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  P-39N Airacobra Serial Number ?  
USAAF
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. John E. Bomar, O-386459 (survived)
Crashed  August 15, 1943
MACR  none

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On August 15, 1943 took off from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby on a escort mission over Tsili-Tsili Airfield. Over Tsili-Tsili, intercepted by Ki-43 Oscars that damaged this Airacobra. Bomer successfully bailed out and landed unhurt.

Fate of the Pilot
Bomar returned to duty on August 22, 1943.

References
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-39 Airacobra piloted by Bomar
History 41st Fighter Squadron
Thanks to Edward Rogers for additional information

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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