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RAAF Serial Type USAAF Serial Delivered Aircraft History
A29-400 P-40N-1-CU 42-104813 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #41, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1063. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-400 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/08/43.Coded HU-O. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 12/04/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 78 Sqn RAAF 23/09/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 22RSU RP 24/11/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 11RSU RP to replace A29-450(Advised 18/01/45) 05/02/45. Rec 84Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 11/03/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 84 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Incident 11/06/45 during training flight from Bohle River Strip , when a port side blast tube was damaged in a shooting exercise on Rattlesnake Island, damaging port mainplane. NFDs. Rec 13ARD ex 86 Sqn RAAF 18/06/45. Alloted 8OTU ex 13ARd 30/06/45. Canc 05/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 08/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-81 (F20R)Engine #19125
A29-401 P-40N-1-CU 42-104814 1/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #42, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1064. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-401 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/08/43. Coded HU-R. Accident 1000hrs 01/01/44 on return to base after a offensive sweep of Northern and central New Britain (KIR93), when the undercarriage collapsed after landing on southern strip of Kiriwina Is. Pilot; F/Sgt Archibald Gordon Simpson Serv#419016 was not injured. Rec 26RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 12/01/44. Rec 12RSU ex 26RSU 21/01/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 12RSU 13/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 10RSU Det 27/04/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU Res Pool 06/05/44. Operational Loss 1100hrs 03/06/44 when sixteen aircraft of Sqn engaged in aerial combat with 12 enemy fighters and three enemy Torpedo Bombers, in the last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific by 78 Sqn, near Japen island, Dutch New Guinea. A29-401 was last seen with two enemy fighters following.A total of seven enemy fighters and two torpedo Bombers were claimed shot down. At 2000hrs, a message from Biak Island Aircraft Controller advised that a P-40 Pilot was picked up by a Destroyer. As no verification was received for a few days, the US Navy Liaison Officer signalled all ships. The Commander of the USS Russell replied that a pilot had jumped from a aircraft and that his parachute had not opened. It was established then that the picked up pilot in the vicinity was Japanese, and that the pilot whose parachute did not open was the RAAF P-40's. Pilot; F/Sgt William Henry 'Happy' Harnden Serv#417366 was classified missing, presumed killed.AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1701 21/06/44. V1710-81 (F20R)Engine #22263
A29-402 P-40N-1-CU 42-104815 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #43, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1065. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-402 19/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Coded HU-Q. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 13/04/44. Accident on landing 1730hrs 26/06/44 when engine cut out on approach to landing at Cyclops Strip, Hollandia, DNG, whilst returning from a four aircraft Base Area Air Patrol. The pilot attempted a forced landing but undershot the strip, crashing and then bursting into flames. Pilot; F/O John Chaster Harris Serv#419647 was killed, and his remains transported to the No 24 Medical Clearing Station.He was interned in USAAF Cemetery No 1, Hollandia, Plot 1, Row 1, Grave #3 on the 27/06/44. Issued 22RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 27/06/44 for salvage. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1784 18/08/44. V1710-81 (F20R)Engine #22374
A29-403 P-40N-1-CU 42-104816 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #44, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1066. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-403 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Accident 1325hrs 20/12/43, as Frontless Red Two, Mission KIR79, from Kiriwina Is, when port tyre burst on takeoff which caused the port undercarriage to collapse onto belly tank, and to ground loop. Pilot; F/Sgt Ronald James 'Jerry' Chambers Serv#424287 was not injured. Rec 26RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 09/01/44. Rec 12RSU ex 26RSU 29/01/44. Rec 10RSU ex 12RSU 13/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 10RSU 31/08/44. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 15ARD 14/05/45. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 10/09/45. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning at Torokina, Bougainville Is, on 04/02/46, per File#73/21/1612 11/01/46. V1710-81 Engine# 22703
A29-404 P-40N-1-CU 42-104817 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #45, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1067. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-404 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Accident 04/08/43, when aircraft ground looped on landing at Camden Aerodrome, damaging port wmain plane and Aileron. Pilot; Sgt William Henry Harnden Serv#417366 was not uninjured. Repaired in Unit. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 13/04/44. Travel flight loss, 1600hrs 03/07/44 after leaving Biak, carrying and delivering VHF installation Crystals urgently needed by 75 and 80 Sqn RAAF detachments there, was returning to Cyclops Strip, Hollandia when engine cut out in flight forcing the pilot to ditch the aircraft into the sea, some 10 miles east of Podena Island, between Waidke Island and Hollandia. The pilot, rowed his dingy to shore of mainland, then walked 7 miles along the beach. He then swam 1 mile across a seaway, to a nearby atol, and was found and assisted by friendly natives. Two days later, the pilot was taken by the natives to Jarsen Island where he made conatact with Australian Army personnel who then radio his position. The Pilot; F/O Raymond Edward Barker Serv#405711, uninjured, was picked up by a flying Boat at 1000hrs, 07/07/44 and returned to unit. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1797, 19/07/44. V-1710-81 (F20R) Engine#22697.
A29-405 P-40N-1-CU 42-104818 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #46, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1068. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-405 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Coded HU-S. Accident 14/8/43 when during a Formation Practice flight, the pilot of A29-405 collided in flight with A29-413 (Piloted by F/Lt Robert Sydney Osment Serv#400629, (A/Sqn CO 78Sqn RAAF, Ex 21 Sqn RAAF Malaya, Jan-Feb 42.)and sustained damage to the starboard wing and fuselage. Pilot: Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth Serv#424311 was not injured, and managed to land the a/c back at Camden. Rec 11RSU Mt Druitt ex 78 Sqn RAAF 17/08/43. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 03/10/43. Ground Accident, Tadji Strip 30/04/44, when a USAAF F5B Photo Lightning, Aircraft Group #83, model F5B-1-LO 42-67383 c/n 1894 (a production Photographic Lightning comparable to a P-38J Fighter) of the 8th PRS, 6th PRG, 5th AAF ran off Tadji Strip on landing and hit the stationary A29-405. (And A29-452). USAAF Pilot was 1st Lt Hewitt H. Clark, O-732165, who was injured. (Not his first Lightning he bent though, as he forced landed PR Lightning F4 41-2215 on the 05/02/43 at Colorado Springs, Colorado in the USA). LAC HIGGINS, Laurence Alfred RAAF 52700 of 78SQN was killed when he was struck by the Lightning Rec 12RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 17/06/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1748, 29/06/44. V-1710-81 (F20R) Engine#22699. The Airframe was recovered by Charles Darby & N.M. Armstrong in 1974. Sent to USA. Bought from Tom Wilson in 1999, and then crated for shipping to New Zealand, GA, for Graham Orphan,(editor of Classic Wings Magazine) Blenheim, NZ. For sale 2011. Sold to Alex Rangel in California who bought it as a restoration project with fuselage, one quite straight wing, fin and tailplane, undercarriage and engine mounts. Restoration continues, 2016. .
A29-406 P-40N-1-CU 42-104819 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #47, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1069. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-406 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 02/08/43. Accident 1640hrs EST 26/08/43 when aircraft crashed at Narellan NSW after hitting high tension wires during low level formation flying exercise, then struck Army Personnel at site. Pilot, Sgt Edward John O'Connell Serv#423858 was seriousily injured with back and shock (eventually discharged from hospital 15/09/43 back to 78Sqn RAAF, but sadly would be later killed as a F/Sgt, 25/10/44 in 2OTU Wirraway A20-613 ). No 3 Anti-Tank Regiment AIF; Cpl Jack Clifford Hirst Serv#NX135273 killed and L/Cpl B J Clayton Serv#NX185560 seriousily injured. Rec 2AD ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/09/43. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1043 14/09/43. Allison V1710-82 #22689.
A29-407 P-40N-1-CU 42-104820 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #48, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1070. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-407 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 02/08/43. Accident 18/12/43 at Kiriwina Strip when the port undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft ran into a hole in coral surface while taxiing back to dispersal. Pilot; F/Sgt Anthony Gordon Goodwin Serv#413985 not injured. Rec 26RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 23/12/43. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 04/01/44. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 02/05/44 for engine change. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 03/05/44. Issued 22 RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 08/06/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 20/06/44 as replacement for A29-517. Operational Loss 1540KHrs 9/8/44 as part of a thirteen aircraft flight to carry out a air patrol over Cape Sansapor. Yellow 3 A29-407 GA-R?? ex HU-R??, collided with Yellow 4 A29-571 GA-Z?? ex HU-Z overscored ""Margarite II"" during a turn and crashed into the jungle south-east of Cape Sawasar, three miles east and two miles from coast, killing F/O Richard William Raven Bath Serv#420116; Pilot of A29-571; F/Sgt William Morris Barden Serv#17409 (Promoted W/O at time of death)also crashed nearby. A third P-40N aircraft, A29-521 GA-N ""Svengali"" Yellow 1 ,piloted by F/O T R Jacklin Serv#405738, was also struck by Yellow 3, and despite having extensive damage and loss of 25% of his port mainplane, flew back 200 miles back to base and landed safely uninjured. (This third P-40N was actually filmed in ""Island Target"" on landing showing the damage). AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1902 26/08/44. Allison Engine V1710-81 #21755. Tuesday 22nd October 1946, RAAF Search Party went ashore at the village of Mega and proceeded to both crash sites of A29-407 and A29-571 guided by local guides. The later was first inspected having crashed in a deep ravine and apparently disintegrated. Pilot remains found nearby. A quarter of a mile further up the ravine, the search party found the largely intact wreck of A29-407, with the remains of the pilot in the enclosed cockpit.
A29-408 P-40N-1-CU 42-104821 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #49, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1071. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-408 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 02/08/43. Ground accident 25/8/43 the port wing was damaged in a stationary taxiing accident by A29-409 when involved in a scramble exercise at Camden strip NSW. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/09/43. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 14/09/43. Operational incident 1030hrs 28/2/44 whilst on a twelve aircraft straffing mission in the Alexishafen area when inboard and centre gun blast tubes on port wing blew out, damaging port main plane. Pilot; F/O Colin Harold Heard Serv#417637 was not injured and landed safely. Rec 22 RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/03/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 06/04/44. Accident 1550hrs 11/05/44, as part of a eight aircraft formation taking off for an attack on enemy positions at Wewak PNG, when as a result of reduced visibility caused by the dusty conditions, the aircraft struck a tree during take-off, damaged the port undercarriage and main plane. Pilot; F/Sgt Cliff Lucas Smith Serv#423328 was uninjured, continued the mission and returned safely. Rec 12RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 28/05/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 10/06/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 10/06/44 for engine change. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 10RSU Det 09/08/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 17/08/44. Rec 22 RSU RP ex 78Sqn RAAF 22/08/44. Rec 75Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 26/8/44 as a replacement for A29-548. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 18/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU Det 24/11/44. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/01/45. Coded ""E"" . Held u/s pending engine change due to metal found in engine. Rec 8OTU ex 84Sqn RAAF 10/07/45. Accident 1545 Hrs 08/9/45 when aircraft was force landed 7 miles north of Wagga Wagga NSW due to fuel system failure whilst on an exhibition flight. Pilot; F/O Leslie Henry Gardiner DFM Serv#421265 was not injured. He was, as a Sgt pilot in 79Sqn RAAF severley injured in Spitfire A58-179 UP-H/A58-181 UP-K collision at Garbutt RAAF Base in June 1943. 8OTU sent 5AD Det ex Wagga, to evaluate and retrieve airframe , located 180 miles away from Unit's base at Parkes NSW. 01/02/46 aircraft stored and held CMU Wagga as Cat D. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 08/08/49 CMU Wagga. Note: No AMSE Accident Report Logged per RAAF Records.
A29-409 P-40N-1-CU 42-104822 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #50, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1072. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-409 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 02/08/43. Ground accident 25/8/43 the starboard wing was damaged in a taxiing accident with stationary A29-408 while involved in a scramble exercise at Camden strip NSW. Pilot; F/Sgt Cliff Herald Gray Serv#412312 not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/09/43. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 21/09/43. Accident 1610hrs 30/01/44 when the brakes failed on landing at Newton strip Nadzab, with aircraft being ground looped to stop, causing port undercarriage to collapse and damage to starboard main plane. Pilot F/Sgt Kenneth George Chester Serv#10167 suffering broken hand. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 22/03/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 02/05/44. Note: 03/6/44 the aircraft was involved in the last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn RAAF intercepting 12 SSF and 3 T/Bombers over Biak DNG. As flown by F/O Raymond Edward Barker Serv#405711, it scored a single Japanese Oscar kill. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 26/06/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 11/07/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 16/07/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78 SQn RAAF 22/12/44. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 84 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Rec 8OTU ex 86 Sqn RAAF 04/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 12/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. Allison V1710-81 #19697
A29-410 P-40N-1-CU 42-104823 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #51, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1073. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-410 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/08/43. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 6/04/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 15/04/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 19/05/44. Issued 78Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 26/05/44. Issued 12RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 29/05/44. Operational Note: on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn RAAF over Biak DNG. As Blue Four of a 15 a/c Flight, F/O Geoff O'Halloran Giles Serv#417830 experienced electrical failure causing only starboard 0.50cals to fire no more then 6 rounds after shooting at a Kate Dive Bomber that was previousily attacked and on fire. Operational Loss 13/6/44 during a air patrol over Cyclops Strip and surrounding Area in bad weather, when it went into a spin in cloud,forcing the pilot, F/O Colin Raymond Harvey Serv#406076, to bail out. Aircraft crashed about 40 miles (67 kms) south of Cyclops strip, Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea. He was sighted on a stream bank the following day, supplies were dropped to him every day, and was rescued after 21 days by Catalina after using his dingy to travel down stream for 25-30 miles to a lake area. AMSE Approval to Write Off per File #9/16/1735 24/06/1944; V1710-81 Allison #34139
A29-411 P-40N-1-CU 42-104824 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #52, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1074. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-411 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Accident 1120Hrs 07/11/43 Horn Island, after ferry flight from Camden NSW to Kiriwina Island, when after a heavy landing, the undercarriage collapsed, fracturing Drop tank and causing a fire which burnt out the aircraft. Pilot,F/O Eugene Hadyn Weber Serv#404864, 78Sqn RAAF's Designated Parachute Officer, escaped and was not injured. Issued to 1RSU Det, 28OBU. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1224, 26/11/43. V1710-81 Allison #22365.
A29-412 P-40N-1-CU 42-104825 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #53, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1075. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-412 15/07/42. Issued 1AD ex 2AD 29/07/43. Rec Special Duties Flight (SDF), 1AD ex 2AD 08/08/43. Allotted 2OTU ex 1AD 24/09/43. Canc 07/10/43. Alloted 1APU ex 1AD 10/01/44. Rec 1AD ex 1APU 03/04/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 1AD 13/07/44. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 20/02/45. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 10/09/45. Accident 13/9/45, when on landing of pilot's first conversion flight, the pilot running off Piva strip, then applied too much brake and the port undercarriage collapsed standing it on its nose. Pilot; F/O Louis Alexander Stevens Serv#405608 was not injured. Not repaired. Held U/S. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning at Torokina, Bougainville Is, on 04/02/46, per File#73/21/1612 11/01/46. V1710-81 Engine# 22696

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A29-413 P-40N-1-CU 42-104826 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #54, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1076. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-413 15/07/42. Accident 1400hrs 14/8/43 when during a Formation Practice flight (Exercise#8), the pilot of A29-405 collided in flight with A29-413 and sustained damage to the starboard wing and fuselage. Pilot of A29-405: Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth Serv#424311 was not injured, and managed to land the a/c back at Camden. A29-413, was abandoned by parachute and crashed some 6 miles due south of Camden,NSW. Pilot, F/Lt Robert Sydney Osment Serv#400629, who was the A/Sqn CO 78Sqn RAAF and a ex 21 Sqn RAAF Buffalo Pilot during Malaya, Jan-Feb 42 suffered only slight injuries. Remains of aircraft retrieved to 2AD. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1022, 09/10/43. V1710-81 Engine#22690
A29-414 P-40N-1-CU 42-104827 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #55, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1077. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-414 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/08/43. Coded HU-Z . Named ""Come in Suckers"" Jan or Feb 1944. Rec 11 RSU vis 22RSU Det, ex 78 Sqn RAAF 03/04/44. Rec 78Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 11/04/44. Accident 1130Hrs, 25/4/44 on returning from a Fighter Sweep over Hollandia, while landing at Tadji airstrip (Aitape) the pilot struck a soft patch, causing its port undercarriage collapsed, then forcing it to nose over onto its back. Pilot; F/Sgt James Denman Harvey Serv#418408 was slightly injured with concussion, shock and bruises. Issued to 12RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 27/05/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1611, 10/05/44 and actioned 26/06/44. V1710-81 Engine#22691

