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  P-400 Airacobra Serial Number BW176  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
80th FS

Former Assignments
35th FG
39th FS

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Warbirds Online c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number BW176 and painted in a three-color camouflage scheme. Instead, delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 39th Fighter Squadron. Nose number 27. Assigned to pilot Charles King who painted the door with artwork. Later, assigned to the 8th Fighter Group. 80th Fighter Squadron until January 1943. This aircraft was not lost in combat or accident, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Joe Baugher "Airacobra I for RAF, P-400"

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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