Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. Nicknamed "Papuan Panic" with nose letter I.
This Airacobra flew combat missions from Port Moresby and Milne Bay area. Ultimate fate unknown, not lost in combat or accident, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
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January 9, 2018