Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
  P-39 Airacobra Serial Number ?  
USAAF
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.

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

Contribute Information
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-39
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram