Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army, serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force. No known nose art or nickname. Operated in New Guinea, abandoned at 30-Mile Drome (Rogers
Drome) near Port Moresby.
Partially scrapped in the middle 1990's. This and second P-39
fuselage from Rogers were intercepted by PNG authorities when they were shipped
by road towards Port Moresby to be scrapped. They were taken instead to the PNG
Museum for display, where they remained until 2001.
Containered by '75 Squadron' at the PNG Museum and exported to Bruno Carnovale's farm outside Melborne, Australia.
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January 9, 2018