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-414/HU-Z 
'Come in Suckers'
78 Squadron, Nadzab, 
c.1944, 
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-415 P-40N-5-CU 42-104830 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #56, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1078. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-415 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/09/43. Ground accident 05/03/44 Nadzab , when the a/c was extensively damaged on the fuselage and wings when some trees fell on the a/c that were being cut down by US Army personnel. Rec 11RSu ex 78 Sqn RAAF 22/03/44. Repaired. Rec 78Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 06/04/44.Accident 07/4/44 when two aircraft were undertaking a non-operational formation flight following transfer into Sqn by both pilots, when on landing in formation at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, A29-415 ran into the back of A29-467 when it overtook on final run. Pilot of A29-415, F/O John Carmichael Griffith Serv#408576 was uninjured; Pilot of A29-467; F/O Robert William Crawford Serv#402642 injured and concussed, was admitted to 24 MCS Cape Gloucester. Rec 22 RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 13/05/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 15/05/44. Issued to 78Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 19/05/44. Issued 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 13/06/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 24/06/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 22/12/44. Rec 84Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/1/45. Incident 25/2/45 when it blew a starboard mainplane blast tube during gunnery practise. Pilot, W/O Alan Bruce Todd Serv#418208 was not injured. (Nb: ex Vengeance Pilot 23Sqn , refer A27-85 Acc May 1944). Rec 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 05/03/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 21/01/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-81 Engine#40654
A29-416 P-40N-5-CU 42-104831 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #57, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1079. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-416 15/07/42. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 19/09/43. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 18/02/44. Sqn deployed temporay 21 P-40Ns to Livingstone Strip to cover movement of 452 and 457Sqn RAAF to North 08-23/03/44. Accident 1545Hrs 18/03/44 when at a altitude of 20000feet after taking off from Livingstone Strip, NT, (1500Hrs) on a comparative flight with 54Sqn RAF Spitfire Vc A58-236 (Piloted by W/O Dalton), the electrical system failed causing the engine to overspeed (3800rpm). The pilot carried out a forced landing at Darwin RAAF Base, but by delaying deployment of flaps, this caused the a/c to overshot the strip and run into soft ground, followed by standing on its nose. Pilot; F/O Kenneth Jack Oliver Serv#409737 uninjured. Rec 7RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 08/03/44. Rec 14ARD Res Pool ex 7RSU 03/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 14ARD RP 26/07/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 18/09/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 02/10/44. Rec 14RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 27/05/45. Accident 09/10/45 it veered off Wama Strip , Morotai on take off , and suffered a collapsed undercarriage, during prearations and test for ferry flight to Australia. NFDs. Issued 60 OBU ex 14ARD 01/11/45. On 18/12/45 it was converted to components at 60 OBU, Morotai. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#09/16/2978 24/10/45. V1710-81 Allison Engine #22640
A29-417 P-40N-5-CU 42-104832 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #58, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1080. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-417 15/07/42. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 22/09/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 23/11/43. Rec 11RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 03/07/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 10RSU 09/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP (to replace A29-407) 10/08/44. Accident 1730hrs 24/8/44 Kimiri strip, Noemfoor Is, on returning from a dive bombing strike on Babo No3 Strip, when on landing, the a/c started swinging to port, then began to raise its tail despite back pressure on stick, causing the airscrew to strike the ground after a 100 yard landing run. The port undercarriage collapsed, causing the aircraft to swing around, then finally striking an embankment, with the aircraft facing the direction from where it landed. Pilot; F/Sgt John Frederick Stuart Serv#422314 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 26/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 26/09/44. Rec 11RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 20/01/45. Rec 14ARD RP ex 11RSU RP 26/04/45. Issued 4 Sqn RAAF ex 14RSU RP 06/08/45. Canc whilst at Morotai. Rec 14RSU ex 4 Sqn RAAF 30/08/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14RSU 05/12/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/3050, 12/11/45. V1710-81 Engine#37132
A29-418 P-40N-5-CU 42-104833 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #59, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1081. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-418 15/07/42.Rec 1AD ex 2AD 02/08/43. Rec SDF ( Special Duties Flight) ex 1AD 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex SDF 06/01/44. Rec 15 ARD Res Pool ex 1AD 20/06/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 23/06/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 15ARD 28/10/44. Rec 13ARD RP ex 15ARD RP 01/03/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD RP 21/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46.Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-81 Engine#22718. Finish in 6AD storage was Natural Metal
A29-419 P-40N-5-CU 42-104834 13/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423,RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A; Aus12 #60, Shipped Ex San Francisco on CV#105 as MAC-Air A29-1082. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-419 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 17/08/43. Became the mount of the CO, Wg Cdr Grant Forsyth Walker and it was the sqn's first P-40N-5, coded HU-A. Named ""Strawberry the fair cow"". Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 30/03/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 12/04/44. Accident 0750hrs 25/5/44, whilst taxiing at Cyclops Strip, Hollandia, the starboard wheel dropped into a hole a hole which broke the starboard undercarriage leg. Pilot; P/O Patrick Alphonsus Haydon Serv#411779 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 78 Sqn RAAF 02/06/44. Rec 22 RSU Det RP ex 22RSU 12/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU RP 04/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 29/12/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/01/45. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 6AD ex 22RSU 05/04/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46.Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-81 Engine#22751. Stored 6AD still carrying 78Sqn RAAF Markings

Kittyhawk A29-419

A29-420 P-40N-1-CU 42-104634 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #1, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1000. First Contracted P-40N-1 for RAAF. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-420 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 08/09/43. Accident 0855hrs 25/01/44, after completing 8 aircraft patrol, from Lae to Kiaiplt PNG, it was damaged in a taxiing accident on return to revettment when it collided with a tar truck. Pilot, F/Sgt John Geoffery Gadsden Serv#418828 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU RP ex 78 Sqn RAAF 05/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU RP 22/03/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1535, 16/05/44. V1710-81 Engine#22533
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P-40N-1 42-104659 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, Curtiss Wright Model Model H-87V-1, RAAF Case 200, Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #2, Shipped Ex New York on CV #111. The second RAAF ordered P-40N-1 42-104659 /MacAir A29-1001, was received by the USAAF 5thAAF and forwarded onto the USAAF Pool at Townsville in August 1943. Being one of the first P-40N-1?s in theatre, it appears that the USAAF wanted one for comparative tests against P-40E/E-1s and Ks then currently used by the 5thAAF. They were to receive their later model P-40N-5 allocations during the following month to replace their P-40Es and later Ks of the 8th and 7th Fighter Squadrons, respectively and later selective Sqns in the 8th and 35th FGs. With its inherited lightness, some 350 lbs lighter then the average P-40N-40, The P-40N-1 had the highest speed of all service P-40Ns: 378mph compared to 362mph of the later.
A29-421 P-40N-1-CU 42-104660 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #3, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1002. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 13/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-421 15/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/08/43. Accident 1700hrs 13/05/44, Tadji Fighter Strip on returning from patrol it clipped an 80 Sqn Kittyhawk at the end of the strip, then struck another parked 80 Sqn Kittyhawk at the side.(80Sqn A50 Shows no accident or details) Pilot; F/Sgt Jack Allan Schmidt Serv#419541 was slightly injured with lacerations and shock. Rec 12RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 22/06/44. AMSE Approval to Write off per File# 9/16/1808, 02/08/44. V1710-81 Engine#22463
A29-422 P-40N-1-CU 42-104661 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #4, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1003. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-422 19/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/09/43. On 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occaision was flown by F/Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth (424311) who was green section leader in that engagement;Rec 22 RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 23/06/44 requiring engine replacement due to auxililary drive Failure in engine. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 24/07/44. Accident 0655hrs , Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor while taking off in formation with Yellow 3, the aircraft struck the propellor of RAAF Hudson A16-199 on the right hand side of the strip, removing and damaging two foot of A29-422's starboard wing. Pilot; F/Sgt Roy John Sheppard Serv#420403 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 06/08/44. Seemingly re-issued or borrowed by 75 Sqn RAAF on 18/8/44 (date on A50 Records 75Sqn shows 16/08/44) it was damaged by enemy rifle fire over Andai [pilot?]. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU Det 04/11/44. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 21/01/45. Accident 16/2/45 when on landing at Ross River Qld, the starboard oleo collapsed, following a non-operational flight. Pilot; F/O A G Andrew-Street Serv#18069 was not injured. Rec 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 20/02/45. Issued 84 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 04/04/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 84Sqn RAAF 13/04/45. Coded MP-P. Rec 6AD ex 86Sqn RAAF 18/10/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-81 Engine#20259

Kittyhawk A29-422

A29-423 P-40N-1-CU 42-104662 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #5, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1004. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-423 19/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/09/43. Coded HU-S. Incident 24/09/43 damage was done to the port leading edge and ribs due to faulty ammo blowing the blast tube of inner port gun. A/c was landed without any further mishap.Pilot Sgt Ken George Chester Serv#10167 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 29/09/43. Rec 2 OTU ex 11 RSU 16/10/43. ; Rec 1 APU ex 2 OTU 06/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 1APU 14/07/44. Accident 1245hrs 1/4/45 near Yelta Barge Strafing Range after conducting a camera gun test on the Murray River. Pilot commenced a beat up of the range control boat when the a/c on pulling out of dive close to the water, squashed, then struck the water surface. It then ballooned and disintegrated after striking a tree, at Curlwaa NSW. Pilot; F/Lt Warwick James Turner Serv#403773 was killed. Buried at Mildura War Cemetery Grave#C D 4 on 3/4/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2500 11/04/45. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22471
A29-424 P-40N-1-CU 42-104663 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #6, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1005. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-424 19/07/42. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/09/43. Coded GA-W. Rec 26 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/01/44. Issued 75 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 13/02/44. Accident 1115hrs 18/3/44, when after flying from Nadzab NG to Cape Gloucester, New Britain, the a/c overshot the strip due to the flaps not being lowered and crashed over an embankment. Pilot:F/Sgt Joseph Frederick Havard Serv#9283 was not njured. Rec 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 31/03/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1575 09/05/44. (Note this must be in error on E/E88 Card, for this reference applies to Boomerang A46-12. AMSE File is #9/16/1594, 23/05/45.) Allison V1710-81 Engine#?????
A29-425 P-40N-1-CU 42-104664 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #7, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1006. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-425 19/07/42. Rec 78Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/08/43. Accident 1545hrs 22/05/44 when returing from a patrol, struck a treetop with the leading edge of wing on approaching Cyclops Strip, Hollandia, causing the a/c to stall on landing approach. The a/c then flicked onto the end of the runway and crashed. Pilot; F/Sgt Cliff Lucas I Smith Serv#423328 was not injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1706 15/06/44. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22521
A29-426 P-40N-1-CU 42-104665 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #8, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1007. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-426 19/07/42. Rec 78Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/08/43. Coded HU-G. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 13/04/44. Eng#22560. Issued 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSu 23/04/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 24/05/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 08/06/44. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 13/07/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 18/07/44. Rec 10RSU (Nabzab) ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 13ARD RP ex 10RSU(N) 05/02/45. Rec 8OTU ex 13ARD RP 09/07/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 8OTU 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#37139

