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RAAF Serial Type USAAF Serial Delivered Aircraft History
A29-400 P-40N-1-CU 42-104813 7/43 served with 78 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn; on 9/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 12/4/44 it went for an engine change and returned to 78 Sqn; on 11/3/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 28/3/45 it was sent to 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 12/6/45 while with 86 Sqn it blew the gun blast tubes and so was sent to 13 ARD on 18/6/45; on 8/11/45 it was sent to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-401 P-40N-1-CU 42-104814 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 10/8/43 it was received by 78 from 2 AD and was coded HU-R with them; on 2/1/44 the undercarriage collapsed after landing on southern strip of Kiriwina Is with F/Sgt Archibald Gordon Simpson (419016) being uninjured; on 7/5/44 it was reissued to 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 3/6/44 it participated in last major RAAF air combat of WW2 in the Pacific with 78 Sqn and was shot down off Biak Is during that combat with F/Sgt William Henry 'Happy' Harnden (417366) being posted MIA believed killed.
A29-402 P-40N-1-CU 42-104815 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 3/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 26/6/44 it undershot while force landing at Cyclops strip Hollandia and exploded with F/O John Chaster Harris (419647) receiving serve burns and dying later that night from his injuries.
A29-403 P-40N-1-CU 42-104816 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 5 Sqn; on 3/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 20/12/43 crashed on take-off from Kiriwina Is when the undercarriage collapsed pilot was F/Sgt Ronald James 'Jerry' Chambers (424287) who was ok; on 9/1/44 it was received by 26 RSU and from there went to 12 RSU, then 10 RSU, then 15 ARD for completion of repairs and finally to 13 ARDRP; on 7/8/45 it was allocated to 5 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 4/2/46 it was burnt at Torokina, Bougainville Is.
A29-404 P-40N-1-CU 42-104817 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 3/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 4/8/43 it ground looped while carrying out a cross wind landing at Camden strip when the port wing touched the ground first with Sgt William Henry Harnden (417366) being uninjured; on 2/7/44 it was ditched near Podena (or Podina?) Is when the engine cut out with pilot F/O Raymond Edward Barker (405711) being uninjured and eventually picked up by a US Catalina aircraft on 7/7/04.
A29-405 P-40N-1-CU 42-104818 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 2/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 14/8/43 it collided in flight with A29-413 while formation flying and sustained damage to the starboard wing and fuselage with pilot Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth (424311) was ok and managed to land the a/c back at Camden; on 30/4/44 it was hit by a P-38 at far end of Tadji strip causing extensive damage to the port wing and empennage; on 8/9/44 approved for conversion at 12 RSU; recovered in 1974 and under reconstruction by MAPS Museum Akron Ohio USA [maybe now under restoration at Blenheim NZ. Anyone have more details?].
A29-406 P-40N-1-CU 42-104819 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 2/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 26/8/43 it crashed at Narellan NSW after hitting high tension wires during low level formation flying exercise with pilot Sgt Edward John O'Connell (423858) being uninjured but it struck some Army personnel killing Cpl Jack Clifford Hirst (NX135273) and injuring L/Cpl B J Clayton; on 5/9/43 it was converted to components at 2 AD.
A29-407 P-40N-1-CU 42-104820 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 75 Sqn; on 2/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 18/12/43 the port undercarriage collapsed when ran into a hole while taxiing back to dispersal with F/Sgt Anthony Gordon Goodwin (413985) being uninjured; on 5/1/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn again after repairs; on 3/5/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 20/6/44 it was allocated to 75 Sqn as a replacement a/c having been sent to 22 RSU from 78 Sqn earlier in the month; on 9/8/44 it collided with A29-571 during a turn and crashed into the jungle south-east of Cape Sawasar killing F/O Richard William Raven Bath (420116); sometime prior to 23/10/46 the aircraft was found almost intact with F/O Bath still inside and he was given a full military burial.
