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  P-40E Warhawk Serial Number 41-5607  
5th AF
49th FG
8th FS

Pilot ¬†2nd Lt Bernard A. Makowski (survived)
Crashed  November 21, 1942
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 627. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and loaded aboard USS Hammondsport and shipped overseas to Australia arriving as of February 26, 1942 as part of Project X. Reassembled in Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 8th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost. engine serial number 40-396.

Mission History
On November 21, 1942 took off from 3 Mile Drome (Kila) near Port Moresby. While attempting to land at Kokoda Airfield, crash landed and slid into trees 200 yards from the runway. Pilot Makowski was unhurt in the crash and returned to duty afterwards.

49th FG, 8th FS History
USAAF Status Card P-40E Warhawk 41-5607
Thanks to Gordon Birkett / ADF-Serials for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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