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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, unit assignment unknown. During 1943 or later, abandoned at Dobodura Airfield. Until the early 1970s, one wing remained in situ.

During the 1970s, one wing section was recovered from land owned by Frank Egimbari and transported it by truck to Sangara Primary School at Sangara. The wing was painted white with "Sangara Primary School" painted in black block letters and installed vertically along the side of the road as a sign.

Sometime later, Frank Egimbari removed this wing and transported it back to Dobodura Airfield. Ultimate fate unknown, possibly exported overseas. Later, an A-20 Havoc wing from Dobodura Airfield was placed as a replacement sign.

Thanks to Frank Egimbari and Sam Bruce for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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