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Kittyhawk A29-36

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-5525; A29-36
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

13 March 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
18 March 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USAAC with Engine No. 36235.
1 April 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 April 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 August 1942Aircraft appeared to attempt a forced landing at Fall River, Milne Bay, after intercepting Japanese aircraft, and was seen to burst into flames at approximately 300 feet.
Pilot: F/Sgt GEORGE FREDERICK INKSTER, RAAF 402292 (Killed)
12 September 1942Write off.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1951, INKSTER George Frederick - (Sergeant); Service Number - 402292; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Kittyhawk A29-36; Place - Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea; Date - 11 August 1942, A705, 163/125/63.

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

Record updated on 6 May 2018.


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