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Kittyhawk A29-443

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40N-1-CU Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:42-104725; A29-443
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 84 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

8 August 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
9 August 1943Aircraft renumbered as A29-443.
24 August 1943Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
11 September 1943Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
18 September 1943Received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
5 April 1944Allotted to No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change.
11 April 1944Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
16 April 1944Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
23 April 1944Issued to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
22 July 1944Allotted to No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change.
23 July 1944Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
1 August 1944Issued to No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, Reserve Pool.
2 August 1944Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, Reserve Pool.
8 August 1944Allotted to and received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
16 August 1944Aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire during a straffing attack on a Japanese bivouac area at Andai, south of Manokwari.
Pilot: F/Lt KENNETH ARTHUR McCAUL, RAAF 406066 (Uninjured)
17 August 1944Allotted to No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
18 August 1944Issued to and received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
6 September 1944Allotted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, as replacement for A29-561.
7 September 1944Issued to and received by No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
16 December 1944Allotted to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
19 December 1944Allotted to No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
26 December 1944Issued to No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
17 January 1945Issued to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
22 January 1945Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
16 March 1945Aircraft crashed on mud flats between Alligator Creek and Crocodile Creek, near Townsville, after suffering engine failure due to bird strike.
Pilot: F/Sgt PETER BADGERY, RAAF 439689 (Survived)
20 March 1945Allotted to No. 6 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF, for conversion. No. 6 CRD to salvage.
2 April 1945Issued to No. 6 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
18 April 1945Approval given to convert.

References

Birkett, G. and G. Clarke 2015 RAAF Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk Mk.VI A29-400 to A29-704. ADF Serials. Retrieved 14 September 2017 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a29e.htm>.

Dunn, P. 2017 Crash of a Kittyhawk between Alligator Creek and Crocodile Creek near Townsville. Australia @ War. Retrieved 10 May 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld287.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Kittyhawk A29-400 to A29-499, A10297, BLOCK 216.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 11], A9845, 157.

Record updated on 17 January 2019.


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