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P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1177/LB-V
84 Squadron, 
Garbutt, 
July, 1945
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RAAF Serial Type USAAF Serial Delivd Aircraft History
A29-800 P-40N-25-CU 43-24253 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#9,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1293, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-800 12/04/44 as first P-40N-25, also first version powerd by V1710-99 Allison Engine on RAAF strength. Rec 5AD Storage ex 3AD 16/05/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 5AD St 19/06/44. Coded AM-R. Accident 0830hrs 25/06/44, on take-off on a travel flight from Momote from Kiriwina, Lowly Red 1's engine cut out. Pilot; A/F/Lt Douglas Vernon Prowse Serv#411946 was not injured and returned the following day by A-20. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1768 31/07/44.
A29-801 P-40N-25-CU 43-24257 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#10,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1294, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-801 12/04/44. Rec 5AD Storage ex 3AD 21/05/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 5AD St 19/06/44. Operational incident 12/10/44 when suffered faulty brakes and was scrubbed from bombing and straffing mission to Sagan. Repired in unit. Operational damage when on bombing and straffing mission over Babo whereupon hydraulic system was shot away as a result of Enemy AAA, which resulted in landing gear being unable to be lowered for landing at Noemfoor. Pilot, P/O H A Lucas Serv#18430, was uninjured after belly landing of aircraft. REc 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 17/10/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2087 04/11/44. V1710-99 Engine#43427
A29-802 P-40N-25-CU 43-24505 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#1,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1305, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-802 22/04/44. Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AP 02/06/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/06/44. Accident 1500hrs 17/06/44 during ferry flight when after taking off from Jackson Strip and doing a curcuit of Wards Strip, when on landing roll, the starboard undercarriage collapsed, causing the aircraft to swing off the strip and stop tail first. The undercarriage retracting jack had broken off. Pilot; W/O W Clifford Serv#413963 of 1AD Ferry Flight , was not injured. Held 15ARD, Wards Strip pending repairs and never served in 77Sqn RAAF. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning at 15ARD Wards Strip per File#73/21/1612, 18/02/46.
A29-803 P-40N-25-CU 43-24508 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#2,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1306, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-803 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/06/44. Rec 3AD ex 1AD for trials with Japanese Type "Tony" Fighter held by TAIU at Hanger 7 , Eagle Farm 16/07/44. Rec Eagle Farm ex 3AD 05/08/44 and was flown there by Ron McDonald RAAF (painted in foliage green with white tail and tailplane)and it is known this a/c was involved in mock combats with a Japanese 'Tony' and 'Oscar' (serialled XJ004) fighters at TAIU over a period of six weeks. Rec 3AD ex Eagle Farm for servicing 16/08/44. Rec Eagle Farm ex 3AD for further "Tony" Trials 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex Eagle Farm 20/09/45. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 07/10/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 22/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 28/10/44. Mid flight incident, 14/11/44, when suffered smashed canopy during practice 9 a/c formation flight, Pilot; NFDs. Ground Accident 9/1/45 at Wama strip when during a 160 hourly Service, whereupon a faulty gun solenoid started a fire in starboard mainplane, which caused three casualties: LAC Frederick William Adcock Serv#74274 who was severly burned and would later died after admittance for 1/2/3 degree burns at 24th MCS as a result. AC1 L J Scwede Serv#151875 was also admitted for burns, and LAC J R McInerney Serv#29289 who was treated within Sqn. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 13/01/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 06/02/45 as replacement for A29-907. Damaged 0908hrs 23/04/45 Wama Strip, Morotai,when A29-900 was just airborne,when one of its bombs released and exploded, destroying the aircraft and killing its pilot: F/O K H McFadden Serv#422017. Shrapnel damaged many 22RSU , 75 Sqn and 77 Sqn aircraft, including A29-803. Rec 14RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 28/04/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45. V1710-99 Engine # 43685. NB: 77Sqn A50 P477 has this damaged per accident with AIF Truck piloted by F/Lt Crossing. This is in err, he was flying A29-926,and returning 1050Hrs 23/04/45 on return from Mission MOR5 , not A29-803 as it was parked and damaged by Bomb Fragments vis A29-900.
A29-804 P-40N-25-CU 43-24509 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#3,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1307, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-804 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/06/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/06/44. Accident 1615hrs 04/10/44 when on landing at Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor Is following a training flight, being unable to lower undercarriage, bellied on landing. Pilot: P/O H A Lucas Serv# 18430 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 14/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU Res Pool 14/12/44. Operational Damage 26/12/44 whilst straffing enemy positions, pilot fired one burst and blew blast tube which damaged starboard mainplane while on a mission over Galela. Pilot; Sgt E F Edwards Serv#439708 was not injured, and carried out a normal landing. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 27/12/44. Rec 22 RSU ex 11 RSU 05/02/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 15/03/45. Coded AM-G. Rec 6AD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 01/10/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#43657.
A29-805 P-40N-25-CU 43-24512 01/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#4,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1308, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-805 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Accident 29/10/44 at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is ,when on completion of landing run, the starboard undercarriage collapsed. Pilot; Sgt John Warren Moore Serv#442281, was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 01/10/44. Rec 82 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 04/11/44. Rec 22 RSU ex 82 Sqn RAAF 27/02/45. Rec 82 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 21/03/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 82 Sqn RAAF 19/04/45. Coded AM-R. Issued 6AD ex 77Sqn RAAF 20/09/45. Rec 1FBMU (Mackay) ex 77Sqn RAAF on route 6AD for servicing 18/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1FBMU (piloted by 2AD Ferry Flight Pilot) 02/10/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#43673.
A29-806 P-40N-25-CU 43-24513 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#5,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1309, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-806 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Coded AM-V. Arrived from Moresby at Momote after ferry flight from Australia as part of a 6 a/c flight of new P-40Ns to replace current P-40Ms, when soon after landing, it suffered a damaged fuselage in a maintenance accident. Rec 12 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 30/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 05/08/44. Recoded AM-G. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 05/02/45. Rec 14 RSU RP ex 22RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 14RSU RP 04/05/45. Issued 6AD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 28/09/45. Rec 33 OBU ex 77 Sqn ex 6AD on Route 22/10/45. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/3116 04/02/46. Allotted 13ARD detachment ex 6AD for conversion insitu 20/02/46. Residue to be dumped in sea or otherwise destroyed. NFDs.
A29-807 P-40N-25-CU 43-24516 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#6,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1310, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-807 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 02/06/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/06/44. Coded AM-H. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAf 08/03/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU Res Pool 19/03/45. Accident 1015 hrs 03/05/45 Wama Strip, Morotai, when landing behind a C-47, the pilot undershot and struck the ramp/ridge at the extreme end of the strip, causing the undercarriage to collapse, with the aircraft continuing on for another 200 yards along the strip to a standstill. Pilot; F/O C H Goldsworthy Serv#22846 was not injured.Rec 14 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 06/05/45. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45. V1710-99 Engine # 43675.
A29-808 P-40N-25-CU 43-24517 01/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#7,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1311, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-808 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Named "Joanne". Operational Loss 0900 Hrs 26/04/45 whilst on a four a/c flight convoy protection mission in Molucca Passage, Netherlands East Indies, pilot reported by radio that his engine had cut out, and directed the aircraft on a glide towards the convoy that was two miles away and that he was baling out. He was seen to leave the aircraft at 400 feet, but his parachute failed to open before hitting the sea some fifty yards from a/c crash site. A destroyer and two PT Boats on scene where oil patch was located,failed to locate any trace of the pilot. Pilot;F/O Herbert Oswald Krause Serv#431502 reported missing, presumed killed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2551 10/05/45.
A29-809 P-40N-25-CU 43-24520 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#8,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1312, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-809 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 25/05/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/06/44. Accident 05/09/45 when on landing at Momote Strip, the undercarriage could not be lowered, resulting in a belly landing. Pilot; F/Sgt W J Martin Serv#416888 was not injured. Rec 12RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 11/09/44. Rec 22RSU ex 12RSU Det 05/02/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 23/03/45. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 15/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22 RSU 28/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 22/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#43780
A29-810 P-40N-25-CU 43-24521 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#9,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1313, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-810 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 25/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/06/44. Coded AM-U. Operational incident when on 06/07/44, RTB due to generator trouble. Pilot; F/Sgt J M Mullavey Serv#409571 was not injured. Operational damage 1430hrs 03/12/44 when during mission K60, a water craft sweep between Sorong and Samate, the aircraft suffered Gun Tube damage to port mainplane. Pilot; T.F/Lt R D Hutley Serv3416120 was not injured and performed a normal landing. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44 and had been replaced by A29-906 on 04/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 29/12/44. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 23/07/45. Issued 6AD Storage ex 22RSU 13/11/45. Accident 16/11/45 on ferrying when aircraft was involved in a taxying accident at Finschafen. Casualty Register#1219. NFDs. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning at 60 OBU, Morotai per File#73/21/1612, 18/02/46. V1710-99 Engine#43734.
A29-811 P-40N-25-CU 43-24524 26/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 806-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 43#10,Ex San Francisco CV #411, as MAC-Air A29-1314, Rec 1AP Laverton 26/04/44. Renumbered A29-811 22/04/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 02/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/06/44. Accident 17/09/44 after being part of a twelve aircraft formation training flight, led by new CO WgCdr Cresswell, aircraft swung off airstrip on landing and crashed into embankment at Kamiri strip, Noemfoor Island. Pilot; W/O A McG Waugh Serv#412076 was not injured. Rec 22RSU Det ex 77 Sqn RAAF 21/09/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2047 20/10/44. V1710-99 Engine #43677.
A29-812 P-40N-20 43-24226 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#2,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1286, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-812 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment, these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-698.
A29-813 P-40N-20 43-24229 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#3,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1287, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-813 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment, these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-699
A29-814 P-40N-20 43-24233 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#4,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1288, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-814 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment,these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-700
A29-815 P-40N-20 43-24237 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#5,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1289, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-815 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment, these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-701
A29-816 P-40N-20 43-24241 5/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#6,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1290, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-816 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment,these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-702
A29-817 P-40N-20 43-24245 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#7,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1291, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-817 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment, these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-703
A29-818 P-40N-20 43-24249 09/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 700-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 38#8,Ex New York CV #260, as MAC-Air A29-1292, Rec 3AD Amberley 09/04/44. Renumbered A29-818 12/04/44 .Due to P-40N-20's included in BSC Release# P-40N-25 shipment,these aircraft again renumbered administratively to fit in P-40N-20 A29 Serial Blocks, re-issued and painted as A29-704
A29-819 P-40N-25-CU 43-24305 11/5/44 "Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#1,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1295, Rec 1AP Geelong 11/05/44. Renumbered A29-819 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 08/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/06/44. Coded AM-N and named ""Cutie Pants"". Operational damage 23/12/44, by AAA during a dive bombing and straffing barge hideouts near Goeroea Bay after staging through Morotai when A29-819 and A29-911 were hit by AAA. P/O D H Helsham Serv#439418 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 24/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 08/01/45. Operational Loss 1320Hrs 21/04/45, when on completion of patrol over Convoy ""M"" 0505N/12545E, along with three other P-40Ns (A29-807/917/928), they were headed back to base when the pilot noticed that his aircraft was using fuel at a fast rate. At 1355Hrs, the aircraft ran out of fuel, with the pilot baling out successfully at 5000 feet by parachute before landing into the sea. Squadron aircraft provided cover until an attempt was made for pickup by a Catalina, however the sea was too rough. The Catalina stayed overnight covering the pilot, but at dawn on the 22/09/45, he was not sighted again. He was classified as missing. The Pilot; W/O Les Hanson Serv#25485 who was uninjured, had remained in his dingy until 2309Hrs on the 21/09/45, when he was actually picked up by a US Navy PT Boat. He arrived back at Base 1500hrs on the 23/09/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2557 14/05/45. V1710-99 Engine#43680. "
A29-820 P-40N-25-CU 43-24307 01/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#2,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1296, Rec 1AP Geelong 11/05/44. Renumbered A29-820 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 01/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/06/44. Operational Loss 0900hrs 18/10/44 when part of a four aircraft flight per Mission KAM79 on a bombing mission on Utarom and a straffing of a radar installation, when aircraft was hit in glycol Radiator by AAA. On return, the pilot baled out of aircraft some 35-40 miles on a bearing of 217 Degrees over the sea from the base . He was later rescued by ASR Catalina some 25 hours later. Pilot; F/Lt K R Milne Serv#407126 was not injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2103 26/10/44. V1710-99 Engine # 43693.
A29-821 P-40N-25-CU 43-24309 11/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#3,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1297, Rec 1AP Geelong 11/05/44. Renumbered A29-821 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 01/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/06/45. Operational Loss 1330hrs 25/10/44 when as part of a four a/c Section engaged in a bombing and straffing attack in the Manokwari Area DNG. The Section approached the target at 8000 feet, led by the pilot of A29-821. He entered into a cloud for no apparent reason and was not seen again. There was no apparent AAA, and it was considered his reason for entering the cloud was to make a surprise attack. Two a/c of the section remained on station to search, followed by a second pair detailed from 1635hrs. There was no sightings of any wreckage or traces of a crash. Pilot; F/O Henry Douglas Summons Serv# 400106 posted as missing, believed killed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File# 9/16/2115 21/10/44. V1710-99 Engine#43683.
A29-822 P-40N-25-CU 43-24313 11/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#4,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1298, Rec 1AP Geelong 11/05/44. Renumbered A29-822 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 20/06/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 1AD 13/07/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 12/08/44. Coded AM-T. Rec 11RSU Det ex 77 Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 14RSU RP 09/05/45. Taxying Accident Labuan 1730hrs 14/07/45 following completion of Labuan 93 Mission to strafe Ranau, when port leg collapsed on loose surface. Casualty File#819. Pilot;W/O A J Stevens Serv#419230 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 23/07/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2866 11/09/45.
A29-823 P-40N-25-CU 43-24315 05/04/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#5,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1299, Rec 1AP Geelong 08/05/44. Renumbered A29-823 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 08/06/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/06/44. Coded AM-Q. Accident 26/09/44 when after completing training flight (11 P-40Ns), overshot on approach and crashed onto Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor Island. Aircraft caught fire and burnt out. Pilot; A/Sgt Keith Raymond Smithwick Serv#431425 escaped with minor burns and admitted to 24MCS. (Substantive Rank was AC2, and He would be later MIA in A29-904 23/11/44). Rec 22RSU Det ex 77 Sqn RAAF 28/09/44.AMSE Approval to Write-off per File# 9/16/2031 16/10/44. V1710-99 Engine#43613.
A29-824 P-40N-25-CU 43-24317 08/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#6,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1300, Rec 1AP Geelong 08/05/44. Renumbered A29-824 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 01/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/06/44. Operational Loss 1400hrs 14/10/44 when Badger 3 as part of a four aircraft section (Call Sign Badger 1-4)on a bombing and straffing mission to Manakwari (Mission KAM85), due to engine problems, took off 5 minutes behind formation from Noemfoor. At approximately 1445hrs, No 2 and 4 heard a R/T call up saying that Badger 3 aircraft had a gycol leak. Two minutes later, both No 2 and 4 saw a large splash in the sea about 5 miles east of Manakwari. Another 2 a/c section investigated the area at 1615hrs, but reported sighting nothing.The following day three further details were sent out, with only the first 2 a/c detail sighting a oil slick in the water some 400 yards south of nearby Cape Oransbari. Pilot;W/O Peter Gerald Schlencker Serv#405883 missing, believed killed.AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2081 25/10/44. V1710-99 Engine#43632
A29-825 P-40N-25-CU 43-24321 05/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#7,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1301, Rec 1AP Geelong 05/05/44. Renumbered A29-825 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Coded AM-X. Accident on landing 11.00hrs on 8/10/44 returning from a four aircraft watercraft sweep mission (KAM95) from Kaosere River to Fagopak, it crashed on landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is after drifting to the starboard side of the strip on colliding with LY-blank Beaufighter A9-210 in 30 Sqn RAAF dispersal Bays. F/Sgt Bernard Johnson Serv#428497 was killed. Rec 22RSU Det ex 77 Sqn RAAF 11/10/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2056 21/10/44. V-1710-99 Eng#43371.
A29-826 P-40N-25-CU 43-24323 04/5/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#8,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1302, Rec 1AP Geelong 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-826 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Ground accident on the night of 25/06/44 when a/c was destroyed by fire, with cause of fire obscure, but believed to be a electrical system short, or by an explosion of an electrical light bulb used by the working party. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/1800 05/08/44. V1710-99 Engine#43624
A29-827 P-40N-25-CU 43-24325 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#9,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1303, Rec 1AP Geelong 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-827 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/05/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Ground accident 20/07/44 when manuevering within revettment, damaging starboard mainplane. NFDs. Rec 12RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 26/07/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU Det 31/07/44. Ground accident 28/09/44, when a Aircraft Wireless Maintenance Mechanic (VHF Maintenance Section) was electrocuted when testing a meter on A29-827. Attempts were made to revive him, but sadly he was deemed deceased on arrival at 23 MCS. Cpl R F Wurtz Serv#78791 died of electrocuation. Operational Accident 0900hrs 15/10/44 when a port MG Blast tube exploded while flying on KAM84 Mission to Noemi. Pilot; F/O J S Cockburn-Mercer Serv#4089036 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 18/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU Det 25/11/44. Operational Loss 1710hrs 16/07/45 as part of a 4 a/c section, flying as No 3, on a straffing mission on Japanese positions at Ranau Village, Nth Borneo. The pilot made his first attack from a westerly direction, then turned sharply into the valley and came back for a second run in a north westerly direction at approximately 180mph. After passing the target, teh pilot appeared to attempt a quick breakaway to avoid rising ground, but resulted in teh aircraft flicking to starboard with the starboard wing hitting a tree causing it to roll onto its back and impact in the bush 15 yards from the road leading north west out of the valley. The aircraft immediately burst into flames. F/Lt Harold Cooper Serv# 273755 posted as missing, presumed killed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2726 10/10/44. V1710-99 Engine#43280.