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A29-427 P-40N-1-CU 42-104666 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #9, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1008. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-427 19/07/42. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 20/10/43. Accident 25/03/44 whilst on non operational flight, while making a precautionary fly over the strip at Cape Gloucester, the engine failed. Pilot tried to switch tanks to endeavour to get engine running again. Unable to get engine restarted, he carried out a forced landing with the port wing hitting a tree, causing the a/c to crash and burst into flames. Pilot; F/O Eric Neville Faine Serv#270797 was slightly injured. Issued 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1571 09/05/44. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22557
A29-428 P-40N-1-CU 42-104667 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #10, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1009. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-428 19/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/08/43. Accident 17/02/44 following return from a Valley Patrol it landed on No 4 Strip, Nadzab. Halfway down the strip, the port leg collapsed causing the a/c to swerve off the runway and nose in, damaging the prop, one wing and engine cowl. Pilot:F/Sgt William Henry Harnden Serv#417366 was not injured. Repaired in Unit. Operational Loss 1600hrs 26/3/44 when at first, black smoke emmitted from engine on return from a eight a/c strafing attack on Cape Boas area. Excessive heat due to Glycol leak caused the engine to catch on fire near Cape Gloucester, New Britain. The pilot ditched the aircraft which only floated for ten seconds as he abandoned it. HMA Launch No 819 rescued him after 25 minutes in the sea. Pilot; F/O Colin Harold Heard Serv#417637 was only slightly injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1530 06/04/44. V1710-81 Engine#22544
A29-429 P-40N-1-CU 42-104669 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #11, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1010. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-429 19/07/42. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/08/43. Coded HU-X. Accident 16/9/43 when aircraft was forced landed at Camden Strip due to engine problems. Pilot; F/O Derek Blaise Beaurepaire Serv#411754 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 20/09/43. Rec 2AD ex 11RSU 21/10/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex 2AD 15/06/44. Rec 13ARD RP ex 15ARD RP 14/02/45. REc 8OTU ex 13ARD RP 10/07/45. Accident 25/7/45 on landing at Parkes strip, a/c swung , brakes were applied in a attempt to correct swing. Over application of brakes caused the a/c to nose over. Pilot; P/O Marshall George Serv#420655 was not injured. Rec 6AD Storage ex 8OTU 26/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#19674
A29-430 P-40N-1-CU 42-104670 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #12, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1011. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-430 19/07/42. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 08/09/43. Accident 0845hrs 22/10/43 when landing at Vivigani Strip, Goodenough Island after a fourteen aircraft dive bombing strike on Gasmata Area, the a/c landed short, causing starboard leg to collapse on touching down. The a/c then swung off the strip , running into rough ground on side of strip. This forced the port leg to collapse also. Pilot; F/Sgt E W Smith Serv#410015 was not injured. Rec 26RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 24/10/43. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1187 29/10/43. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22550
A29-431 P-40N-1-CU 42-104671 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #13, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1012. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-431 19/07/42. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43. Accident 01/03/44 whilst taxying, a/c held on nose at Nazdab.Pilot; F/Sgt F H Cook Serv#409868 failed to see a truck on the side of the road the airmen on the wingtip signalled the pilot to stop at which time the brakes were applied suddenly causing the aircraft to nose over. Repaired in Unit. Incident 1000hrs 31/03/44 after taking off to strafe Gongo Village, noted overheating of his engine and returned to base. Pilot; F/Lt Edward Arnold Kildy Serv#5255 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/06/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 29/06/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU RP 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 10RSU Det 26/08/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP to replace A29-575 09/09/44.Coded HU-E. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 22/12/44. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/01/45. Accident 1600hrs 26.02.45 when over the Sea Gunnery Range near Horn Island, blast tubes on portside of mainplane damaged the leading edge of wing. Pilot; F/O H P Walter Serv#419493 was not injured, and landed safely. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 10/03/45. Rec 8OTU ex 13ARD 20/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 08/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22076
A29-432 P-40N-1-CU 42-104672 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #14, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1013. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-432 19/07/42. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/09/43. Coded GA-N. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 02/05/44. Rec 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 02/07/44. Rec 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU as replacement A29-459 22/08/44. Operational Loss 0830hrs 10/10/44, while part of a four aircraft returning from a water craft sweep near Ceram Island, between Cape Kisi and Cape Seitoe, the formation (A29-432W/o Bates/A29-507 F/Lt Morrison/A29-514 F/O Andrew/A29-*** F/Sgt(W/O) Roberts) ran into cloud front east of Miscool Island. The formation entered the cloud, with F/Sgt Roberts descending to 2000feet and finally breaking through cloud at 1000feet. He was alone, having lost contact with other three aircraft, who were not seen to exist the cloud. Pilot of A29-432:W/O John Charles Bates Serv#409495 declared missing, believed killed. Written off per AMSE File#9/16/2071 18/10/44. Allison V1710-81 Engine#19336
A29-433 P-40N-1-CU 42-104673 15/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 126 , Indent2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 279-A; Aus9 #15, Shipped Ex New York CV #111 as MAC-Air A29-1014. Rec 2AD Richmond ex USA 15/07/43. Renumbered RAAF A29-433 19/07/42. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 08/09/43. Rec 26 RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 21/11/43. Engine change #22464.Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 03/12/43. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/06/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 26/06/44. Rec 10 RSU RP ex 11RSU RP 05/08/44. Issued 22RSU RP ex 10RSU RP 10/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP to replace A29-442. Accident 1230Hrs K 20/08/44 Middleburg Strip when landing in the wrong pattern with wheels down, the aircraft overshot the base leg and attempted to fish tail back to make an approach. Slightly off the runway, the engine cut out approximately 15 feet above the ground, before it dropped onto a dirt mound on the west side of the strip. The aircraft burst into flames. Pilot; F/Sgt Lindsay Pynor White Serv#410771 was slightly injured. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1934 11/09/44. Allison Engine V1710-81 #9829
A29-434 P-40N-5-CU 42-104969 19/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423. Sent as part of a 25 aircraft shipment to 5th AAF USAAF. Not a RAAF Contracted P-40N-5 but possible replacement for single P-40N-1, 42-104659 ex Mac Air A29-1001 that was issued to 49thFG as first of P-40N type received for evauation 15/07/1943. Rec 2AD ex USAAF 19/07/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/09/43. Coded GA-Y. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 10/04/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 11/04/44. Non-Operational loss, when on travel flight from Cape Gloucester to Tadji 1130hrs 13/05/44 when engine stopped in flight some 20 miles North West of Maham Island, forcing the pilot to ditch after radioing his position. Pilot: F/Sgt Gregory Carlisle Mogg Serv#412081 was picked up by Catalina some two miles north of Jacqinot Island at 1530hrs 14/05/44, and taken to Finschafen PNG. (Sadly, as a W/O, he was to disappear in A29-577 on 19/10/44.) AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1647 22/05/44. Allison Engine V1710-81 #20155
A29-435 P-40N-5-CU 42-105040 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #1 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1083. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-435 01/08/43. Rec 80Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/10/43. Coded BU-S. Rec 78Sqn RAAF on attachment ex 80 Sqn 08/01/44. Flown by Sgt Baker 14/01/44 on mission to Erima PNG. Operational Incident 29/01/44, when bast tube exploded. NFDs. Rec 26RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF on attachment ex 80Sqn RAAF 22/02/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 31/03/44. Re-coded HU-S. Operational incident 1400hrs 17/05/44 whilst straffing enemy positions at Wadke Island Dutch New Guinea, the gun blast tubes on starboard mainplane blew out causing damage to mainplane and airframe. Pilot; F/Sgt Patrick Alphonsus Hayden Serv#411779 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 18/05/44. Allotted 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 07/06/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 14/06/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 18/07/44. Rec 10RSU Det N ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 10RSU Det N 19/10/44. Rec 11 RSU ex 22RSU Det 04/11/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 20/11/44. Rec 6RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/09/45. Rec 38 OBU ex 6RSU 02/12/45. It was not considered suitable to ferry back to Australia; on 11/1/46 it was burnt at Balikpapan. Allison V-1710-81 Engine #A037150
A29-436 P-40N-5-CU 42-105041 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #2 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1084. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-436 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/10/43. Coded BU-O. Rec 22RSU Det ex 80Sqn RAAF 04/06/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 04/07/44. Re-coded HU-O. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 06/07/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 09/08/44. Accident 1215hrs 02/10/44 when aircraft as part of a four aircraft flight, overshot landing at the western end of Kamiri Strip, despite braking, the aircraft could not pull up before reaching the end of the strip. Pilot: P/O John Leask Dinnison Serv# 27301 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 78Sqn RAAF 04/10/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 19/01/45. Rec 11RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 20/02/45. Rec 14RSU RP ex 11RSU RP 26/04/45. Rec 60OBU Moratai ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Issued to 6AD Stores ex 60OBU 19/11/45. AMSE Approval to Write off insitu per File#9/16/3070 14/12/45. Allison V1710-81 Engine#21749
A29-437 P-40N-5-CU 42-105042 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #3 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1085. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-437 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/10/43. Rec 11RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 13/06/44. Issued 22RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 13/07/44. Missing 1310hrs 19/07/44 when two aircraft (A29-437 along with A29-577) were being ferried from Hollandia to Mokmer Strip Biak, on a returned travel flight. Pilot:F/Sgt Ron Neville Hay Serv#434252 missing, believing that they may have become disoriented in the bad weather. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 30/07/44. Issued 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 30/07/44. A/c was to be flown from 22 RSURP at Hollandia, DNG back to 75 Sqn. Canc. AMSE Write-off per File#9/16/1862 09/08/44. Allison V1710-81 Engine#20233
A29-438 P-40N-5-CU 42-105044 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #4 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1086. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-438 01/08/43. Issued 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 20/09/43. Coded BU-F. Rec 12RSU ex 2AD onroute 27/09/44. Rec 23OBU ex 12RSU 03/10/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 12/10/43. Incident 1100 hrs 16/03/44 when mainplane was damaged after starboard blast tube was blown off while strafing enemy positions on Garvoe Island, Cape Gloucester. Pilot: F/Lt John Noel Olliver Serv#402390 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 30/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 09/05/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 08/06/44. Coded HU-F. Accident 1800hrs 30/07/44 when as part of a 16 a/c formation returning from a patrol, suffered a collapsed undercarriage on landing at Kamira Strip. Pilot: F/Sgt John Geoffery N Gadsen Serv#418828 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Operational Accident 0840hrs 14/11/44 when straffing positions at Waai Village Ambolina Island, hit trees with the starboard main plane. Pilot: F/Sgt Bruce Arthur Oswald Serv#434650 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 15/11/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 20/12/44. Rec 60 OBU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 08/11/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 60 OBU 21/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#40882
A29-439 P-40N-5-CU 42-105045 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #5 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1087. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-439 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/10/43. Accident 11/02/44 when landing at Cairns Aerodrome (Coded ""By Product""), suffered a port main tyre puncture with the aircraft damaging its port flaps. Pilot: NFDs was not injured. Repaired within Unit. Accident 1230hrs 05/03/44 after completing a Vengeance Escort Mission, while aircraft, ""Yellow Two"" was stationary on the taxiway waiting for a airman to position himself on wing for guidance after landing, A29-562 taxied into its starboard wing and tailplane. Pilot: F/Sgt Gordon Cornelius Dengate Serv#424388 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 31/03/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 22RSU 11/05/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 25/05/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 75 Sqn RAAF 18/06/44. Rec 22RSU ex 22RSU RP 02/08/44. Rec 22RSU RP Det ex 22RSU 12/10/44. Issued 6AD Stores ex 22RSU 16/03/45. Accident 1120hrs 24/03/45, after it it took off from Biak Is on a 45 minute ferry flight to Noemfoor Is. It developed control problems en route in the vicinity of Rani Is. After loosing height from 8000ft, the pilot opened the canopy, then rolled the aircraft and bailed out after some difficulty. Pilot: F/Lt Sydney Wallace Serv# 407596 of 22RSU, sustained a severe knock on the knee patella, and strained in the chest and arms when the chute opened prematurely. He landed some four miles from the mainland, in the sea. He inflated his dinghy and was later picked up by natives who took him to a NEI Patrol at Koreidor by 1500hrs. He remained there for two days due to his injuries. He was picked up by a US Army Air Sea-Rescue Launch and returned him to Biak on 31/03/45 at 1830hrs. He was admitted to 22MCS the following day. AMSE Write-off per File#9/16/2482 04/04/45. Allison V1710-81 Engine#36413. Down in error as A29-493 per Post Accident
A29-440 P-40N-5-CU 42-105046 30/7/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #6 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1088. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-440 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 12/10/43. Incident 25/3/44 when carrying out strafing operations on an enemy position at Garove Island, when after the pilot fired three short bursts from all guns the starboard inboard blast tube was blown away, causing damage to the starboard mainplane. Pilot: Sqn Ldr Clifford Richard McKenny Serv#A574 was not injured. Allotted 22RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Rec 11 RSU ex 22RSU 09/05/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 04/06/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 08/06/44. Rec 22RSU Det ex 78 Sqn RAAF for 240 hourly 29/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 14/09/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 25/01/45. Rec 14RSU ex 11RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Issued 6AD Stores ex 60OBU 19/11/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 1RSU 21/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine# 40799
A29-441 P-40N-5-CU 42-105047 8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #7 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1089. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-441 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/10/43. Ground accident whilst aircraft was taxying from an ""Alert"" to dispersal area when the pilot continued to taxy through heavy dust, when the starboard mainplane struck the corner of an American truck which had just driven onto the dispersal road. Pilot; F/Sgt Noel Neville Charles Knight Serv#424420 was not injured. Allotted 11RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 29/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 30/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 16/04/44. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 01/05/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 02/05/44. Coded HU-H with ""Sportman's Special"". Rec 11RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF for 240 Hourly 09/06/44. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 18/07/44. Rec 22RSU Det ex 22RSU 29/07/44. Rec 75Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 06/08/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 22/12/44. Accident 1430hrs 16/01/45 when aircraft crash landed at Noemfoor. NFDs per 11RSU Pilot. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#09/16/2343 26/01/45
A29-442 P-40N-5-CU 42-105049 1/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus14 #8 Shipped ex USA CV#106 as MAC Air A29-1090. Rec 2AD ex USA 30/07/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-442 01/08/43. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/10/43. Accident 18/04/44 when on landing normally at Kamiri, Noemfoor after a escort mission, the port undercarriage leg collapsed on completion of landing, damaging the port mainplane. Pilot: F/Sgt Eric Norman Robinson Serv#424464 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 23/04/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 02/06/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 10RSU Det 09/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 10/08/44 (to replace A29-433). Incident 1340Hrs 16/08/44 when over Andai near Manokwari, the port aileron and starboard mainplane were holed by Japanese AAA during a strafing ru. Pilot: F/Sgt A C Wright Serv#422789 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 18/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 24/08/44. Accident 1555hrs 11/09/44 on landing at Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor, the aircraft suffered a port leg collapse some 400 yards into landing run. The aircraft swung left off the strip and collided with a parked USAAF B-25 damaging that aircraft's fuselage and starboard engine nacelle. Pilot: F/Sgt C J Keene Serv#412554 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 13/09/44. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1986 18/09/44
A29-443 P-40N-1-CU 42-104725 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #23 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1045. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-443 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/09/43. Coded GA-G and named ""Gertcha"".Rec 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Issued 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 29/04/44. Rec 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 23/07/44. Rec 22RSU Det ex 22RSU 02/08/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 08/08/44. Incident 1340Hrs 16/08/44 when over Andai near Manokwari, when about one mile north of bridge, the pilot heard a crack and saw where where a single 0.303 bullet had entered the cockpit behind the starboard rudder peddle. On return, another hole was discovered where one had penetrated the starboard flipper door, forward of the vertical stabilizer. Pilot: F/Lt Kenneth Arthur McCaul Serv#406066 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF 18/08/44. (Replaced by A29-561 GA-D). Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 07/09/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/12/44. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/01/45. Accident 16/03/45 during a approved low flying practice, when pilot flet a thud and then noticed blood on the windscreen. Birdstrike. The engine immediately lost power, whereupon the pilot switched over to the main tank to be certain of fuel flow, but at a altitude of only 30 feet, the engine cut out with a indicated airspeed of 200 mph. The pilot prepared to force land his aircraft wheels up on a salt water swamp approximately 400 yards in length surrounded by mangroves between Alligator Creek and Crocodile Creek Qld. He was afraid that he would overshoot, he forced the aircraft into the mud at approximately 170 mph, whereupon it lifted and after flying 200 yards, again made contact. It finally rested with the aircraft pointing some 30 degrees away from the direction of travel. On examination when the aircraft was being dismantled, a bird was found lodged in the carburettor air intake, some 8 feet from point of entry, directly over the wire screen above the carburettor. Pilot: F/Sgt P Badgery Serv#439689 was not injured. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/2458 26/03/45. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22550
A29-444 P-40N-1-CU 42-104726 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #24 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1046. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-444 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/09/43. Coded GA-B. Issued 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 13/03/44. Alloted 11RSU ex 22RSU RP 18/03/44. Accident 0930hrs 04/03/44, as Red 2, after taking off on operational mission to escort USAAF B-24s, when pilot switched from his reserve tank to his belly tank during a curcuit some 15 miles from base, Nadzab when his engine started to fail. He then switched to his other tanks and used primer to no avail. Considerable black smoke issued from his exhaust stacks. From 1500 feet, the aircraft was forced landed sccessfully near Pryamid Hill, Markham Valley. Pilot: Sgt Ray Neville Hay Serv#434252 was not injured. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1474 15/03/44. Allison V1710-81 Engine #22600
A29-445 P-40N-1-CU 42-104727 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #25 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1047. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-445 09/08/43. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 21/08/43. Allotted 22RSU RP ex 15ARD RP 28/12/44. Accident 1116hrs 27/01/45 on landing at Wards Strip, Port Moresby, the aircraft ground looped collapsing the port undercarriage when being tested. Pilot F/Sgt Trevor Neil Hay Serv#56177 of 76Sqn RAAF, not injured. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 30/01/45. Rec 2OTU ex 15ARD 27/05/45. Accident 0915Hrs 13/6/45 when the aircraf suffered a engine failure through bearing failure during a practice strafing attack over Lake Boga. When pulling up, the aircraft shufddered, with the pilot then noticing the Oil Pressure indicating Nil. The pilot, at an altitude of 600 feet, managed to reach and land wheels down at Swan Hill Strip. Pilot: F/Sgt George Thomas Ingledew Serv#442574 was not injured. Rec 1APU ex 2OTU for tests on VHF Installion 23/07/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1APU 15/10/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#33782
A29-446 P-40N-1-CU 42-104728 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #26 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1048. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-446 09/08/43. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 08/09/43. Coded HU-S. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF for 240 Hourly 26/05/44. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 08/06/44. Rec 11RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF for second 240 Hourly 06/11/44. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 06/03/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 84 Sqn RAAF 01/04/45. Accident 1525hrs 8/4/45, still coded HU-S, when on return from a non-operational dive bombing exercise, the pilot made a forced landing with undercarriage retracted on the Bohle River strip. Aircraft had also suffered fire damage when finishing up on boundary fence. Pilot: F/Sgt Keith James Nelson Serv#439665 was not injured. Rec 13ARD ex 86 Sqn RAAF. Issued 6CRD Breddan for conversion ex 13ARD 02/05/45. AMSE Approval for Write off per File# 9/16/2568 10/05/45. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22449

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A29-447 P-40N-1-CU 42-104729 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #27 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1049. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-447 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43. Coded GA-K. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Red 75 Sqn RAAf ex 11RSU RP 25/04/44. Rec 22RSU Det ex 75 Sqn RAAF for 240 Hourly 19/09/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 17/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 22/12/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 22/12/44. Accident 1130hrs 15/01/45 when landing at Kamiri Strip, with undercarriage collapsed, damaging port and starboard mainplane. NFDs. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 6AD ex 22RSU 03/04/45. Rec 7OTU ex 6AD 27/06/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 7OTU 30/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#22531

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A29-448 P-40N-1-CU 42-104730 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #28 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1050. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-448 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 17/09/43. Coded GA-C. Accident 1045hrs 13/03/44 after landing on No 4 Strip Nadzab, the pilot was instructed to taxy off the active runway to allow two other aircraft to take off. The aircraft struck a unmarked drain which caused the port eleo leg to collapse. Pilot: F/Lt C A Coker Serv#402226 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 14/03/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 23/03/44. 08/04/44, Non-operational landing accident at Cape Gloucester strip. NFDs. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 02/05/44. Issued 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 01/05/44. Accident 0655hrs 04/05/44 when after taking off from Tadji Strip on a Patrol over Hollandia, the aircraft suffered a full electrical and hydraulic failure. Port side main wheel stuck in position halfway down. The aircraft made a successful belly landing on return. Pilot: F/O Geoffrey O'Halloran Giles Serv#417830 was not injured. Rec 78Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 05/05/44. Rec 12 RSU ex 78 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1921 28/08/44.Resurrected in 1974 and taken to NZ where it has been restored to flying condition by Charles Darby and Garth Hogan as the 75 Sqn aircraft GA-C.

