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Kittyhawk A29-11

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:A29-11
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

8 March 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 1 AD.
16 March 1942Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
21 March 1942Received at Port Moresby.
28 March 1942Tail plane, elevator and rudder shot away. Aircraft badly damaged. Bullet holes to fuselage, petrol tank and starboard wing tip.
24 April 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
27 April 1942Unserviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
7 May 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
20 July 1942Serviceability indefinite.
4 September 1942Completed for delivery at No. 5 AD.
5 September 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
13 September 1942Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
16 September 1942Received at No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, en route to No. 75 Squadron.
17 September 1942Allotted to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, to be made operationally serviceable.
21 September 1942Unserviceable at No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Garbutt.
25 September 1942Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Charters Towers.
1 October 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
5 October 1942Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Garbutt.
Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
7 October 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
12 October 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
26 October 1942Serviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 November 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
13 November 1942Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
19 November 1942Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
17 December 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
26 December 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
8 January 1943Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 April 1943Aircraft crashed during take-off from Potshot, WA.
Pilot: P/O COLIN TRAVERS ADAMS, RAAF 407397 (Survived)
7 April 1943Allotted to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
10 April 1943Issued to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
13 April 1943Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
25 April 1943Received by No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
26 April 1943Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
19 January 1944Airframe to be converted to Instructional Airframe No. 2 and to be issued to No. 1 Engineering School.
17 October 1945Approval for conversion to components.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [AccidentsPart 1], A9845, 3.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1953, Aircraft status cards - Kittyhawk A29-1 to A29-99 [3 cm], A10297, BLOCK 212.

Record updated on 16 December 2018.


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