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Kittyhawk A29-102

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-25142; ET466; A29-102
Units:No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

18 May 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
22 June 1942Aircraft collided with Kittyhawk A29-82, damaging rudder, fin, and starboard elevator. Aircraft landed safely at aerodrome.
Pilot: Sgt BRUCE ALBERT NOTT, RAAF 412262 (Uninjured)
13 July 1942Aircraft undershot landing and hit rough ground causing undercarriage to collapse.
Pilot: Sgt COLIN LAING, RAAF 408263 (Uninjured)
7 October 1942Aircraft ground looped on landing, causing damage to starboard mainplane, aileron, and flap.
29 November 1942Aircraft crashed at No. 2 OTU, causing damage to starboard mainplane, wingtip, and aileron.
27 May 1943Aircraft suffered accident causing damage to airscrew.
26 July 1944Aircraft caught fire during line astern chase and pilot baled out. Aircraft subsequently crashed near Merrinee, west of Mildura.
Pilot: Sgt DAVID MURDOCH BROWN, RAAF 433698 (Slightly Injured)
2 August 1944Allotted to Technical Salvage Section, No. 2 OTU, for conversion to components.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 3], A9845, 5.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Collisions between aircraft], A9845, 25.

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

Record updated on 15 September 2017.


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