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P-40 41-5576

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Units:8th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, USAAF


28 March 1942Aircraft force landed at 'Wheat Hill', Berridale, NSW, after becoming lost in bad weather.
Pilot: 2/Lt CHESTER T. NAMOLA, USAAF O-430937 (Uninjured)


Baugher, J. 2018 1941 USAAF Serial Numbers (41-1 to 41-6721). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 10 June 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_1.html>.

Dunn, P. 2017 Crash of a P-40E Warhawk at Berridale in New South Wales. Australia @ War. Retrieved 10 June 2018 from <http://www.ozatwar.com/nsw33.htm>.

Lennon, T. 2017 South Coast fog blinded US Army pilots before fatal crash. The Daily Telegraph. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2018 from <https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/south-coast-fog-blinded-us-army-pilots-before-fatal-crash/news-story/eb9c59c3a04ff8342c5adfed801e24b4>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1952, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] RAAF Station Canberra Apr 40 - May 52, A9186, 200.

Record updated on 10 June 2018.


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