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Kittyhawk A29-93

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-25168; ET492; A29-101; A29-93
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

26 April 1942Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, as A29-101, ex USA.
Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
April 1942Above allottment cancelled and aircraft returned to USAAF.
Aircraft was later redelivered to RAAF as A29-93 while P-40E 41-25121 was delivered as A29-101.
13 May 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
18 May 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
23 June 1942Aircraft swung off runway causing extensive damage to starboard mainplane, flaps, landing gear, bottom of cowling, and radiator.
29 June 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
14 July 1942Aircraft held at Station Headquarters, Townsville.
July 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 August 1942Aircraft missing.
Pilot: F/O ALBERT GORDON McLEOD, RAAF 411807 (Killed)
12 September 1942Write-off.

Photos

Wreckage from RAAF Kittyhawk A29-93 on display at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook

References

Baugher, J. 2017 1941 USAAF Serial Numbers (41-24340 to 41-30847). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 26 August 2017 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_4.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Aircraft Status cards - Kittyhawk A29-100 to A29-199 - Also Instructional No.1, A10297, BLOCK 213.

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

Record updated on 26 August 2017.


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