Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. This Airacobra operated from New Guinea.
Abandoned at Tsili-Tsili Airfield.
Until 1973, this aircraft remained in situ.
During September 1973, salvaged by Monty Armstrong for David Tallichet / Yesterday's
Air Force (MARC) by floating the airframe down a river on rafts.
Exported to the United States and stored at Chino Airport and was reportedly there until at least 1988.
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January 31, 2018