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Kittyhawk A29-77

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-5528; A29-77
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

22 March 1942Allotted to No. 77 Squadron, RAAF.
27 March 1942Above allotment cancelled.
31 March 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
5 April 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USAAF.
10 April 1942Received at Archerfield.
13 April 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 April 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 August 1942Allotted to No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
13 August 1942Damaged by enemy action at Fall River. Starboard mainplane, flap, and aileron damaged. Fuselage bullet holed.
Allotment to No. 15 RSU cancelled.
Allotted to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
4 September 1942Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
5 October 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, ex 12 RSU Garbutt.
6 October 1942Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for carburetor change.
7 October 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
12 October 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 November 1942Serviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
22 November 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
27 November 1942Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
30 November 1942Issued to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
3 December 1942Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
6 January 1943Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
9 January 1943Aircraft grounded at Cloncurry Station.
27 January 1943Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
1 February 1943Allotted to No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
6 February 1943Above allotment cancelled.
9 February 1943Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
17 February 1943Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
18 February 1943Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
12 March 1943Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
14 April 1943Aircraft force landed on a reef SE of Sideia Island, near the village of Gotai.
Pilot: P/O NORMAN SHERWOOD HOUGHTON, RAAF 401792 (Uninjured)
4 May 1943Approval given for write-off.

References

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

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

Record updated on 30 April 2018.


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