P-39 Airacobra during a test flight with all weapons firing, 1941P-39C-BE Airacobra fighter of 40th Pursuit Squadron of USAAF 31st Pursuit Group at Selfridge Field, Harrison, Michigan, United States, 1941P-39 Airacobra fighter with its pilot, date unknown; note the unique P-39F-1-BE Airacobra in flight, 1942
P-39 Airacobra during a test flight with all weapons firing, 1941P-39C-BE Airacobra fighter of 40th Pursuit Squadron of USAAF 31st Pursuit Group at Selfridge Field, Harrison, Michigan, United States, 1941P-39 Airacobra fighter with its pilot, date unknown; note the unique 'car-door' style entrance into cockpitP-39F-1-BE Airacobra in flight, 1942
B-17E bomber P-39 Airacobra fighter in flight, 1943.Ground crew starting 357th Fighter Group commander Col. Edward S. ChickeringAircobra aircraft resting on a runway, circa 28 Jun-14 Sep 1943
B-17E bomber 'Yankee Diddler' of 43rd Bomber Group, US 65th Bomber Squadron taking off from Jackson Field, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1942-1943; note P-39 fighters in backgroundP-39 Airacobra fighter in flight, 1943.Ground crew starting 357th Fighter Group commander Col. Edward S. Chickering's P-39Q the hard way - with the hand crank to get the inertia starter going. Hamilton Field, California, United States, July 1943Aircobra aircraft resting on a runway, circa 28 Jun-14 Sep 1943
Mechanics working on the engine of P-39D Airacobra ‘Shrimp’ at the maintenance complex at Townsville, Australia, late 1943.Bell P-39 Airacobra on the Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Oahu, Hawaii, 1943-45. Note temporary nature of the tower construction.P-39L-1-BE Airacobra aircraft being prepared to be flown to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program, possibly Nome, Alaska, 1943-1944P-39Q-30-BE Airacobra and P-63A-8-BE Kingcobra aircraft being built at the Bell Aircraft Corporation factory at Wheatfield, New York, United States, circa 1944
Mechanics working on the engine of P-39D Airacobra ‘Shrimp’ at the maintenance complex at Townsville, Australia, late 1943.Bell P-39 Airacobra on the Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Oahu, Hawaii, 1943-45. Note temporary nature of the tower construction.P-39L-1-BE Airacobra aircraft being prepared to be flown to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program, possibly Nome, Alaska, 1943-1944P-39Q-30-BE Airacobra and P-63A-8-BE Kingcobra aircraft being built at the Bell Aircraft Corporation factory at Wheatfield, New York, United States, circa 1944
P-39Q Airacobra “Tarawa Boom Deay” at the Haleiwa Airstrip, Oahu, Hawaii, 1944Pokryshkin with pilots of the 16th Guards Fighter Regiment, circa Aug 1944; left to right: Goregljad, Klubov, Bierezkin, Pokryshkin, Trofimov, Pyzikov; note P-39 Airacobra in backgroundUS Army assault landing training at Bellows Field (Waimanalo Beach), Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945; note P-39 Airacobra aircraft, CCKW trucks, and Wailea Point in backgroundWASP pilot Vivian Eddy in the door of a P-39 Airacobra, 1945. Location unknown.
P-39Q Airacobra “Tarawa Boom Deay” at the Haleiwa Airstrip, Oahu, Hawaii, 1944Pokryshkin with pilots of the 16th Guards Fighter Regiment, circa Aug 1944; left to right: Goregljad, Klubov, Bierezkin, Pokryshkin, Trofimov, Pyzikov; note P-39 Airacobra in backgroundUS Army assault landing training at Bellows Field (Waimanalo Beach), Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945; note P-39 Airacobra aircraft, CCKW trucks, and Wailea Point in backgroundWASP pilot Vivian Eddy in the door of a P-39 Airacobra, 1945. Location unknown.
P-39 Airacobra aircraft with maintenance panels open, revealing the engine and other internal workings, date unknown
P-39 Airacobra aircraft with maintenance panels open, revealing the engine and other internal workings, date unknown
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