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Kittyhawk A29-18

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:A29-18
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

8 March 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 1 AD.
16 March 1942Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
21 March 1942Received at Port Moresby.
23 March 1942Aircraft straffed by Japanese aircraft at Port Moresby - cannon shell through engine. New engine required.
9 April 1942Starboard undercarrage leg bent after hitting heap of blue metal on edge of runway while taking off. Landed on port wheel. Starboard wheel collapsed. Extensively damaged.
17 April 1942Unserviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
22 May 1942Allotted to and received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
8 July 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
15 July 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
20 July 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
2 October 1942Ground looped on landing causing damage to starboard mainplane, aileron, and wing tip.
9 June 1943Aircraft caught fire in the air and force landed at the Yelta Satellite Aerodrome.
Pilot: F/Sgt JOSEPH FREDERICK McNEILL, RAAF 411034 (Injured)
6 July 1943AMSE approve conversion.

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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