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

Pilot  Lt. Jack Cohen, O-429359 (survived)
Crashed  April 11, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Assigned to the U.S. Army, serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia 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 April 11, 1943 took off from Port Moresby on a mission over Wau. Returning, the engine of this aircraft began smoking and Cohen successfully bailed out in the vicinity of Port Moresby and landed unhurt.

Fates of the Pilot
Cohen returned to duty the same day.

41st Fighter Squadron History
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-39 Airacobra piloted by Cohen

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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