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A29-449 P-40N-1-CU 42-104731 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #30 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1052. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-450 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Allotted 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 20/04/44. Allotted 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 26/04/44. Canc. Allotted 80Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 11/05/44. Canc. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 15/05/44. Rec 22RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 13/07/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 18/07/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 10RSU Det 19/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22 RSU Det. 04/11/44. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 22RSU 22/03/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD Stores 06/06/45. Rec 8OTU ex 86 Sqn RAAF 04/07/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 8OTU 15/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#40924
A29-450 P-40N-1-CU 42-104732 8/8/43 Ordered on USAAF Contract AC34423, RAAF Case 200, Indent 2012A BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 303-A, Aus12 #30 Shipped Ex New York CV #?? as MAC Air A29-1052. Rec 2AD ex USA 08/08/1943. Renumbered RAAF A29-450 09/08/43. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43. Rec 11RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Allotted 11RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU 20/04/44. Allotted 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 26/04/44. Canc. Allotted 80Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 11/05/44. Canc. Rec 78 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 15/05/44. Rec 22RSU ex 78Sqn RAAF 13/07/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22RSU 18/07/44. Rec 10RSU Det ex 11RSU 05/08/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 10RSU Det 19/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 22 RSU Det. 04/11/44. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 22RSU 22/03/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD Stores 06/06/45. Rec 8OTU ex 86 Sqn RAAF 04/07/45. Rec 6AD Stores ex 8OTU 15/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised to Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Completed 15/11/48. Allison V1710-81 Engine#40924.
A29-451 P-40N-1-CU 42-104733 8/43 served with 75 and 4 Sqns; on 7/9/43 it was damaged when it nosed over on landing at Evan Heads, NSW [pilot?]; on 18/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/10/43 after landing on the Kiriwina strip after dark the a/c swung to port and ran through the flare path onto rough ground and the undercarriage collapsed with F/Sgt P M Sheahan escaping injury; on 6/3/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 12 RSU but was only there some 4 months before being received at 11 RSU for completion of repairs; on 9/1/45 it was received back at 11 RSU after having been through 10 RSU, 15 ARD and 22 RSU; on 29/8/45 it was received by 4 Sqn at Labuan, Nth Borneo; on 6/10/45 it was received back at 4 Sqn from 6 RSU; on 16/10/45 F/O J C Maddern was forced to crash land it on the beach some 30 miles (50kms) south of Jesselton, Nth Borneo and was under water at high tide and due to corrosion it was converted to components.
A29-452 P-40N-1-CU 42-104734 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 7/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 9?/10/43 it stood on its nose at the Goodenough Is strip damaging its prop [pilot?]; on 22/3/44 during take off when it touched the ground for the third time the port undercarriage leg folded and the wing hit the ground with Sgt William Harold Frederick Thomson (432337) recovering it and flying it over the trees leaking fuel forcing him to ditch into the sea about 1 mile (1.6km) from the shore in Borgen Bay, Cape Gloucester.
A29-453 P-40N-1-CU 42-104735 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/4/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had been for presumably a 240 hourly or engine change; on 24/5/44 it was struck by another aircraft landing on Tadji strip causing extensive damage to the engine, wings and landing gear; on 31/7/44 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-454 P-40N-1-CU 42-104736 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 7/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 12/2/44 it crashed landed on Nadzab's Newton strip causing a good deal of damage [pilot?]; on 26/4/44 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-455 P-40N-1-CU 42-104737 8/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 8/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 30/9/43 it crashed at Narellan NSW after failing to pull out of a dive while carrying out a strafing practice as part of an Army co-operation exercise killing Sgt Stanley William Smethurst (418014); on 7/10/43 a/c written off.
A29-456 P-40N-1-CU 42-104738 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 84 Sqn, 86 Sqns and 8 OTU; on 13/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 15/3/44 it was allocated again to 75 Sqn after being to 22 RSU for an engine change; on 5/9/44 it was again received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had gone in the August for a 240 hourly and engine change; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU however its sojourned there was short; on 28/3/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn for yet another short stay; on 4/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 86 Sqn; on 15/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey Qld from 8 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-457 P-40N-1-CU 42-104739 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 80 Sqns; on 13/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 2/5/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had gone for an engine change; on 12/6/44 it was hit while parked by a landing C-47 at Hollandia; on 7/7/44 it was allocated to 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after repairs from the previous month but it was only with 78 Sqn for a couple of days; on 9/7/44 it crashed into the sea about 300m off the mouth of the Wiroe River after being hit by AA or small arms fire killing P/O Jonathon Robert Cornell (437399).
A29-458 P-40N-1-CU 42-104740 8/43 served with 75 and 78 Sqns; on 16/9/43 it was issued to 75 Sqn from 2 AD and was coded GA-V with the former and was often flown by F/Sgt John Bailey; on 5/5/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP and coded HU-L after having gone to 11 RSU for an engine change from 75 Sqn; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/Sgt James Denman Harvey (418408); on 7/7/44 it was received by 78 again after yet another engine change; on 26/7/44 when F/Sgt Roy Garfield Hambly (413861) was strafing a barge in the Sarong area DNG the port blast tubes blew and he nursed the Kitty back to the Noemfoor Is strip; on 11/9/44 it returned to 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after repairs but within a few days was sent for another engine change; on 27/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 12/1/45 crashed on take-off from Kamiri airstrip with considerable damage to the airframe port wing and undercarriage and converted to components.
A29-459 P-40N-1-CU 42-104741 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 13/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD and coded GA-P with 'Cleopatra' written on both sides of the engine cowling above the exhausts and was often flown by S/L Geoffery Charles Atherton; on 10/4/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had gone for a 240 hourly; on 21/8/44 it blew the blast tubes in the port wing and it was beyond the capacity of the sqn so went to 22 RSU; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 20/3/45 it was involved in a taxiing accident at Ross River strip Qld when it a bomb disposal area alongside the strip with the port wing [pilot?]; on 4/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 13 ARD having first been allocated back to 84 Sqn then 86 Sqn with both allocations cancelled; on 15/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 8 OTU; on 19/11/46 approval was given to write off.

Kittyhawk A29-459

A29-460 P-40N-1-CU 42-104742 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 14/10/43 received by 75 Sqn after coming through 10 RSU and was coded GA-Q with 75 Sqn; on 13/9/44 received back at 75 after 240 hourly and engine change; on 22/1/45 received by 84 Sqn via 11 RSU; on 28/3/45 it was received by 86 being passed on by 84 Sqn; on 4/7/45 during formation flying a crossover turn was practiced and it collided with A29-484 with both Kittyhawks force landing 3 miles NW (from a/c history, this would possibly put them in the sea) or SW (from accident report, most likely) off Cape Pallarenda, Qld (though the accident report mentions this a/c returning to base) with F/O Graham Strout (5624) being ok; on 17/10/45 issued to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-461 P-40N-5-CU 42-105050 8/43 served with 78 Sqn, 80 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 8/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD and in early 1944 had "The Reaper" on the cowl below the exhaust stacks; on 22/5/44 it was issued to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP after having been through 11 RSU however it was only with 80 Sqn for about a month; on 12/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 80 Sqn; on 20/8/44 the starboard blast tubes blew out while strafing a few miles from Kamiri strip and W/O Geoffrey William Mellor (401121) nursed the Kitty back to base; on 26/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 4/1/45 while P/O Harry John Proctor (436879) was strafing ack-ack positions at Galela Halmaheras he was hit by ack-ack but returned safely; on 29/1/45 it was received at 78 Sqn for the third time from 11 RSU after repairs had been carried out and served with 78 until the cessation of hostilities and then was sent to 61 OBU; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is.

Kittyhawk A29-461

A29-462 P-40N-5-CU 42-105051 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 6/1/44 it was received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 21/3/44 it swung on landing at Livingstone strip and hit a drain while with 84 Sqn (may have been on detachment from Horn Is) with Sgt Bruce Arthur Oswald (434650) being uninjured; on 21/2/45 received back at 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 28/3/45 was issued to 86 Sqn while both Sqns were in the Townsville area; on 2/7/45 while carrying out a dive bombing exercise the engine failed and it was ditched into shallow water near Rattlesnake Island, Qld while with 86 Sqn and F/L Richard Mahlon Nielsen (406113) escaped injury; 17/12/45 approval was given to convert to components; now believed stored at Townsville Qld with a K Hopper pending restoration.
A29-463 P-40N-5-CU 42-105052 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 80 and 78 Sqns; on 16/9/43 it was issued to 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/9/43 while taking off from Cairns strip Qld the port tyre blew out so when attempting to land at Horn Is strip the a/c swung off the runway [pilot?]; on 19/11/43 it crash landed again while being flown to 1 RSU for repairs (presumably from the Sept crash); on 13/12/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 1 RSU; on 22/5/44 it was issued to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had been for a 240 hour inspection and engine change; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/O Norman Flower Blesing (407996); on 14/7/44 it was received back at 11 RSU for yet another engine change; on 2/9/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after some repairs at 10 RSU; on 8/9/44 F/Sgt Kevin Francis Dodemaide (410879) bailed out of this a/c after the engine failed some 25 miles (41 kms) from the base strip on Noemfoor Is and F/Sgt Dodemaide was rescued by HMAS Gympie.
A29-464 P-40N-5-CU 42-105054 8/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 27/2/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP and coded HU-T; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/Sgt Richard Roy Cowley (405834); on 31/7/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after an engine change at 11 RSU; on 10/8/44 it crashed near Sarkorem village while carrying out a strafing attack with F/Sgt Robert Paul Scott Brown (434615) was posted missing believed killed.
A29-465 P-40N-5-CU 42-105055 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 3/12/43 received by 80 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 2/7/44 received back at 80 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 26/8/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 8/9/44 received by 22 RSU from 75 Sqn for engine change; on 26/9/44 received again by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 18/2/45 received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 8/10/45 received back at 78 Sqn from 14 RSU; on 5/11/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 14 RSU for storage; on 13/12/45 approval to convert to components as it was unsuitable for ferrying home to Australia due to a lack of Sperry panel.
A29-466 P-40N-5-CU 42-105056 8/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; on 1/2/44 received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-I) from 15 ARD and had "Ishkabibble" on the cowl above the exhaust stacks being the third such aircraft so marked by F/O Weston; on 31/3/44 was damaged by ack-ack while strafing Garove Is with F/O Ben Weston (406087) managing to nurse it back to base; on 12/4/44 received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 10/8/44 received again by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 14/9/44 it was involved in a crash landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is when P/O Ian David McLaughlan (417093) was unable to lower both wheels and was forced to carry out a belly landing; on 19/1/45 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU but was only with them about a month before going to 11 RSU; on 17/7/45 it was allocated as a reserve a/c for 4 Sqn but was later cancelled; on 5/11/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 14 RSU for storage and from there sent to 6 AD; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-467 P-40N-5-CU 42-105057 8/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 17/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 7/4/44 A29-415 ran into the tailplane of this aircraft while both were landing at Cape Gloucester, New Britain after a familiarisation flight and F/O Robert William Crawford (402642) was injured which eventually lead to his hospitalisation in Australia and his Kitty was written off.
A29-468 P-40N-5-CU 42-105059 8/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 2/6/44 it was received by 22 RSU for an engine change and 240 hourly inspection; on 17/8/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 24/9/44 while on an op over Babo it received some 25 hits by ack-ack forcing F/O John Balloch (430430) to nurse the Kitty back to Noemfoor Is; on 13/1/45 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 21/12/44 while F/Sgt R J Robson was carrying out an emergency landing at Wama strip he had to veer the Kitty to avoid another a/c and ended up ground looping when trying to avoid a truck which it hit the u/c collapsed and it caught fire with F/Sgt Robson being uninjured.
A29-469 P-40N-5-CU 42-105060 8/43 served with 75 and 78 Sqns; on 17/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 31/1/44 the blast tube were blown in the starboard wing damaging the mainplane and it was sent to 11 RSU for repairs; on 12/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn but by early next month it was with 15 ARD; on 27/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 21/12/44 it was received by 11 RSURP from 75 Sqn after that it went to 11 RSU then 22 RSU; on 16/3/45 it was to be ferried from Biak Is to Hollandia and blew out the port tyre when taking off from the former place forcing W/O P E Turner to belly land the a/c at Hollandia; on 14/6/45 it was received by 6 AD for storage; on 28/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-470 P-40N-5-CU 42-105061 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 18/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/10/43 it had already landed on Kiriwina strip as darkness fell and was at the end of the strip when A29-449 landed fast and without flaps half way down the strip and ran up the back of this a/c with both a/c bursting into flames killing F/O Paul Ernest Whitehead (408942).
A29-471 P-40N-5-CU 42-105062 8/43 served with 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 12/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 1/8/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 14/1/45 it crash landed on Pitoe (Pitu) strip Morotai Is with the prop locked in fully fine position and oil pressure failing with F/Sgt William Turner (437203) escaping injury but the Kitty was sent to 11 RSU; on 29/3/45 it was received back at 78 Sqn; on 28/7/45 it crash landed at Croydon strip Tarakan Is when the u/c collapsed after a heavy landing and the a/c slew into a parked truck with W/O William Anthony Jennings (434503) being uninjured; it was converted to components.
A29-472 P-40N-5-CU 42-105063 8/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 13/2/44 it was issued to 80 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 5/4/44 while being tested after an overhaul the a/c stalled during combat practise, with A29-554 at high speed and F/O Lynden John Ambrose Regan (424798) was killed when it hit the water 2 miles north of Cape Gloucester New Britain.
A29-473 P-40N-1-CU 42-104674 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 27/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn having been previously allocated to 15 ARD but that was cancelled; on 29/8/44 it was received back at 84 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 28/3/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 17/4/45 it was received by 13 ARD from 86 Sqn and in the August was allocated to HQ at Laverton Vic to where it was ferried by 1 AD; on 10/10/45 it was received by 1 AD from SHQ at Laverton; on 17/10/45 it was received by 1 CRD from 1 AD; on 22/8/47 it was received by SAS (School Air Support) from 1 SD where it was to be used as a target aircraft; on 26/8/47 approval was given to write off.
A29-474 P-40N-1-CU 42-104675 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 19/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/1/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 80 Sqn to replace a damaged a/c; on 19/2/44 the the starboard blast tubes blew off damaging the mainplane when F/Sgt Richard Roy Cowley (405834) was strafing Japanese positions in the Madang area and it was sent to 22 RSU for repairs; on 20/5/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP and some two months later was returned to 11 RSU for a 240 hourly and some repairs; on 5/8/44 it was received by 10 RSU, then going to 22 RSURP and from there to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-475 P-40N-1-CU 42-104676 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 84 Sqns and 8 OTU; on 5/12/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 27/6/44 the engine failed on t/o from Tadji strip and F/Sgt Roy John Sheperd (420403) attempted a forced landing which ripped off the starboard u/c and damaged the starboard wing tip and aileron with the pilot escaping injury; on 25/8/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 2/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 84 Sqn and at the end of the year was sent to 6 AD; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-476 P-40N-1-CU 42-104677 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 21/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 1 AD, but was returned to 15 ARDRP two months later; on 17/2/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP, but the next month went to 22 RSU for an engine change; on 27/3/44 it was issued for use by AOC No. 10 Operational Group A/C Scherger and the SASO G/C Pearce and believed it carried the call sign 'Smutty Special' (from 78 Sqn's call sign) when Scherger was flying it which he did until meeting with his car accident in July 1944; on 14/4/44 A/C Scherger was carrying out a R/T and belly tank test flight and while attempting to land at Finschhafen strip was twice fired upon by the US Navy gunners in the harbour and was forced to fly down the coast and link up with some DC-3s to be able to fly into and land at Finschhafen strip; on 28/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU, but this also only lasted a few days before being returned to 22 RSU to fit a VHF radio and inspection; on 17/8/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn but like the previous sqns its time with 84 Sqn was short; on 29/3/45 it was received by 86 from 84 Sqn and again it was only with 86 for a few months when in June it was found parts of the airframe were corroded and so was sent to 13 ARD; on 19/9/45 it was received at 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-477 P-40N-1-CU 42-104678 8/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 10/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 9/7/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after repairs; on 11/8/44 while landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is it was hit in the rear fuselage and tail plane by the propeller of A29-587 and severely damaged with the pilot of A29-477 F/Sgt Eric Leslie Hart (418748) requiring 5 stitches to his head and the a/c was converted to components.
A29-478 P-40N-1-CU 42-104679 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 23/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 29/8/44 it was received back at 84 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 2/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 84 Sqn having had an allocation to 86 Sqn in the April cancelled; on 8/11/45 it was received by 6 AD at Oakey for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-479 P-40N-1-CU 42-104680 8/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 23/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 23/3/44 it went missing of a travel flight between Gove and Horn Is and is believed crashed into the Gulf of Carpentaria some 40 miles (64kms) from Gove with F/Sgt Cedric John Edmonds (419802) believed killed.
A29-480 P-40N-1-CU 42-104681 8/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 29/10/43 received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 29/8/44 received by 86 Sqn from 13 ARD although 86 Sqn didn't have any pilots to fly the a/c; on 2/9/44 eventually returned to 13 ARD; on 16/11/44 allocated back to 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 8/1/45 it crash landed at Breddan strip after a hydraulic failure [pilot?] and returned to 13 ARD for repairs; on 6/9/45 received by 5 Sqn from 13 ARD for TAC/R duties; on 4/2/46 it was destroyed by burning presumably at Piva North Bougainville.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-480     

A29-481 P-40N-1-CU 42-104703 8/43 served with 84 and 86 Sqn; on 12/8/43 it was received by the RAAF and sat out the rest of 1943 at 13 ARDRP; on 22/4/44 it was received by 84 Sqn at Horn Is, Qld but only lasted with them a couple of months when it went back to 13 ARD; on 29/8/44 it was received by 86 Sqn but was returned within a couple of days to 13 ARDRP; on 22/1/45 it was received again by 84 Sqn at Ross River, Qld; on 1/4/45 it was received by 86 Sqn and coded MP-L with them; on 16/10/45 it was involved in a forced landing at Bohle River while with 86 Sqn when the engine failed on take-off due to water in the carby with pilot F/Sgt Peter Felix Howard (442721) being unhurt; converted to components after crash.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-481

