|Aircraft Model:||Bell P-39 Airacobra|
|Manufacturer:||Bell Aircraft Corporation|
|Units:||No. 23 Squadron, RAAF|
No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
|17 August 1942||Received by No. 23 Squadron, RAAF, ex USAAC.|
|26 February 1943||Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.|
|30 March 1943||Undercarriage collapsed on landing.|
|31 March 1943||Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.|
|3 April 1943||Issued to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|6 April 1943||Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|28 May 1943||Allotted to Clyde Engineering for repair.|
|26 June 1943||Issued to Clyde Engineering with escort.|
|30 June 1943||Received by Clyde Engineering.|
|25 August 1943||Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex Clyde for conversion.|
|26 August 1943||AMSE approved conversion.|
Allotted to US 5th Air Force in present condition. Aircraft is to be crated and despatched to 35th Service Group, USAAF, Charters Towers.
|27 August 1943||Above allotment to No. 2 AD cancelled.|
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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