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  P-39N-5-BE "Rockfort Rocket" Serial Number 42-18988  
5th AF
71st TRG
82nd TRS

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April 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
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 31, 2018


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