A29-482 P-40N-1-CU 42-104704 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 27/5/44 when returning from giving cover over Biak Is the engine completely failed and F/Sgt A C Dawson ditched it off the SE corner of Anoes Is with the a/c being written off.
A29-483 P-40N-1-CU 42-104705 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 1/3/44 it was received at 5 Ad from 1 AD for storage; on 24/3/44 it was received by 84 Sqn from 14 ARD; on 19/1/45 it was received back at 84 Sqn after being held in reserve with 13 ARD since July of the previous year; on 1/4/45 it was issued to 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 18/10/45 it was received by 6 Ad from 86 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-484 P-40N-1-CU 42-104706 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 26/10/43 it was received by 80 from 1 AD; on 16/11/43 it was involved in a landing accident suffering severe damage as a result while at Aitkenvale, Qld, the pilot F/L L K Brown was ok; on 19/1/44 it was received by 84 Sqn via 13 ARDRP; on 1/4/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 4/7/45 during formation flying a crossover turn was practiced and it collided with A29-460 with both Kittyhawks force landing 3 miles NW (from a/c history, this would possibly put them in the sea) or SW (from accident report, most likely) off Cape Pallerenda, Qld and P/O Philip Ross Evans (422541) was uninjured; on 11/7/45 it was received at 13 ARD and from there went to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-485 P-40N-1-CU 42-104707 8/43 served with 75 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 13/4/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU having sat out the previous 6 months at 15 ARD and 1 AD; on 14/7/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 26/9/44 it was received by 22 RSU for an engine change and 240 hour inspection; on 3/4/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU; on 7/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD however it was short lived being allocated to 6 AD four months later; on 13/12/45 it was received back at 6 AD from 7 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-486 P-40N-1-CU 42-104708 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 22/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn on its way to 15 ARDRP; on 6/4/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSURP having gone to the latter unit from 15 ARDRP; on 8/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD only to return to the latter unit in the Nov of that year for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-486 
7 O.T.U. 
c.1945
via Mike Mirkovic.  P-40N Kittyhawk A29-486 with two unknown Kittyhawks.
6 A.D. Oakey, 
c.1945, 
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-487 P-40N-1-CU 42-104709 8/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 23/1/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/Sgt John Geoffrey Gadsden (418828); on 10/6/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for repairs [what type?]; on 17/8/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 14/10/44 it went missing on an operation near Kai Island with W/O William Emerson Gilmore (8685) declared MIA believed killed.
A29-488 P-40N-1-CU 42-104710 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 22/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 23/10/43 it landed on the the of the main strip at Horn Is Qld after having its inner port blast tube blown while on a gunnery exercise [pilot?] and as a result was sent to 1 RSU; on 3/4/45 it was received by 6 AD having gone through 15 ARDRP and lately 22 RSU; on 25/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD only to return to the latter in Dec of that year for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-489 P-40N-1-CU 42-104711 8/43 served with none; on 10/3/44 it was received by 5 AD for storage having come from 1 AD and previously was allocated to 80 Sqn before that was cancelled; on 7/3/44 it was issued to 14 ARDRP from 5 AD and towards the end of that month was allocated to 84 Sqn however that was also cancelled; on 20/7/44 it was received by 15 ARDRP from 14 ARD staying with the former unit until the May when it was forwarded onto 13 ARD; on 10/12/45 it was allocated for storage at 6 AD; on 29/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-490 P-40N-1-CU 42-104712 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 23/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn on its way to 15 ARDRP; on 16/3/45 it was issued to 6 AD from 22 RSURP having gone to the latter unit from 15 ARDRP but it was in need of repairs specifically the engine and this was carried out by 30 OBU at the end of March; on 19/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 13 ARD; on 8/11/45 it was received by 6 AD again for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-491 P-40N-1-CU 42-104713 8/43 served with 1 AD; on 13/9/43 received by 1 AD from 1 AP and within a week was allocated to 80 Sqn but never went due to accident; on 16/10/43 while with 1 AD it grounded looped on landing at Laverton Vic with F/O Leslie Daniel Howlett Chippindall (404234) ok; on 10/2/44 it landed at Laverton Vic after a fire possibly caused by the undercarriage caused burns to the face and hands of W/C H D Bromfield (RAF).
A29-492 P-40N-1-CU 42-104714 8/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 23/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn on its way to 15 ARDRP; on 17/4/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU having gone to the latter unit from 15 ARDRP; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-493 P-40N-1-CU 42-104715 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 27/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn on its way to 15 ARDRP; on 22/3/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU having gone to the latter unit from 15 ARDRP; on 7/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD only to return to the latter unit in the Nov; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-493

A29-494 P-40N-1-CU 42-104716 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn; on 5/4/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU however the next month it was allocated to 11 RSU for an engine change but went to 22 RSU instead; on 9/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 17/11/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change and 240 hour inspection; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 28/3/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 18/10/45 it was received by 6 AD from 86 Sqn; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-495 P-40N-1-CU 42-104717 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 5 Sqns; on 23/12/43 F/O J B Mowbray force landed in this a/c at Laverton Vic while with 1 AD without the use of elevators and had to use elevator trim only; on 10/3/44 received by 5 AD for storage from 1 AD after having been allocated to 80 Sqn in late 1943; on 17/3/44 received by 14 ARDRP from 5 AD; on 24/3/44 received by 84 Sqn from 14 ARDRP; on 5/6/44 received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn but was only there some 3 months; on 1/3/45 went back to 13 ARDRP; on 17/9/45 received by 5 Sqn while based at Piva North Bougainville for TAC/R duties; on ??/2/46 burnt at Piva North when the Sqn was transferred back to Australia.

P-40N Kittyhawks 
A29-480 and A29-495 
Boomerang A46-222/BF-K .
5 Squadron, 
Piva North
c.1945
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-496 P-40N-1-CU 42-104718 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 23/9/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 5/6/44 it was received by 13 ARD from 84 Sqn on its way to 15 ARDRP; on 22/3/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU having gone to the latter unit from 15 ARDRP; on 26/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD only to return to the latter unit in the Nov; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-497 P-40N-1-CU 42-104719 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 86 Sqns and 8 OTU; on 19/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 1 AD; it appears that in early April 1944 it went to 22 RSU for an engine change returning to the Sqn around 28/4/44; on 16/5/44 a large part of the starboard wing was ripped off after a mid-air collision with A29-??? (F/O Donald Hillier) but was able to land at high speed back at base with the pilot F/L John Noel Ollivier (402390) being ok; on 2/6/44 it was received by 22 RSU from 80 Sqn for repairs; on 6/6/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 6 AD where it had been sent from 22 RSU; on 4/9/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 86 Sqn; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-498 P-40N-1-CU 42-104720 8/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 19/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 1 AD; on 28/11/43 it crashed on takeoff from Aitkenvale strip, Qld because of engine failure F/O Peter Parkinson (429992) was ok; on 21/6/44 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-499 P-40N-1-CU 42-104721 8/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 30/3/44 allocated to 80 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 14/4/44 at the end of a ferry flight the engine failed while in the circuit at Nadzab NG crash landing in kunai grass near the strip and it broke in two with S/L Frank Fischer (250626) being ok; on 9/5/44 approval given to convert to components.
A29-500 P-40N-1-CU 42-104722 8/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; on 19/10/43 received by 80 Sqn from 1 AD; on 11/6/44 allocated to 22 RSU for an engine change; on 15/6/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 10/7/44 while F/O Francis Albert Robertson (428851) was landing accident at Mokmer strip the starboard u/c folded on him; on 24/10/44 it was hit by ack-ack fire while strafing enemy targets around the Utarom area and when P/O Ian David McLaughlin (417093) landed the Kitty at Kamiri strip it swung off the runway due to the tyre being shot out; on 5/2/45 received at 22 RSU after repairs had been completed; on 8/6/45 received by 7 OTU from 6 AD where it had gone from 22 RSU though while with 7 OTU it was used by the CO for communications; on 11/3/46 received by CMU at Tocumwal from 7 OTU for storage; on 2/3/55 it was sold to R H Grant Holding Company.
A29-501 P-40N-1-CU 42-104723 8/43 served with 84 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 27/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 1 AD; on 21/3/44 it blew the inboard blast tube of the starboard wing and was sent to 14 ARD; on 6/4/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU having gone to the latter unit from 11 RSURP where it was a reserve aircraft for 78 Wing; on 6/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD only to return to the latter unit in the November; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-502 P-40N-1-CU 42-104724 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 5/2/44 it was received at 5 AD from 1 AD for storage; on 19/4/44 it was received by 15 ARD before being sent on to 11 RSU in 2 months time; on 14/6/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 1/12/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn and from there went to 22 RSU and it was decided to store at 6 AD; on 22/3/45 while being ferried from 22 RSU to 6 AD at Oakey the engine began bellowing black smoke forcing P/O G H Spencer to make an emergency landing coming down 10 miles (16kms) NW of Westland homestead in Qld; on 20/4/45 it was received at 13 ARD for repairs; on 20/9/45 it was received at 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for disposal by conversion to comps.
A29-503 P-40N-5-CU 42-105351 8/43 served with 84 Sqn, 75 and 78 Sqns; on 17/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 17/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP but went back to 22 RSU the next month for an engine change and 240 hour check; on 15/8/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 29/10/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after another engine change; on 24/1/45 it was hit in the fuselage by 20mm ack-ack fire while strafing Kaoe with F/O William Lock (33163) not being injured; on 29/6/45 it belly landed at Morotai after the hydraulics had been shot away by ack-ack [pilot F Smith?]; on 12/10/45 converted to components at 14 RSU.
A29-504 P-40N-5-CU 42-105352 9/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 22/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 18/5/44 it crashed on take-off at Horn Island Qld, after not gaining sufficient power to take off W/O Ronald Marsden Spowart (412736) pushed the throttle through the gate but still didn't have enough power now committed to t/o he retracted the undercarriage and immediately the belly tank hit the ground and burst into flames engulfing the a/c and skidded to a stop; W/O Spowart escaped with minor burns to hands and face and the a/c was written off.
A29-505 P-40N-5-CU 42-105353 9/43 served with 84 Sqn, 82 Sqn, 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 8/11/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 8/6/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 84 Sqn [for repairs?] then went to 22 RSU; on 15/7/44 it was involved in a crash landing [pilot?]; on 15/12/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP but was only with them short time before being reassigned; on 22/1/45 it was received by 80 Sqn from 82 Sqn but was considered surplus to 80 Sqn requirements and went back to 11 RSU the next month; on 19/6/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 14 RSU; on 10/9/45 while F/Sgt Derick Keble-Johnston (431319) was taking off from Tarakan strip the engine started miss firing and he closed the throttle and applied brakes but the a/c ran off the strip with the port u/c collapsing; on 9/11/45 it was received by 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-506 P-40N-5-CU 42-105354 9/43 served with 75 and 84 Sqns; on 31/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 14/6/44 it was issued to 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 22?/8/44 it was lost when it crashed into the sea off Noemfoor Is on returning from a mission [pilot?].
A29-507 P-40N-5-CU 42-105355 9/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 9/9/43 it was received by 3 AD; on 19/10/43 while with 3 AD it was taxying to the end of the runway when forced off by a landing a/c and it sank into a covered drain and slowly nosed over with the pilot F/Sgt James McLaren Stirling (405427) not being injured; on 5/2/44 after the a/c became airborne from Amberley strip the engine cut out and white smoke poured from the engine though F/L Wilbur Lawrence Wackett managed to land the a/c but it ran off the end of the strip and tipped onto its nose F/L Wackett wasn't injured; on 3/10/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 10/10/44 it was on a watercraft sweep near Ceram Is when the section ran into cloud near Misool Is and this a/c was not seen again with F/L Alan Wallace Campbell Morrison (416186) MIA believed killed.
A29-508 P-40N-5-CU 42-105356 9/43 served with 84 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 17/10/43 received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 8/6/44 received by 11 RSU from 84 Sqn; on 30/7/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 14/9/44 damaged by AA over Jefman strip with F/L John Sims Archer (409285) returning a/c to Noemfoor Is; on 26/10/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 17/12/44 again hit by enemy fire with P/O Harry John Proctor (436879) bringing it home; on 13/1/45 issued to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 13/1/45 went missing and believed ditched into the sea near Karakelang and Maroh Islands on a ferry flight from Noemfoor Is to Morotai Is with F/O Francis Lawrence Hann (411448) being executed by the Japanese on 23/3/45, along with F/Sgt King (cf A29-653) and W/O Waters (cf A29-630); on 21/2/47 a Rundle report states that the remains of the 3 pilots were found at Beo on Talaud Islands.
A29-509 P-40N-5-CU 42-105357 9/43 served with 3 AD; on 9/9/43 it was received by 3 AD; on 21/10/43 while on a ferry flight to 84 Sqn the nose of the a/c became heavy in flight and F/O Francis Robert Martin (411036) was unable to raise it and the Kittyhawk became uncontrollable so he bailed out, the a/c plunged to the ground and was written off.
A29-510 P-40N-5-CU 42-105358 9/43 served with 84 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 31/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 6/9/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP having been through 10 and 11 RSU; on 22/9/44 its port wing was damaged by enemy ack ack fire over Kaimana with F/O Robert William Crawford (402642) flying it home successfully; on 11/10/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 11/1/45 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had been for maintenance; on 25/1/45 received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn; on 15/6/45 while F/O Geoffery Abbott Cutler (413746) was landing after sqn formation flying the starboard tyre burst causing a crash resulting in extensive damage to the wings and centre fuselage; on 12/10/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-511 P-40N-5-CU 42-105359 9/43 served with 3 AD; on 9/9/43 received by 3 AD; on 16/10/43 it was being ferried to 84 Sqn when it crashed into the sea 7 miles west of Hill Island Qld killing Sgt Donald Gregory Wilum (416639).
A29-512 P-40N-5-CU 42-105360 9/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 19/2/44 it was issued to 10 Group but was actually on strength with 78 Sqn and used that squadron's code and was for use by AOC A/C Scherger and SASO G/C Pearce; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/L John Carmichael Griffith (408576); on 5/6/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change because of bearing failure; on 29/6/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 1/9/44 while on an operation S/L Adam Howie Brydon (578) when avoiding either enemy fire or an obstacle and managed to strain the starboard mainplane necessitating a trip to 22 RSU; on 29/10/44 after attacking AA positions around Kaimana Village it developed engine problems (perhaps it was hit by the AA) and F/O Richard Francis Boyce bailed out 5 miles SW of Utarom and the a/c crashed in that vicinity and F/O Boyce was seen to land in the water but never surfaced.
A29-513 P-40N-5-CU 42-105367 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 15/11/43 issued to 84 Sqn from 3 AD but only lasted a few days; on 27/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 23/2/44 it crashed killing F/Sgt Thomas Bonham Griffiths (428387) when he tried to join the formation too quickly by a climbing turn at low speed it stalled and flicked onto its back he was recovering from the dive when the a/c struck the ground and burst into flames on Horn Island Qld.
A29-514 P-40N-5-CU 42-105368 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 75 Sqns; on 17/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 8/6/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 84 Sqn; on 14/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 10/10/44 it was on a watercraft sweep near Ceram Is when the section it was with ran into cloud near Miscol Is and F/O Donald Edward Andrew (403301) bailed out of this a/c at around 2,000' and survived though two of his fellow pilots didn't (cf A29-432 and A29-507).
A29-515 P-40N-5-CU 42-105369 9/43 served with 84 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 17/11/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 29/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP having been through 11 RSU and 15 ARDRP; on 16/11/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had been for an engine change; on 26/7/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU having spent all that year at RSUs; on 12/11/45 it was received at 33 OBU Qld from 78 Sqn and was allocated to 13 ARD for an engine change however it appears it was damaged and there was a request to convert to comps; on 6/2/46 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-516 P-40N-5-CU 42-105370 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn; on 8/4/44 received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 20/4/44 while returning to his base at Aitkenvale Qld F/O John Edward MacLeod (416591) tested his landing gear twice each time using the hand pump as instructed after landing it ran for 300 yards and then the port u/c leg and tail wheel collapsed with F/O MacLeod not being injured; on 31/1/45 received back at 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 28/3/45 received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 18/11/45 received by 6 AD from 86 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-517 P-40N-5-CU 42-105371 9/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 2/3/44 issued to 10 Group from 3 AD; on 10/3/44 received by 75 Sqn for use by AOC and SASO; on 19/6/44 blew blast tubes in starboard wing; on 5/7/44 port u/c collapsed after heavy landing due to F/O John Balloch (430430) being blinded by sun; on 15/8/44 recommended conversion to components; on 1/9/44 approved conversion.
A29-518 P-40N-5-CU 42-105372 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 78 Sqns; on 22/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD and was coded K-LB on the starboard fuselage and K on the port fuselage while with 84 Sqn; on 14/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP but was issued back to 11 RSU within a fortnight for an engine change; on 16/7/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn; on 22/7/44 it crashed while landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is after returning from a cover patrol of the Noemfoor area with F/O Colin Harold Heard (417637) being uninjured; on 8/8/44 approved for conversion to components.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-518

A29-519 P-40N-5-CU 42-105373 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 31/10/43 it was received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 14/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP but was issued back to 11 RSU within a fortnight for an engine change; on 12/8/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 10/10/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after another engine change; on 25/1/45 while landing at Wama strip Morotai Is it collided with A29-542 and extensively damaged with W/O William Varney Henry (422272) being uninjured; on 14/2/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-520 P-40N-5-CU 42-105374 9/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 15/11/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 3 AD; on 22/1/44 it was involved in a taxiing accident at Newton strip Nadzab when A/C Frederick Rudolph William Scherger () hit a steam roller on edge of strip; on 26/5/44 it was issued back to 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/Sgt Ian McKenzie (410705); on 27/6/44 on returning from a patrol it crash landed on Cyclops strip when the starboard leg collapsed with F/O Peter John Cook (417458) being ok; on 20/1/45 it was to be issued to 80 Sqn but this was cancelled and it sat for the next 2-3 months at 22 RSU; on 3/4/45 it was received at 6 AD from 22 RSU; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off and struck off charge 11/48.
A29-521 P-40N-5-CU 42-105375 9/43 served with 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 23/4/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP being coded GA-N and had "Svengali" nose art under the engine exhaust while with them; on 9/8/44 it was involved in a mid-air collision with either A29-407 or -571 near Megat with F/O Thomas Ross Jacklin (405738) flying it 200 miles back to base with more that 25% of the port wing gone including the aileron; on 15/11/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 22/5/45 it was received by 14 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change and from there went to 60 OBU; on 21/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 60 OBU; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-521

