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Airacobra A53-4

Aircraft Model:Bell P-39 Airacobra
Manufacturer:Bell Aircraft Corporation
Identities:41-7163; A53-4
Units:No. 24 Squadron, RAAF
No. 82 Squadron, RAAF


27 July 1942Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex USA.
Allotted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
2 August 1942Received by No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
17 October 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
21 October 1942Issued to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
27 October 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
22 January 1943Aircraft to be repaired at No. 5 AD.
22 April 1943Issued to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
23 April 1943Received by No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
7 June 1943Allotted to No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
21 June 1943Received by No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
15 September 1943Allotted to US 5th Air Force.
20 September 1943Issued to US 5th Air Force.


Anon. 2009 A53 Bell Airacobra. RAAF Museum, Point Cook. Retrieved 7 February 2017 from <https://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/aircraft/series2/A53.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Aircraft Status cards - Bell Airacobra A53-1 to A53-22, A10297, BLOCK 362.

Record updated on 22 October 2018.


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