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  P-39D-2-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-38515 Nose J
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
80th FS

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, 80th Fighter Squadron. Nose letter "J". No known nose art or nickname.

On January 17, 1943 during a Japanese air raid, this aircraft was parked at Gurney Airfield (No.1 Strip) near Milne Bay.

Later, modified into a model P-39D-4 photographic reconnaissance configuration. 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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