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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

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)
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)

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] 1945, Kittyhawk A29 [Accidents Part 11], A9845, 157.

Record updated on 10 May 2018.


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