Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to 5th Air Force Association for additional information
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June 29, 2019