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Kittyhawk A29-99

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-35974; ET620; A29-99
Name / Nose Art:CLEOPATRA
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 82 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

13 May 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
14 May 1942Aircraft tipped on nose while landing at Kingaroy, Queensland.
20 July 1942Serviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
11 September 1942Held at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
12 September 1942Held at No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
19 October 1942Serviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
9 November 1942Unserviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
15 November 1942Serviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
2 June 1943Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
26 June 1943Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
31 June 1943Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
23 September 1943Allotted to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for modifications.
24 September 1943Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
6 October 1943Allotted to No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
10 October 1943Issued to No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
12 October 1943Received by No. 82 Squadron, RAAF.
3 April 1944Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 April 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
15 May 1945Aircraft force landed outside the northern boundary of Mildura Aerodrome after suffering an engine failure.
22 May 1945Allotted to No. 1 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
Request approval to convert to Instructional Aiframe No. 2.
7 June 1945Issued to No. 1 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
15 June 1945Now to be converted.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Operation Training Units 1 to 4 Dec 41 - Apr 44, A9186, 443.

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

Record updated on 3 May 2018.


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