P-40M-10-CU 43-5795


I have no info whatsoever about this P-40M's wartime history other than the fact that she was
delivered to the RCAF as a Kittyhawk III and given the serial '845'.

After the war she was put up for disposal at Patricia Bay and initially went to Vance Roberts
of Seattle, WA, who kept the aircraft until 1950. From there it passed through several hands
and I believe that it may have been used as a crop duster and as a cloud seeder before becoming
a static display piece for a museum located in Reno, NV. In 1982 she was acquired by Bill Destafani
and restored to flying condition, taking to the sky in 1983 after almost twenty years on the ground.

In 1991 she went to the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, TX and stayed there until acquired
by Jeff Clyman (of 'The Cockpit' / 'Cockpit USA' fame) from Long Island, NY, where she remains
today as part of the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale.


More info about this airframe can be found on the following page...

P-40M 43-5795



Here's 43-5795 while part of the late William Harrah's collection.


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This photo shows 43-5795 while owned by Bill Destafani and named 'Miss Gina V'.


Walt Bauer



Geneseo 2006

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Jeff Hunt photo



Geneseo 2007

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Peter T. Ball photo



Geneseo 2008

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S.Donacik photo



Geneseo 2012

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S.Donacik photo



The Lady and the Hawk

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Brent Eysler photo



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