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  P-39D-2-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-38500 Code N
USAAF
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

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41st FS 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, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. No known nose number. Fuselage code "N". Squadron number unknown ?? (two digits). The tip of the tail and spinner were painted yellow.

This aircraft operated from 7 Mile Drome (Jackson) near Port Moresby and flew combat missions over New Guinea. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Fifth Air Force Story page 10 (lower photo)

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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