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Kittyhawk A29-350

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40M-10-CU Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:43-5780; A29-350
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

14 April 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
27 April 1943Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
28 April 1943Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
13 May 1943Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 November 1943Starboard blast tube blew out at Kiriwina, causing damage to leading edge of starboard wing and starboard side of nose.
3 November 1943Allotted to No. 26 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
4 November 1943Received by No. 26 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
6 November 1943Allotted to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
8 November 1943Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
3 December 1943Received by No. 26 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, ex No. 10 RSU.
26 December 1943Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
29 December 1943Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 October 1944Aircraft landed heavily at Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor, causing damage to airsrew, engine, and port undercarriage.
Pilot: F/Sgt JOHN LYNN MIDDLETON, RAAF 418291 (Survived)
12 October 1944Allotted to No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
13 October 1944Issued to No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
1 January 1945Allotted to and received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
5 January 1945Allotted to No. 86 Squadron, RAAF.
8 January 1945Aircraft crashed into sea at Rowe Bay.
Pilot: F/Sgt ALICK JAMES MAKEHAM, RAAF 430117 (Killed)
9 January 1945Request approval for write off.
17 January 1945RAAF HQ approve write off as result of crash into sea.

References

Baugher, J. 2018 1943 USAAF Serial Numbers (43-5109 to 43-52437). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 30 October 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1943_2.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 9], A9845, 155.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, Aircraft Status cards - Kittyhawk A29-300 to A29-389, A10297, BLOCK 215.

Record updated on 30 October 2018.


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