A29-828 P-40N-25-CU 43-24329 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 779A-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 40#10,Ex Vancouver CV #408, as MAC-Air A29-1304, Rec 1AP Geelong 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-828 05/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/05/44. Issued to 77Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/44. Issued 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 29/12/44. Rec 82 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 24/01/45. Coded FA-Q. Was flown in Feb 1945 by Grp Capt Arthur. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 82 Sqn RAAF 29/04/45. Rec 22RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 21/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22RSU 28/09/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning at 60 OBU, Morotai per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46.
A29-900 P-40N-30 44-7018 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#1, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1315, Rec 2AD Richmond 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-900 05/05/44. Issued 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 28/06/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP /2AD 18/07/44. Rec 13ARD Det G ex 77Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Issued 77Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD Det G 20/12/44. Operational Accident on take-off Wama Strip, Morotai 0908hrs 23/04/45 on commencement of mission to attack bridges at Djailol, when A29-900 was just airborne, when one of its bombs released and exploded, blowing up the aircraft and killing its pilot: F/O Kenneth Hugh McFadden Serv#422017. Cas Report #487. Shrapnel damaged many 22RSU , 75 Sqn and 77 Sqn aircraft, including A29-803. Rec 14RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 12/05/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2555 14/05/45. Issued conversion ex 14RSU 22/05/45.
A29-901 P-40N-30 44-7027 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#2, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1316, Rec 2AD Richmond 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-901 05/05/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 29/06/44. Coded for delivery as AM-?. Accident 22/07/44 when on test flight, port mainplane leading edge damaged when one of the port blast tubes blew out. Pilot; W/O T H Kirk Serv#2565 was not injured. Rec 12 RSU Det ex 77 Sqn RAAF 23/07/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU Det 03/08/44. Operational Loss 06/12/44 during a 8 a/c flight mission on Warren Strip, Moemi Area. The aircraft was seen, following flicking over, in a 30 degree dive on a bearing of 225 degrees, and crashing some 50 yards off shore south east of Warren Strip, Moemi Area, Dutch New Guinea. Probable loss from small arms fire during the attack. Two aircraft from flight searched the area, for any signs, and found only a oil slick. Post war, no indications were found that the pilot had been captured or executed. F/Sgt Laurence Ernest Brown Ser#435439 missing presumed killed. He had only been with 77Sqn RAAF for two weeks. Casualty Reg#1693. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2221 15/12/44. V1710-99 #46599
A29-902 P-40N-30 44-7035 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#3, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1317, Rec 2AD Richmond 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-902 05/05/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 29/06/44. Coded as AM-I. Accident 1315hrs 14/04/45 following ferrying a/c from Noemfoor to Wama strip, Morotai; was taxiing to the service bays when on the R/T by the control tower to keep moving, a/c yalled to left, almost overtaking, but eventually colliding with A29-916. The R/T Call was in fact for A29-916's pilot, not A29-902. Pilot A29-902; W/O A R Proudfoot Serv#412266 was not injured. Pilot A29-916; F/Sgt Gillian Serv#430806 received minor injures. Rec 14 RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 08/05/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45 as part of 21 P-40Ns written off insitu.
A29-903 P-40N-30 44-7043 01/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#4, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1318, Rec 2AD Richmond 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-903 05/05/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 29/06/44. Coded as AM-Y. Operational Damage 05/01/45 when on a mission to bomb and strafe a radar site on Cape Nosehive , the aircraft was hit in port main plane by AAA. Pilot; F/Lt E R Nolan Serv#402039 was not injured. Casualty Register#14. Repaired in Unit. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 15/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22RSU 28/09/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46. V1710-99 Engine#46584
A29-904 P-40N-30 44-7059 04/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#6, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1320, Rec 2AD Richmond 04/05/44. Renumbered A29-904 05/05/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/07/44. Coded AM-X. One of two Operational Losses on 23/11/44,(other A29-909), when as part of a twelve a/c flight during an attack on Galea Township, Halmahera Islands, a/c was last seen pulling out of 10000ft climb after releasing bombs. Per A50 Records , there was AAA. Pilot advise that he was having glycol problems and proceeding to Pitoe, Morotai, some 15 miles on a bearing of 060 degrees. Pilot advised he was bailing out of his aircraft, but was not seen again despite numerous searches. Pilot ; Acting Sgt Keith Raymond Smithwick (AC2 Substantive Rank) Ser#431425 posted as missing, presumed killed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2184 04/12/44. V1710-99 Engine#46499.
A29-905 P-40N-30 44-7062 05/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#9, Ex New York CV#270, as MAC-Air A29-1323, Rec 2AD Richmond 05/05/44. Renumbered A29-905 05/05/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 28/06/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 14/07/44. Coded AM-A. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 22/02/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 08/03/45. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 21/09/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46 insitu.
A29-906 P-40N-30 44-7070 05/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#8, Ex New York Tanker, as MAC-Air A29-1322, Rec 2AD Richmond 05/05/44. Renumbered A29-906 05/05/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 10/07/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 14/07/44. Coded AM-U and named "The Flying Donk". Operational damage 1400hrs 25/12/44 whilst on a five a/c mission, Mor 9, to bomb and strafe barge hideouts in Goerea Bay, sustained damage to port mainplane leading edge due to a blast tube explosion. F/O L K Lynch Serv#414502 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 28/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 05/01/45. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 25/01/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 10/02/45 as replacement for A29-806. Accident 1930Hrs 17/03/45, Kamiri Strip, when returning from a night flying training exercise, after making one unsuccessful attempt to land,touched down too far down the strip on his second, forcing the pilot to ground loop the a/c to save it. Pilot; W/O J A Russell Serv#437279 was not injured. Issued 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 20/03/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 22RSU RP 25/04/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 14RSU 29/04/45. Issued 6AD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 20/09/45. Canc. Rec 14RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF/6AD 27/09/45. Rec 60 OBU, Morotai ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 60 OBU, Morotai 11/12/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#46611.
A29-907 P-40N-30 44-7051 16/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#5, Ex New York CV#268, as MAC-Air A29-1319, Rec 2AD Richmond 16/05/44. Renumbered A29-907 15/05/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 20/07/44. Rec 22RSU RP ex 15ARD RP 23/09/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 26/09/44. Coded AM-K. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 06/02/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP as replacement for A29-905 21/02/45. Flown by WgCdr Cresswell, CO 81 Fighter Wing, regularily. Rec 1RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 09/10/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46 insitu. V1710-99 Engine#46609
A29-908 P-40N-30 44-7067 01/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#7,Ex New York CV# Tanker, , as MAC-Air A29-1321, Rec 2AD Richmond 25/05/44. Renumbered A29-908 26/05/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 20/07/44. Rec 22RSU ex 15ARD RP 25/09/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 27/09/44. Coded AM-O and named "Norma"? . Operational Incident, 0600hrs 22/12/44 after take-off on mission to bomb and strafe barge hideout in Goerea Bay, a/c engine experienced a low oil warning and returned to base. Pilot; F/O C F Fivash Serv#54808 (Sqn Photograpic Officer) was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 24/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 05/01/45. Operational damage 1000hrs 14/07/45 after being airborne from Labuan to bomb and strafe South Keningan Strip, Tambunan, Borneo, when aircraft sustained hits from light AAA as it ran over target. Pilot, F/Sgt J R Bennett Serv#440051 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 23/07/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 17/09/45. Rec 6AD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 02/10/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#43501
A29-909 P-40N-30 44-7075 25/05/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#10,Ex New York CV# Tanker, as MAC-Air A29-1324, Rec 2AD Richmond 25/05/44. Renumbered A29-909 26/05/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 20/07/44. Rec 22RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 25/09/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 01/10/44. Coded AM-R. One of two Operational Losses on 23/11/44,(other A29-904), when as part of a twelve a/c flight during an attack on Galea Township, Halmahera Islands. Last seen in a spin at a altitude of 400 feet with white smoke (Glycol) emmiting, some 50 yards off the shore east of Galila (Galela sic), following an unauthorised low level flight path over Galela township (pilot was briefed with others not to do so). Aircraft assumed damaged by suspected small arms fire. Post war, a RAAF Search Party after landing there by Catalina, found that Japanese troops had buried the washed up pilot's body 100 yards on beach from the wreckage of a P-40N. F/Sgt B A Palme Ser#432552 was killed in Action. AMSE Approval to Write Off per File# 9/16/2185 (ACombined with A29-904 per File#9/16/2184 Canc.) 04/12/45. V1710-99 Engine#46567.
A29-910 P-40N-30 44-7281 26/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#11,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1325, Rec 2AD Richmond 26/07/44. Renumbered A29-910 17/07/44. Issued 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 19/08/44. Ferry Accident 28/08/44, crash landed on beach some three miles north of Cardwell FNQ while on a ferry flight from MacKay to Cairns, W/O John James Guy Serv#413581 was uninjured. Note: 6CRD A50 Page 81 at Breddan has dispatch date of F/Lt Robinson by Air to survey aircraft on 28/08/44 ex Breddan and A/c was IDed in error as A29-901, but corrected in 28/11/44 entry. 6CRD Salvage Party left 29/08/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1961 30/09/44.
A29-911 P-40N-30 44-7283 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#12,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1326, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-911 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 17/08/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 25/09/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 26/09/44. Operational Loss 1135 hrs 02/01/45 when as part of a four aircraft Section watercraft sweep in the Sorong-Samate Area (KAM56), was conduction bombing and strafing when a/c was hit by AAA. The Pilot managed to bail out successfully and land in the sea. After two hours in his raft, he was picked up by ASR Catalina at 1350hrs and arrived at Middleburg at 1440hrs. He was returned to his unit on the following day, 03/01/45. Pilot; P/O H A Lucas Serv#18430 was un-injured and well. Casualty Register#1824. AMSE Approval to write-off per File #9/16/2298 12/01/45. V1710-99 Engine#46520.
A29-912 P-40N-30 44-7285 21/7/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#13,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1327, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-912 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 11/08/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP30/11/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 10/12/44. Accident 1035 Hrs 21/03/45 Morotai, when after landing, undercarriage collapsed due to pilot in error, after pumping gear down, placing Gear lever past neutral position, to up selection. Aircraft stopped 180 degrees off strip. The pilot had just been posted in and after a check flight on Sqns' Wirraway, and three hours of cockpit instruction, was doing his first air check in a P-40N-30. Pilot; F/O C H Goldsworthy Serv#22846 was un-injured. Casualty Register #357. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 24/03/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2480 30/03/45.
A29-913 P-40N-30 44-7288 27/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#14,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1328, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-913 17/07/44. Alloted 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 07/08/44. Canc. Rec 1 Air Performance Unit (APU) ex 2AD for flying characteristics and performance testing 06/10/44. Rec 1AD ex 1APU 11/12/44. Rec 1APU ex 1AD 18/01/45. Rec 1AD Storage ex 1APU 12/03/46. Storage Cat D 22/03/46. Storage Cat E 01/10/46. Alloted SAS ex 1AD 12/11/46. Canc. Authorised for Write-off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP 11/03/49. Completed 13/03/49.
A29-914 P-40N-30 44-7290 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#15,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1329, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-914 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 29/08/44. Rec 22 RSU ex 15ARD RP 14/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU Det 18/10/44. Coded AM-O. Rec 22 RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 15/03/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 25/03/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 77 Sqn RAAF 01/10/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#46126
A29-915 P-40N-30 44-7292 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#16,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1330, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-915 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 17/08/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 28/10/44. Rec 82 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 07/11/44. Coded FA-Diamond. Allotted 14RSU ex 82 Sqn RAAF 29/04/45. Canc. Flown regularily by Sqn Ldr Grace until July 1945, and then regularily flown by F/L Schaaf up to 13/08/45. Issued 6AD ex 82 Sqn RAAF 20/09/45. Accident 1030hrs 22/09/45 during ferry flight to 6AD,accompanied on the flight by two other Kittyhawks A29-690 and A29-622 and Beaufighter A9-256, when aircraft crashed west of Rockhampton at Craig's Station near Dingo. Pilot; F/O Robert George William Portas RAF Serv#177602 assigned 2AD Ferry Flight, on attachment 6AD was killed. Casualty Register #1097. The pilot had previousily flown Spitfires and served in 54 Sqn RAF in Darwin NT. (Initially as a F/Sgt, then was commisioned as a P/O) and was from Lincoln UK. Buried at Rockhampton War Cemetery Plot A, Roc C, Grave 4 on 25/09/45. 6AD salvage personnel were hampered in gaining access to the crash site due to flooded creeks and rivers; on 12/2/46 approval was given to convert to components insitu. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2926 11/02/46. V1710-99 Engine#46674.Now under restoration by Bill Martin Toowoomba Qld.
A29-916 P-40N-30 44-7297 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#17,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1331, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-916 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 29/08/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 14/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 18/10/44. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 14/02/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 25/03/45. Coded AM-R. Accident 1315hrs 14/04/45 following ferrying a/c from Noemfoor to Wama strip, Morotai; was taxiing to the service bays when on the R/T, when the control tower told pilot to keep moving, the a/c behind it, A29-902, yalled to left, almost overtaking, but eventually, it collided with A29-916 and chewed the rear end of the aircraft almost up to the cockpit. The R/T Call was in fact for A29-916's pilot to hurry up, not A29-902. Pilot A29-902; W/O A R Proudfoot Serv#412266 was not injured. Pilot A29-916; F/Sgt Gillian Serv#430806 received minor injures.Casualty Reg#453. Rec 14 RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 06/05/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2535 04/05/45. Issued for conversion ex 14RSU 15/05/45. NB: This aircraft still had its port wing top USAAF Insignia.
A29-917 P-40N-30 44-7299 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#18,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1332, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-917 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 29/08/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 25/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 25/11/44. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46 insitu.
A29-918 P-40N-30 44-7301 24/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#19,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1333, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/07/44. Renumbered A29-918 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD18/09/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 28/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 11/12/44. Flown by Dutch 120Sqn NEIAF Pilot; Lt Soesman 01/01/45 as top cover for shot down pilot of A29-911, P/O Lucas. One of four NEIAF attached in Dec 44-Jan 45. Rec 14 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 11/05/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14 RSU 05/11/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/3070 14/12/45. Actioned 18/12/45. V1710-99 Engine#A048921.
A29-919 P-40N-30 44-7304 21/07/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 858-A RAAF Aircraft:Aus 45#20,Ex New York CV#276, as MAC-Air A29-1334, Rec 2AD Richmond 21/07/44. Renumbered A29-919 17/07/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 29/08/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 10/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 17/11/44. Operational Loss 0905Hrs Local/ 0005hrs Zulu, 13/12/44, when strafing enemy positions, aircraft was hit by AAA. Pilot made successful crash landing on the beach , about 4 miles north west of Bocht Van Galela (Village), north of the Tiabo River in Galela Bay(10.57 Degrees North/127.50 Degrees East), Halmaheras. The pilot was seen to leave the aircraft , badly wounded and had difficulty moving about. Despite heavy enemy fire, a ASR Catalina attempted to send an inflatable Life Raft within 20 yards of pilot after alighting, but was driven off. It was abandoned due to the intense 3 inch enemy fire (Based in an emplacement at the foot of a small hill near Galela Village) and due to the intensity of this fire, the first take-off attempt failed. Fighter cover tried to silence this Gun emplacement so that the USAF OA10 ASR Catalina could take off on its second attempt, which proved successful. A further two rescue attempts by two USAAF Morotai Based ASR Boats, P399 and P406, of the 5230th Composite Rescue Group tried . Beaton off by extreme enemy fire, they had gotten within 70 yards of the wreck and Pilot who was seen as extremely frail. On the third try,P399, under command of 1st Lt Earl A. McCandlish, had two men (M/Sgt George L. Jepson and Cpl William C. Chaney, USAAF)swim ashore to attempt rescue, but they too came under extreme enemy fire when they got within 20 yards of the crashed P-40N. A Request for naval cover fire was made (1325hrs) and was provided by two US Navy PT Boats,(PT162 (Lt Miller USNR)and PT365 using the boat installed Mortars) so that the two men could be picked up and that the boats could retire back out to sea. The Pilot was ascertained as Dead (1430hrs) by this time, determined the area too hot to extricate the body with both the P-40N and Pilot now awash with the rising tide, the aircraft was then destroyed by PT Boat based weapons. The enemy fire by then, including the continuous 3 inch Artillery rounds, was intense on exfile, further wounding some six crew members of the PT365 boat with shrapnel. All ASR Assets retired at 1635hrs. Pilot, F/Sgt James William Brighton Lennard Serv#437793 posted missing, believed killed. After the War, it was found that the body had washed ashore and buried by the Japanese close by. Remains were exhumed and interned in Ambon. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2244 20/12/44. V1710-99 Engine#A048921.
A29-920 P-40N-30 44-7464 01/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#1,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1335, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-920 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 27/09/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 22/10/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 26/10/44. Coded AM-D, and named "Shirley Anne" . Accident 0835hrs 28/12/44 after landing at Kornorsoran Strip, Neomfoor, when aircraft was taxying back to a revettment, port undercarriaged collapsed. P/O J C Scott Serv#439728 not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 01/01/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 25/01/45. Operational Accident 0830hrs 04/07/45, following take-off from Labuan, loaded with two 250lb bombs to bomb Sapong Village, Borneo. pilot felt a jar on port leg when raising gear, and noticed external gear indicator showing port leg hanging out ten degrees. Several attempts were made to cycle gear up and failed. Despite this, pilot ellected to continue and complet mission. On return to base after mission, he tried to lower the undercarriage, first with high pressure, then by jarring it. These all failed and the pilot ellected to belly land successfully on strip. Pilot; W/O A D Monsborough Serv#430187 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 07/08/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 22 RSU vis 1RSU 08/10/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#AO48915
A29-921 P-40N-30 44-7466 01/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#2,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1336, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-921 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 21/09/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 22/10/44. Issued 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 26/10/44. Coded AM-L. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46. RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46 insitu. V1710-99 Engine#AO48852
A29-922 P-40N-30 44-7468 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#3,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1337, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-922 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 27/09/44. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 28/10/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 07/11/44. Coded AM-P and named "Omar Khayyaz". Fatal ground accident 30/03/45, Kamiri Strip,Noemfoor, when a Fitter IIE,LAC Ronald William Hunter Serv#19932 walked backwards into the aircraft's spinning airscrew. He was killed instantly. Operational damage 31/07/45 when with eleven other P-40Ns, bombed and strafed Belura on Borneo. After dropping all three bomb on target, the pilot continued to strafe target whereupon pulling up, he felt the sharp concussion of AAA underneath the aircraft. On returning safely to base, a shrapnel hole was found on the starboard mainplane. Pilot; F/O J R Scott Serv#439728 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 10/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22RSU 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 22/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine # AO48840.

