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  P-40N-5-CU Warhawk Serial Number 42-105913  
USAAF
5th AF
49th FG
7th FS

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 29675. 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 Lt. Robert Warren. No known nickname or nose art. This P-40 was abandoned at Iron Range Airfield.

Wreckage
Until 1973, this P-40 remained in situ at Iron Range Airfield.

Recovery
During 1973-1974, the forward fuselage and wings were salvaged by Monty Armstrong. During the 2000s, this P-40 was under restoration by Murry Griffith / Precision Aerospace.

Charles Darby adds:
"Retrieved from Iron Range in north Queensland. A well-known Australian aircraft that was purchased in Australia and exported to New Zealand with the full approval of the Australian authorities."

Jason Van Der Graff adds:
"I have noticed Murray [Griffith / Precision Aerospace] has painted his P-40N in the incorrect paint scheme. Apparently Robert Warren is flying over soon to see his old bird. Its interesting that no original WW2 photo's have been published with the restoration articles. The 49th FG it was well known that both the pilot and crew chief chose their own nose art for their side of the cowling. The pilot had the left side and the crew chief had the right side."

References
Thanks to Charles Darby and Jason Van Der Graff for additional information.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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