A29-408 P-40N-1-CU 42-104821 7/43 served with 78 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 2/8/43 received at 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/8/43 the port wing was damaging in a taxiing accident with A29-409 while involved in a scramble exercise at Camden strip NSW; on 14/9/43 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 28/2/44 the port mainplane was damaged by gun blast blowing up when F/O Colin Harold Heard (417637) was strafing enemy positions in the Alexishafen area NG while with 78 Sqn; on 6/4/44 it returned to 78 Sqn; on 12/5/44 because of dusty conditions it hit tree during take-off tearing off a 500lb bomb with damaged again to port wing but fortunately F/Sgt Cliff Lucas Smith (423328) was uninjured and it was returned to the Sqn the next month; on 26/8/44 received by 75 Sqn as a replacement for A29-548; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn after being ferried down from 11 RSU; on 10/7/45 it went to 8 OTU; on 8/9/45 it was involved in a force landing 7 miles north of Wagga Wagga NSW due to fuel system failure while on an exhibition flight [pilot?]; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-409 P-40N-1-CU 42-104822 7/43 served with 78 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns and 8 OTU; on 2/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/8/43 it was involved in a taxiing accident with A29-408 at Camden NSW during a scramble exercise with pilot F/Sgt Cliff Herald Gray (412312) being ok; on 24/9/43 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 30/1/44 it crashed when the brakes failed on landing at Newton strip Nadzab with Sgt Kenneth George Chester (10167) cracking a bone in his hand; on 2/5/44 it was received back at 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/O Raymond Edward Barker (405711); on 16/7/44 it returned to 78 Sqn having been through 22 RSU and 11 RSU believed for engine change; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn; on 28/3/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 4/7/45 received by 8 OTU from 86 Sqn; on 8/8/45 F/O L H Gardiner was forced to carry out a belly landing in a paddock some 7 miles (11 kms) north of Wagga because the engine failed; on 12/11/45 it was received at 6 AD Oakey for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-410 P-40N-1-CU 42-104823 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 10/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 5/4/44 it was received by 11 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change; on 15/4/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; 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 Geoff O'Halloran Giles (417830); on 13/6/44 it went into a spin in cloud forcing F/O Colin Raymond Harvey (406076) to bail out with the a/c crashing about 40 miles (67 kms) south of Cyclops strip and he was rescued after 21 days trekking in the jungle.
A29-411 P-40N-1-CU 42-104824 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 3/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 7/11/43 the undercarriage collapsed on a heavy landing at Horn Is and it caught fire and was burnt out with F/O Eugene Hadyn Weber (404864) being ok.
A29-412 P-40N-1-CU 42-104825 7/43 served with 5 Sqn; on 30/7/43 received by SDF from 2 AD on its way to 1 AD but instead went to APU around early Jan 1944; on 3/4/44 it was received by 1 AD from 1 APU then sent to 15 ARDRP where it sat for the rest of 1944; on 20/2/45 received by 13 ARDRP from 15 ARD; on 10/9/45 it was received by 5 Sqn from 13 ARDRP for TAC/R duties; on 13/9/45 it ran off Piva strip Bougainville when F/O Louis Alexander Stevens (405608) applied too much brake and the port undercarriage collapsed standing it on its nose; on 4/2/46 it was burnt at Bougainville.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-412

A29-413 P-40N-1-CU 42-104826 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 2/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 14/8/43 it collided in flight with A29-405 while formation flying near Camden NSW with pilot F/L Robert Sydney Osment (400629) bailing out and injured his ankle but was otherwise ok; a/c written off.
A29-414 P-40N-1-CU 42-104827 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 3/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD and coded HU-Z and during the Jan or Feb 1944 it had "Come In Suckers" painted on the lower cowl; on 11/4/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after an engine change through 11 RSU; on 25/4/44 while landing at Tadji airstrip its port undercarriage collapsed and it stood up on its nose flipped over and burst into flames fortunately F/Sgt James Denman Harvey (418408) was uninjured; on 26/6/44 approval to convert to components was given.

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 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 84 Sqns; on 11/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 5/3/44 it was extensively damaged on the fuselage and wings when some trees fell on the a/c that were being cut down by army personnel; on 6/4/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn; on 7/4/44 it ran into the back of A29-467 during a landing run at Cape Gloucester New Britain with F/O John Carmichael Griffith (408576) being uninjured; on 11/4/44 it was sent to 22 RSU then 11 RSU; on 24/6/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 25/2/45 it blew a blast tube during gunnery practice [pilot?] and after repairs was to be reissued to 84 Sqn but this never happened; on 21/1/46 it was received by 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 approval was given to write off.
