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Kittyhawk A29-446

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40N-1-CU Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:42-104728; A29-446
Units:No. 78 Squadron, RAAF
No. 84 Squadron, RAAF
No. 86 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

8 August 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
9 August 1943Renumbered as A29-446.
8 September 1943Received by No. 78 Squadron, RAAF.
29 May 1944Received by No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly inspection.
8 June 1944Received by No. 78 Squadron, RAAF.
6 November 1944Received by No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change and 240 hourly inspection.
18 January 1945Allotted to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF, as replacement for Kittyhawk A29-441.
5 February 1945Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, to be held pending ferry to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
11 March 1945Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
1 April 1945Received by No. 86 Squadron, RAAF.
8 April 1945While returning from non-operational dive bombing exercises, aircraft made forced landing at Bohle River airstrip, Townsville, with undercarriage retracted.
Pilot: F/Sgt KEITH JAMES NELSON, RAAF 439665 (Uninjured)
11 April 1945Allotted to No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for repairs.
30 April 1945Allotted to No. 6 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF, for conversion.
29 May 1945Approval received for conversion to components.

Photos

Kittyhawk A29-446 after force landing alongside the Bohle River airstrip, Queensland

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>.

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 14 September 2017.


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