Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. This aircraft was purchased by contributions by the students of Union-Endicott Public School in Endicott, New York. The left armament cowling had the school's lion's head school crest with "Union-Endicott Public School - Endicott, NY". Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. Squadron letter "G". Operated from Port Moresby. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
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January 31, 2018