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P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1177/LB-V
84 Squadron, 
Garbutt, 
July, 1945
via Mike Mirkovic.

     
 

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RAAF Serial Type USAAF Serial Delivd Aircraft History
A29-800 P-40N-25-CU 43-24253 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was received by 77 Sqn on 19/6/44 after being in storage with 5AD since 16/5/44; on 25/6/44 it crashed on t/o from a forward staging strip while returning from an operation to Los Negros, Admiralty Is and considered not economical to repair; on 31/7/44 approved for conversion.
A29-801 P-40N-25-CU 43-24257 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was received by 77 Sqn on 19/6/44 after being in storage with 5AD since 16/5/44; on 13/10/44 it made a belly landing after damaged by enemy action caused the hydraulics to fail with the pilot surviving [pilot name?]; it was sent to 22 RSU on 17/10/44 and approved for conversion on 4/11/44.
A29-802 P-40N-25-CU 43-24505 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was issued to 77 Sqn on 10/6/44; on 17/6/44 while on the landing run at Ward's strip Port Moresby during the ferry op to 77 Sqn the undercarriage collapsed causing a good deal of damage to the prop, port mainplane, engine and of course the u/c; on 25/11/45 the a/c was fitted witht he full Sperry instruments presumably for the ferry flight back to Australia; on 18/2/46 it was burnt [whereabouts? - Ward strip?]
A29-803 P-40N-25-CU 43-24508 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 13/7/44 it was received by 3AD to be forwarded on for trials by TAIU at Eagle Farm and was flown there by Ron McDonald RAAF (painted in foliage green with white tail and tailplane) as part of the Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) based at Hanger 7 Eagle Farm, Brisbane Qld; it is known this a/c was involved in mock combats with a Japanese 'Tony' and 'Oscar' (serialled XJ004) fighters at TAIU during July 1944; on 28/10/44 it was received by 77 Sqn; on 9/1/45 at Wama strip a faulty gun solenoid started fire in this a/c and LAC Frederick William Adcock was killed as a result; on 6/2/45 received back by 77 Sqn; on 23/4/45 sustained shrapnel damage at Wama strip Morotai; approved for conversion 12/10/45.
A29-804 P-40N-25-CU 43-24509 4/44 served with 77 and 80 Sqns; was issued to 77 Sqn on 13/6/44; on 5/10/44 it made a belly landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is after the u/c failed to lower; on 14/12/44 it was received by 80 Sqn; sustained bad AA damage on 27/12/44 while on a mission over Galela; on 15/3/45 reissued to 77 Sqn and then to 6 AD on 20/9/45; authorised for w/o on 19/11/46.
A29-805 P-40N-25-CU 43-24512 4/44 served with 77 and 82 Sqn; issued to 77 Sqn on 5/6/44; on 30/9/44 the starboard u/c collapsed while taxiing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is [pilot?]; after repairs was received by 82 Sqn on 4/11/44; on 19/4/45 reissued to 77 Sqn; on 20/9/45 it was issued to 6 AD and during its ferry flight back to Australia it required repairs at MacKay(?); on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-806 P-40N-25-CU 43-24513 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was issued to 77 Sqn on 5/6/44; on 15/6/44 it damaged in a maintenance accident at Momote strip Los Negros Is and received back at the sqn on 5/8/44; on 25/9/45 it was issued to 6 AD but became u/s at 33 OBASU during the ferry flight back to Australia so approval to convert was requested on 3/1/46; on 20/2/46 it was allocated for conversion which included the gutted airframe to be dumped at sea.
A29-807 P-40N-25-CU 43-24516 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was issued to 77 Sqn on 13/6/44; on 3/5/45 it undershot and crash landed at Wama strip Morotai Is after returning from a convoy patrol, the pilot was ok [pilot?]; on 6/5/45 it was received by 14 RSU; approved for conversion on 10/10/45.
A29-808 P-40N-25-CU 43-24517 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; was issued to 77 Sqn on 5/6/44; on 27/4/45 while operating out of Morotai the engine cut out at 400ft and F/O Herbert Oswald Krause (431502) bailed out but his chute failed to open before he hit the water and he was killed.
A29-809 P-40N-25-CU 43-24520 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 25/6/44 it was received by 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 6/9/44 involved in crash landing at Momote strip Los Negros [pilot?] and sent to 12 RSU; on 23/3/45 received back at 77 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 15/8/45 received at 22 RSU for overhaul; on 22/11/45 received by 6 AD from 1 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 it was authorised for w/o.
