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

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, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. This Airacobra operated from New Guinea.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Tsili-Tsili Airfield.

Wreckage
Until 1973, this aircraft remained in situ.

Recovery
During September 1973, salvaged by Monty Armstrong for David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC) by floating the airframe down a river on rafts.

Storage
Exported to the United States and stored at Chino Airport and was reportedly there until at least 1988.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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