Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force.
Took off piloted by Lt. Kramer. This Airacobra went down in the vicinity of Ferguson Passage.
Fate of the Pilot
On September 3, 1943 Lt. Kramer was rescued by the Coastwatcher at Wana Wana and returned to duty.
NARA "Special Action Report 2nd Phase of The New Georgia Campaign 14 August, 1943 to 20 October, 1943" page 43
(Page 43) [September 3, 1943] "Lt. Kramer, P-39 pilot who went down in vicinity of Ferguson Passage was reported at 0700L/3 as having been rescued by Wana Wana coastwatcher and was due to arrive here in the afternoon today."
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July 21, 2018