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  P-39N-1-BE Airacobra Serial Number 42-18408  
USAAF
5th AF

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. No known nickname or nose art. Operated from New Guinea until abandoned at Tsili-Tsili Airfield.

Wreckage
Until September 1973, this Airacobra remained in situ.

Recovery & Storage
Recovered by Monty Armstrong for David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC) during September 1973 and exported to the United States. Stored at Chino, CA until at least 1988.

References
Thanks to Charles Darby for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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