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  P-39N-1-BE Airacobra Serial Number 42-18403  
5th AF
71st TRG
110th TRS

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-39N-1-BE Airacobra serial number 42-18403. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Wartime History
This Airacobra was abandoned at Tsili-Tsili Airfield.

Until 1973, this Airacobra 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. This Airacobra was exported and shipped to the United States.

This Airacobra was placed into stored at Chino Airport and was reportedly there until at least 1988.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-39N-1-BE Airacobra 42-18403
"18403 recovered 1974 from Tsili Tsili, Papua New Guinea. Reported at Yesterday's Air Force, Chino, CA 1974-1993."
Warbird Registry Group (WRG) - P-39 Airacobra 42-18403

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Last Updated
December 14, 2018


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