Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York under USAAF Contract AC156. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and loaded as cargo aboard SS Stephen Fields and shipped across the Pacific to Brisbane arriving on August 15 1942 and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. Assiigned to pilot 2nd Lt. Thomas R. Jemison with crew chief Lyle. No known nickname or nose art. Squadron letter "J". Ferried to Port Moresby and flew combat missions from Port Moresby and Milne Bay.
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January 31, 2018