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  P-39D-1-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-38379 Nose 55
USAAF
13th AF
318th FG
44th FS

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C.B. Head c1943

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 318th Fighter Group, 44th Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot C. B. Head. No known nose art or nickname. Painted with a white fuselage strip behind the cockpit just ahead of the U. S. star. Nose Number '55' on the left and right sides of the nose.

Operated from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Ultimate fate unknown, not lost in combat or accident, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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