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Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-39Q-5-BE Airacobra serial number 42-20339. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 8th Fighter Group (8th FG) "Cyclone's Flying Circus", 36th Fighter Squadron (36th FS) "The Flying Fiends". No known nose art or nickname. This aircraft was abandoned at Tadji Airfield.
Until 1974, this aircraft remained in situ at Tadji Airfield.
Salvaged in 1974 by Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong during a salvage operation for David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC). Transported to the United States.
This aircraft was stored at Chino Airport during the 1970s, location today unknown.
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