A29-416 P-40N-5-CU 42-104831 7/43 served with 84 Sqn and 78 Sqns; on 14/8/43 it was allocated to 78 Sqn but this was cancelled and instead it went to 13 ARD; on 18/2/44 it was received by 84 Sqn from 13 ARDRP; on 18/03/44 it overshot the Darwin strip and ran into soft ground and stood on its nose after an electrical failure with F/O Kenneth Jack Oliver (409737) being uninjured; on 2/10/44 it went to 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 27/5/45 it was sent to 14 RSU for an engine change; on 9/10/45 it crashed on take off from Wama strip Morotai Is presumably on a ferry flight to Australia [pilot?]; on 18/12/45 it was converted to components at 60 OBU.
A29-417 P-40N-5-CU 42-104832 7/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; was to be allocated to 78 Sqn in 8/43 but this was cancelled; on 23/11/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 25/6/44 it was sent for 240 hourly at 11 RSU then to 10 RSU ending up at 22 RSURP; on 10/8/44 it was received by 75 Sqn; on 24/8/44 it ground looped on landing at Kimiri strip, Noemfoor Is resulting in the port u/c leg collapsing with F/Sgt J F Stuart being ok; on 26/9/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 20/1/45 it was received by 11 RSURP being considered surplus for 75 Sqn's requirements; it was to be sent to 4 Sqn as a training a/c but this was cancelled having never left Morotai Is; on 14/12/45 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-418 P-40N-5-CU 42-104833 7/43 served with no sqns; on 2/8/43 received at 1 AD; 8/8/43 received at SDF; 6/1/44 received at 1 AD; 20/6/44 received at 15 ARDRP; 23/6/44 received at 15 ARD; 28/10/44 received at 15 ARDRP; 1/3/45 received at 13 ARDRP; 21/1/46 sent for storage at 6 AD Oakey, Qld; 19/11/46 authorised for write off.
A29-419 P-40N-5-CU 42-104834 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 75 Sqns; on 17/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD and became the mount of the CO W/C Grant Forsyth Walker and it was the Sqn's first P-40N-5-CU; on 12/4/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn after an engine change at 11 RSU; on 25/5/44 while taxiing at Cyclops strip Hollandia the starboard u/c broke off when it hit a hole with P/O Patrick Alphonsus Haydon (411779) being ok; on 23/6/44 it was to be issued back to 78 Sqn but instead remained with 22 RSURP; on 29/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn at Morotai Is but was only with them for about a week before going to 11 RSU then 22 RSU; on 5/4/45 it was received by 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-420 P-40N-1-CU 42-104634 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 25/1/44 it was damaged in a taxiing accident at Newton strip Nadzab NG when it collided with a tar truck on the strip with pilot F/Sgt John Geoffery Gadsden (418828) being ok; on 5/3/44 it was received by 22 RSU from 78 Sqn; on 16/5/44 approval was given to convert to components at 11 RSU.
A29-421 P-40N-1-CU 42-104660 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 27/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/5/44 on returning from patrol it clipped an 80 Sqn Kittyhawk at the end of the Tadji strip while landing then struck another parked 80 Sqn Kittyhawk at the side of the airstrip with F/Sgt Jack Allan Schmidt (419541) being injured; on 21/7/44 it was written off at 11 RSU.
A29-422 P-40N-1-CU 42-104661 7/43 served with 78 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqns; on 27/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; 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 Donald Abercrombie Smyth (424311) who was green section leader in that engagement; on 23/6/44 it went to 22 RSU for an engine change because of a suspected bearing failure; on 24/7/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 31/7/44 during t/o it ran into the spinning propeller of Hudson A16-199 damaging both aircraft with the pilot of the Kittyhawk F/Sgt Roy John Shepherd (420403) being ok; on 18/8/44 it was damaged by enemy ack-ack over Andai [pilot?] but wasn't sent to 11 RSU until early 11/44; on 22/1/45 received at 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 17/2/45 it crashed at Ross River Qld on a non-operational flight [pilot?]; on 4/4/45 after repairs it was issued to 84 Sqn from 13 ARD but within 9 days was received at 86 Sqn; on 18/10/45 it was received at 6 AD Oakey Qld for storage and written off there on 19/11/46.