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A29-923 P-40N-30 44-7471 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#4,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1338, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-923 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 27/09/44. Issued 22 RSU Res Pool ex 15ARD RP 25/10/44. Accident on landing at Nadzab 26/10/44. Starboard Main Plane damaged due to u/c collapsed. Rec 10 RSU ex 15ARD 30/10/44. NFDs on Pilot. Rec 22RSU ex 10RSU 11/05/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 22RSU 12/05/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU RP 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 28/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine # AO36582?.
A29-924 P-40N-30 44-7473 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#5,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1339, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-924 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 21/09/44. Accident on a 30 minute test flight 1450hrs 10/10/44 from Port Moresby, when pilot forced landed at the emergency strip at Yule Island 10/10/44 due to coolant temperature rising and his engine running rough due to bearing failure, with wheels retracted. After skiding along strip due to high sopeed approach from sea, crossed a gully and stopped after hitting two trees at end of strip . Pilot; W/O S M Doig Serv#401923, 15ARD, with over 1049.5hrs of flying, was slightly injured. 15ARD Det salvaged engine, other parts and instruments from abandoned a/c on 15/10/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2086 24/10/44. V1710-99 Engine# 48859.
A29-925 P-40N-30 44-7475 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#6,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1340, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-925 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 27/09/44. Rec 11RSU ex 15ARD Res Pool 18/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 07/12/44. Operational damage 25/12/44 whilst straffing Galela Area, when starboard mainplane was holed by AAA. Pilot returned to base and landed normally. Pilot; W/O M J McKay Serv#422240 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 29/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 13/04/45. Coded AM-P. Accident 1110hrs 05/07/45 after completing bombing and strafing mission, when aircraft was taxying back to revettment on Labuan Island, when aircraft struck soft patch and nosed over. Pilot; F/Lt R P Curtis Serv#400462 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 23/07/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 17/09/45. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 21/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. Orig V1710-99 Engine#48828 later fitted V1710-99 Engine # 55657.
A29-926 P-40N-30 44-7478 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#7,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1341, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-926 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 09/10/44. Rec 22RSU ex 15ARD RP 25/12/45. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 29/12/44.Coded AM- and named Norma" Accident 1050Hrs 23/04/45 Wama Strip on return from Mission Mor5 , was taxying back to parking bay with two airman on each mainplane, collided with a AIF Motor Truck resulting in both airman being injured; LAC L K Ryan Serv#79513 and LAC O M Jones Serv#120865 were admitted to the 9th US Army Portable Hospital by US Ambulance which was on Strip duty. Pilot; F/Lt I E Crossing Serv#406315 was not injured. (Not flying A29-803 as remarked per 77Sqn RAAF A50 P477, but rather refer A29-926 A51 P480, Cas Reg#499 and E/E-88 Card). Rec 14RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 28/04/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Issued to 6AD Storage ex 60OBU 15/11/45. Held by 60OBU and RAAF Approval to destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612, 11/01/46 insitu. V1710-99 Engine # 46648.
A29-927 P-40N-30 44-7480 15/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#8,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1342, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-927 15/08/44.Rec 2AP ex 2AD 22/09/44. Damaged on landing at Richmond during pre-ferry test flight due to tail wheel not extending. Repaired in Unit(2AP). NFDs. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 17/10/44. Rec 22RSU ex 15ARD RP 25/12/44. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 30/12/44. Coded AM-Q. Rec 22RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 27/07/45. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 12/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 11/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#48847
A29-928 P-40N-30 44-7482 01/08/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 957-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 50#9,Ex New York CV#305, as MAC-Air A29-1343, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/08/44. Renumbered A29-928 15/08/44. Rec 15ARD Res Pool ex 2AD 23/10/44. Rec 11RSU ex 15ARD RP 11/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 17/11/44. Operational damage 0920hrs 30/11/44 when attacking a enemy sail boat by strafing and bombing when the pilot pulled up too late from the seaward side and hit a tree on Kai Island. Starboard mainplane was damaged, but the pilot managed to land normally. Pilot; F/O G B Downing Serv#424899 was not injured. Rec 11RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 24/12/44. Coded AM-N. Accident 0710Hrs 04/07/45 when taxying to take-off Labuan Strip on Mission Labuan #2 as part of a eight aircraft flight to attack Japanese HQ at Sapong, port wheel dropped into a filled in bomb hole and tipped on nose damaging airscrew and port undercarriage. Pilot; F/Lt R P Curtiss Serv#400462 was not injured. Rec 22RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 21/07/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 23/08/45. Re-coded AM-N. Rec 6Ad Storage ex 77Sqn RAAF , vis 1RSU 28/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine#48960
A29-1000 P-40N-35 44-7766 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#11,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1354, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1000 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Accident 0725Hrs 25/12/44 when after a bombing and straffing mission on Galela Strip, as Blue 3; W/O Allen Clifford Wright Serv#422789, was landing at Wama Strip Morotai, collided with the rear of A29-1000 piloted by P/O Raymond Michael Eric Muntz Serv#439526, Blue 2 which had not cleared the strip. Identification Letters had not been painted on these new aircraft, and thus pilot thought A29-1001 (Blue 1) was the other new aircraft taxying back on taxyway. Casualty Register #1791. Rec 11 RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 16/01/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2289 02/02/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52158.
A29-1001 P-40N-35 44-7767 01/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#12,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1355, Rec 2AD Richmond 26/10/44. Renumbered A29-1001 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/12/44. Accident 1330hrs 29/06/45 Croydon Strip , Tarakan, when after carrying out a air to ground radio test, when on landing it was found that the hydraulic system for lowering flaps and undercarriage failed, resulting in a belly landing. Pilot; P/O Allen Clifford Wright Serv#422789 , was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 04/07/45. Issued 6AD Storage ex 11 RSU 12/11/45. Incident on ferry flight due to carburator issues and changed at Garbutt. NFDs. 21/11/45. Rec 13ARD ex 6AD 26/11/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 30/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52153.
A29-1002 P-40N-35 44-7768 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#13,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1356, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1002 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/12/44. Accident 06/01/45 when taxying, aircraft tipped on nose damaging airscrew, spinner and cowl on Wama Strip, Morotai. NFDs. Repaired in Unit?. Operational Damage 0930hrs 06/03/45 when flying as No 2 in a pair attacking enemy targets in Boeli Bay, the pilot; F/Sgt E J Buchan Serv#433434, not noticed after the first burst, but on the second, that the starboard inner gun tube was missing and ceased firing. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/03/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 26/04/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 28/07/45. Accident 08/09/45 it was returning from a training flight and while landing on the Labuan strip it swung to the left and the pilot attempted to go around again but veered further to the left and crashed in soft ground on the side of the strip.Casualty Register #1053. NFDs. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2983 12/12/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52172.
A29-1003 P-40N-35 44-7769 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#14,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1357, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1003 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/12/44. Operational Damage 0900hrs 23/01/45 during a dive bombing (260lb Fragmentation bombs of which only 50% worked)) and straffing run on Goeroea Bivouac area, when as Green 3 (part of a four a/c flight), was pulling up from straffing attack, struck a dead tree, damaging the starboard wing. Pilot, F/Lt A W B McIntrye Serv#412635, was not injured and returned to base. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 29/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 23/02/45. Operational Loss 0945Hrs 25/03/45 when during straffing mission at Sagea, as part of a four aircraft flight, the pilot notcied that his fuel was getting low and calculated he would not have enough to return to base. After contacting his leader, the pilot was directed to a position and given instruction on ditching. Fue exhausted, the pilot, F/Sgt R A Cox Serv#422435, made a successful ditching two miles west of Wasile Village and was picked up by RAAF Catalina ASR Aircraft some 2 1/2 Hours later uninjured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2483 10/04/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52161. .