A29-522 P-40N-5-CU 42-105376 9/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 31/10/43 received by 84 Sqn from 3 AD; on 10/3/44 while on a ferry flight from Gove Island to Horn Island Qld the a/c disappeared when the Sqn struck bad weather and turned back and it is believed to have crashed into the Gulf of Carpentaria killing F/Sgt Herbert James Ewart Walsh (421479).
A29-523 P-40N-5-CU 42-105691 9/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 15/11/43 it was received by 75 from 13 ARDRP; on 27/1/44 it was part of a 12 a/c detail strafing Jomba Is east of Madang when on one of the strafing runs P/O Hunt approached from NW followed by F/Sgt Crowthers at the same time F/Sgt James McLaren Stirling (405427) in this a/c made his approach from the west, at about 200' it appears P/O Hunt saw F/Sgt Stirling's a/c and attempted to pull away to starboard but still collided with him and both pilots were killed.
A29-524 P-40N-5-CU 42-105693 9/43 served with 75 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 82 Sqn; on 8/2/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 12/8/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 3/10/44 its blast tubes blew while strafing targets in Waroe Bay area with F/Sgt Alan Charles Britton (432746) ok; on 15/12/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 10/1/45 it was ditched in the sea off Kamiri Noemfoor Is by F/O Richard Charles O'Neill (417404) and was considered unsalvageable; on 12/2/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-525 P-40N-5-CU 42-105699 9/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 3/1/44 received by 80 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 13/6/44 received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for an engine change; on 15/8/44 the inner port blast tube blew while strafing targets at Ransiki strip with W/O Richard Roy Cowley (405834) returning safely; on 15/9/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 11/10/44 damaged by ack-ack fire while on bombing and strafing mission over Boelah Ceram Is with F/L Clive Gardiner Tolhurst (280843) returning safely; on 5/12/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 27/8/45 it was sent to 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change; on 1/10/45 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 22/11/45 it was left by its ferry pilot at Samboanga [sp] due to fuel tank leak and engine running rough; on 15/1/46 approval was given to convert.
A29-526 P-40N-5-CU 42-105702 9/43 served with 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 31/1/45 received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP having spent over a year at the latter unit; on 15/4/45 received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 18/10/45 received by 6 Ad from 86 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-527 P-40N-5-CU 42-105708 9/43 served with 75 Sqn, 82 and 80 Sqns; on 11/11/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 8/6/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn for an engine change and 240 hour maintenance; on 27/7/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn; on 7/10/44 it was hit by enemy ack-ack and sent to 22 RSU for repairs; on 15/12/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 22/1/45 it was received by 80 Sqn from 82 Sqn; on 4/3/45 it was received by 11 RSU from 80 Sqn then went to 14 RSU where it sat out the rest of the war; on 5/11/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 14 RSU; on 15/11/45 it collided in mid-air with A29-1210 after slowing down prior to landing at the Tadji strip with F/O D H Harrison being injured when he crash landed the a/c in a swamp 2 miles NE of the strip; on 7/12/45 approval was given to write it off.
A29-528 P-40N-5-CU 42-105710 9/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 9/3/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP and was coded HU-V with them; on 4/5/44 F/O Raymond Edward Barker (405711) ran off the end of the Tadji strip when carrying out a forced landing and the aircraft was considered a write off.
A29-529 P-40N-5-CU 42-105712 9/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqns; on 8/10/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 1/3/44 soon after making a normal landing at Nadzab NG the undercarriage collapsed with the pilot being F/L Norman Maxwell Wigglesworth (407266) and it was sent to 111 RSU for repairs; on 22/5/44 it was issued to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP but was only with them for about a month; on 29/7/44 it was received again by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 6/4/45 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 15/12/45 it was received by 61 OBU Tarakan; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-529/HU-V being serviced with a wrecked 77 Sentai  Ki.43 Hayabusa
78 Squadron
Hollandia May 1944  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-530 P-40N-5-CU 42-105716 9/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 11/11/43 it was received by 75 from 13 ARDRP and was coded GA-I with "Ishkabibble" on the cowl (second so coded) and often flown by F/O Ben Weston; on 27/1/44 it was part of a 12 a/c detail strafing Jomba Is near Madang when on one of the strafing runs P/O Stanley Burfield Hunt (412078) approached from NW followed by F/Sgt Crowthers while at the same time F/Sgt Stirling made his approach from the west, at about 200' it appears P/O Hunt saw F/Sgt Stirling's a/c and attempted to pull away to starboard but still collided with A29-523 and both pilots were killed.
A29-531 P-40N-5-CU 42-105717 9/43 served with 2 OTU; on 14/10/43 received at 2 OTU from 2 AD; on 28/7/44 transferred to stores reserve; on 27/11/45 received by 6 AD from 2 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-532 P-40N-5-CU 42-105719 9/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 15/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 2/3/44 forced landing near Kaipit due to inability to get fuel from reserve tank with pilot F/Sgt Donald James Wallace (419595) being ok.
A29-533 P-40N-5-CU 42-105721 9/43 served with 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 8/2/44 received by 75 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 26/8/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP having been through 11 RSU and 10 RSU; on 10/2/45 received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 6/9/45 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 15/12/45 it was received by 61 OBU Tarakan from 78 Sqn; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan.
A29-534 P-40N-5-CU 42-105729 9/43 served with 84 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 23/10/43 received by 84 Sqn from 2 AD; on 14/6/44 received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 21/8/44 received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after an engine change; on 24/9/44 crashed into sea off Noemfoor Is with Sgt Douglas Alfred Way (442288) being killed.
A29-535 P-40N-5-CU 42-105734 9/43 served with 80 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn; on 16/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 8/2/44 the a/c had nearly completed it landing run on the Nadzab strip when the starboard leg collapsed it swung to the right and tipped up onto its nose with P/O Lynden John Ambrose Regan (424798) being ok; on 31/1/45 received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP where it had been for nearly a year; on 15/4/45 received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 26/6/45 blew the blast tubes in starboard wing; on 21/1/46 received by 6 AD from 13 ARD for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-536 P-40N-5-CU 42-105736 9/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 16/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/5/44 went missing while on ops with P/O Leith Chandler Mudge (416879) listed as MIA.
A29-537 P-40N-5-CU 42-105740 9/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 28/1/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 2/3/44 while leading yellow section F/O Eugene Hadyn Weber was shot down by ack-ack over Kronprinz Harbour and killed, he was the first pilot lost by 78 Sqn.
A29-538 P-40N-5-CU 42-105922 10/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 18/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 17/3/44 while taking off from Nadzab strip the a/c wing hit a tree at the end of the runway with F/Sgt Stewart Maxwell Doig (401923) flying straight ahead to carry out a belly landing on the bank of the Markham River and it is believe there was insufficient power on take-off; on 16/4/44 struck off the squadron record.
A29-539 P-40N-5-CU 42-105924 10/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 18/11/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 24/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 23/9/44 it blew some blast tubes in the port wing while strafing Geser Is [pilot?]; on 11/10/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 6/2/45 it crashed landed on Pitoe strip during a heavy landing [pilot?]; on 27/5/45 it was to be issued back to 78 Sqn but was found to be u/s; on 15/11/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 14 RSU; on 21/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 60 OBU; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-540 P-40N-5-CU 42-105926 10/43 served with 84 Sqn; on 31/10/43 received by 84 Sqn from 2 AD; on 30/1/44 when Sgt Norman Charles Tims (419750) was taxiing after landing at Horn Is he saw a DC3 coming into land and moved to the side of the strip and into a washout; on 3/3/45 it was received back at 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP where it had sat for most of 1944; on 18/10/45 received by 6 AD from 84 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-541 P-40N-5-CU 42-105928 10/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 16/11/43 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 20/2/44 while approaching Horn Is strip Qld F/O Kenneth Ernest Goldring (424906) ran out of fuel after nearly 4 hrs in the air he conducted a successful belly landing in a clear area short of the strip and was uninjured in the process; on 1/3/44 13 ARD was to convert to components.
A29-542 P-40N-15-CU 42-106080 10/43 served with 80 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 30/3/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURD; on 1/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP where it had been for an engine change; on 30/9/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 25/1/45 while landing at Wama strip Morotai it collided with A29-519 causing extensive damage to the latter with F/Sgt John Max Davey (431810) being uninjured and necessitating a trip to 11 RSU for A29-542; on 26/7/45 it was received back by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 10/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 78 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-543 P-40N-15-CU 42-106082 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 18/1/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU having spent a good deal of the last half of 1944 at 15 ARDRP; on 30/6/45 it was damaged by ack-ack in the starboard mainplane over Galela strip while on a non-operational flight [F/Sgt Francis Smith?]; on 2/7/45 it was received by 14 RSU from 78 Sqn; on 10/10/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-544 P-40N-15-CU 42-106083 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 15/10/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU having been accepted by the RAAF a year before and been through 3 AD and 15 ARDRP; on 6/11/45 it was issued to 6 AD at Oakey Qld for storage; on 22/11/45 a note records it had developed an internal gylcol leak while at Tarakan Is and was examined by 1 RSU and found unsuitable for ferrying; on 16/1/46 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-545 P-40N-15-CU 42-106084 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 21/5/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 14 RSU having been through 22 RSURP 15 ARDRP and 3 AD; on 15/12/45 it was received by 61 OBU from 78 Sqn; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is.
A29-546 P-40N-15-CU 42-106085 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 13/10/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP being coded HU-Z with them and was the usual aircraft of P/O Peter Finch; on 24/1/45 while on a bombing and strafing mission to Kaoe No 2 strip it was accidentally hit by bullets from a RAAF aircraft (possibly a Beaufighter) with P/O Peter Robert Finch (410647) being unharmed and the Kittyhawk sent to 11 RSU; on 17/7/45 it was issued back to 78 Sqn from 14 RSURP; on 10/11/45 it was received at 6 AD Oakey Qld for storage from 78 Sqn; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-547 P-40N-15-CU 42-106086 10/43 served with 3 AD; on 19/4/44 allocated to CFS after being with 3 AD since 10/43; on 24/4/44 involved in a crash while taking off on a ferry flight (believed to CFS) and it is unknown if F/L R Norwood was injured or not; on 2/5/44 received at 5 AD from 3 AD; on 29/7/44 received at 6 AD from 5 AD for repairs to be carried out; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-548 P-40N-15-CU 42-106087 10/43 served with 80 Sqn, 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 30/3/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 26/6/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 28/7/44 it crash landed at Kamiri strip [pilot?]; on 8/8/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 8/9/44 it was received again by 75 Sqn having gone through 22 RSU for an engine change; on 11/1/45 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU but only lasted a couple of weeks before being returned to 11 RSU; on 12/7/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 14 RSURP; on 10/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey Qld for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-549 P-40N-15-CU 42-106089 10/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqns; on 13/3/44 it was involved in a belly landing [at Bankstown?] after the port undercarriage refused to lower even after many circuits to rectify the problem by F/O Keith Ross Leys (402955) who was uninjured; on 1/5/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 14 RSURP; on 15/10/45 while taking to take -off on a local area flight the undercarriage was accidentally retracted causing damage that was not repairable by the Sqn so it went to 11 RSU; on 20/12/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-550 P-40N-15-CU 42-106091 10/43 served with 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 4/5/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU after having passed through 15 ARDRP prior to that; on 7/5/44 while on the landing run at Tadji strip the starboard wheel sunk into mud on the edge of the narrow strip this caused the a/c to swing violently to starboard and the undercarriage collapsed with P/O Leith Chandler Mudge (416879) not being injured; on 3/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after the a/c had been repaired by USAAF 100 Service Sqn and was coded HU-D; on 25/8/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been sent for an engine change; on 22/7/45 ran off the strip and into the mud at Tarakan Is when F/O William George Cockell (408832) was landing wrecking the starboard u/c and damaging the engine; on 6/9/45 approval was given to convert at 11 RSU.
A29-551 P-40N-15-CU 42-106093 10/43 served with 75 Sqn, 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 23/4/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 31/5/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 75 Sqn; on 27/10/44 it was coded HU-H and issued to 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for a 240 hourly; on 30/12/44 it blew its blast tubes in the port wing while strafing targets in the Wasile Bay area with S/L Richard Paget Sudlow (406083) returning ok; on 29/1/45 it returned to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 5/4/45 it was ditched miles from Wama airstrip Morotai with F/Sgt John Max Davey (431810) being uninjured.
A29-552 P-40N-15-CU 42-106095 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 19/10/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 15/12/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 78 Sqn; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is after salvageable items were removed.
A29-553 P-40N-15-CU 42-106097 10/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 19/4/44 it was allocated to CFS for a 3 week stint from 3 AD; on 30/9/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 20/8/45 it was received by 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change; on 10/9/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 15/12/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 78 Sqn; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is after salvageable items were removed.
A29-554 P-40N-15-CU 42-106099 10/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 13/5/44 a/c was hit by AA over Wewak NG and crashed into the sea near Kairiru Is with the pilot S/L Clifford Richard McKenny's (574) parachute became entangled with the a/c and he was killed with the crash of the a/c.
A29-555 P-40N-15-CU 42-106100 10/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 24/4/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 24/7/44 after strafing attack engine started running rough so F/O Ronald Campbell Wehl (405332) headed for base but had to ditch 7 miles E of Cape Nemorie (sp?) and was picked up by PT boat.
A29-556 P-40N-15-CU 42-106101 10/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 30/3/44 received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 14/5/44 was hit by a landing a/c at Tadji Strip [pilot?]; on 3/10/44 approval given to convert to components.
A29-557 P-40N-15-CU 42-106358 11/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 7/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 3/7/44 it crashed at Cyclops strip Hollandia when it stalled on take off and flicked over with S/L Adam Howie Brydon (578) escaping serious injury; on 18/8/44 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-558 P-40N-15-CU 42-106359 11/43 served with 84 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 30/4/44 it was received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 12/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 16/2/45 it blew the blast tubes of the starboard wing while in the Kaoe Bay area Halmahera Is with S/L James Albert Cox (290787) from 84 Sqn returning safely; on 6/4/45 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 10/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey for storage from 78 Sqn; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-559 P-40N-5-CU 42-105858 11/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 20/3/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 26/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 80 Sqn but within a day or so was at 11 RSU for a 240 hourly; on 30/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-G) from 22 RSURP; on 30/8/44 while attacking the Kokas sawmill it was hit and although F/Sgt John Charles Keene (412554) thought everything was functioning ok on his return trip the oil pressure dropped very low necessitating a ditching and he spent nearly a day and a half in his dinghy before being picked up by a US Frigate in the evening on the 31st.
A29-560 P-40N-5-CU 42-105859 11/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 7/3/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 17/5/44 it blew the blast tubes of the port wing while strafing targets on Wakde Is DNG with F/Sgt Ian McKenzie (410705) bring the aircraft safely to base; on 29/7/44 it was returned to 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP but went back that same day for hydraulic repairs; on on 10/8/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 23/10/44 it returned to 78 Sqn from 22 RSU after an engine change however it returned within a few days for an engine change; on 3/4/45 it was received by 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-561 P-40N-5-CU 42-105860 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 18/3/44 received by 75 Sqn from 15 ARDRP and was coded GA-D with 75 Sqn; on 24/7/44 during t/o the engine started running rough so F/O William John Hunter (404908) aborted and ran off the end of the strip and into a hole; on 1/9/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 5/9/44 on pulling out of a dive after releasing his bombs the a/c was hit by ack-ack in the port wing and F/L William Jefferson Wilkinson (404272) flew it back to base without further incident; on 6/10/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 29/12/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSU after 240 hourly; on 7/1/45 blew its blast tubes on strafing mission [pilot?]; on 16/3/45 received at 6 AD from 22 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-562 P-40N-5-CU 42-105862 11/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqns; on 20/3/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 25/3/44 it taxied into the stationary A29-439 with this Kitty's prop ripping into the wing and tailplane of A29-439 [pilot?]; on 26/6/44 it was received by 22 RSURP; on 30/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from the reserve pool; on 1/7/44 it crashed while landing at Cyclops strip when it lost a wheel with F/Sgt Richard Roy Cowley (405834) escaping injury requiring its return to 22 RSU; on 5/4/45 it was received at 6 AD after sitting out all that time at 22 RSU; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-563 P-40N-5-CU 42-105864 11/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 31/5/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 29/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP where it had gone from 80 Sqn for allocation; on 28/7/44 its starboard mainplane hit a ground obstruction removing about 6 ft of it when F/Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth (424311) was strafing at Noemi strip; on 14/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP but a fortnight later it was returned to 22 RSU for re-issue; on 4/10/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 25/8/45 it was received at 11 RSU for repair to its undercarriage after a heavy landing on 23rd; on 10/9/45 it was returned to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 15/12/45 it was received by 61 OBU from 78 Sqn for storage; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is after salvageable items were removed.
A29-564 P-40N-15-CU 42-106361 11/43 served with 80 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 31/5/44 received by 80 Sqn from 12 RSURP; on 26/6/44 received by 22 RSURP from 80 Sqn; on 1/7/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 26/9/44 received by 22 RSU from 75 Sqn for engine change; on 9/10/44 received back at 75 Sqn; on 26/10/44 hit by ack-ack over Kairotoe strip and F/L Kenneth Arthur McCaul (406066) crash landed on Middleburg Island; on 20/11/44 approval given to convert to components.
A29-565 P-40N-15-CU 42-106362 11/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 10/2/44 it was issued to 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 28/3/44 it was damaged by ack ack over Cape Hoskins with F/Sgt John Geoffrey Gadsden (418828) bringing the aircraft home safely; on 25/4/44 it crashed on landing at Tadji airstrip when one of the wheels hit a soft patch flipping the aircraft over onto its back with F/L Henry Alexander Kerr (411789) being trapped inside with the quick actions of F/Sgt Max Hall saving him of any serious injury.
A29-566 P-40N-15-CU 42-106364 11/43 served with 75 Sqn, 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 82 Sqn; on 23/4/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 28/4/44 it was burnt while on the ground and sent to 11 RSU for repairs; on 22/5/44 it was issued to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 26/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 80 Sqn; on 30/9/44 it was received by 22 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change; on 15/12/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 22/1/45 it was received by 22 RSU from 82 Sqn; on 21/4/45 it was received by 6 AD at Oakey Qld for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-567 P-40N-15-CU 42-106365 11/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 22/5/44 it was issued to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 30/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 27/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for an engine change; on 16/12/44 it was received again by 78 Sqn from 75 Sqn; on 6/4/45 it was ditched near Miti island after running rough then stopping by F/Sgt Clarence Edward Hurst (430775) who was rescued.
A29-568 P-40N-15-CU 42-106371 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/1/44 received by 5 AD from 2 AD for storage; on 7/6/44 allocated to 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP having been through 15 ARDRP; on 10/6/44 received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP (though form E/E88 says it was 78 Sqn); on 23/8/44 it was shot down over Babo while carrying out a bombing and strafing sortie with F/Sgt Peter Frederick Guster (417834) being posted MIA believed killed.
A29-569 P-40N-15-CU 42-106373 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 14/5/44 received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 14/5/44 crash landed at Hollandia and burst into flames with F/L Maxwell Coupland Johnston (400622) escaping injury; Kittyhawk was written off.
A29-570 P-40N-15-CU 42-106374 11/43 served with 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 14/5/44 received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 4/6/44 received by 22 RSU from 80 Sqn for an engine change; on 13/6/44 received by 78 Sqn possibly from 75 Sqn as it had been allocated to 75 two days before but appears may have been issued to 80 the day before instead; on 8/8/44 it was ditched in shallow water off shore from Garoewah village (near Sagan) when black smoke bellowed from the engine with pilot F/O Gordon Horace White (406121) being killed.
A29-571 P-40N-15-CU 42-106376 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/1/44 received at 5 AD for storage; on 23/4/44 received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-V) from 11 RSURP having gone through 15 ARDRP; on 9/8/44 it collided with A29-407 during a turn and crashed into the jungle south-east of Cape Sawasar killing W/O William Morris Barden (17409).
A29-572 P-40N-15-CU 42-106377 11/43 served with 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 10/2/44 received by 80 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 13/6/44 received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had gone for an engine change from 80 Sqn; on 19/8/44 while dodging ack-ack fire over the target the starboard wing struck a tree with P/O Richard Roy Cowley (405834) flying it home without further incident; on 13/9/44 received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 8/1/45 it crashed while W/O Geoffrey James Bellamy (432737)was taking off at Wama strip Morotai when it blew out the port tyre and at the time was coded HU-P and had inherited the nose art of "Watch My Form"; on 15/1/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-573 P-40N-15-CU 42-106379 11/43 served with 75 and 78 Sqn; on 17/1/44 it was received at 5 AD from 2 AD for storage until required by one of the reserve pools; on 2/5/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP after having sat at 15 ARDRP for nearly 2 months; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/L Robert Sydney Osment (400629); on 2/8/44 it was received by 22 RSU from 78 Sqn for a 240 hourly; on 21/8/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 7/9/44 it was received at 22 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine replacement; on 15/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 1/10/44 it stood on its nose when the brakes were applied during the landing [pilot?]; on 28/10/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 16/12/44 it was received at 78 Sqn again from 75 Sqn; on 23/3/45 it crash landed at Wama strip Morotai when the starboard u/c was not locked down properly and collapsed and it was sent to 11 RSU; on 1/9/45 approval was given to convert to components at 14 RSU Morotai Is.
A29-574 P-40N-15-CU 42-106380 11/43 served with 78 and 75 Sqns; on 5/5/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 29/6/44 it was again received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had gone for an engine change due to bearing failure earlier in the month; on 11/10/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for another engine change; on 27/10/44 while dive bombing enemy positions it lost the port ammunition cover which caused damage to the tailplane; on 11/11/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 15/12/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 78 Sqn for storage; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is.
A29-575 P-40N-15-CU 42-106386 11/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 25/5/44 it was issued to 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP and was coded HU-E with "Black Magic" on the cowl and was so named by F/L Baker who initially flew this a/c; on 3/6/44 F/L Denis Russell Baker (411271) flew this in the last major aerial combat of the RAAF during WW2 in the Pacific claiming a fighter destroyed; on 10/6/44 F/L Baker shot down the last Japanese aircraft in the New Guinea campaign in this a/c; on 6/9/44 blew blast tubes while attacking Samate strip with W/O Peter Barton Lavender (408853) returning successfully; on 9/10/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU and three months later was flown by Australia's only aboriginal fighter pilot of WW2 W/O Leonard Victor Waters (78144); on 26/12/45 it was stripped of useable equipment and burnt at Tarakan Is. [The code for this a/c has been suggested as HU-L and appeared on an aerogram in dedication to W/O Len Waters. However photo and log book evidence contradicts it being HU-L.]
A29-576 P-40N-15-CU 42-106388 11/43 served with 78 Sqn and 75 Sqns; on 9/12/43 it was received at 13 ARD from 2 AD as a reserve a/c; on 10/3/44 it was issued to 78 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and on that occasion was flown by F/O Gordon Horace White (406121) who destroyed 3 enemy aircraft; on 14/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for a 240 hourly; on 11/9/44 while taxiing on Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is it struck a hole and the undercarriage collapsed with the prop hitting the ground with pilot F/L Alan Wallace Morrison (416186) ok and airman LAC E Anderson being thrown off the wing but ok; on 26/10/44 received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 15/12/44 it crashed on landing after a bombing mission when the undercarriage collapsed with F/Sgt Russell Bruce Pontifex (422981) being ok; on 3/1/45 it was issued again to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 2/5/45 it was received at 14 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change; on 5/11/45 it was received at 60 OBU for movement to 6 AD for storage however the deterioration of the a/c meant it was to be converted; on 20/12/45 approval was given to convert to components and so a very historical a/c was lost.

