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  P-40N-5-CU "Suzy" Serial Number 42-105820  
USAAF
5th AF
49th FG
7th FS

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5th AF Assoc c1990

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot Myers. Nicknamed "Suzy" on the side of the fuselage. Abandoned at Dobodura.

Wreckage
Until at least 1991, this P-40 remained in situ in kunai grass near Dobodura, without the engine or tail assembly. Possibly, these were removed during the war or scrapped sometime afterwards.

Recovery
During the early 1990s, this wreckage was exported (reportedly with P-40E Warhawk Serial Number ?) by a New Zealand man and transported to Lae then shipped to New Zealand.

This P-40N Warhawk might be for sale or sold by Pioneer Aviation as a restoration project. Whereabouts today are unknown.

References
Thanks to 5th Air Force Association for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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