USAAF Bell P-39 Airacobra
First Albuquerque Visit: 1941
The Bell P-39 Airacobra was a fighter produced by the Bell Aircraft Corporation for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It was one of the principal American fighters in service when the United States entered combat.
Kirtland Field, as a transient aircraft stop, saw many P-39’s come through from 1941 until 194. P-39 aircraft number 1449 was frequent visitor to Kirtland Field. Sandia Base, originally the Albuquerque Airport, was operating as the Air Depot Training Station, an aircraft maintenance training base in 1943 and specifically worked on these aircraft. Below is a P-39 that was restored and flown by the Commentative Air Force.
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