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Kittyhawk A29-90

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-25123; A29-90
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

9 April 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 April 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USAAF with Engine No. 19664.
27 April 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 May 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
13 August 1942Allotted to No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repair.
7 October 1942Held at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, Batchelor.
11 November 1942Hit tree while taxying causing damage to mainplane.
12 November 1942Allotted to the 43rd Materiel Squadron, USAAF, for repairs.
2 December 1942Above allotment cancelled.
11 December 1942Allotted to No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repair.
15 December 1942Issued to No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
5 January 1943Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
27 April 1943Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
11 May 1943Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
2 July 1943Aircraft suffered accident at Mildura.
4 January 1944Aircraft crashed while attempting to force land approximately 12 miles NW of Mildura Aerodrome.
Pilot: F/Sgt GERALD NORMAN SAYCE, RAAF 410263 (Died of Injuries)
6 January 1944Allotted for conversion.
22 January 1944AMSE approved to convert.

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 13 January 2019.


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