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  P-40E Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-36  
RAAF
76 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number ?????. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40E Warhawk serial number 41-5525. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia as part of lend-lease.

Wartime History
During March 1942 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-36. On April 1, 1942 assigned to 76 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. This P-40 operated from Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip) near Milne Bay.

Mission History
On August 11, 1942 took off from Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip) near Milne Bay piloted unknown on a mission to intercept incoming Japanese aircraft. This aircraft was officially written off the day of the mission.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40E-1 Warhawk 41-5525
"41-5525 to RAAF as A29-36 Mar 1942. Shot down near Fall River [Milne Bay] 8/11/1942."
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-36
"served with 76 Sqn; on 1/4/42 issued to 76 Sqn and served with them at Milne Bay, NG; on 11/8/42 shot down near Fall River [pilot?]."

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Last Updated
May 4, 2018

 

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