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  P-40N-5-CU Warhawk Serial Number 42-104961  
5th AF
49th FG
8th FS

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David Gillis 1969

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Ray Fairfield 1972

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28723. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to 5th Air Force, 49tth Fighter Group, 8th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. Abandoned at Tsili-Tsili Airfield.

Until 1973, this aircraft remained in situ.

During September 1973, salvaged by Monty Armstrong for David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC) by floating the aircraft down the river on a raft.

Shipped from Lae to the United States and stored at Chino Airport. Registered with the FAA as N28723. No restoration work was performed on this airframe. Later, moved to Pima Air & Space Museum where it is being stored or restored.

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PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-40 Kittyhawk 42-104961
FAA lists N28723 as deregistered as another aircraft Piper PA-28-161

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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