A29-810 P-40N-25-CU 43-24521 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 13/6/44 issued to 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 10/12/44 blown blast tube damaged port wing [pilot?]; on 29/12/44 received back at 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 23/7/45 received at 22 RSU for repairs [cause?]; on 10/10/45 received 1 RSU for storage; on 16/11/45 involved in taxiing accident at Finschafen while being ferried to Australia [pilot?]; 18/2/46 burnt at Finschafen.
A29-811 P-40N-25-CU 43-24524 4/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 19/6/44 received at 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 17/9/44 crash landed at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is when it swung on landing and hit an embankment; 20/10/44 approval to convert.
A29-812 P-40N-25-CU 43-245?? 4/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-813 P-40N-25-CU 43-245?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-814 P-40N-25-CU 43-245?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-815 P-40N-25-CU 43-245?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-816 P-40N-25-CU 43-243?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-817 P-40N-25-CU 43-243?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-818 P-40N-25-CU 43-243?? 5/44 believe these may have been allocated but either never assigned or never delivered.
A29-819 P-40N-25-CU 43-24305 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 25/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 1 AD and had 'Cutie Pants' on the cowl; on 24/12/44 damaged by ack-ack [pilot?]; on 8/1/45 received back at 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 22/4/45 crashed into the sea NE of Borneo from petrol shortage while on convoy duty with W/O Leslie Hanson escaping ok.
A29-820 P-40N-25-CU 43-24307 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 19/6/44 received at 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 19/10/44 crashed into sea when returning to Noemfoor Is after engine hit by enemy ground fire [pilot?]
A29-821 P-40N-25-CU 43-24309 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 19/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 25/10/44 it failed to return from a bombing mission and an intensive search was made for F/O Henry Douglas Summons (400106) but no trace was found of him.
A29-822 P-40N-25-CU 43-24313 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 12/8/44 received by 77 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 9/5/45 received back at 77 Sqn from 14 RSURP having gone to 11 RSU some 4 mths before for inspection; on 14/7/45 having returned from an op and taxiing to dispersal it ran into some loose ground causing the port u/c to collapse [pilot?]; on 23/7/45 received by 22 RSU from 77 Sqn; on 10/10/45 approval was given to convert to comps.
A29-823 P-40N-25-CU 43-24315 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 13/6/44 issued to 77 Sqn from 1 AD and was coded AM-O?; on 27/9/44 one leg of the undercarriage collapsed while landing at Kamiri strip and it slid into a bomb dump and burst into flames with pilot escaping uninjured.
A29-824 P-40N-25-CU 43-24317 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 19/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 14/10/44 W/O Peter Gerald Schlencker (405883) in this a/c failed to return from a bombing mission to Manokwari and despite intensive searches he was never found.
A29-825 P-40N-25-CU 43-24321 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 5/6/44 issued to 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 8/10/44 crashed on landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is killing F/Sgt Bernard Johnson (428497).
A29-826 P-40N-25-CU 43-24323 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 5/6/44 issued to 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 26/6/44 completely destroyed by fire at Momote strip Los Negros Is [pilot?].
A29-827 P-40N-25-CU 43-24325 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 5/6/44 issued 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 20/7/44 damaged while in the revetment; on 31/7/44 returned to 77 Sqn from 12 RSU; on 16/10/44 blew port blast tube while on op [pilot?]; on 25/11/44 returned to 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 15/7/45 while strafing Japanese positions at Ranau Nth Borneo the a/c was seen to kick hit the trees and roll onto its back and bursting into flames killing F/L Harold Cooper (273755).
A29-828 P-40N-25-CU 43-24329 5/44 served with 77 Sqn and 82 Sqn; on 5/6/44 issued to 77 Sqn from 1 AD; on 24/1/45 received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 19/4/45 received back at 77 Sqn from 82 Sqn; on 11/1/46 it was burnt at Labuan Is by 84 OBU.
A29-900 P-40N-30-CU 44-7018 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 18/7/44 received by 77 Sqn from 2 AD; on 23/4/45 just after t/o from Wama strip Morotai a bomb dropped off exploding and destroying the a/c killing F/O Kenneth Hugh McFadden (422017).
