October 22, 1943
Carl Prince 1944
Built by Lockheed. Constructors Number 222-5348.
Assembled at Melbourne and delivered on September 2, 1942. Assigned to the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, with nose number "30", painted in olive drab and flying combat missions during 1943 operating from 14 Mile Drome.
During late 1943, nicknamed "Malaria Mabel" used as a squadron hack and paint stripped to natural aluminum finish with red and white tail stripes. Operated from 14 Mile Drome and Nadzab Airfield.
Later, condemned in Australia on May 9, 1944.
Thanks to Robert Rocker for additional information.
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