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  P-39N-5-BE Airacobra Serial Number 42-18814  
5th AF

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. No known nose art or nickname. Operated from New Guinea and abandoned at Tadji Airfield.

This aircraft remained in situ until 1974.

Salvaged by Charles Darby in 1974 for David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC) and owned by David Tallichet.

Storage & Restoration
The airframe was stored at MARC at Chino Airport. Some restoration work done to the fusealge and wings.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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