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Kittyhawk A29-71

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-5632; A29-71
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

18 March 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
23 March 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USAAC.
1 April 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 April 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
19 July 1942Collided with Kittyhawk A29-85 causing damage to port mainplane, starboard mainplane, and undercarriage.
20 July 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
5 August 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 12 RSU.
10 August 1942Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
15 September 1942Allotted to No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
Aircraft on beach being salvaged.
18 September 1942Issued to No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
21 September 1942Unserviceable at No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
27 September 1942To be flown to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
8 November 1942Allotted to Reserve Pool, ex No. 15 RSU.
13 November 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, via Reserve Pool.
Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
8 December 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
9 December 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 December 1942Aircraft ran off strip after landing at Strauss, NT, due to starboard brake locking.
Pilot: Sgt TERENCE DESMOND MADIGAN, RAAF 407444 (Survived)
22 December 1942Allotted to No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repair.
26 December 1942Received by No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
17 January 1943Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
7 February 1943Collided with Kittyhawk A29-34 while landing at Hughes Field, NT.
Pilot: F/O L.E. CROSSING (Uninjured)
8 February 1943Allotted to No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
9 February 1943Received by No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
15 February 1943Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
17 February 1943Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
7 October 1943Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
24 October 1943Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
25 November 1943Aircraft force landed at Mildura.
14 December 1943Aircraft to be held in Stored Reserve and not to be used without authority.
31 December 1943Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
7 January 1944Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
16 January 1945Aircraft crashed at Lake Reeve, approximately 8 miles from Seaspray, Victoria, after conducting a mock attack on a Beaufort.
Pilot: F/O WILLIAM ROBERT BINNING, RAAF 421881 (Killed)
9 February 1945Approval given for conversion to components.

Photos

Wreck of Kittyhawk A29-71 at Lake Reeve, VictoriaWreck of Kittyhawk A29-71 at Lake Reeve, VictoriaWreck of Kittyhawk A29-71 at Lake Reeve, VictoriaWreck of Kittyhawk A29-71 at Lake Reeve, VictoriaWreck of Kittyhawk A29-71 at Lake Reeve, Victoria

References

Coomber, C. 1992 Kittyhawk grave a desolate place. Times-Spectator. 28 April 1992, p. 8.

Dunn, P. 2015 Crash of a Kittyhawk into Lake Reeve, 8 miles from Sale. Australia @ War. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/vic75.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 2], A9845, 4.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Collisions between aircraft], A9845, 25.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk aircraft A29-71 - Court of Inquiry - Police report, re accident at Lake Reeves on 16 January 1945, A705, 32/24/1029.

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

Pacific Wrecks 2018 P-40E Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-71. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/A29-71.html>.

Record updated on 2 May 2018.


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