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Robert Jarrett
Owner Classic Jets Fighter Museum (CJFM)

Recovered Aircraft

Ki-61 Tony Manufacture Number 292
Recovered from Alexishafen, 1999

P-39K Airacobra 42-4312
Recovered in 1982 from Woodlark Island

P-40N "The Carolina Belle" 42-104947
Recovered in 1982 from Finschafen, traded to Precision Aerospace

P-38H Lightning 42-66534
Recovered June 12-13, 2003 by Jarrett using the Robert Greinert / HARS salvage permit

P-38J Lightning 42-67142
Recovered June 14, 2003 by Jarrett

P-38H Lightning 42-66841
Exported from Lae May 1, 1999

F4U-1 Corsair 02270
Salvaged 2009 by Jarrett

Restorations

P-38H Lightning 42-66841
Acquired in 1999, restored during 1999–2005 to static display, sold to UK during 2014

F4U-1 Corsair 02270
Under restoration by Jarrett

References
Classic Jets Fighter Museum. Interview with Robert Jarrett (4.2megs, MP3) Robert Jarrett describes the history, recovery, export and restoration of P-38H 42-66534
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Interim Report mentions "Classic Jets Museum"
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Final Report mentions of Jarret" [sic] and "Classic Jets Museum"
Key Publishing Forum - P-38 in Transit "Classic Wings – Vol. 21, No. 2 "Lightning To Fly –  Parafield, South Australia based Classic Jets Fighter Museum (CJFM) have announced that P-38H Lightning, 42-66841, has been shipped to the UK where it will undergo a complete rebuild to airworthy condition. CJFM said it recognizes that this is the best possible outcome for the long term preservation of this rare early model Lightning.
Part of the 475th Fighter Group, P-38 ‘153’ is credited with a probable Oscar kill over Rabaul and was force-landed on 20th September 1943 [sic]. Stripped of useable components the fighter was subsequently abandoned, being retrieved by American interests in 1992 to the wartime airfield of Nadzab, but once again abandoned due to export difficulties. Successfully exported to Australia in 1999 by Bob Jarrett, it was then restored to static display standard over a period of seven years. Thanks to Bob Jarrett/CJFM."
Barnstormers.com "AVIATION MUSEUM CLOSING • RARE AIRCRAFT FOR SALE • Warbirds & parts. F4U-1 Corsair project with provenance, fully restored P39 Airacobra-non airworthy, P40 Warhawk project with provenance, Mirage jet-non airworthy, Sea Venom jet-non airworthy. Numerous WW2 and 1960's jet aircraft components, memorabilia, engines, ejection seats, WW2 fighter instrument panels complete & a completely fitted out Mirage cockpit section. Japanese WW2 memorabilia. Email for illustrated catalogue. • Contact Robert J. Jarrett - CLASSIC JETS FIGHTER MUSEUM, Owner - located Parafield Airport, SA Australia • Telephone: 61882585176 • Fax: 61882585176 • Posted March 29, 2016"
Thanks to Robert Jarrett for additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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