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Kittyhawk A29-94

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Constructor's No.:19195
Identities:41-25176; ET500; A29-94
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF
No. 82 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

13 May 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 2 AP.
14 May 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
18 May 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 June 1942While landing at night, the aircraft ran through the flare path, off the runway, and killed a civilian. Damage was caused to the starboard mainplane, undercarriage, tail, and cowling.
4 June 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
20 July 1942Aircraft held at Station Headquarters, Townsville.
17 August 1942Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
22 September 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
17 December 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
13 February 1943Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
19 February 1943Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, en route to No. 75 Squadron.
24 February 1943Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
1 June 1943While landing at Turnbull Field, Milne Bay, the aircraft collided with cattle which had ran on to the runway.
Pilot: Sgt ARTHUR ROBERT HEYWOOD, RAAF 410057 (Uninjured)
3 June 1943Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
3 July 1943Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
6 July 1943Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
7 July 1943Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
25 August 1943Allotted to No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
9 September 1943Issued to No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
11 September 1943Received by No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
22 October 1943Crashed at Bankstown, NSW.
23 October 1943Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
4 November 1943Issued to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
5 November 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
25 February 1944Aircraft caught fire and force landed at Taren Point, NSW, after suffering engine failure.
Pilot: F/Lt S.M. STEWARD (Uninjured)
27 February 1944Allotted to No. 2 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF, for conversion to components.
5 March 1944Received by No. 2 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
21 March 1944Approval given for conversion to components.

References

Baugher, J. 2018 1941 USAAF Serial Numbers (41-24340 to 41-30847). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_4.html>.

Dunn, P. 2013 Crash of a Kittyhawk at Taren Pt., New South Wales on 24 February 1944. Australia @ War. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/nsw126.htm>.

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.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 P-40E-1 Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-94. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/A29-94.html>.

Record updated on 2 May 2018.


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