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Airacobra A53-1

Aircraft Model:Bell P-39 Airacobra
Manufacturer:Bell Aircraft Corporation
Identities:41-7119; A53-1
Units:No. 24 Squadron, RAAF


27 July 1942Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex USA.
Allotted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
2 August 1942Received by No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
19 February 1943Aircraft suffered engine failure. Pilot abandoned the aircraft which crashed approximately 2 miles south of Luddenham, NSW.
Pilot: P/O ALAN FREDERICK TUTT, RAAF 400108 (Uninjured)
8 March 1943AMSE approved conversion.


Anon. 2009 A53 Bell Airacobra. RAAF Museum, Point Cook. Retrieved 7 February 2017 from <https://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/aircraft/series2/A53.htm>.

Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a P-39 Airacobra 2 miles south of Luddenham, NSW, on 19 February 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 22 October 1943 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/nsw136.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Airacobra A53 [Accidents], A9845, 89.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Aircraft Status cards - Bell Airacobra A53-1 to A53-22, A10297, BLOCK 362.

Record updated on 22 October 2018.


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