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A29-1004 P-40N-35 44-7770 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#15,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1358, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1004 02/11/44. This a/c was found along with MacAir A29-1009 (exA29-1363 ex 44-7775) when uncrated, that the packing of these airframes were substandard and poor thereby causing damage to their fuselages while in transit from New York POE to Sydney, further the 'philofilm' plastic was ruptured allowing considerable salt corrosion to take place on that journey from the United States East coast, through Panama, to Sydney. Signal to Mac Air Washington DC (Mr D Magee in Charge) resulted in a further letter to the person in charge (Mr E Winter)of packing aircraft for dispatch to Australia from UN Depot 3 in California, to ensure procedures to be followed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2232 15/01/45. Rec 2CRD ex 2AD 30/05/45.V1710-99 Engine# 52216.
A29-1005 P-40N-35 44-7771 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#16,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1359, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1005 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Coded GA-F and named "Flo". Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52229.

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A29-1062 
A29-1070

A29-1006 P-40N-35 44-7772 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#17,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1360, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1006 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/12/44. Coded GA-J. Operational damage 1030Hrs 17/12/44 as Green 1, during a bombing and straffing attack on a large pile of stores half a mile from Goeroea Village and Soebain Bivouac Area, Halmaheras. As the pilot fired a burst into the stores, it exploded violently as he passed over it, receiving damage and holes to his aircraft . Pilot; W/O M A Roberts Serv#417428 was not injured and landed safely. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 75 Sqn RAAF 29/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 23/02/45. Accident 0935Hrs 14/07/45 when after touching down at Croydon Strip Tarakan, the aircraft veered to the right and the starboard wheel went off the steel matting, causing the starboard tyre to deflate. The aircraft swung around to the right after applying brakes causing the Port oleo to collapse with the aircraft sliding sideways in mud to finally strike a stationary Tractor and then coming to a standstill. Pilot; F/Sgt John Gibbes Buchan Serv#433434 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 17/07/45. Issued 6AD Storage ex 11 RSU 12/11/45. Accident 1700 Hours 15/11/45 on ferry flight to Labuan to Tarakan by a 11 RSU Ferry Pilot, when aircraft crashed 2 miles east of Zamboanga, on the island of Mindanao, Phillipines. Pilot; 30yro F/Sgt John Elliott Pflaum Serv#442529 was killed. Six locals were also killed in the crash, and after some four years, a ex gratia payments were eventually made to the three of the separate family representatives for a total of 8900 Pesos(1389 Aust Pounds, including costs). AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/3052 30/01/45. V1710-99 Engine#52196.
A29-1007 P-40N-35 44-7773 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#19,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1362, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1008 26/10/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/12/44. Accident 24/05/45, landing on Tarakan collided with A29-1052 during non-operational Exercises whilst waiting for completion of Tarakan's Wama Strip was being finished for operations. NFDs on both Pilots though ORB states no injuries. Rec 14 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/06/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2620 29/08/45. Completed 10/09/45. V1710-99 Engine#52275.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1007

A29-1008 P-40N-35 44-7774 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#20,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1363, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1009 26/10/44. This a/c was found along with MacAir A29-1004 (exA29-1358 ex 44-7770) when uncrated, that the packing of these airframes were substandard and poor thereby causing damage to their fuselages while in transit from New York POE to Sydney, further the 'philofilm' plastic was ruptured allowing considerable salt corrosion to take place on that journey from the United States East coast, through Panama, to Sydney. Signal to Mac Air Washington DC (Mr D Magee in Charge) resulted in a further letter to the person in charge (Mr E Winter)of packing aircraft for dispatch to Australia from UN Depot 3 in California, to ensure procedures to be followed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2232 15/01/45. Rec 2CRD ex 2AD 30/05/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52224.
A29-1009 P-40N-35 44-7775 24/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#20,Ex New York CV#317 (SS New Zealand Star), as MAC-Air A29-1363, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1009 26/10/44. This a/c was found along with MacAir A29-1004 (exA29-1358 ex 44-7770) when uncrated, that the packing of these airframes were substandard and poor thereby causing damage to their fuselages while in transit from New York POE to Sydney, further the 'philofilm' plastic was ruptured allowing considerable salt corrosion to take place on that journey from the United States East coast, through Panama, to Sydney. Signal to Mac Air Washington DC (Mr D Magee in Charge) resulted in a further letter to the person in charge (Mr E Winter)of packing aircraft for dispatch to Australia from UN Depot 3 in California, to ensure procedures to be followed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2232 15/01/45. Rec 2CRD ex 2AD 30/05/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52224.
A29-1010 P-40N-35 44-7836 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#1,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1364, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1010 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/12/44. Coded GA-Q and named "Nancy May". Operational damage, 0900hrs 07/02/45 when returning from a bombing and straffing mission on Kace AAA Installations at the Halmaheras, when, after crossing the coast where an apparent unserviceable Japanese ship standing off the coast , the pilot heard the sound of metal hitting the port wing and 2 new holes. On a safe return to Pitoe Strip Morotai, aside from 2 port wing holes, more were found on other areas of the aircraft. Pilot; W/O John Aloysuis McDonnell Serv#417861 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 10/02/45. Issued 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 16/04/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 18/04/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52312.

Kittyhawk A29-1010

A29-1011 P-40N-35 44-7834 01/10/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#8,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1371, Rec 2AD Richmond 24/10/44. Renumbered A29-1011 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Coded GA-L. Accident 1330 Hrs 30/07/45 on local test flight after take-off from Croydon Strip Tarakan when at approximately 50 feet the port wing lifted and the port aileron was found to be locked. Holding the starboard wing up as far as possible with rudder input, the pilot climbed to 800 feet and tried to shake and free the controls. The Aileron tab was adjusted to its maximum, depessing the port wing to an angle of 10 degrees, had no further affect. The pilot made a left hand turn and approached the strip, gear down, for a long straight in landing. At 50 feet, over the strip, the starboard wing dropped causing the aircraft to sink heavily onto the strip, causing the gear to collapse, and the aircraft finally skidding to a stop. Pilot; F/Sgt Kenneth Graham Hagger Serv#419385 was un-injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 04/08/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2173 26/10/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52264.
A29-1012 P-40N-35 44-7837 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#2,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1365, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1012 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Night Exercise Loss for pre-dawn take-offs at Wama Strip Morotai, 0530hrs 19/03/45 when as part of an eight aircraft formation, No 2 failed to join up after commencing his turn at about 200 feet, as watched by formation leader. He turned his head away and then looked back a few moments later, failing to locate pilot and aircraft and tried to radio him. No answer. At light soon after, the flight Leader searched the area and found an oil slick, some two miles off shore. A US Navy PT Boat was then directed to the area. Certain articles and a map were recovered, and the later was deemed as carried by the missing pilot. Pilot body not recovered. Pilot; P/O James Boyd Thyer Ser#47716 missing presumed killed. V1710-99 Engine# 52238.
A29-1013 P-40N-35 44-7838 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#3,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1366, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1013 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Accident 0725Hrs 25/12/44 when after a bombing and straffing mission on Galela Strip, as Blue 3, was landing at Wama Strip Morotai, collided with the rear of A29-1000 (P/O Raymond Michael Eric Muntz Serv#439526, Blue 2)which had not cleared the strip. Identification Letters had not been painted on these new aircraft, and thus pilot thought A29-1001 was the other new aircraft taxying back on taxyway. It was Blue 1. Pilot, W/O Allen Clifford Wright Serv#422789 was not injured. Port Mainplane change per(Casualty Register# 1790) and repaired. Operational Loss, as 1000hrs 25/03/45 when on returning to base after a bombing and straffing mission on Sagea Village, midway between Cape Lelai and Lolobata, Halmaheras, when near Cape Bobe the pilot advised by R/T that he had no more then 20 gallons of fuel left. He was instructed by his Section Leader, W/O J A McDonnell,to follow him at 8000 feet and that they would be over the strip in a couple of minutes. At about 7 miles from the strip, he advised that he was about to ditch at Galela. The Section Leader, circled the area for twenty minutes before he returned to base. Additional searches, including a ASR Catalina, were perfomed, but no wreckage or its location were found. Pilot; F/O Frederick Dempster Fawcett Serv#413121 posted as missing, presumed killed. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/2483 10/04/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52399.
A29-1014 P-40N-35 44-7839 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#4,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1367, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1014 02/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 15/02/45. Issued 11 RSU Res Pool ex 80 Sqn RAAF 02/04/45. Was damaged in a minor way on 23/04/45 at Morotai by sustained shrapnel damage at Wama strip, Morotai which included Kittyhawks A29-900, A29-803, A29-810, A29-1001, A29-1014, along with Beaufighters A8-56, A8-149, A8-107, A8-141, A8-146, A8-167 . Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 28/04/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 14RSU RP 17/07/45. Coded GA-A, and named "Alma". Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52215.

Kittyhawks 
A29-1014, 
A29-1005, 
A29-1062 
A29-1070

A29-1015 P-40N-35 44-7840 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#5,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1368, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1015 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/12/44. Coded GA-P?. Operational Loss 0650Hrs 04/01/45 as part of a four aircraft flight, as Frolic Orange 4, when attacking power line installations in rising hilly country with 8/10 cloud cover at 500 feet some three miles north east of Lake Tondano Celebes in Kema Bay Area. There was local "meagre" Light AAA by Japanese. The aircraft was seen some 200ft above hill turning towardsthe north to do a low level road sweep. When forming up the flight to the south of the target , Orange 4 Aircraft was missing and was not answering R/T calls. A search was conducted out of AAA range which proved unsuccessful, as was the later search performed by another strike of 15 Beaufighters on the same day. It was presumed the the aircraft had crashed. Pilot; F/O Ulva Neil Dudley Ser#410223 was posted missing. Post war, 11 Group Headquarters interim Report stated that the aircraft, was last sighted near the villiage of Kinalossah,in the Minahassa Area,. The natives, when visited by the RAAF Searcher Organisation( under F/Lt H Belcher), who were christians, stated that a aircraft had passed over their villiage trailing smoke just after Christmas Day and had crashed into the sea in Kema Bay. Only one aircraft that had crashed into the same area was identified, a USAAF P-38 Lightning, and that Japanese records showed no record of any other pilot being captured in the area. It therefore was assumed that the identity of the smoking aircraft that crashed into the sea was A29-1015, and that pilot did not survive the crash.AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/2313 18/01/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52251.
A29-1016 P-40N-35 44-7841 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#6,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1369, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1016 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/12/44. Operational Loss 0812 Hrs 05/01/45 as White 2 when engaged in a water craft sweep from Cape Kalapa to North Cape , Celebes. The aircraft was last seen inverted by three accompanied aircraft (White 1 and Black 1 & 2) 30-40ft above coastline whilst on a patrol from Cape Kalapa to North Cape Celebes. The White Section of two aircraft arrived on target at 0810hrs with White 2 making the first run on to the target. He was seen to fire his guns. He was seen a few seconds later on his back in a diving position, but the impact was not witnessed. No trace of the crash site was found by the remaining aircraft after they completed some 5-6 curcuits of the area, after which they then returned to base. Aircraft had crashed inverted in mangroves on Cape Kapala, with the pilot still strapped in. It was then removed by local Coolies local under Japanese supervision, and buried his body on beach. The aircraft wreck was then set alight and destroyed by the Japanese. Pilot; F/Sgt Russell Bruce Pontifex Ser#422961 was deemed missing which was later reclassified as killed as his Body was later exhumed after the war in 1946. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/2317 18/01/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52307.
A29-1017 P-40N-35 44-7842 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#7,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1370, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1017 02/11/44. Issued 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/01/45. Coded GA-V. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 2AD for 40 Hourly 03/02/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 01/03/45. Rec 6AD ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52243.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1017

A29-1018 P-40N-35 44-7844 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#9,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1372, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1018 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/01/45. Coded GA-S. Rec 6AD ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52215.
A29-1019 P-40N-35 44-7845 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#10,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1373, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1019 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/01/45. Coded GA-D. Accident 1130hrs 28/06/45 when landing at Croydon Strip following a travel flight from Morotai. After a normal tail down landing and roll of 500 yards, the starboard oleo collapsed. Pilot; F/Sgt Stanley George Johnstone Serv#118059 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 30/06/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 04/08/45. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/08/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU in lieu of A29-1041 13/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52217.
A29-1020 P-40N-35 44-7846 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#11,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1374, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1020 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/01/45. Coded GA-H and named "Josie/Marie II". Accident 1015Hrs 21/07/45 on landing after a bombing and straffing mission on Sandakan Borneo, it was discovered that small arms fire had struck the starboard mainplane causing damage to 0.50cal machineguns. It was first notice after second last run on a motor transport south of the road junction Santaka Estate when the pilot noticed stopages on starboard guns. Pilot; F/Sgt R S K Hampshire Serv#443817 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 24/07/45. Rec 6 AD Storage ex 11 RSU 22/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52284.
A29-1021 P-40N-35 44-7847 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#12,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1375, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1021 02/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 2AD 23/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 26/01/45. Coded GA-G and named "Hep Cat". Was the personal aircraft of Sqr Ldr Clive Tolhurst and later, F/Lt Alan Thomson. It had a red, white and blue spinner, with a white and black band across the fin and rudder. Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 22/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52290.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1021

A29-1022 P-40N-35 44-7848 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#13,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1376, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1022 02/11/44. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 15/02/45. Coded BU-K. Issued 11 RSU Res Pool ex 80 Sqn RAAF 02/04/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 06/05/45. Rec 60 OBU, Morotai ex 14 RSU RP 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 60 OBU, Morotai 16/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52252.
A29-1023 P-40N-35 44-7849 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#14,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1377, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1023 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/01/45. Coded GA-N and named "Nancye". Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 11/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52257.
A29-1024 P-40N-35 44-7850 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#15,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1378, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1024 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/01/45. Coded GA-A. Accident 07/07/45 on take-off from Croydon Strip when aircraft sank bank on strip, damaging Port mainplane, gear and fuselage. Casualty Register File#796. NFDs. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 10/07/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 11 RSU 22/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52250.
A29-1025 P-40N-35 44-7852 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#17,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1380, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1025 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/01/45. Coded GA-Z. Operational Loss 1455Hrs 07/07/45 during approaching a bombing and straffing mission to Kamaei North East Borneo. At 15 miles out, and with a large 8/10 Cumulus Nimbus Cloud at 10500 feet in front that was too high to climb over with ordanance, the Leader turned away sharply to the left followed in trail the rest of the four aircraft flight into the surrounding cloud. On emerging, the Leader,Red 2, Blue 2 and Blue 4 emerged, whereas Red 3 had flicked over in the cloud, was inverted with the pilot bailing out of the aircraft. As the rest of the formation was flying on, his wing man, Blue 4( F/O Mossop in A29-1010) circled the parachute until the canopy had settled own in the trees some 15 miles bearing 330 degrees from Kalabakan and 30 miles north of Brantian Estate. F/Sgt Maxwell John Gilbert Serv#442454 posted Missing. It was reported after the war that he had been captured and thereafter executed by the Japanese on or around 24/7/45. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/2708 23/07/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52266.
A29-1026 P-40N-35 44-7853 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#18,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1381, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1026 02/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 2AD 06/03/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 30/05/45. Coded GA-U. Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52218.
A29-1027 P-40N-35 44-7854 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1094-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 56#19,Ex San Francisco CV #442, as MAC-Air A29-1382, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1027 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/01/45. Coded GA-R. Operational Damage 0710Hrs 21/02/45 when as flying as Blue 3 in Blue Flight whilst carrying out bombing and straffing on AA installations at Goeroea in the Halmaheras when on pulling out of a dive. Whilst pulling out of the dive, the port mainplane was holed by a 0.50cal round. Pilot; F/Sgt John Campbell Hinman Serv#428186 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 27/03/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 27/03/45. Operational Damage 1735hrs 06/04/45 whilst carrying out a amed recce over Hatstabaka the aircraft was holed in the starboard mainplane by AAA fire. No other damaged was taken and the aircraft landed safely at Wama Strip Morotai. Pilot: P/O Allen Clifford Wright Serv#422789 was not injured. Rec 14 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 16/04/45. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 14 RSU RP 19/07/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 27/07/45. Coded AM-B. Issued 13ARD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 28/09/45. Rec 60 OBU, Morotai ex 13ARD 30/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 60 OBU, Morotai 21/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52227.
A29-1028 P-40N-35 44-7872 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A4, Diversion 1114-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 59#3,Ex San Francisco CV #443, as MAC-Air A29-1384, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1042 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/01/45. Accident 0530hrs 13/03/45 when being taxied, the aircraft struck in poor light some metal strip matting with starboard mainplane. A hole under the wing and a damaged Aileron were a result. Pilot; F/Sgt B M Swan Serv#419623 and airman on port wing guiding, were not injured. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 75 Sqn RAAF. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 26/11/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 28/07/45. Coded AM-C. Rec 1RSU ex 77 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Accident 1140hrs 20/11/45 near Proserpine North Queensland during ferry, when engine begun to run rough, forcing the pilot to make a landing as it could not maintain flight height, at 21OBU, Proserpine Strip. It was a Ignition fault that was rectified on ground. Pilot, W/O Wilson was not injured. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 25/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52204.
A29-1029 P-40N-35 44-7874 01/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A4, Diversion 1114-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 59#4,Ex San Francisco CV #443, as MAC-Air A29-1384, Rec 2AD Richmond 01/11/44. Renumbered A29-1042 02/11/44. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/01/45. Operational Loss 0900hrs 24/02/45 when Red 3 was straffing and bombing AA Installations in Wasile Pier area in Halmaheras when aircraft was seen after diving at 5000-6000 feet altitude, spinning out of cloud minus its starboard wing at 2000 feet, and then striking the ground some 700 yards north east of target near barges. Pilot; F/O C D Robinson Ser#405327 was killed. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2421 05/03/45. V1710-99 Engine# 52148.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1029 
75 Sqn Moratai 1945 
Photo from Flight Sgt Stan Johnstone via Bill Bray

