Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Assigned to pilot Verne Murphy. Nicknamed "Rockford Rocket". Operated from Dobodura Airfield and later Saidor Airfield. Ultimate fate unknown, not lost in combat or accident, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
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January 9, 2018