Kittyhawk A29-422

A29-423 P-40N-1-CU 42-104662 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 2 OTU; on 1/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 24/9/43 damage was done to the port wing and ribs due to faulty ammo blowing the blast tube of inner port gun with Sgt Ken George Chester (10167) landing the a/c without further damage and it was sent to 11 RSU; on 16/10/43 it was received at 2 OTU from 11 RSU; on 6/7/44 it was received by 1 APU from 2 OTU being there for just 8 days before returning to 2 OTU; on 1/4/45 while conducting a camera gun test on the Murray River with 2 OTU F/L Warwick James Turner (403773) failed to pullout of a dive in time and struck the water and a tree at Curlwaa NSW and was killed; on 4/4/45 it was converted to components at 2 OTU.
A29-424 P-40N-1-CU 42-104663 7/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 13/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 19/3/44 after flying from Nadzab NG to Cape Gloucester, New Britain it overshot the strip due to the flaps not being lowered and crashed over an embankment with pilot F/Sgt Joseph Frederick Havard (9283) being uninjured; on 9/5/44 approval was given to convert to components.
A29-425 P-40N-1-CU 42-104664 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 27/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/5/44 when F/Sgt Cliff Lucas Smith (423328) was coming into land he hit a tree on approach to Cyclops strip Hollandia stalled and flicked over onto the strip with F/Sgt Smith miraculously escaping serious injury though the a/c was written off.
A29-426 P-40N-1-CU 42-104665 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 11/8/43 it was received at 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/4/44 it was received at 22 RSU for its 240 hourly; on 8/6/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 13/7/44 it was received at 22 RSU for an engine change and from there was issued to 11 RSU 10 RSU and 13 ARD; on 10/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 13 ARDRP; on 12/11/45 it was received by 6 AD from 8 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.

Kittyhawk A29-426

A29-427 P-40N-1-CU 42-104666 7/43 served with 80 Sqn; on 20/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 14/3/44 while making a precautionary fly over the strip at Cape Gloucester the engine failed and F/O Eric Neville Faine (270797) carried out a forced landing in the process the port wing hit a tree crashing and bursting in flames with the pilot being slightly injured; the a/c was written off.
A29-428 P-40N-1-CU 42-104667 7/43 served with 78 Sqn; on 27/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 17/2/44 it's port leg collapsed after normal landing at Nadzab strip with F/Sgt William Henry Harnden (417366) not being injured; on 26/3/44 it was ditched near Cape Gloucester New Britain by F/O Colin Harold Heard (417637) when first black smoke and then flames came from the engine due to a glycol leak with F/O Heard being rescued by an Australian launch 819.
A29-429 P-40N-1-CU 42-104669 7/43 served with 78 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 27/8/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD; on 16/9/43 it was involved in a forced landing when F/O Derek Blaise Beaurepaire (411754) put it down on Camden strip because of engine problems and it was sent to 2 AD for repairs; on 15/6/44 it was received at 15 ARDRP from 2 AD; on 10/7/45 it was received at 8 OTU from 13 ARDRP; on 25/7/45 while P/O Marshall George (420655) was landing it on the Parkes strip it swung and brakes were applied and it nosed over with the pilot escaping injury; on 26/11/45 it was received at 6 AD from 8 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-430 P-40N-1-CU 42-104670 7/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 8/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/10/43 it landed short on Vivigani strip and the starboard leg collapsed causing it to swing off the strip collapsing the other leg with F/Sgt E W Smith being ok; it was approved for conversion to components.
A29-431 P-40N-1-CU 42-104671 7/43 served with 75 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 84 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 7/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 1/3/44 while taxiing along a dispersal road the pilot F/Sgt F H Cook (409868) failed to see a truck on the side of the road the airmen on the wingtip signaled the pilot to stop at which time the brakes were applied suddenly causing the aircraft to nose over; on 9/9/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn after going through 11 RSU; on 26/2/45 its blast tubes were blown on a practice gunnery range with F/O H P Walter having to crash land the a/c in the sea with him being ok and the a/c salvaged and sent to 13 ARD for repairs; on 20/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU from 13 ARD; on 8/11/45 it was received by 6 AD at Oakey for storage and was eventually authorised for write off on 19/44/46.