A29-1030 P-40N-35 44-7756 07/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#2,Ex New York CV #323, as MAC-Air A29-1344, Rec 1AD Laverton 07/11/44. Renumbered A29-1030 08/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 1AD 19/01/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 14 RSU RP 03/08/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22 RSU 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 1 RSU 16/11/45, via 13ARD holdover until 30/03/46. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52214.
A29-1031 P-40N-35 44-7757 07/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#3,Ex New York CV #323, as MAC-Air A29-1345, Rec 1AD Laverton 07/11/44. Renumbered A29-1031 08/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 1AD 19/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 29/01/45. Coded GA-P and named "Lady Grey". Rec 6AD Store ex 75 Sqn RAAF 08/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52103.

Kittyhawk A29-1031

A29-1032 P-40N-35 44-7758 07/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#3,Ex New York CV #323, as MAC-Air A29-1346, Rec 1AD Laverton 07/11/44. Renumbered A29-1032 08/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 1AD 19/01/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 14 RSU RP 27/07/45. Rec 77 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 12/08/45. Coded AM-M. Issued 13ARD ex 77 Sqn RAAF 01/10/45. Rec 1RSU ex 13ARD 01/11/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 1 RSU 22/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52106.
A29-1033 P-40N-35 44-7759 07/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#4,Ex New York CV #323, as MAC-Air A29-1347, Rec 1AD Laverton 07/11/44. Renumbered A29-1033 08/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 1AD 19/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 06/03/45. Coded GA-O and named "Miriam" . Operational Damage 0710Hrs 21/02/45 when as flying as No 4 in Blue Flight whilst carrying out bombing and straffing on AA installations at Goeroea in the Halmaheras when on pulling out of a dive, the pilot, W/O John Aloysuis McDonnald Serv#417861, noticed the smell of hydraulic oil escaping within the aircraft. On retruning to Wama Strip, Morotai, he could not lower his landing gear, therefore he performed a belly landing on the Morotai Crash He was not injured. Per File Casualty Request #212, the aircraft had suffered AAA Damage on post landing examination. Rec 11 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 28/02/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 27/02/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 75 Sqn RAAF 09/11/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey. V1710-99 Engine# 52144.
A29-1034 P-40N-35 44-7760 07/11/44 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF RFDA-322A, Diversion 1093-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 55#5,Ex New York CV #323, as MAC-Air A29-1348, Rec 1AD Laverton 07/11/44. Renumbered A29-1034 08/11/44. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 1AD 19/01/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 18/02/45. Accident 1135Hrs 14/04/45 on landing at Wama Strip, Morotai after a Wing Formation Practice. Aircraft struck the threshold of the airstrip, causing the port undercarriage to collapse, followed by the starboard with the aircraft then skidding along on its belly. Pilot; F/Sgt Robert Allen Cox Serv#422435 was not injured.Rec 14 RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 19/04/45. Approved for conversion post War. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45.
A29-1035 P-40N-35-CU 44-7761 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1036 P-40N-35-CU 44-7762 11/44  
A29-1037 P-40N-35-CU 44-7763 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1038 P-40N-35-CU 44-7764 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-D with them.
A29-1039 P-40N-35-CU 44-7765 11/44 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; was coded GA-E with 75 Sqn; with 80 Sqn it was coded BU-G; flown in that Sqn by S/L John Waddy and had his enemy claims under the front windscreen as well as "VE" his wife's initials; written off 11/46 and finally struck of charge 11/48.
A29-1040 P-40N-35-CU 44-7851 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-W with them.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1040, later to 75 Squadron as GA-W and 80 Squadron P-40N BU-H in the background. 
11 R.S.U., Morotai, c.1945,
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-1041 P-40N-35-CU 44-7855 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1042 P-40N-35-CU 44-7868 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-R with them.
A29-1043 P-40N-35-CU 44-7870 11/44  
A29-1044 P-40N-35-CU 44-7875 11/44  
A29-1045 P-40N-35-CU 44-7876 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-K with them.
A29-1046 P-40N-35-CU 44-7878 11/44  
A29-1047 P-40N-35-CU 44-7880 11/44  
A29-1048 P-40N-35-CU 44-7882 11/44  
A29-1049 P-40N-35-CU 44-7883 11/44  
A29-1050 P-40N-35-CU 44-7884 11/44  
A29-1051 P-40N-35-CU 44-7886 11/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 1/4/45 it was issued to 22 RSURP and then to 14 RSURP; on 2/5/45 it was received by 77 Sqn from 14 RSURP; on 20/9/45 it was issued to 13 ARD and began its journey south; on 21/9/45 it was being ferried from Labuan but went missing some 50 miles (83 kms) east of Morotai Is around 0900 hrs with F/O Arthur Gordon Goodwin MID (413985) being MIA and believed so to this day.
A29-1052 P-40N-35-CU 44-7888 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1053 P-40N-35-CU 44-7890 11/44  
A29-1054 P-40N-35-CU 44-7891 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.

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A29-1055 P-40N-35-CU 44-7892 11/44 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-1056 P-40N-35-CU 44-7894 11/44  
A29-1057 P-40N-35-CU 44-7896 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/7/45 it was received by 75 Sqn from 14 RSURP and was coded GA-B with them and had the name "Phillis" on the nose cowl having previously been allocated to 77 Sqn; on 16/11/45 it was received by 6 AD Oakey for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for write off.
A29-1058 P-40N-35-CU 44-7898 11/44  
A29-1059 P-40N-35-CU 44-7899 11/44  
A29-1060 P-40N-35-CU 44-7900 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 17/7/45 received by 75 Sqn from 14 RSURP and was coded GA-J with 75 Sqn; on 9/11/45 received by 6 Ad for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-1061 P-40N-35-CU 44-7902 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-Z with them.
A29-1062 P-40N-35-CU 44-7904 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-M with them.

Kittyhawks 
A29-1014, 
A29-1005, 
A29-1062 
A29-1070

A29-1063 P-40N-35-CU 44-7906 11/44 served with 75 Sqn and 80 Sqn; on 13/2/45 received by 80 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/3/45 involved in an accident while taking off from Wama strip Morotai Is with F/Sgt Austen Henry King (430833) being ok; on 5/7/45 received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSURP and was coded GA-R with 75 Sqn; on 5/11/45 received by 6 Ad for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-1064 P-40N-35-CU 44-7907 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-X with them.
A29-1065 P-40N-35-CU 44-7908 11/44  
A29-1066 P-40N-35-CU 44-7910 11/44  
A29-1067 P-40N-35-CU 44-7912 11/44 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-1068 P-40N-35-CU 44-7914 11/44  
A29-1069 P-40N-35-CU 44-7915 11/44  
A29-1070 P-40N-35-CU 44-7916 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 24/7/45 received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-H) from 11 RSU and had 'Esther' on the port cowl; on 7/11/45 received by 6 AD from 75 Sqn; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.

Kittyhawks 
A29-1014, 
A29-1005, 
A29-1062 
A29-1070

A29-1071 P-40N-35-CU 44-7918 11/44 served with no Sqn; on 25/1/45 it was allocated to 80 Sqn from 2 AD but was cancelled; on 6/3/45 received by 11 RSU from 2 AD; on 19/4/45 received by 14 RSU from 11 RSURP; on 11/7/45 received by 11 RSU from 14 RSURP; on 22/11/45 received by 6 AD from 11 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-1072 P-40N-35-CU 44-7920 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-T with them.
A29-1073 P-40N-35-CU 44-7922 11/44  
A29-1074 P-40N-35-CU 44-7923 11/44  
A29-1075 P-40N-35-CU 44-7924 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1075

A29-1076 P-40N-35-CU 44-7926 11/44  
A29-1077 P-40N-35-CU 44-7928 11/44  
A29-1078 P-40N-35-CU 44-7930 11/44  
A29-1079 P-40N-35-CU 44-7931 11/44  
A29-1100 P-40N-40-CU 44-47774 12/44  
A29-1101 P-40N-40-CU 44-47775 12/44  
A29-1102 P-40N-40-CU 44-47776 12/44  
A29-1103 P-40N-40-CU 44-47777 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 17/2/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 6/7/45 went missing on ops in the Kendari area Celebes [W/O George?].

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1103

A29-1104 P-40N-40-CU 44-47778 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 7/2/45 issued to 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 16/2/45 the port landing gear collapsed when landing at Finschhafen strip [pilot?]; on 26/2/45 received by 10 RSU from 13 ARDRP; on 9/3/45 held for conversion to components which was carried out the next month.
A29-1105 P-40N-40-CU 44-47779 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 17/2/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 16/9/45 allocated to 4 Sqn but this was cancelled 18 days later; on 10/10/45 received by 1 RSU from 76 Sqn; on 10/1/46 received by 84 OBU from 1 RSU to be burnt which was carried out the next day.
A29-1106 P-40N-40-CU 44-47780 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 13/3/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 16/9/45 allocated to 4 Sqn but this was cancelled 18 days later; on 10/10/45 received by 1 RSU from 76 Sqn; on 10/1/46 received by 84 OBU from 1 RSU to be burnt which was carried out the next day.
A29-1107 P-40N-40-CU 44-47781 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 17/2/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 28/3/45 damaged in the starboard wing by enemy fire while strafing Babo [pilot?]; on 26/4/45 received 14 RSU from 76 Sqn; on 10/10/45 approval given to convert to components.
A29-1108 P-40N-40-CU 44-47782 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 10/2/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 19/8/45 received by 22 RSU from 76 Sqn for an engine change; on 10/1/46 received by 84 OBU from 1 RSU to be burnt which was carried out the next day.
A29-1109 P-40N-40-CU 44-47783 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 13/3/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 13/7/45 was lost on operations while strafing targets in the Patengor(?) area.
A29-1110 P-40N-40-CU 44-47784 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 13/3/45 received by 76 Sqn from 13 ARD; on 2/7/45 damaged centre section of fuselage when oxygen bottle exploded while on Wama strip Morotai Is; on 10/10/45 approval given to convert to components.
A29-1111 P-40N-40-CU 44-47785 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1112 P-40N-40-CU 44-47786 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1113 P-40N-40-CU 44-47787 12/44  
A29-1114 P-40N-40-CU 44-47788 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1115 P-40N-40-CU 44-47789 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1116 P-40N-40-CU 44-47790 12/44  
A29-1117 P-40N-40-CU 44-47791 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1118 P-40N-40-CU 44-47792 12/44  
A29-1119 P-40N-40-CU 44-47793 12/44 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1120 P-40N-40-CU 44-47834 12/44  
A29-1121 P-40N-40-CU 44-47835 12/44  
A29-1122 P-40N-40-CU 44-47836 12/44  
A29-1123 P-40N-40-CU 44-47838 12/44 served with none; on 18/4/45 issued to 14 RSU from 2 AD; on 5/5/45 crashed at end of landing run at Cooktown Mission strip; on 19/6/45 received by 13 ARD from 14 RSU for repairs; on 23/8/45 allocated to be modified to tactical reconn aircraft; on 23/5/46 at around 1450 hrs it crash landed at Garbutt strip while based with CMU from Oakey Qld by F/O Leith Robert Verdun Banks (28560) causing damaged to the propeller port wing and undercarriage; on 26/7/46 approval to convert to components.

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A29-1124 P-40N-40-CU 44-47839 12/44  
A29-1125 P-40N-40-CU 44-47840 12/44 served with 76 Sqn; on 12/5/45 it was received by 14 RSU at Morotai Is; on 26/6/45 it was issued to 76 Sqn; it was allocated to 4 Sqn but this allocation was cancelled and instead it was sent to 1 RSU on 10/10/45; on 22/11/45 it was sent to 6 AD at Oakey and written off there on 19/11/46.
A29-1126 P-40N-40-CU 44-47841 12/44  
A29-1127 P-40N-40-CU 44-47843 12/44  
A29-1128 P-40N-40-CU 44-47877 1/45 served with 80 Sqn; on 26/3/45 it was received by 80 Sqn and was coded BU-B with them; on 1/7/45 while strafing targets at tree top level W/C Jack Royston Kinninmont struck the tops of some coconut trees damaging both mainplanes and he ended up bailing out into the sea off Tarakan Is.
A29-1129 P-40N-40-CU 44-47878 1/45 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1130 P-40N-40-CU 44-47879 1/45 served with 76 Sqn; received by 76 Sqn on 20/2/45; barely a month later on 29/3/45 it was one of 4 Kittyhawks that took off at 0920 hours and as they neared Babo P/O McClintock came down to 600' at which stage his aircraft was hit by AA fire and it burst into flames forcing him to bale out; a/c was written off.
A29-1131 P-40N-40-CU 44-47880 1/45 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1132 P-40N-40-CU 44-47881 1/45  
A29-1133 P-40N-40-CU 44-47882 1/45 served with 76 Sqn.
A29-1134 P-40N-40-CU 44-47884 1/45 served with 76 Sqn; on 1/3/45 received by 76 Sqn from 3 AD; on 26/6/45 was part of four a/c to strafe Keningau strip with W/O Lindsay Collins (430438) initiating the first attack and when pulling out of his run the a/c flipped onto its back and dived into the ground disintegrating on impact and burning with W/O Collins presumed killed on impact.
A29-1135 P-40N-40-CU 44-47886 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#9, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1512, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1135 02/01/45.  Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/03/45. Coded BU-V. Was on Temporary loan to 11RSU Res Pool ex 80 Sqn RAAF, returned 30/04/45. Accident on ferrying aircraft from Morotai and Tarakan, when taxying after landing, to avoid another aircraft, A29-1135, brakes were applied hard and aircraft tipped on airscrew, damaging the reduction gear and blade tips. Pilot; F/Sgt G L Bushell Serv#440036 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU RP ex 80Sqn RAAF 24/07/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 05/08/45. Accident 10/09/45, following a localisation flight, on landing, to avoid two damaged aircraft and a crash wagon at the beginning of the strip, the aircraft had to land with a higher approach and speed. The pilot touched down further down the strip and due to speed, did not apply brakes until near the end of the strip, causing the aircraft to overrun the strip of a distance of 10 feet before skidding on a oil patch, ground looping with a collapsed port oleo strut. The Pilot; F/Sgt W Healey Serv#439260 was not injured.  Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 17/09/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 15/10/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 80 Sqn RAAF 22/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.    

