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  P-39N-5-BE Airacobra Serial Number 42-18807 Nose H
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Former Assignement
8th FG
80th FS

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USAAF August 1943
Pilot ¬†Carey J. Wooley (WIA, survived)
Crashed  August 25, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Bell 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, 8th Fighter Group, 80th Fighter Squadron. Later, assigned to the 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. Assigned squadron letter H with a white painted tail. No known nose art or nickname.

On August 7, 1943 took off piloted by Erick W. Kyro and when returning to land, suffered a landing accident at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby. Afterwards, repaired and returned to duty and later operated from Tsili Tsili Airfield.

Mission History
On August 25, 1943 took off piloted by Wooley. When landing, this Airacobra suffered a landing accident at Mallett near Tsili Tsili Airfield, destroying the aircraft and injuring the pilot.

August 1943 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - 42-18807
Thanks to Erick W. Kyro for additional information

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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