A29-432 P-40N-1-CU 42-104672 7/43 served with 75 Sqn and 80 Sqn; 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 though next month it was sent to 22 RSU; on 2/7/44 it was received by 80 Sqn again though it was only with them for a short time before being sent to 22 RSU for repairs; on 22/8/44 it was received at 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 10/10/44 while on a water craft sweep near Ceram Is the formation ran into cloud east of Misool Is and this a/c was not seen again with W/O John Charles Bates (409495) declared MIA believed killed.
A29-433 P-40N-1-CU 42-104673 7/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 8/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 3/12/43 it was received back at 75 Sqn after a couple of weeks with 26 RSU for some repairs; on 8/6/44 it was received at 11 RSU for an engine change and 240 hour inspection; on 17/8/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 20/8/44 the engine cut out on landing at Middleburg Is strip plummeting the Kitty some 15' to the ground where it burst into flames injuring F/Sgt Lindsay Pynor White (410771) and the a/c was written off.
A29-434 P-40N-5-CU 42-104969 7/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 13/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/4/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn after time with 11 RSU [engine change?]; on 13/5/44 while on a ferry flight from Cape Gloucester to Tadji, NG F/Sgt Gregory Carlisle Mogg (412081) reported his engine had stopped and he ditched into the sea northwest of Manam Is, NG and he was picked up the next day by Catalina badly sun burnt; on 22/5/44 the a/c was written off.
A29-435 P-40N-5-CU 42-105040 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn, 75 and 76 Sqns; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 29/1/44 it blew out at least one blast tube during a gun test and sent to 26 RSU; on 31/3/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 26 RSU; on 17/5/44 it blew some blast tubes in the starboard wing while F/Sgt Patrick Alphonsus Haydon (411779) was strafing enemy positions on Wadke Is he flew the Kitty back to Hollandia despite mainplane damage; on 14/6/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 30/11/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 13/9/45 it was received by 6 RSU from 78 Sqn for an engine change and an instrument replacement and then to 38 OBU as it was not considered suitable to ferry back to Australia; on 11/1/46 it was burnt at Balikpapan.
A29-436 P-40N-5-CU 42-105041 8/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 4/7/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had gone from 80 Sqn for an engine change; on 6/7/44 it was allocated back to 22 RSU for some repairs [maintenance or accident?]; on 2/10/44 P/O John Leask Dinnison (27301) overshot on landing at Kamiri strip wrecking the u/c engine and prop; on 19/1/45 it went back to 80 Sqn from 22 RSU but was only with the sqn until the next month when it went to 11 RSU and from there to 14 RSU and then 60 OBU; on 19/11/45 it was issued to 6 AD from 60 OBU; on 18/12/45 approval was given to convert.
A29-437 P-40N-5-CU 42-105042 8/43 served with 75 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/6/44 it went to 11 RSU for a 240 hourly; on 19/7/44 it was allocated to 75 Sqn and on that same day in company with A29-577 it was to be flown from 22 RSURP at Hollandia, DNG back to 75 Sqn at Biak Is the two a/c took off from Hollandia at 1310 hours on 19th and were not seen again, with F/Sgt Ron Neville Hay (434252) from this Kitty being posted MIA - it is believed they may have become disoriented in the bad weather.