Kittyhawk A29-1135

A29-1136 P-40N-40-CU 44-47887 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#10, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1513, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1136 02/01/45. Allotted 13ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 24/04/45. Canc. Allotted 1AD ex 3AD for Tac/R modification 20/07/45. Rec 1AD ex 3AD 23/08/45. Issued and rec 1AD Store ex 1AD 15/11/45. Stored Cat C 15/11/45. Stored Cat D 17/04/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP ex 1AD 11/03/49.  Actioned completed 08/08/49. 
A29-1137 P-40N-40-CU 44-47888 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#10, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1513, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1136 02/01/45. Allotted 13ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 24/04/45. Canc. Allotted 1AD ex 3AD for Tac/R modification 20/07/45. Rec 1AD ex 3AD 23/08/45. Issued and rec 1AD Store ex 1AD 15/11/45. Stored Cat C 15/11/45. Stored Cat D 17/04/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP ex 1AD 11/03/49. Actioned completed 08/08/49.
A29-1138 P-40N-40-CU 44-47889 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#12, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1515, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1138 02/01/45. Allotted 22 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 02/02/45. Canc Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/45. Coded BU-G. Regularly flown by their CO S/L Dean H Kelly DFC. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.

Kittyhawk A29-1138

A29-1139 P-40N-40-CU 44-47890 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#13, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1516, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1139 02/01/45. Rec 22 RSU res Pool ex 3AD 20/02/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 01/03/45. Coded SV-Q. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Canc 04/10/45. Rec 1RSU Store ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage 21/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1140 P-40N-40-CU 44-47891 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#14, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1517, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1140 02/01/45.  Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 05/03/45. Coded SV-T. Carried Panther motif on Cowl. Accident 1730hrs 20/06/45 on return to Labuan Airstrip after a fighter patrol. Following a normal landing, and when the speed was about 30-40 miles per hour, the starboard wheel struck a pot hole causing the aircraft to tip over on its back and skid to a standstill. Crash party extracted pilot from overturned aircraft. Pilot; F/Sgt M M Fruze Serv#13407 was not injured. Rec 22 RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 17/07/45. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/2807 14/08/45. Issued  for conversion 22RSU 24/09/45.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1140

A29-1141 P-40N-40-CU 44-47892 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#15, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1518, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1141 02/01/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/03/45. Coded SV-P. Accident 0528hrs 28/05/45 when engine cut out on take-off from Tawi Tawi (Sanga Sanga Strip, Tarakan)forcing the pilot to ditch into the sea. Pilot; W/O L M Bird not injured and was later picked up by RAAF Crash Boat. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2625 11/06/45.
A29-1142 P-40N-40-CU 44-47893 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#16, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1519, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1142 02/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/03/45. Coded BU-U. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1143 P-40N-40-CU 44-47894 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#17, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1520, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1143 02/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/03/45. Coded BU-Z. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 . Passed to DAP 26/09/47. Struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1144 P-40N-40-CU 44-47895 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#18, Ex San Francisco CV #331, as MAC-Air A29-1521, Rec 3AD Amberley 31/12/44. Renumbered A29-1144 02/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/03/45. Coded BU-R. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 01/10/45. Eng time 1163.35hrs with bearing damage. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 08/10/45 after engine change. Rec 6AD Storage ex 80 Sqn RAAF 12/11/45. Rec 1AD Test and Ferry Flight ex 6AD 01/12/45. Rec 1AD ex 1AD TF 23/04/46. To be transferred to custody of Civil Aviation Officer in Charge at Essendon Aerodrome pending disposal 31/07/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CDC approval to Write-off 19/10/46. RAAF Approval to Write-off 17/12/46 per AMSE File#9/1/1661. Actioned and disposal with DAP, completed 05/06/47. Possible Fire Fighting use.
A29-1145 P-40N-40-CU 44-47885 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#8,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1511, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1145 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-W. Operational loss per Sortie Report Spg 5 Duties 8/17-8/24 Target on Milford Highway, 14 miles from Balikpapan 0300Zulu (1715Hrs)04/08/45. On return to Seppiggan Strip, Tarakan, it was noted that two P-40Ns, Duties 8/19 (A29-1214) and 8/20 (A29-1145) had failed to return. It was believed these two a/c collided egressing the target area when flying into a storm front. Pilot A29-1214, F/O Douglas Grant Vallance Serv#401058 believed killed. Pilot A29-1145 BU-W, F/Sgt John Kelvin Hoare Serv#431566 also believed killed. Several combine 78Sqn and 80Sqn searches failed to find the A/c or their pilots. In November 1945, a RAAF Search Team discovered the wreckage of A29-1145 near Mt Saumeret, some thirty miles south of Redeb, Borneo and the remains of F/Sgt Hoare. A29-1145 was missing its tail assembly. A29-1214 CW# 5072 is still missing. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2811 11/10/45.
A29-1146 P-40N-40-CU 44-47896 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#19,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1522, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1146 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-A. Operational Incident 06/08/45 when as Green 2 on mission Cro48, the bombing and straffing of Kotabagoen , received a bomb blast from the preceeding aircraft, damaging the starboard mainplane, only to be discovered the following day on a pre flight inspection.Pilot F/Sgt Gregory Leigh Bushell Serv#440036 was not injured or aware. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 13/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1147 P-40N-40-CU 44-47897 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#20,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1523, Rec 1AD Laverton 09/01/45. Renumbered A29-1147 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-G. Sqn Ldr John Waddy's a/c. Operational Incident 07/04/45, on mission AM34, an attack on VBA's in Lolobata River Area, Halmahera, when it was damaged by a 13.3mm calibre AAA in mainplane , cockpit and wheel nacelle. Pilot; Sqn Ldr John L Waddy DFC Serv#402685 was uninjured, and returned to base and carried out a normal landing. Rec 11 RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 26/04/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File# 9/16/2578 10/10/45. Converted 14RSU 12/10/45.
A29-1148 P-40N-40-CU 44-47898 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#21,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1524, Rec 1AD Laverton 09/01/45. Renumbered A29-1148 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-E. Operational Incident 18/07/45 as Duty 65 ; damaged in the fuselage and mainplanes by the shrapnel from its own bomb splinters while dive bombing from 6000 feet, releasing at 2500 feet on crest at Cape Mahat, Sandakan;Pilot, F/O R B Birrell Serv#419758 was not injured. RTB, Repaired within Sqn 07/08/45. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1149 P-40N-40-CU 44-47899 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#22,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1525, Rec 1AD Laverton 09/01/45. Renumbered A29-1149 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Accident 1135hrs 23/03/45 after returning from a localisation flight to Wama Strip, Morotai, the aircraft hit a slight rise on the eastern end of the runway, causing the link arms of the undercarriage to bend, then collapse, with the aircraft skidding on its belly, damaging spinner, cowl, main planes and fuselage. Pilot, F/Lt J D Hill Serv#407792, recently transferred into the sqn, was uninjured. Rec 11RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 27/03/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 26/04/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45. Completed 12/10/45.
A29-1150 P-40N-40-CU 44-47900 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#23,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1526, Rec 1AD Laverton 09/01/45. Renumbered A29-1151 03/01/45. Aircraft designated as prototype Tac/R Aircraft for F14 Camera Installation and modification to Tac/R Aircraft 15/03/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP ex 1AD 11/03/49. Actioned completed 08/08/49.
A29-1151 P-40N-40-CU 44-47901 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#24,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1527, Rec 1AD Laverton 14/01/45. Renumbered A29-1152 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 26/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP ex 1AD 11/03/49. Actioned completed 08/08/49.
A29-1152 P-40N-40-CU 44-47902 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#25,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1528, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1152 03/01/45. Rec 11RSU ex 1AD 13/03/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 27/03/45. Coded BU-K. Alloted 6AD Storage ex 80 Sqn RAAF 27/10/45.Accident 10/11/45 when it crash landed at Pitoe strip, Morotai. (NFDs though GC states F/Sgt G L Bushell was the unijured pilot. No 80Sqn A50 11/45 Entry does not exists) AMSE Approval to convert to componets per File#9/16/3047. Completed 14/12/45.
A29-1153 P-40N-40-CU 44-47903 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#26,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1529, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1153 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-H. Accident 0500hrs 07/04/45, F/O S A Stephens Serv#411556, when as Yellow 2, was, taxying behind A29-1153, flown by F/Lt J A Turner Serv#403052, and then braked on the short runway on the eastern end of Wama Strip at Morotai, holding on brakes with his engine running at 1500rpm. A29-1153 was given permission to take-off and started to move foward. F/O Stephens, looked down to reduce the volume on his R/T, without realising that he was starting to move forward. His spinner struck the rear of A29-1153 which then stalled his engine. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 80 Sqn RAAF 19/04/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14RSU RP 20/08/45. REc 14RSU ex 11RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Storage 21/11/45. Rec CFS ex 6AD Storage 29/11/45. Rec 1 Comms Unit ex CFS 15/04/46. Rec 1AD Storage ex 1CU 16/09/46. To be stored Cat E 01/10/46. Authorised for write-off 19/11/46. Allotted SAS ex 1AD 12/11/47. Canc 21/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Iss to DAP 11/03/49. Action completed 08/08/49.
A29-1154 P-40N-40-CU 44-47904 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#27,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1531, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1154 03/01/45. Allotted for Tac/R Modification Aircraft 12/06/45. Issued SAC ex 1AD 29/07/45. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex SAC 05/03/46. Rec SHQ Canberra ex 4 Sqn RAAF 25/09/45. To be stored Cat E SHQ Canberra 01/10/46. Action by CDC for write off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 22/09/47. Action completed 29/07/48 Canberra Station.
A29-1155 P-40N-40-CU 44-47906 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#29,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1532, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1155 03/01/45. Allotted for Tac/R Modification Aircraft 12/06/45. Issued SAC ex 1AD 29/07/45. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex SAC 05/03/46. Rec SHQ Canberra ex 4 Sqn RAAF 25/09/45. To be stored Cat E SHQ Canberra 01/10/46. Action by CDC for write off 19/11/46. Passed to DAP 22/09/47. Action completed 29/07/48 Canberra Station.
A29-1156 P-40N-40-CU 44-47907 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#30,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1533, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1156 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Issued to DAP ex 1AD 11/03/49. Actioned completed 08/08/49.
A29-1157 P-40N-40-CU 44-47908 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#31,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1534, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1157 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-O. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1158 P-40N-40-CU 44-47909 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#32,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1535, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1158 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-J. Accident 0500hrs 07/04/45, F/O S A Stephens Serv#411556, when as Yellow 2, was, taxying behind A29-1153, flown by F/Lt J A Turner Serv#403052, and then braked on the short runway on the eastern end of Wama Strip at Morotai, holding on brakes with his engine running at 1500rpm. A29-1153 was given permission to take-off and started to move foward. F/O Stephens, looked down to reduce the volume on his R/T, without realising that he was starting to move forward. His spinner struck the rear of A29-1153 which then stalled his engine. Allotted out of unit per A50. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1159 P-40N-40-CU 44-47910 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#33,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1536, Rec 1AD Laverton 16/01/45. Renumbered A29-1159 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Issued DAP 20/02/49. Actioned completed 11/08/49.
A29-1160 P-40N-40-CU 44-47911 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#34,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1537, Rec 1AD Laverton 14/01/45. Renumbered A29-1160 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Issued DAP 20/02/49. Actioned completed 11/08/49.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1160
6 A.D. Oakey
c,1946
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-1161 P-40N-40-CU 44-47912 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#35,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1538, Rec 1AD Laverton 08/01/45. Renumbered A29-1161 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-M. Operational Loss 9/8/45 while strafing in the Anggana area after his a/c was hit by AAA aft of the cowling and causing the engine to catch fire. Though the pilot managed to complete his attack, then level out, turning to port, he was forced to belly land the a/c, but as it skidded along the ground, it crash into an oil pumping plant, causing both the plant and aircraft to burst into flames on contact. F/Sgt Eldred Quinn Serv#417413 was missing, believed killed, and had the sad position as being one of the last Australian airman to die in WW2. Post war on 10/09/45, on interrogation by the 79th Wing Intelligence Officer with the Japanese CO in the area of the crash, confirmed that the pilot had been killed instantly, with his remains buried nearby. AMSE Approval to strike off strength, in having crashed in enemy territory, per File#9/16/2835 29/08/45.
A29-1162 P-40N-40-CU 44-47913 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#36,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1539, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1162 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Issued DAP 20/02/49. Actioned completed 11/08/49.
A29-1163 P-40N-40-CU 44-47915 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#38,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1541, Rec 1AD Laverton 01/01/45. Renumbered A29-1163 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-X. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey
A29-1164 P-40N-40-CU 44-47916 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#39,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1542, Rec 2AD Richmond 15/01/45. Renumbered A29-1164 03/01/45. Allotted for modification to Tac/R Aircraft 07/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Category D in open 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 02/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Issued DAP 20/02/49. Actioned completed 11/08/49.
A29-1165 P-40N-40-CU 44-47917 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 65#40,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1543, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1165 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/03/45. Coded BU-C. Rec 6AD Storage 12/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1166 P-40N-40-CU 44-47837 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#25,Ex San Juan CV #328, as MAC-Air A29-1487, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1166 03/01/45. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 22/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Completed Category D in open 17/04/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Allotted to SAS ex 1AD 07/04/48. Canc 12/10/48. Issued DAP 11/03/49. Actioned completed 08/08/49.
A29-1167 P-40N-40-CU 44-47842 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#31,Ex San Francisco CV #466, as MAC-Air A29-1492, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1167 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/04/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued 16ARD Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/08/45. Accident 8/8/45 on landing at Lentani Strip, Hollandia, following escorted ferry flight, by Ventura A59-14, from 13 ARD to 16ARD. However there was confusing messages sent to both pilots of the two escorted Kittyhawks from the US air traffic controller which led to A29-1177 running up the tail of A29-1167 , damaging the rudder and fin, with A29-1177 having its starboard mainplane damaged. Pilot; F/O Christopher Vincent Madigan Serv# 408856 was not injured. Rec 49OBU Hollandia, ex 14RSU 17/10/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/3021 13/12/45. SOC 14/12/45.
A29-1168 P-40N-40-CU 44-47844 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#31,Ex San Francisco CV #466, as MAC-Air A29-1494, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1168 03/01/45. Allotted 1AD for Tac/R Modification 21/07/45. Canc. Allotted 13ARD ex 2AD for Tac/R Modification 22/08/45. Rec 13ARD ex 2AD 10/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1169 P-40N-40-CU 44-47845 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#32,Ex San Francisco CV #466, as MAC-Air A29-1495, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1169 03/01/45. Allotted 13ARD for Tac/R Modification. Held 2AD Engineering. Issued and rec 2AD Storage ex 2AD 19/03/46. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 24/06/48 and struck off charge 06/09/49 2AD Storage.
A29-1170 P-40N-40-CU 44-47846 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#33,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1496, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1170 03/01/45. Issued 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/04/45. Accident 11/04/45, when aircraft forced landed wheels up at Longford Creek , 20 miles south of Bowen Queensland. Pilot, F/O J Kelly was not injured. Rec 13ARDC ex 84 Sqn RAAF 25/04/45. Allotted 15ARD ex 13ARD for Tac/r Modification 07/08/45. Rec 13ARD ex 13ARDC 27/08/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1171 P-40N-40-CU 44-47847 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#34,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1497, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1171 03/01/45. Allotted 14 RSU Res Pool ex 2AD 24/04/45. Accident 23/04/45 on approach at Richmond Aerodrome after test flight, stalled on landing , collapsing undercarriage and damaging Spinner, engine and fuselage. NFDs. Issued 6AD ex 2AD 21/06/45. Issued ITMO ex 2CRD Glebe Island for onward dispatch. Rec 6AD Storage 01/08/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1172 P-40N-40-CU 44-47848 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#35,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1498, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1172 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/04/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 10/08/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Storage 13/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1173 P-40N-40-CU 44-47849 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#36,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1499, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1173 03/01/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 2AD 12/05/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 28/07/45. Coded SV-F. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Rec 1RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1RSU 19/11/45. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1174 P-40N-40-CU 44-47850 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#37,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1500, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1174 03/01/45. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 22/07/45. Rec 1AD Store Category C ex 1AD 15/11/45. Storage Completed Category D in open 17/04/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Issued DAP 11/03/49. Actioned completed 15/11/49.
A29-1175 P-40N-40-CU 44-47851 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#38,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1501, Rec 2AD Richmond 02/01/45. Renumbered A29-1175 03/01/45. Issued 14RSU Res Pool ex 2AD 19/06/45. Accident 19/06/45 on landing at Oakey from ferry flight (No 19 Ferry Flight, 2AD)ex Richmond RAAF to 14RSU RP, when port undercarriage collapsed on touch down. NFDs. Alloted 1AD ex 6AD for Tac/R modifications 20/07/45. Canc. Rec 13ARD ex 6AD 22/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 13ARD 21/01/46. Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1176 P-40N-40-CU 44-47852 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#40,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1503, Rec 2AD Richmond 03/01/45. Renumbered A29-1177 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 23/04/45. Coded LB-V. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued 16ARD Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/08/45. Accident 8/8/45 on landing at Lentani Strip, Hollandia, following escorted ferry flight, by Ventura A59-14, from 13 ARD to 16ARD. However there was confusing messages sent to both pilots of the two escorted Kittyhawks from the US air traffic controller which led to A29-1177 running up the tail of A29-1167 , damaging the rudder and fin, with A29-1177 having its starboard mainplane damaged. Pilot; F/O Clifford Joseph Smee Serv#411537 not injured. Rec 49OBU Hollandia, ex 14RSU 17/10/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/3021 13/12/45. SOC 14/12/45.Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#40,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1503, Rec 2AD Richmond 03/01/45. Renumbered A29-1177 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 23/04/45. Coded LB-V. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued 16ARD Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/08/45. Accident 8/8/45 on landing at Lentani Strip, Hollandia, following escorted ferry flight, by Ventura A59-14, from 13 ARD to 16ARD. However there was confusing messages sent to both pilots of the two escorted Kittyhawks from the US air traffic controller which led to A29-1177 running up the tail of A29-1167 , damaging the rudder and fin, with A29-1177 having its starboard mainplane damaged. Pilot; F/O Clifford Joseph Smee Serv#411537 not injured. Rec 49OBU Hollandia, ex 14RSU 17/10/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/3021 13/12/45. SOC 14/12/45.
A29-1177 P-40N-40-CU 44-47853 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#40,Ex San Francisco CV #467, as MAC-Air A29-1503, Rec 2AD Richmond 03/01/45. Renumbered A29-1177 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 23/04/45. Coded LB-V. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued 16ARD Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/08/45. Accident 8/8/45 on landing at Lentani Strip, Hollandia, following escorted ferry flight, by Ventura A59-14, from 13 ARD to 16ARD. However there was confusing messages sent to both pilots of the two escorted Kittyhawks from the US air traffic controller which led to A29-1177 running up the tail of A29-1167 , damaging the rudder and fin, with A29-1177 having its starboard mainplane damaged. Pilot; F/O Clifford Joseph Smee Serv#411537 not injured. Rec 49OBU Hollandia, ex 14RSU 17/10/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/3021 13/12/45. SOC 14/12/45.

