This P-40 was built as a Kittyhawk I for the RAF. It was purchased by the British Purchasing Commission
and did not fall under any Lend-Lease agreement and therefore did not receive a US Army serial number.
It was allocated the RAF serial AL171 but was handed over to the Canadians and given the RCAF serial 1084.
I have no more information about its wartime service at this time.
Unlike many of today's surviving RCAF Kittyhawks, this one was surplussed at Vulcan AB in Alberta during 1946.
She passed through a few hands, including Ed Maloney and John Paul (Sr.) before coming into the possession of
Kermit Weeks. She was damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and last I heard was undergoing restoration at Art
Teeter's CalPacific AirMotive in Salinas, California. Hopefully she'll spread her wings once more before long.
Here's a scan of a magazine blurb about AL171 from 2010...
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You can view the entry for this P-40 in WRG's Warbird Registry
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