Kittyhawk A29-576

A29-577 P-40N-15-CU 42-106098 11/43 served with 80 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 2/5/44 received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 30/5/44 allocated to 11 RSU for an engine change; on 15/6/44 received by 75 Sqn from 80 Sqn; on 19/7/44 together with A29-437 it was to be flown from Hollandia, DNG to Biak Is the two a/c taking off from Hollandia at 1310 hours and were not seen again with W/O Gregory Carlisle Mogg (412081) being posted MIA and it is believed they may have become disoriented in the bad weather.
A29-578 P-40N-5-CU 42-105704 11/43 served with 75 and 78 Sqns; on 17/7/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP after having been through 15 ARD and 11 RSU; on 26/10/44 again received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for an engine change; on 27/2/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 15/12/45 it was received by 60 OBU from 78 Sqn for storage; on 20/12/45 it was burnt at Tarakan Is.
A29-579 P-40N-5-CU 42-105706 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 31/1/44 crash landed at Laverton Vic after an engine failure with F/O N B Hutchinson being ok; on 15/7/44 received at 15 ARDRP from 1 AD; on 13/10/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 29/1/45 received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn; on 26/4/45 received by 14 RSURP from 11 RSURP; on 5/11/45 received 60 OBU from 14 RSU; on 21/11/45 received by 6 AD from 60 OBU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off..
A29-580 P-40N-5-CU 42-105714 11/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 5/2/44 it was issued to 15 ARD from 1 AD and from there was allocated to 80 Sqn; on 14/3/44 while landing at the Nadzab strip during a ferry flight of the a/c to 80 Sqn the tailwheel collapsed and F/Sgt Eric Norman Robinson (424464) turned the a/c off the strip to starboard and the starboard leg collapsed with F/Sgt Robinson being ok; on 27/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 24/8/44 it sustained damage to the starboard mainplane when the blast tubes blew during a gun test at the Kamiri strip; on 30/9/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 1/12/44 it was damaged by ack-ack fire while strafing in the Ransiki area; on 29/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU however it was considered surplus to 75 Sqn's requirements at the time and returned to 11 RSU; on 29/1/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 21/2/45 it had its hydraulics damaged by enemy gunfire and made a crash landing at Pitoe strip Morotai with W/O William Varney Henry (422272) being ok and was sent to 11 RSU for repairs; on 21/11/45 it was received at 6 AD from 14 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-581 P-40N-5-CU 42-105727 11/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 4/3/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 12/6/44 it went to 78 Sqn from 80 Sqn; on 22/10/44 blew its blast tubes during gunnery practice near Noemfoor Is with F/Sgt Bruce Arthur Oswald (434650) returning safely; on 18/11/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn; on 27/11/44 it crashed into the sea off Cape Noejew after being hit by AA over the target killing Sgt Stanley Jack Hattersley (431282).

P-40N Kittyhawk 
A29-581/HU-W.
78 Squadron, 
Morotai, 
c.1945,
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-582 P-40N-5-CU 42-105847 11/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 31/3/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 29/5/44 it was ditched by F/O Gordon Horace White (406121) near Noesi Island when a fuel line broke causing the engine to fail.
A29-583 P-40N-5-CU 42-105749 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/5/44 received by 11 RSURP from 15 ARDRP; on 25/5/44 received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 5/6/44 while landing back at the Cyclops airstrip Hollandia from an op over Biak Is it hit soft surface with the u/c collapsing and skidding on its belly with F/Sgt Arthur William Franzi (419933) escaping injury; on 3/10/44 approval to convert.
A29-584 P-40N-5-CU 42-105851 11/43 served with none; on 5/3/44 received by 1 AD from 1 AP; on 20/5/44 received by 15 ARDRP from 1 AD; on 26/5/44 as it became airborne from Wards strip the engine spluttered so W/O Stewart Maxwell Doig (401923) decided to land ahead but ran into kunai and creek at the end of the strip and extensively damaged with the pilot ok; on 6/6/45 approval given to convert.
A29-585 P-40N-5-CU 42-105853 11/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 21/3/44 received by 22 RSU from 1 AD; on 28/3/44 received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 18/5/44 blew the starboard blast tubes at Tadji; on 25/7/44 allocated back to 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 5/8/44 while on a Globetrotter patrol F/L Alan Wallace Morrison (419186) radioed he was low on fuel and was returning to Noemfoor Is where he was forced to circle then his fuel ran out and he ditched on a reef 2 miles off shore.
A29-586 P-40N-5-CU 42-105855 11/43 served with 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 6/4/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 18/5/44 it was hit by a tractor at Tadji; on 6/10/44 it was received by 22 RSU from 75 for an engine change; on 17/10/44 it was received back by 75 from 22 RSU; on 6/3/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU where it had been sent a little over a month previously; on 10/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 78 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-587 P-40N-5-CU 42-105857 11/43 served with 84 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 24/3/44 it was received by 84 Sqn from 14 ARD but was only with them for a couple of months; on 23/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 11/8/44 while landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is it came in too soon and too fast and hit A29-477 with its propeller causing extensive damage though it suffered little damage with F/Sgt Keith Hilyard not being injured; on 16/12/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after repairs at 11 RSU; on 19/12/44 it crashed on landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is after a formation training exercise when the starboard tyre blew out and the starboard u/c collapsed with P/O Frederick Owen Jones (68446) being ok; on 14/1/45 it was returned to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 20/7/45 it was involved in a crash at Wama strip Morotai when the engine cut out on take off [pilot?]; on 12/10/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-600 P-40N-20-CU 43-23539 2/44 this was an ex-NEI a/c; issued to 15 ARDRP; involved in a crash landing at Wards Strip, Port Moresby on 1/7/44; written off 6/6/45.
A29-601 P-40N-20-CU 43-23540 2/44 served with 82 Sqn; this was an ex-NEI a/c; missing on an operation near Rau Siki on 13/12/44.
A29-602 P-40N-20-CU 43-22787 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; undercarriage collapsed at Wama strip Morotai 10/1/45, with pilot F/O John Ronlad Rose (424548) being ok.
A29-603 P-40N-20-CU 43-23205 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; on 13/4/44 it was allocated to 82 Sqn from 2 AD and was an ex-NEI a/c; on 14/7/44 at the end of its ferry flight it crash landed at Ross River airstrip Qld causing extensive damage to the fuselage and port wing [pilot?]; on 22/7/44 it was recommended to convert to components.
A29-604 P-40N-20-CU 43-23207 12/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-605 P-40N-20-CU 43-23209 12/43  
A29-606 P-40N-20-CU 43-23211 12/43  
A29-607 P-40N-20-CU 43-23542 2/44 served with 80 Sqn and with it was coded BU-G with "07" on the cowl; it was flown in that Sqn by S/L John Lloyd Waddy (402685) and had his enemy claims under the front windscreen as well as "VE" his wife's initials; on 25/12/44 S/L Waddy ran into a jeep while taxiing at Wama strip in the rain then A29-629 (the Wing Leader's a/c) collided with these 2; on ??/1/46 burnt at Labuan.