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A29-1178 P-40N-40-CU 44-47797 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#4,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1447, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1178 03/01/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 15/04/45. Coded BU-T. Operational Incident 17/7/45 following a 20 aircraft sortie against enemy concentrations at Segan Estate, Lahud Datu, was part of a four aircraft flight buzzing the air strip on return, when A29-1183 BU-D was involved in a mid air collision with A29-1178 BU-T on return over Tarakan Is, Borneo. Pilot of A29-1178, W/O Valentine Ralph Lewin Turner Serv#410422, Red 2 struck the port side of A29-1183 with his starboard main plane,, damaging the fuselage. The pilot of A29-1178, climbed to 8000 feet to test the stall speed of his aircraft following the damage to his main plane in order to force land, was forced to jettison his canopy and roll his aircraft on its back. He attempted to get out of his stalled aircraft, but on opening his parachute to assist getting out, the parachute caught on the tail of his aircraft. The aircraft crashed into the sea with the pilot still in the cockpit; (Lat 03 Degrees 15 Minutes North/Long. 117 Degrees 35 Minutes East, missing presumed killed). W/O J A Schmidt Serv#419541, Red 3 managed to land A29-1183 back at the Tarakan strip safely. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued conversion ex 11 RSU 13/08/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/2755 23/08/45.
A29-1179 P-40N-40-CU 44-47799 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#6,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1449, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1179 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/46. Coded BU-N. Notation on E/E88 Card:Accident 27/04/45, whilst landing at Richmond RAAF Base, NSW, This is a doubtful incident to this aircraft, an error, no accident report, no record of crash per A50 SHQ Richmond, A50 80 Sqn RAAF or 2AD. First Operational notation of A29-1179 BU-N, flown on Mission CRO 46 per 16/07/45 with F/O Huxley. Operational loss 27/7/45 when after an Air Support Mission over Balikpapan, the aircraft was landing at Sepinggang Strip to refuel, when after a normal landing run, the pilot miscalculated the length of the strip and overshot the end. The Port leg collapsed and holed the mainplane. W/O D A Stewart Serv#7187 was not injured. Rec 9RSU (a Spitfire repair Unit) ex 80 Sqn RAAF 06/08/45. Rec 6RSU ex 9RSU/80 Sqn RAAF 10/09/45. Rec 38OBU ex 6RSU 24/12/45. AMSE Approval to Write-off and destroy by burning per File#73/21/1612 11/01/46.
A29-1180 P-40N-40-CU 44-47800 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#7,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1450, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1180 03/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 11/07/45. Rec 11 RSU ex 14 RSU RP 01/08/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 06/08/45. Coded BU-W. Rec 6AD Storage ex 80Sqn 12/11/45. A/c to be Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1181 P-40N-40-CU 44-47801 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#8,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1451, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1181 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Coded BU-L. Rec 6AD Storage ex 80Sqn 12/11/45. A/c to be Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1182 P-40N-40-CU 44-47802 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#9,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1452, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1182 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/45. Coded BU-Q. Accident 15/09/45 following a localised flight, while landing at Tarakan Is, Borneo, in line of practice keeping the tailplane high as long as possible, the prop tip hit the strip, causing the aircraft to nose over, with the undercarriage then collapsing. F/Sgt G McVey Serv#435117 was not injured. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF
A29-1183 P-40N-40-CU 44-47803 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#10,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1453, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1183 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/45. Coded BU-D. Operational Incident 17/7/45 following a 20 aircraft sortie against enemy concentrations at Segan Estate, Lahud Datu, was part of a four aircraft flight buzzing the air strip on return, when A29-1183 BU-D was involved in a mid air collision with A29-1178 BU-T on return over Tarakan Is, Borneo. Pilot of A29-1178, W/O V R L Turner Serv#410422, Red 2 struck the port side of A29-1183 with his starboard mainplane,, damaging the fuselage. The pilot of A29-1178, climbed to 8000 feet to test tyhe stall speed of his aircraft following the damage to his mainplane in order to force land, was forced to jettison his canopy and roll his aircraft on its back. He attempted to get out of his stalled aircraft, but on opening his parachute to assist getting out, the parachute caught on the tail of his aircraft. The aircraft crashed into the sea with the pilot still in the cockpit; (Lat 03 Degrees 15 Minutes North/Long. 117 Degrees 35 Minutes East, missing preumed killed). W/O Jack Alan Schmidt Serv#419541, Red 3 managed to land A29-1183 back at the Tarakan strip safely. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Issued conversion ex 11 RSU 13/08/45. AMSE Approval to Convert to components per File#9/16/2755 23/08/45.
A29-1184 P-40N-40-CU 44-47804 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#11,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1454, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1184 03/01/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 07/04/45. Coded BU-F. Rec 6AD Store ex 80 Sqn RAAF 13/11/45. A/c to be Cat D Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1185 P-40N-40-CU 44-47805 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#12,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1455, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1185 03/01/45. Faulty Packing with shipping damage to Tail Wheel assembly due to insecure bracket straps. Repaired. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Coded LB-C. Accident 1440hrs 06/04/45 when as No 3 of Red Section on a four aircraft formation flying exercise near the Ross River Strip, the pilots were ordered to carry out a section break up for their landing at a altitude of 500-600 feet at 3 to 4 second separation, when A29-1185 LB-C (Piloted by F/O K H Kearney RAAF Serv#439836) on the echelon starboard side collided with it behind the trailing edge of the wing of A29-1185. This caused the separation of the starboard mainplane, with both aircraft crashing some 300 yards from the northern eastern end of Ross Strip. Pilot of A29-1220, Red 3, F/Lt James Alexander See RAAF Serv#412195 (With some 930 flying Hours) was killed in the ensuing explosion and crash, along with the pilot of A29-1185, Red 4, F/O K H Kearney RAAF Serv#439836( with some 351 Flying Hours), with both a/c being burnt out. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2514.
A29-1186 P-40N-40-CU 44-47806 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#13,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1456, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1186 03/01/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/46. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU RP 19/04/45. Rec 22 RSU RP ex 14 RSU RP 13/07/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 30/07/45. Coded SV-U. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Canc 04/10/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1 RSU 22/11/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1187 P-40N-40-CU 44-47807 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#14,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1457, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1187 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/45. Coded BU-S. Rec 6AD Store ex 80 Sqn RAAF 12/11/45. Rec 1AD Test and Ferry Flight ex 6AD 02/12/45. Rec 1AD Storage ex T & F Flight 1AD 30/05/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Issued DAP 25/02/49. Collected by DAP 11/03/49.
A29-1188 P-40N-40-CU 44-47809 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#16,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1459, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1188 03/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Coded LB-S. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Deemed incorrectly rec by 13ARD. Allotted to 1st TAF; 14 RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 05/07/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 10/08/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14 RSU RP 20/08/45. Rec 14 RSU ex 11 RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14 RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 60 OBU 12/11/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1189 P-40N-40-CU 44-47810 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#17,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1460, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1189 03/01/45. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 24/03/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 22 RSU RP 19/04/45. Issued 22 RSU ex 14 RSU RP 30/06/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 14/07/45. Coded SV-X. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Canc. Rec 1RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 1RSU 18/11/45. Rec 33OBU ex 6AD 22/11/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 1RSU via 33 OBU 01/01/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1190 P-40N-40-CU 44-47811 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#18,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1461, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1190 03/01/45. Rec 22 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 24/03/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 22 RSU RP 24/04/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 25/06/45. Coded SV-V. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF 16/09/45. Canc 27/09/45. Accident 3/10/45 it crash at Breddan airstrip near Charters Towers Qld when the undercarriage collapsed on landing [Pilot was F/Lt Alan I Ker Serv#419183,a member of the Ferry Flight, 1AD Laverton Vic] the aircraft was being delivered to 13 ARD ex 76Sqn RAAF by a Ferry flight, 1AD pilot at the time of the accident.The Aircraft was part of a five aircraft flight and was fourth in line to land at Breddan to deliver these aircraft. On following the third aircraft in circuit, He carried out his gear down selection on his final circuit, and kept the trigger depressed until the indicators showed "fully down". He then pumped the under carriage emergency lever until it could no longer move further down. On landing there was a slight starboard drift to which he corrected with the nose aligning straight along the runway, when the undercarriage touched the strip. The starboard oleo leg appeared to collapsed, causing the aircraft to swing starboard. This caused the port oleo leg to collapse, with the then empty centre external tank collapsing and bursting into flame. This caused the tail fabric to catch onto fire as the aircraft skidded along the strip. As soon as the aircraft stopped, Alan switched off the fuel, battery and circuit switches and breakers and got out. The fire was burning from the port side of the fuel tank. The fire tender arrived some three minutes later and put out the fire by hand extinguishers. Post Accident, it was found that the undercarriage warning lights were unserviceable, giving him the false indication that all gear was down and locked. Rec 13ARD ex 76 Sqn RAAF 04/10/45. Issued 6CRD ex 13ARD 08/11/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2966 12/12/45. SOC 13/02/46. Eng V1710-115 Allison# A-055625

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1190. 
11 R.S.U., Morotai, c.1945, 
via Mike Mirkovic.

