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  P-40N-25-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-824  
77 Squadron

Pilot  W/O Peter Gerald Schlencker, 405883 (MIA / KIA) Ondooroopilly, QLD
MIA  October 14, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Curtis in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40N-25-CU Warhawk serial number 43-24317. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
During May 1944 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk serial number A29-824. Reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On June 19, 1944 assigned to 77 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On October 14, 1944 took off on a bombing mission over Manokwari and failed to return. When this aircraft failed to return, it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Despite intensive searches he was never found.

Schlencker was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the Lae Memorial at Lae War Cemetery on panel 6.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40N-25-CU Warhawk 43-24317
"24317 to RAAF as A29-824 May 1944"
ADF Serials - A29-824
CWGC - Peter Gerald Schlencker

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Last Updated
February 18, 2020


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