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Kittyhawk A29-150

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:41-36249; A29-150
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

20 August 1942Allotted to RAAF ex USAAC.
21 August 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
3 September 1942Issued to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
7 October 1942Held at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF, Batchelor.
12 October 1942Unserviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
2 November 1942Serviceable at No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
4 November 1942Aircraft collided on landing causing damage to port and starboard mainplane.
5 November 1942Issued to 43rd Materiel Squadron, USAAF, for repairs.
15 December 1942Allotted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 December 1942Held by No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
22 December 1942Weather held up delivery of aircraft.
23 December 1942Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
13 March 1943Aircraft force landed at Potshot Strip due to engine trouble.
Pilot: F/O ERIC BLAIR TAINTON, RAAF 402009 (Survived)
28 March 1943Aircraft crashed 2 miles offshore in the Bay of Rest, Exmouth Gulf, WA, while making a mock attack run on returning US Navy Catalina 101-P-1.
Pilot: S/Ldr KEITH WILLIAM TRUSCOTT, RAAF 400213 (Killed)
29 March 1943Wreckage of aircraft located in 7 fathoms of water and subsequently salvaged.
6 April 1943Issued to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
12 April 1943Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
3 May 1943Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
4 May 1943Approval given for conversion.

Photos

Wreckage of P-40E A29-150 after being salvagedWreckage of P-40E A29-150 after being salvagedWreckage of P-40E A29-150 after being salvagedWreckage of P-40E A29-150 after being salvagedWreckage of P-40E A29-150 after being salvaged

References

Dunn, P. 2017 Keith "Bluey" Truscott killed in the crash of a Kittyhawk in Exmouth Gulf, WA, on 28 March 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 16 December 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/wa15.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Kittyhawk A29-150 - Court of Inquiry re accident on 28.3.43 (Late Squadron Leader K W Truscott), A705, 32/24/148.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 5], A9845, 7.

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

Pacific Wrecks 2018 P-40E-1 Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-150 Code IP. Retrieved 16 December 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/A29-150.html>.

Record updated on 16 December 2018.


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