USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Union-Endicott Public School
P-39N-5-BE 42-18802

35th Pursuit Group

Union-Endicott Public School

A P-39 Airacobra built by Bell and donated to the USAAC by members of the Union-Endicott Public School in Endicott, New York as part of their war bond drive. Pupils and staff accumulated over $281,000 in War Bond sales and sponsored three P-39 Airacobra, all of which carried a tiger head emblem on the nose.

Assigned to the 41st Pursuit Squadron based in Australia and later New Guinea.

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