A29-438 P-40N-5-CU 42-105044 8/43 served with 78 Sqn and 80 Sqns; on 12/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/3/44 it's starboard wing was damaged when one of the blast tubes blew off while strafing enemy positions on Garove Is with F/L John Noel Olliver (402390) nursing the a/c home to be repaired; on 1/4/44 it was issued to 11 RSU from 80 Sqn for repairs; on 8/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSU but was only with them for 7-8 weeks; on 30/7/44 after returning from an operational patrol the undercarriage collapsed when landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is with F/Sgt John Geoffery Gadsden (418828) escaping injury; on 29/8/44 it was received again by 78 Sqn after repairs at 22 RSU; on 14/11/44 F/Sgt Bruce Arthur Oswald (434650) hit trees with the starboard wing while strafing enemy positions in Waai Village Ambonia Is and fortunately made it back to Noemfoor Is ok; on 20/12/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 8/11/45 it was received by 60 OBU as it had previously been allocated to 6 AD for storage however it was now unfit for flying; on 21/11/45 it was received by 6 AD for storage after being brought to flying condition at 60 OBU; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-439 P-40N-5-CU 42-105045 8/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; on 11/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 16/2/44 it sustained damage to the port flap and wheel during a landing at Cairns Strip Qld [pilot?]; on 25/3/44 while F/Sgt Gordon Cornelius Dengate was sitting in the stationary a/c on the taxiway when A29-562 taxied into its starboard wing and tailplane requiring its repair at 22 RSU; on 25/5/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 18/6/44 it was sent to 22 RSU [repairs?] and from there it appears it went to 22 RSURP and while with them required an engine change; it sat out the rest of 1944 and the early part of 1945 at 22 RSURP until being allocated to 6 AD back in Australia; on 24/3/45 it took off from Biak Is on a ferry flight to Noemfoor Is but it developed control problems en route forcing F/L S Wallace to bail out in the vicinity of Rani Is.
A29-440 P-40N-5-CU 42-105046 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqns; on 12/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/3/44 it blew the starboard blast tube when S/L Clifford Richard McKenny (574) was strafing enemy positions on Garove Is forcing its departure to 11 RSU for repairs; on 8/6/44 it was received by 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP but only remained with them a little over 2 months as it was sent to 22 RSU for an engine change; on 14/9/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 25/1/45 it was received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn and from there went to 14 RSU then 60 OBU for storage; on 21/11/45 it was received by 6 AD for eventual disposal; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-441 P-40N-5-CU 42-105047 8/43 served with 80 Sqn, 78 Sqn and 75 Sqns; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 26/3/44 it was involved in a landing accident when it ran into a truck which had driven onto the dispersal road and in thick dust it damaged the starboard wing with F/Sgt Noel Neville Charles Knight (424420) being ok; on 2/5/44 it was received by 78 Sqn and was coded HU-H with "Sportman's Special" on the cowl; on 3/6/44 it participated in RAAF's last major air combat of WW2 in the Pacific when F/Sgt Cliff Lucas Irvine Smith (423328) claimed a fighter destroyed during that combat; on 6/8/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSU after a 240 hourly engine inspection; on 16/1/45 it crash landed at Noemfoor Is while with 11 RSU and because of extensive damage was converted to components.
A29-442 P-40N-5-CU 42-105049 8/43 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; on 14/10/43 it was received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 17/4/44 while landing at Cape Gloucester New Britain the port undercarriage collapsed at end of landing run and a/c tipped onto its nose with F/Sgt Eric Norman Robinson (424464) not being injured this was one of 3 undercarriage failures for the squadron that month; on 10/8/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 16/8/44 while F/Sgt A C Wright was strafing targets in the Andai area it was hit by ack-ack in the fuselage and starboard wing with a/c and pilot returning to base; on 24/8/44 it returned to 75 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 11/9/44 when F/Sgt C J Keene was landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is the port undercarriage collapsed and it swung into a B-25 with F/Sgt Keene not being killed but the Kitty was subsequently converted to components.
A29-443 P-40N-1-CU 42-104725 8/43 served with 75 and 84 Sqns; on 18/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD and coded GA-G with the former unit and was often flown by F/Sgt Geoffrey Williams; on 29/4/44 it was issued back to 75 after going through 22 RSU for an engine change earlier in the month; on 8/8/44 it was again received by 75 Sqn from 22 RSURP after yet another engine change however its stay was very short with 75 Sqn this time; on 16/8/44 it was damaged by enemy fire while on an offensive op over the Andai area with F/L Kenneth Arthur McCaul (406066) being uninjured; on 7/9/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn for the final time; on 22/1/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 16/3/45 it crashed in a salt water swamp between Alligator Ck and Crocodile Ck Qld after a bird strike at low altitude with F/Sgt P Bagery escaping injury; the a/c was converted to components after the crash.
A29-444 P-40N-1-CU 42-104726 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 18/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 6/3/44 Sgt Roy Neville Hay (434252) was force to belly land this a/c some 15 miles (25kms) from Nadzab strip due to engine failure; on 8/3/44 it was issued to 22 RSU for conversion which was eventually carried by 4/4/44.
