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Photography Weekly Challenge (Weapons)

Curtiss P-40N-5

 

- Serial No. 42-105861

- Built in Buffalo, NY in 1943

- Assigned to the 49th Fighter Group in New Guinea for combat duty

- Abandoned in a jungle airstrip in favor of the P-38

- Discovered in 1974 by Charles Darby during a salvage expedition

- Donated circa 1980 to Louisiana State University

- Donated in 1986 to the Louisiana Naval Museum

- Acquired by current owner John Fallis in 1998 and restored

- Took to the air again on March 1, 2008, 64 years after it last flew

 

EXPLORE: #177, November 1, 2008

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Taken on November 1, 2008