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Kittyhawk A29-629

Aircraft Model:Curtiss P-40N-20-CU Kittyhawk
Manufacturer:Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Identities:43-22854; A29-629
Name / Nose Art:Cleopatra III
Units:No. 77 Squadron, RAAF
No. 80 Squadron, RAAF
No. 86 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

16 November 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
17 November 1943Renumbered as A29-629.
21 February 1944Received by No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, Reserve Pool.
16 March 1944Received by No. 77 Squadron, RAAF, to replace A29-625 or A29-609.
18 April 1944Received by No. 86 Squadron, RAAF.
14 June 1944Received by No. 80 Squadron, RAAF.
5 September 1944Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
13 September 1944Received by No. 80 Squadron, RAAF.
16 April 1945Received by No. 14 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
5 November 1945Received by No. 60 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
20 November 1945Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
26 November 1945Approval requested for conversion to components.
2 June 1946Approval given for conversion to components.

Photos

Kittyhawk A29-629 'Cleopatra III' in flight near Morotai

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 A29-600 to A29-699, A10297, BLOCK 218.

Record updated on 15 September 2017.


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