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Kittyhawk A29-149

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-36247; A29-149
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 76 Squadron, RAAF


20 August 1942Allotted to Royal Australian Air Force, ex USAAS.
21 August 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
3 September 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
17 September 1942Undercarriage collapse on landing at Fall river causing damage to airscrew, cowling, wing tip, and undercarriage.
19 September 1942Allotted to No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
8 October 1942Held at No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Gurney.
12 October 1942Flown from No. 15 RSU, Fall River, to No. 15 RSU, Port Moresby.
27 October 1942Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
11 November 1942Flown to mainland.
12 November 1942Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
3 March 1943Forced landing at Goodenough Island due to adverse weather conditions.
Pilot: P/O WILLIAM JOHN WARD, RAAF 401003 (Uninjured)
7 March 1943Issued to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
8 March 1943Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
12 April 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
23 July 1943Issued to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
11 August 1943Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to Clyde Engineering, ex No. 10 RSU.
6 September 1943Received by Clyde Engineering.
22 November 1943Approval granted for conversion to components.
4 February 1944Airframe allotted to No. 2 CRD, ex Clyde Engineering, for conversion.


Kittyhawk A29-149 at Milne Bay


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 7 May 2018.


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