A29-1191 P-40N-40-CU 44-47813 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#20,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1463, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1191 03/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Coded LB-U. Allotted for modification as Tac/R Aircraft 23/08/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 27/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 30/03/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1192 P-40N-40-CU 44-47814 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#1,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1464, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1192 03/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/07/45. Rec 22RSU ex 14 RSU RP 22/07/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU 10/08/45. Allotted 4 Sqn RAAF ex 76 Sqn RAAF. Canc 04/10/45. Rec 1RSU Store ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Allotted 6AD ex 1RSU 13/11/45. Canc. Issued and rec 84 OBU ex 1RSU 10/01/46.Destroyed by fire per Lend Lease File#73/21/1613 11/01/46.
A29-1193 P-40N-40-CU 44-47817 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#4,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1467, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1193 03/01/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 07/06/45. Coded SV-G, (Motif on Cowl of Black Panther eating a Zero).Rec 1RSU Store ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 1RSU 21/11/45. Rec CFS ex 6AD 29/11/45. Rec Pt Cook Store ex CFS 09/05/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Issued DAP 21/12/49. Collected by DAP 24/04/50. Actioned completed 29/06/51. Sold by DAP on to R H Grant Traders.
A29-1194 P-40N-40-CU 44-47819 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#6,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1469, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1194 03/01/45. Allotted 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Accident 29/03/45 during a non-authorised low level flying practice, damage was incurred to the airscrew, starboard mainplane and tailplane.(NFDS Pilot) Rec 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 19/04/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 21/06/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 24/07/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 10/08/45. REc 11RSU ex 14 RSU RP 20/08/45. Rec 14 RSU ex 11 RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 14 RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD ex 60 OBU 12/11/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1195 P-40N-40-CU 44-47822 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#9,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1472, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1195 03/01/45. Faulty Packing with shipping damage to Tail Wheel assembly due to insecure bracket straps. Repaired. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 17/04/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 18/04/45. Issued 14RSU ex 84 Sqn RAAF 17/06/45. Accident 1515hrs 18/06/45 on landing at Mohmer Strip, Biak, when after 100yards of touch down, the left oleo leg collapsed, causing the aircraft to swing off the strip, striking the bank, collapsing the port oleo leg, leaving the aircraft resting on the endge of the jungle. Pilot; F/Lt K C Hammond Serv#412951, 84Sqn RAAF on loan, was not injured. Rec 10 RSU ex 84 Sqn RAAF 06/08/45. Not repaired. AMSE Approval to Write-off and destroy per File#73/21/1612 18/02/46.
A29-1196 P-40N-40-CU 44-47824 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#11,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1474, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1196 03/01/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU RP 07/06/45. Coded SV-Z. Accident 17/09/45 on take-off for a local training flight, when the engine lost boast/power at 100 mph, forcing the pilot to abort take-off, lowering the tail, which caused him to overrun strip at Labaun. The aircraft nosed over in mud with minimal damage. Pilot; F/Sgt A T Bandick Ser#442450 was not injured. Rec 1RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 21/09/45. Engine changed. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 28/09/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 76 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 1RSU 21/11/45. Rec CFS ex 6AD 29/11/45. Rec Pt Cook Store ex CFS 09/05/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Approval to transferred to RANFAA ex Pt Cook Storage 03/12/48. Issued to RAN 10/12/49.
A29-1197 P-40N-40-CU 44-47825 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#12,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1475, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1197 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 18/04/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 09/07/45. Rec 76 Sqn RAAF ex 14 RSU RP 28/07/45. Coded SV-N. Rec 13ARd ex 76 Sqn RAAF 04/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1198 P-40N-40-CU 44-47826 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#13,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1476, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1198 03/01/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 05/04/45. Coded LB-L. Issued 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 21/06/45. Rec 14 RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 09/07/45. Rec 22 RSU ex 14 RSU RP 27/07/45. Rec 1RSU ex 22 RSU 10/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 1RSU 19/11/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1199 P-40N-40-CU 44-47827 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#14,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1477, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1199 03/01/45. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 10/04/45. Coded BU-H. Accident 06/08/45 when aircraft, as Yellow 3 on Close support mission, Cro 48, ,on take-off at Seppingan Strip Balikpapan, due to mud and water on his windscreen due to preceding aircraft taking off, clipped its port wing on another Kittyhawk's spinner(NFDs). The pilot, W/O J H Harding Serv#418234, managed to get airborne, jettison his bombs and made a normal landing. Rec 6RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 20/09/45. Deemed not suitable to return to mainland. Rec 38 OBU ex 6RSU 02/12/45. Destroyed by fire per Lend Lease File#73/21/1613 11/01/46.
A29-1200 P-40N-40-CU 44-47828 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#15,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1478, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1200 03/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Rec 13ARd ex 84 Sqn RAAF 10/07/45. Accident 1530 Hrs on 04/8/45 when on take off on a test flight at Breddan airstrip Qld, the engine failed causing the aircraft to crash 250 yards from the end of the strip. The pilot managed to escape the burning aircraft before it was consumed by fire caused by the belly tank rupturing on landing. Ferry Pilot; F/Lt E L Mahar DFC Serv#33231 of 1AD, was uninjured. Issued conversion ex 13ARD 14/08/45. AMSE Approval to Convert per File#9/16/2805 01/09/45. Completed 06/09/45.
A29-1201 P-40N-40-CU 44-47829 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#16 ,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1479, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1201 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/03/45. Coded BU-Y. Rec 6AD ex 80Sqn RAAF 12/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1202 P-40N-40-CU 44-47831 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#18 ,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1481, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1202 03/01/45. Allotted 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14 ARD Res Pool ex 13ARD 09/07/45. Rec 11 RSU ex 14 RSU Res Pool 01/08/45. Rec 14RSU ex 11 RSU 08/08/45. AMSE Approval for conversion per File#9/16/2878 10/10/45. Completed 12/10/45.
A29-1203 P-40N-40-CU 44-47832 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#19 ,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1482, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1203 03/01/45. Rec 11RSU Res Pool ex 3AD 26/03/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 11 RSU 28/04/45. Rec 11 RSU Res Pool ex 14RSU Res Pool 30/04/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU Res Pool 30/04/45. Coded BU-V. Rec 11 RSU RP ex 80 Sqn RAAF 11/07/45. Rec 80Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 17/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 80Sqn RAAF 12/11/45. Rec 1 Communications Unit ex 6AD 02/12/45. Issued 1AD ex 1 CU 16/02/46.
A29-1204 P-40N-40-CU 44-47833 1/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#20 ,Ex POE San Francisco and shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie as MAC-Air A29-1483, Rec 3AD Amberley 13/01/45. Renumbered A29-1204 03/01/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 25/03/45. Coded BU-P. Engine damage 13/10/45 with metal particals found in oil filter during maintenance. Rec 11 RSU ex 80 Sqn RAAF for engine change. Rec 6AD ex 11RSU 12/11/45. Rec CFS ex 6AD 29/11/45. Rec Pt Cook ex CFS 09/05/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46. Issued and Collected by DAP 21/12/49. Sold to R H Grant 29/06/51 for scrap.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1204

A29-1205 P-40N-40-CU 44-47794 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#1 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1444, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1205 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 18/04/45. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 10/08/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45.Rec 6AD ex 60 OBU 13/11/45. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1206 P-40N-40-CU 44-47795 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#2 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1445, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1206 12/02/45. Allotted 13ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 04/04/45. Rec 13ARD Pes Pool ex 3AD 19/04/45. A/c allotted for modification to Tac/R 23/08/45. Issued and Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 14/01/46. Cat E Storage 08/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1207 P-40N-40-CU 44-47796 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#3, Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1446, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1207 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 05/04/45. Coded LB-O. Issued 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 03/08/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 10/08/45. Accident 27/09/45 Wama Strip Morotai (NFDs per pilot or accident). Rec 60 OBU ex 14RSU 01/11/45. AMSE Approval to Write Off per File#9/16/2943. Salvaged on Site.
A29-1208 P-40N-40-CU 44-47798 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#5 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1448, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1208 12/02/45. Allotted 1AD for Tac/R Modification 20/07/45. Canc. Pictured in Natural Metal. Allotted 13ARD for Tac/R Modification 23/08/45. Rec 13ARD ex 3AD 07/09/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1209 P-40N-40-CU 44-47808 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#15 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #460 SS Kangargoorie, as MAC-Air A29-1458, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1209 12/02/45. Faulty Packing with shipping damage to Tail Wheel assembly due to insecure bracket straps. Repaired. Rec 13ARD ex 3AD 18/04/45. Allotted for Tac/R Modification 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1210 P-40N-40-CU 44-47812 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1176-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 63#19, Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1462, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1213 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Coded LB-T. (Pic) Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 11/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14ARD RP 01/08/45. Rec 14RSU ex 11RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Accident on 15/11/45, when as part of a eleven aircraft ferry, escorted by two Beaufighters, to 5AD Wagga, prior to landing at Tadji PNG from Morotai for refuelling, the formation broke into pairs and proceeded to land. A29-1210 was leading A29-527 down the strip at approximately 100 feet. Being slightly lower, A29-1210 broke upwards and to the right, passing up front of A29-527. A29-1210, struck the airscrew of A29-527, and damaged its tailplane, causing A29-1210 to turn on its back and dived into the ground out of control 300 yards east of the end of the strip. Pilot; F/O Christopher Vincent Madigan Serv#408856 was killed instantly. A29-527 flew straight ahead and forced landed in a swamp, some two miles north east of the strip. Pilot of A29-527, F/O D H Harrison Serv#405734 was slightly injured. AMSE Approval to Write Off per File#9/16/3039 07/12/45.
A29-1211 P-40N-40-CU 44-47815 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#3, Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1465, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1211 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 05/04/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14ARD RP 06/07/45. Accident 0820hrs 27/07/45 when on landing at Wama Strip, Morotai, the undercarriage collapsed. Pilot; F/O J W Goldstron Serv#431222, of 80Sqn RAAF, was slightly injured. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/2808 24/08/45.
A29-1212 P-40N-40-CU 44-47816 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#03 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1466, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1212 12/02/45. Rec 13ARD Res Pool ex 3AD 18/04/45. A/c allotted for Tac/R modification 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD RP 14/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1213 P-40N-40-CU 44-47818 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#5 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1468, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1213 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Coded LB-E. (Pic) Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 11/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14ARD RP 08/08/45. Rec 14RSU ex 11RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD ex 60OBU 13/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1214 P-40N-40-CU 44-47820 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#7 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1470, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1214 12/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 05/04/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 06/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14RSU Res Pool 16/07/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/07/45. Operational loss per Sortie Report Spg 5 Duties 8/17-8/24 Target on Milford Highway, 14 miles from Balikpapan 0300Zulu (1715Hrs)04/08/45. On return to Seppiggan Strip, Tarakan, it was noted that two P-40Ns, Duties 8/19 (A29-1214) and 8/20 (A29-1145) had failed to return. It was believed these two a/c collided egressing the target area when flying into a storm front. Pilot A29-1214, F/O Douglas Grant Vallance Serv#401058 believed killed. Pilot A29-1145 BU-W, F/Sgt J K Hoare Serv#431566 also believed killed. Several combine 78Sqn and 80Sqn searches failed to find the A/c or pilots. In November 1945, a RAAF Search Team discovered the wreckage of A29-1145 near Mt Saumeret, some thirty miles south of Redeb, Borneo and the remains of F/Sgt Hoare. A29-1145 was missing its tail assembly. A29-1214 CW# 5072 is still missing. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2811 11/10/45.
A29-1215 P-40N-40-CU 44-47821 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#8 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1471, Rec 3AD Amberley 07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1215 12/02/45. Allotted 1AD for Tac/R Modifications 20/07/45. Canc. Allotted 13ARD ex 3AD for Tac/R Modifications 22/08/45. Rec 13ARd ex 3AD 12/09/45. Issued and Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 14/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1216 P-40N-40-CU 44-47823 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#10 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1473, Rec 3AD Amberley07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1216 12/02/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Canc. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Coded LB-T. Accident 28/03/45 on landing at Ross Strip, when pilot stood aircraft on nose on landing. Pilot; F/Sgt Ernest Arthur Rurade Serv#428453 86Sqn RAAF assigned ferrying the aircraft, was not injured. Damage to Cowl/Airscrew/collapsed starboard undercarriage. Rec 13ARD ex 84Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 09/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14RSU Res Pool 20/08/45. Rec 14RSU ex 11RSU 27/09/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD ex 60OBU 21/11/45. Rec CFS ex 6AD 29/11/45. Rec Pt Cook ex CFS 09/05/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48. Issued and Collected by DAP 24/04/51. Sold to R H Grant 29/06/51 for scrap.
A29-1217 P-40N-40-CU 44-47830 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1182-A, RAAF Aircraft:Aus 64#17 , Ex POE San Francisco , Shipped on CV #468, as MAC-Air A29-1480, Rec 3AD Amberley07/02/45. Renumbered A29-1217 12/02/45. Rec 13ARd Res Pool ex 3AD 17/04/45. Allotted for modification as Tac/R Aircraft 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 17/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey
A29-1218 P-40N-40-CU 44-47905 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft: Aus 65#28, Ex POE San Juan, Shipped on CV #332, as MAC-Air A29-1531, Rec 3AD Amberley 24/01/45. Renumbered A29-1218 01/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 27/03/45. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 23/06/45. Rec 14RSU Res Pool ex 13ARD 09/07/45. Rec 11RSU ex 14RSU RP 01/08/45. Rec 80 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 06/08/45. Coded BU-D. Rec 6AD ex 80Sqn RAAF 13/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1219 P-40N-40-CU 44-47914 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft: Aus 65#37, Ex POE San Juan, Shipped on CV #332, as MAC-Air A29-1540, Rec 3AD Amberley 24/01/45. Renumbered A29-1219 01/02/45. Allotted 13ARD Res Pool 24/04/45. Canc. Allotted 1AD ex 3AD for Storage. Canc. Rec 13ARD ex 3AD 27/08/45. Allotted 6AD ex 13ARD 10/12/45. REc 6AD ex 13ARD 14/01/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
A29-1220 P-40N-40-CU 44-47918 2/45 Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft: Aus 65#41, Ex POE San Juan, Shipped on CV #332, as MAC-Air A29-1544, Rec 3AD Amberley 24/01/45. Rec 86 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/03/45. Cancelled allocation, Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 86 Sqn RAAF 28/03/45. Coded LB-C. Accident 1440hrs 06/04/45 when as No 3 of Red Section on a four aircraft formation flying exercise near the Ross River Strip, the pilots were ordered to carry out a section break up for their landing at a altitude of 500-600 feet at 3 to 4 second separation, when A29-1185 LB-C (Piloted by F/O K H Kearney RAAF Serv#439836) on the echelon starboard side collided with it behind the trailing edge of the wing of A29-1185. This caused the separation of the starboard mainplane, with both aircraft crashing some 300 yards from the northern eastern end of Ross Strip. Pilot of A29-1220, Red 3, F/Lt James Alexander See RAAF Serv#412195 (With some 930 flying Hours) was killed in the ensuing explosion and crash, along with the pilot of A29-1185, Red 4, F/O K H Kearney RAAF Serv#439836( with some 351 Flying Hours), with both a/c being burnt out. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/2514.
A29-1221 P-40N-40-CU 44-47919 2/45 The last Kittyhawk received by the RAAF during WW2;
Ordered on USAAF Contract W535-AC34423 Project#41444; RAAF Kittyhawk Indent 2270, vis RAF BPC RFDA-322A, Diversion 1197-A, RAAF Aircraft: Aus 65#42, Ex POE San Juan, Shipped on CV #332, as MAC-Air A29-1545, (the last Kittyhawk ordered on behalf of the RAAF during WW2, and the highest numbered post delivery); Rec 3AD Amberley 24/01/45. Renumbered A29-1221 01/02/45. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 11/04/45. Coded LB-H. Alloted 14 RSU(Res Pool) ex 84 Sqn RAAF 05/07/45. Had not Kittyhawk Order #40 modification, though exemption was sought, so as to ferry it to 6AD. Refused. Rec 13ARD ex 84 Sqn RAAF 19/07/45 for Order # 40 modification. Rec 14RSU(Res Pool) 14/08/45. Rec 60OBU ex 14RSU 05/11/45. Rec 6AD ex 60OBU 12/11/45. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 19/11/46 and struck off charge 15/11/48 CMU Oakey.
     

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