|Aircraft Model:||Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk|
|Name / Nose Art:||PUDDIN|
|Units:||No. 75 Squadron, RAAF|
|20 August 1942||Allotted to the Royal Australian Air Force, ex USAAF.|
|21 August 1942||Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 12 RSU.|
|3 September 1942||Unserviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|12 September 1942||Held at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|28 September 1942||Serviceable at No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|3 March 1943||Aircraft was force landed at Goodenough Island due to adverse weather conditions.|
Pilot: P/O DANIEL RICHARD AUSTIN, RAAF 408630 (Uninjured)
|7 March 1943||Issued to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|8 March 1943||Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|15 June 1943||Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|26 June 1943||Issued to and Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|8 August 1943||Aircraft stalled and crashed near Turnbull Field during aerobatics on a non-operational test flight.|
Pilot: F/O WILLIAM JOHN WARD, RAAF 401003 (Killed)
|26 August 1943||AMSE approved conversion.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 4], A9845, 6.
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 January 2019.
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