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  P-40B Warhawk Manufacture Number 15452 Tail P-8115 '69'
Chinese Air Force
AVG

Pilot ¬†William "Mac" McGarry (POW, survived)
Crashed  March 24, 1942


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York
. Manufacture Number 15452. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number AK500. Assigned to the American Volunteer Group (AVG) with tail P-8115 and fuselage number 69. Flown by pilots Bishop and Martin.

Mission History
On March 24, 1942 took off piloted by McGarry hit by anti-aircraft fire and bailed out in the Chaing Mai area of northern Thailand.

Fates of the Crew
McGarry was captured and spent the remainder of the war in a Thai prison.

Wreckage
During the summer of 1991, this aircraft was discovered in the rain forest in the Chaing Mai area. Afterwards, the wreckage was recovered by the Thai Air Force.

Display
Displayed as a crash site diorama at Chiang Mai Air Force Base Museum.

References
Warbird Forum - Mac McGarry, Down In Thailand
Warbird Forum - Remains by Daniel Ford

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Last Updated
May 6, 2018

 

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