile Drome (Kila) near Port Moresby at 11:15am this aircraft accidentally taxied into a tractor while avoiding a P-40 Warhawk taxing towards it. Smith did not see a grading machine and the leading edge impacted it causing damage. Afterwards, repaired. Ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped.
44-8-5-508 6 August 1943 AFHRA 46235
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January 9, 2018