AviationHeritage.org - Working to document aviation heritage and history through the use of modern technologies
Wreck of B-24 'Milady', Northern Territory (Daniel J. Leahy, 2012)
Home | People | Aircraft | Historical Documents | Map of Sites | Legislation & Ethics | Contributors | Contact Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Sketchfab

Kittyhawk A29-28

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-5336; A29-28
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF


10 March 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 2 EFTS.
24 March 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
26 March 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
30 March 1942Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, ex Archerfield.
17 April 1942Aircraft damaged at Port Moresby in interception of Japanese aircraft.
21 April 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
7 May 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
10 November 1942Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
9 June 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
26 September 1943Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
5 June 1944Aircraft suffered engine failure and belly landed at Wentworth, NSW, causing damage to airscrew, oil cooler, and radiator. Remainder of airframe undamaged.
Pilot: F/Sgt NEVILLE LLOYD THORNLEY, RAAF 34772 (Uninjured)
2 October 1944Aircraft force landed 5 miles southwest of Mildura airfield after engine caught fire in the air.
28 July 1945Received by No. 1 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
5 July 1946Allotted to No. 1 Stores Depot, RAAF.
23 September 1947Approval granted to write-off.


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, A10297, BLOCK 212.

Record updated on 1 May 2018.


Find out how you can have your business or organisation logo shown here.

Website Designed and Built by Daniel J. Leahy, 2016-19.