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  F-4-1-LO "Pouting Peggy" Serial Number 41-2139 Tail 39
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
8th PRS

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8th PRS c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructor Number 5357. Converted from a E model into a F-4 photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army on January 1, 1942.

During March 31-May 31, 1942 operated from Long Beach, CA. During June 20-23, 1942 at Dallas, TX.. On June 23, 1942 flown to Sacramento Air Depot. On July 6, 1942 disassembled and shipped from San Francisco overseas to Australia. On August 19, 1942 at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) in Melbourne and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Nicknamed "Pouting Peggy" tail code 39 with "Doris" on the starboard engine. On September 3, 1942 arrived at Garbutt Field near Townsville then flown to Port Moresby.

Operated from 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer) near Port Moresby. This aircraft was officially condemned by the 5th Air Force on January 13, 1944.

On February 8, 1944 assigned to the RAAF along with 41-2130 and F4 Lightning 41-2217. On March 31, 1944 departed Port Moresby on a flight bound for Amberley Airfield near Brisbane. But possibly force landed at Rockhampton Airfield.

On April 3, 1944 officially stricken from charge. Although allotted to the RAAF, it may not have been delivered and F-4 Lightning 41-2156 was substituted instead. On September 26, 1944 this aircraft was salvaged at Brisbane.

References
The Lockheed File - 41-2139 "Pouting Peggy"

NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559

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January 9, 2018

 

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