Kittyhawk A29-607

A29-608 P-40N-20-CU 43-22805 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; involved in a crash landing after a mission to Galela on 10/1/45.
A29-609 P-40N-20-CU 43-22807 11/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-610 P-40N-20-CU 43-22808 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 30/8/44 it crashed into sea near Babo after an attack on that strip with pilot F/O Alfred Evans Watts (424486) bailing out and was later rescued by a Catalina.
A29-611 P-40N-20-CU 43-22814 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 22/12/44 a/c shot down in an attack at Goereoa and crashed into Wasile Bay, with F/Sgt Clifford Cavanagh Tothill (429003) who was on his first op with the Sqn was killed.
A29-612 P-40N-20-CU 43-22817 11/43 served with 77 Sqn; on 23/3/44 it crashed on take-off from Momote strip, Los Negros Is converted to components 31/7/44.
A29-613 P-40N-20-CU 43-22819 11/43 served with 77 Sqn, 80 Sqn, 82 Sqn and 86 Sqn; struck off charge on 15/11/48 at 6 AD Oakey, Qld.
A29-614 P-40N-20-CU 43-22820 11/43 served with 77 Sqn, 80 and 82 Sqns; undercarriage collapsed while taxying at Noemfoor ??/10/44; on 17/7/45 it was damaged on landing at Labuan strip and wasn't repaired; burnt at Labuan on 11/1/46.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-614/FA-N 
'Avagrog'
82 Squadron, 
Labuan, 
July 1945
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-615 P-40N-20-CU 43-22822 11/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-616 P-40N-20-CU 43-22823 11/43 served with 77 and 86 Sqns; on 12/3/44 it was received by 77 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 18/4/44 it was received by 86 Sqn from 77; on 30/4/44 it was involved in a mid-air collision as part of a scramble practice with A29-621, fortunately the pilot F/Sgt Victor Reginald Waldemar Andrews (401606) was uninjured despite the fact the impact tore off the airscrew and the a/c crash landed on a beach some 4 miles from their base at Merauke Dutch NG; sent to 1 RSU then 3 CRD then to 6 AD at Oakey, Qld where it was struck off charge on 15/11/48.
A29-617 P-40N-20-CU 43-22825 11/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-618 P-40N-20-CU 43-22833 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; destroyed when a/c hit trees while strafing Soebaim Village, Halmaheras 8/3/45, W/O William Bowd Reynolds was KIA.
A29-619 P-40N-20-CU 43-22835 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; a/c nosed over while landing at Biak, DNG 2/7/44, pilot F/O F L Hann was ok.
A29-620 P-40N-20-CU 43-22838 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; undercarriage collapsed on landing at Biak, DNG 17/7/44, pilot F/Sgt Gordon Cornelius Dengate (424388) was ok.
A29-621 P-40N-20-CU 43-22839 11/43 served with 77 and 86 Sqns; on 12/3/44 it was received by 77 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 18/4/44 it was received by 86 Sqn from 77 Sqn; on 30/4/44 during a practice scramble from Merauke Dutch NG this a/c piloted by P/O Rex Edward Beach (419023) collided with A29-616 at 25,000 ft and P/O Beach's a/c went into a spin plunging into the sea about 1 mile off shore killing him instantly.
A29-622 P-40N-20-CU 43-22841 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 17/3/45 a/c damaged by AA with F/L K Brian I Smith being wounded, both pilot and a/c returned to Morotai.
A29-623 P-40N-20-CU 43-22846 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; hit by AA over Hatetabako on 15/1/45 and forced to belly land at Morotai where the a/c burst into flames and was destroyed, Sgt William C Reid, who had only been with the Sqn a couple of months, was ok.
A29-624 P-40N-20-CU 43-22849 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; hit by AA over Lolobata, Halmaheras on 9/1/45, pilot Sgt E F Edwards? was ok.
A29-625 P-40N-20-CU 43-22830 11/43 served with 77 and 82 Sqns; was allocated to 6 AD, but approved to be burnt 11/1/46 Labuan Borneo.
A29-626 P-40N-20-CU 43-22836 11/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-627 P-40N-20-CU 43-22851 11/43 served with 77 Sqn; on 5/3/44 received by 77 Sqn from 3 AD; on 24/3/44 it hit palm trees and crash landed at Momote airstrip Los Negros Is killing P/O Edwin Nott O'Reilly (432559).
A29-628 P-40N-20-CU 43-22852 11/43 served with 77 Sqn, 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 14/2/44 it was issued to 77 Sqn from 3 AD; on 7/4/44 while taxing it was damaged when it collided with a grader on the taxiway at Los Negros with pilot F/Sgt Bruce Robert Shea (412719) unhurt; on 14/7/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 26/7/44 it received heavy AA damage over Saowi DNG damaging its hydraulic system forcing F/L Maxwell Coupland Johnston (400622) to carry out a belly landing back at Kamiri strip; on 23/9/44 it was received by 78 and used in photo recce work with a K21 camera installed in the belly tank and served in that role until the end of the war; on 19/11/45 received at 60 OBU enroute to 6 AD at Oakey Qld for storage; by 23/11/45 unserviceable at Pitoe strip Morotai; on 26/11/45 it was converted to components by 60 OBU.
A29-629 P-40N-20-CU 43-22854 11/43 served with 80 Sqn and was personal aircraft of W/C Geoffrey Charles Atherton (408030); coded BU-B with "Cleopatra III" nose art (his 3rd Cleopatra); on 25/12/44 while W/C Atherton was taxiing in the rain collided with A29-607 which had just collided with a jeep; on ??/1/46 converted to components at 6AD.
A29-630 P-40N-20-CU 43-22855 11/43 served with 77 Sqn, 86 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 14/2/44 issued 77 Sqn from 3 AD; on 20/2/44 damaged when it nosed over trying to avoid another a/c at Los Negros with pilot W/O John Robert McDonald (411083) being uninjured; on 19/4/44 received by 86 Sqn from 77 Sqn; on 22/6/44 received by 80 Sqn from 86 Sqn; on 18/10/44 received back at 80 Sqn from 22 RSU after engine change; on 18/10/44 involved in taxiing accident on Middleburg Is [pilot?]; on 16/11/44 hit tree during strafing run at Utarom [pilot?]; on 14/12/44 received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 16/12/44 while taxiing after a familiarisation flight it ran into a ditch [pilot?]; on 13/1/45 issued back to 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 13/1/45 went missing and believed ditched into the sea near Karakelang and Maroh Islands on a ferry flight from Noemfoor Is to Morotai Is with W/O Peter Waters (410186) being executed by the Japanese on 23/3/45, along with F/Sgt King (cf A29-653) and F/O Hann (cf A29-508); a report dated 21/2/47 states that the remains of the 3 pilots were found at Beo on Talaud Islands.
A29-631 P-40N-20-CU 43-22857 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; this had 'Butch' and a painting of a baby in a nappy with a bomb under its arm, a pilot's helmet and flying boots on painted on the cowl under the engine exhausts; usual a/c of F/O A Watts; shot down by AA over Babo strip Dutch NG on 24/8/44 with F/Sgt Donald James Wallace KIA.
A29-632 P-40N-20-CU 43-22862 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; damaged by exploding ammunition dump over Saloen 14/2/45?
A29-633 P-40N-20-CU 43-22756 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; sustained bad AA damage over Kai Is on 13/10/44, pilot P/O Douglas Charles Hurst (425854) was ok.
A29-634 P-40N-20-CU 43-23543 2/44  
A29-635 P-40N-20-CU 43-22759 11/43 served with 80 Sqn; went missing while on a ferry flight from Noemfoor to Morotai on 15/1/45 (see A29-508 for pilot list).
A29-636 P-40N-20-CU 43-22760 11/43 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-637 P-40N-20-CU 43-23213 12/43  
A29-638 P-40N-20-CU 43-23215 12/43  
A29-639 P-40N-20-CU 43-23217 12/43  
A29-640 P-40N-20-CU 43-23218 12/43  
A29-641 P-40N-20-CU 43-23219 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; on 18/10/44 it went missing on operations near South Manokwari when F/O Morris Ambrose Bellert (404001) became separated from two of his fellow 82 Sqn pilots due to bad weather; in Dec 1998 an Indonesian fisherman found F/O Bellert's P-40 in 27 metres of water off the coast of Irian Jaya (previously Dutch NG) some 55 miles short of his home strip at Noemfoor Is.
A29-642 P-40N-20-CU 43-23220 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; accidentally burnt on the ground while being serviced at Noemfoor, DNG on 11/9/44.
A29-643 P-40N-20-CU 43-23222 12/43  
A29-644 P-40N-20-CU 43-23224 12/43  
A29-645 P-40N-20-CU 43-23545 2/44  
A29-646 P-40N-20-CU 43-23794 2/44  
A29-647 P-40N-20-CU 43-22987 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 25/8/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURP after having spent time at 15 ARDRP; on 3/2/45 it was ditched in Kau Bay after being hit by ack-ack north of Hatetabako strip with pilot S/L Geoffery Charles Atherton (408030) being rescued by Catalina a little while later.
A29-648 P-40N-20-CU 43-23901 2/44 served with 80(?) and 82 Sqns; previously a NEI a/c; crashed Labuan strip 30/9/45 during a non-operational test flight and wriiten off; the RAAF card has it having a Packard Merlin 66(?).
A29-649 P-40N-20-CU 43-22990 12/43 on 6/3/44 it was issued 15 ARDRP; on 11/3/44 it force landing in mud flats due to apparent malarial attack of F/L William Allan Whetters (3403) who received face lacerations and there was just 9 hrs flying time on this a/c at the time of the crash; on 9/4/44 it was received by 3 AD for repairs after being salvaged from the mud flats; on 1/1/45 it was received back at 15 ARDRP and then allocated to 22 RSU; on 28/1/45 it was being ferried on its first leg from 15 ARDRP at Port Moresby to Lae, NG with the final destination being 22 RSU at Noemfoor and it never arrived at Lae with W/O Raymond John Keyes (420571) being declared MIA; he was accompanied by a Beaufighter which similarly is MIA and it is believe the Kittyhawk was allocated to 76 Sqn at Noemfoor.
A29-650 P-40N-20-CU 43-23903 2/44 previously a NEI a/c; at Laverton 30/9/44 with 1 APU(?); struck off charge at 6 AD Oakey, Qld on 15/11/48;
the RAAF card has it having a Packard Merlin 66(?).

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-650

A29-651 P-40N-20-CU 43-22992 12/43 served with 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 25/6/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 3/12/44 it was received back at 80 from 11 RSU; on 4/12/44 while taxiing at Kamiri strip from 11 RSU area to 80 Sqn the undercarriage collapsed; on 25/12/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 17/3/45 it was received by 11 RSU from 80 Sqn [cause?]; on 23/8/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 11/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey Qld from 78 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.

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A29-652 P-40N-20-CU 43-22993 12/43 served with 80(?) and 82 Sqns; caught fire & repaired 28/8/44; eventually burnt at Labuan, Borneo 11/1/46.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-652

A29-653 P-40N-20-CU 43-22994 12/43 served with 80 Sqn and 13 ARD; on 12/5/44 while taxying the a/c it nosed over though the cause was unknown with Sgt Ronald Keith Ashby (417737) not being injured; on 15/1/45 went missing and believed ditched into the sea near Karakelang and Maroh Islands on a ferry flight from Noemfoor Is to Morotai Is with F/Sgt Leon Newman King (434344) being executed by the Japanese on 23/3/45, along with W/O Waters (cf A29-630) and F/O Hann (cf A29-508); a report from 21/2/47 states that the remains of the 3 pilots were found at Beo on Talaud Islands.
A29-654 P-40N-20-CU 43-23904 2/44  
A29-655 P-40N-20-CU 43-22996 12/43 served with 86 and 80 Sqns and was coded BU-K with the latter; on 25/5/44 it was received by 86 Sqn from 13 ARDRP but didn't last a month with that sqn; on 22/6/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 86 Sqn; on 20/8/44 when F/Sgt Alan Frost (22293) took off from Kamiri strip he switched fuel to his belly tank and it starved the engine which consequently cut out and he crash landed just off shore with a full bomb load as well as full fuel load and fortunately he was not injured however the aircraft was recommended to be converted.
A29-656 P-40N-20-CU 43-22997 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; eventually burnt at Labuan, Borneo on ??/1/46.
A29-657 P-40N-20-CU 43-22998 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; received at 2 AD on 1/12/43; on 17/10/44 it crashed at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is while with 82 Sqn RAAF; allocated to 22 RSU for use as components 26/11/44.
A29-658 P-40N-20-CU 43-22999 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; on 6/3/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/4/44 at night it was involved in a landing accident at Ross River strip while attempting to land without a flare path at the end of the ferry flight with F/L Stott not injured.
A29-659 P-40N-20-CU 43-23000 12/43  
A29-660 P-40N-20-CU 43-23001 12/43  
A29-661 P-40N-20-CU 43-23002 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; undercarriage collapsed while landing at Wama strip Morotai 23/2/45.
A29-662 P-40N-20-CU 43-23905 2/44 served with 15 ARD; this was an ex-NEI allocated a/c; on 11/4/44 the a/c ground looped on take-off and the undercarriage collapsed with F/L R Ashby not being injured; eventually struck off charge 15/11/48 at 6 AD Oakey, Qld; [this one is down on the RAAF Card as having a Merlin 66, not the usual Allison V1710/99?].
A29-663 P-40N-20-CU 43-23004 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; crashed on take off at Labuan strip, Labuan Is 11/7/45 and written off.
A29-664 P-40N-20-CU 43-23005 12/43 served with 80 and 82 Sqns; on 3/4/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 2 AD; on 17/4/44 while landing at Bankstown strip Sgt M J Ryan (437447) applied the brakes too sharply at the end of the run and the a/c nosed over; on 24/10/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURP after being repaired at 2 AP; on 2/4/45 it was issued to 14 RSURP from 80 Sqn [reason?]; on 5/11/45 it was received at 60 OBU from 14 RSU then sent to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-665 P-40N-20-CU 43-23185 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; received 13/12/43; on 13/10/44 it was shot down over Kai Is with F/L Arthur Douglas Nelson (405874) becoming a POW and was excuted around 14/10/44.
A29-666 P-40N-20-CU 43-23196 12/43 served with 82 and 84 Sqns; received 14/12/43; burnt at Morotai 11/1/46.
A29-667 P-40N-20-CU 43-23202 12/43 served with 82 Sqn, 80 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 1/4/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 2 AD; on 12/9/44 it was received again by 82 Sqn from 15 ARD where it had been for VHF equipment to be installed; on 28/12/44 it was again received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP where it had been for modification; on 28/12/44 it collided with a truck while taxiing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is; on 19/1/45 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU but was only with them 2.5 mths when sent to 11 RSURP; on 4/8/45 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 22/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey Qld from 78 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off at 6 AD.
A29-668 P-40N-20-CU 43-23226 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; went missing while on a ferry flight from Noemfoor to Morotai on 15/1/45 (see A29-508 for pilot list).
A29-669 P-40N-20-CU 43-23228 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; on 30/3/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 2 AD; on 31/8/44 it was received at 15 ARD to be fitted with VHF equipment; on 12/9/44 it was received back at 82 Sqn from 15 ARD; on 18/10/44 it was hit by AA an operation to Tual Is and crashed into the sea killing F/O Arthur George Weymouth (418029).
A29-670 P-40N-20-CU 43-23233 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 12/10/44 it collided with A29-691 while taxying on Middleburg Is DNG; written off 18/12/44.
A29-671 P-40N-20-CU 43-23237 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 29/7/44 received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU and was coded BU-O with an angry Bee with a bomb on the cowl and later possibly coded BU-R; on 4/12/44 received by 11 RSU from 80 Sqn for 240 hourly; on 16/12/44 received by 80 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 14/1/45 was shot down into sea while attacking Hatetabako strip Halmaheras with F/Sgt Neville Lloyd Thornley (34772) being KIA.
A29-672 P-40N-20-CU 43-23239 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-673 P-40N-20-CU 43-23240 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-674 P-40N-20-CU 43-23241 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-675 P-40N-20-CU 43-23338 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; with them 29/3/44; on 27/7/45 it crashed into the sea near Melalap with F/O Warren Meredith Day (434603) being killed.
A29-676 P-40N-20-CU 43-23339 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; burnt at Labuan? 18/2/46.
A29-677 P-40N-20-CU 43-23340 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; struck off on 15/11/48 at 6AD Oakey, Qld.
A29-678 P-40N-20-CU 43-23342 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-679 P-40N-20-CU 43-23344 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; sustained severe damage on landing accident at Noemfoor Is 1/10/44, pilot was ok; struck off charge at 6 AD Oakey, Qld on 15/11/48. [other source has this a/c crashing on t/o 20/11/44]
A29-680 P-40N-20-CU 43-23346 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; engine damaged by AA and crashed into sea in flames 9 miles SSW of Keekas 30/7/45 [pilot condition?]; a/c was due on that date for an engine change.
A29-681 P-40N-20-CU 43-23348 12/43 served with 80 Sqn; sustained damage when the tyre blew out on take-off from Wama strip Morotai Is on 15/2/45, F/Sgt Eldred Quinn was ok; a/c to components.
A29-682 P-40N-20-CU 43-23350 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-683 P-40N-20-CU 43-23351 12/43 served with 82 Sqn; detached to 77 Sqn and ditched off Cape Gila, Morotai Is 15/9/44 [?, other source has ??/11/44]; a/c written off.
A29-684 P-40N-20-CU 43-23353 12/43 served with 80 and 82[?] Sqns; struck off charge on 15/11/48 at 6 AD Oakey, Qld.
A29-685 P-40N-20-CU 43-23352 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-686 P-40N-20-CU 43-23354 12/43 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-687 P-40N-20-CU 43-23181 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-688 P-40N-20-CU 43-23183 2/44 served with 80 Sqn; on 1/9/44 it was received by 80 from 22 RSURP having been through 15 ARDRP in the first half of the year; on 13/10/44 it was shot down by rocket fire [friendly?] into Waroe Bay New Guinea with F/O Peter Parkinson (429992) being KIA. [Another source claims hit by AA fire.]
A29-689 P-40N-20-CU 43-23187 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-690 P-40N-20-CU 43-23188 2/44  
A29-691 P-40N-20-CU 43-23189 2/44 served with 80 Sqn; on 12/10/44 it was involved in a taxiing accident on Middleburg Is; on 23/3/45 the engine failed on take-off and it was ditched into the sea off Morotai with F/Sgt Gregory Leigh Bushell (440036) was ok it was his first flight with the 80 Sqn.
A29-692 P-40N-20-CU 43-23190 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-693 P-40N-20-CU 43-23192 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-694 P-40N-20-CU 43-23194 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-695 P-40N-20-CU 43-23198 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-696 P-40N-20-CU 43-23204 2/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-697 P-40N-20-CU 43-24221 4/44 transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-698 P-40N-20-CU 43-24225 4/44 served with 80 Sqn; on 26/9/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 5/10/44 it made an emergency landing on a sandbank in MacCluer Gulf, Dutch New Guinea, with F/O George Boyd Downing (424899) being rescued by Catalina.
A29-699 P-40N-20-CU 43-24229 4/44 served with none; on 14/6/44 it was received by 5 AD from 3 AD for storage; on 27/7/44 it transferred to Far East Air Force 7/44.
A29-700 P-40N-20-CU 43-24233 4/44 served with 82 Sqn; on 1/10/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 15 ARDRP where it had been since June; on 1/11/44 it was damaged by AA fire over Babo [pilot?] and sent to 22 RSU for repairs; on 13/12/44 it was received back at 82 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 27/9/45 it was received at 6 AD from 82 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-701 P-40N-20-CU 43-24237 4/44 served with 80 Sqn and 82 Sqn; on 14/10/44 it was received by 80 Sqn from 22 RSURP having been with 15 ARDRP before that; on 3/2/45 it sustained severe AA damage while dive-bombing Hatetabako in the Halmaheras fortunately F/L Roy Clayton Carroll (405468) was able to fly the a/c back to Morotai Is.; on 9/2/45 it was received by 11 RSU then went to 14 RSU; on 13/8/45 it was received by 82 Sqn from 14 RSURP but probably did no operational flying with them; on 1/10/45 it was received by 6 AD from 82 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-702 P-40N-20-CU 43-24241 4/44 served with 82 Sqn; on 2/11/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 8/3/45 it was received by 22 RSU from 82 Sqn for the fitment of some modifications; on 21/3/45 it was received back at 82 Sqn; on 9/7/45 when returning from an operational sortie it crashed at Labuan strip when either a blocked petrol line or empty caused the engine to cease [pilot?]; on 22/8/45 it went to 22 RSU for conversion to components.
A29-703 P-40N-20-CU 43-24245 4/44 served with none; on 21/5/44 it was received by 5 AD from 3 AD for storage; on 27/7/44 it was transferred to Far East Air Force.
A29-704 P-40N-20-CU 43-24249 4/44 served with 82 Sqn; on 19/6/44 it was being ferried from 13 ARD to 15 ARDRP when landing at Aitkenvale airstrip it hit a steer causing damage to the port flap and cowl being repaired by 3 RSU; on 1/10/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 21/3/45 it went back to 82 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for some modifications; on 13/7/45 it crash landed at Labuan strip on returning from an Army co-operation sortie and was sent to 22 RSU; on 19/11/45 it was sent to 6 AD from 1 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
     

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