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USAAF
5th AF

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John Douglas 1995

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

Wartime History
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.

Wreckage
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.

Export
Containered by '75 Squadron' at the PNG Museum and exported to Bruno Carnovale's farm outside Melborne, Australia.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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