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  P-39D-1-BE "Papuan Panic" Serial Number 41-38353 Nose I
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
35th FS

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8th FG c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. Nicknamed "Papuan Panic" with nose letter I.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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