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Kittyhawk A29-47

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-5527; A29-47
Name / Nose Art:SWEET ADELINE
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

14 March 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF. (Cancelled).
18 March 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USAAC.
25 March 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
26 March 1942Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
5 April 1942Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
28 April 1942Shot down by Japanese fighters over Port Moresby.
Pilot: F/Lt BARRY MORTIMER COX, RAAF 706 (Missing)
4 May 1942Aircraft wreckage located by F/O PIPER and positively identified by the presence of the name "Adeline" visible on wreckage.
5 May 1942Excavation at wreck site attempted by P/O TUCKER and W/O TARRANT, but was unsuccessful due to the nature of the soil.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, COX, Barry Mortimer - (Flight Lieutenant); Service Number - 706; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Kittyhawk A29-47; Place - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Date - 24 April 1942, A705, 163/26/203.

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

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1961, Operations record book (forms A50 & A51), 75 Squadron. [Unit history sheets], A9186, 95.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 P-40E "Sweet Adeline" Serial Number A29-47 Code R. Retrieved 4 May 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/A29-47.html>.

Record updated on 4 May 2018.


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