A29-445 P-40N-1-CU 42-104727 8/43 served with 2 OTU; on 8/10/43 it was deemed that this aircraft would be held as a reserve; on 21/8/44 it was received by 15 ARDRP from 2 AD; on 27/1/45 after F/Sgt T N Hay landed at Wards strip Pt Moresby it ground looped collapsing the port undercarriage after a test flight; on 27/5/45 it was received by 2 OTU from 15 ARD where it had been for repairs; on 13/6/45 it was involved in a forced landing at Swan Hill strip when the engine bearing gave out on a non-operational flight with F/Sgt G T Ingledew escaping injury; on 23/7/45 it was received by 1 APU from 2 OTU before being sent to 6 AD for storage; on 19/11/46 approval was given to write off.
A29-446 P-40N-1-CU 42-104728 8/43 served with 78 Sqn, 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn; on 8/9/43 it was received by 78 Sqn from 2 AD and was coded HU-S with 78 Sqn; on ??/4/44 it ground looped by S/L Adam Howie Brydon (578) while landing at Cape Gloucester strip; on 8/6/44 it was received back at 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP as it had been at 11 RSU for a 240 hour inspection; on 6/11/44 it was received by 11 RSU for an engine change and inspection; on 11/3/45 it was received by 84 Sqn from 22 RSU but this was to be short lived; on 1/4/45 it was received by 86 Sqn from 84 Sqn; on 8/4/45 F/Sgt Keith James Nelson (439665) was forced to belly land the a/c at Bohle River strip; on 25/5/45 approval was given to convert to components at 6 CRD.

Kittyhawk A29-446

A29-447 P-40N-1-CU 42-104729 8/43 served with 75 Sqn and 7 OTU; on 7/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/4/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP where it had been for an engine change; on 17/10/44 it was received back at 75 Sqn from 22 RSU where it had been for a 240 hourly; on 19/12/44 it crash landed at Kamiri strip causing extensive damage [pilot?] and sent to 11 RSU; on 3/4/45 it was received by 6 AD from 22 RSU; on 27/6/45 it was received by 7 OTU from 6 AD after an allocation to 86 Sqn had been cancelled; on 30/11/45 it was received back at 6 AD from 7 OTU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-447

A29-448 P-40N-1-CU 42-104730 8/43 served with 75 Sqn and 78 Sqn; on 17/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn and was coded GA-C with them; on 13/3/44 while with 75 Sqn at Nadzab NG it swung off the strip and struck an unmarked drain with F/L Frank Arthur Coker (402226) being ok and the a/c was sent to 11 RSU; on 8/4/44 it was involved in a non-operational landing accident at Cape Gloucester strip [pilot?]; on 1/5/44 it was issued to 78 Sqn from 11 RSURP; on 4/5/44 it belly landed at Tadji after a hydraulic and electrical fault with F/O Geoffrey O'Halloran Giles (417830) being ok and was sent to 22 RSU for repair; on 25/10/44 approval was given to write off after the engineering officer at 22 RSU made that recommendation; 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.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-448

A29-449 P-40N-1-CU 42-104731 8/43 served with 75 Sqn; on 19/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 21/10/43 A29-470 had already landed on Kiriwina strip and was at the end of the strip when F/Sgt R A Faddy landed as darkness fell, fast and without flaps half way down the strip and collided with A29-470 with both a/c bursting into flames and F/Sgt Faddy being burnt.
A29-450 P-40N-1-CU 42-104732 8/43 served with 75 Sqn, 78 Sqn, 86 Sqn and 8 OTU; on 7/9/43 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 15/5/44 it was received by 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 Edward John O'Connell (423858); on 13/7/44 it was sent to 22 RSU and by 19/12/44 it was at 11 RSU waiting to be ferried south to Australia; on 22/3/45 it was received by 6 AD; on 6/6/45 it was received by 86 Sqn; on 4/7/45 it was received by 8 OTU before finally returning to 6 AD on 15/11/45; on 19/11/46 it was written off at 6 AD Oakey Qld.
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(?).

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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.

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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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