A29-901 P-40N-30-CU 44-7027 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 29/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 2 AD; on 2/7/44 involved in some accident that damaged the leading edge of port mainplane [collision?] [pilot?]; on 3/8/44 received back at 77 Sqn from 12 RSU; on 6/12/44 during attack on Warren Strip in Moemi Area it was seen in a 30 degree dive on a bearing of 225 degrees when it dived into the sea 50 yards off shore SE of strip and sunk immediately killing Sgt Laurence Ernest Brown (435439) there was no sign of AA so probable cause maybe small arms fire during attack.
A29-902 P-40N-30-CU 44-7035 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 29/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 2 AD; on 13/4/45 ran into the back of A29-916 while taxiing to the service bays at Wama strip Morotai with W/O Arthur Robert Proudfoot (412266) being ok; on 8/5/45 received by 14 RSU from 77 Sqn; on 10/10/45 approval given to convert to components.
A29-903 P-40N-30-CU 44-7043 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 29/6/44 received by 77 Sqn from 2 AD; on 7/1/45 damaged by enemy AA [pilot?] and repaired in sqn; on 15/8/45 received by 22 RSU from 77 Sqn for an overhaul; on 11/1/46 burnt at Labuan Borneo.
A29-904 P-40N-30-CU 44-7059 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 14/7/44 received by 77 Sqn from 2 AD; on 23/11/44 on pulling out of 10000' climb after releasing bombs the pilot advised that he was having glycol problems and proceeding to Pitoe strip some 15 miles away but Sgt Keith Raymond Smithwick (431425) abandoned the a/c and was posted MIA with the a/c being totally destroyed.
A29-905 P-40N-30-CU 44-7072 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 14/7/44 received by 77 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 8/3/45 received back at 77 Sqn after 240 hourly at 22 RSU; on 17/12/45 allocated to 84 OBU; on 11/1/46 burnt at Labuan Borneo.
A29-906 P-40N-30-CU 44-7070 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 14/7/44 receive by 77 Sqn from 15 ARDRP; on 24/12/44 damaged wing when blast tubes blew on op [pilot?]; on 5/1/45 received back at 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 18/3/45 damaged starboard wing while landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is at end of night exercises [pilot?]; on 29/4/45 returned to 77 Sqn from 14 RSU; on 27/9/45 received at 14 RSU from 77 Sqn for sending into storage at 6 AD; on 11/12/45 received by 6 AD from 60 OBU; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-907 P-40N-30-CU 44-7051 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 26/9/44 received by 77 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 21/2/45 returned to 77 Sqn from 22 RSU after engine check; on 8/3/45 allocated to 22 RSU from 77 Sqn for engine change; on 10/1/46 received by 84 OBU from 1 RSU; on 11/1/46 burnt at Labuan Borneo.
A29-908 P-40N-30-CU 44-7067 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 27/9/44 received by 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 8/12/45 damaged its prop and reduction gear when landing at Kamiri strip Noemfoor Is [pilot?]; on 5/1/45 received 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 14/7/45 damaged by AA over Sth Keningau strip while on bombing op [pilot?]; on 17/9/45 returned to 77 Sqn from 22 RSU; on 2/10/45 received by 6 AD from 77 Sqn for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for w/o.
A29-909 P-40N-30-CU 44-7075 5/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 23/11/44 it was last seen in a spin 50 yards off the shore east of Galela following unauthorised low level flight over the area with the a/c being damaged by suspected small arms fire and it crashed killing F/Sgt Bruce Anthony Palme (432552); a search after the war found that Japanese troops buried pilot on the beach 100 yards from wreckage.
A29-910 P-40N-30-CU 44-7281 7/44 served with no Sqn; on 19/8/44 issued to 15 ARDRP from 2 AD; on 4/8/44 crashed near Cardwell while on a ferry flight from MacKay to Cairns Qld in company of A29-917 with W/O John James Guy () being uninjured (pilot's log has crash date of 28th); eventually it was salvaged and used as parts.
A29-911 P-40N-30-CU 44-7283 7/44  
A29-912 P-40N-30-CU 44-7285 7/44  
A29-913 P-40N-30-CU 44-7288 7/44  
A29-914 P-40N-30-CU 44-7290 7/44  
A29-915 P-40N-30-CU 44-7292 7/44 served with 82 Sqn; on 21/7/44 it was received by the RAAF and the following month sent to 15 ARDRP to await issue to an operational Sqn; on 7/11/44 it was received by 82 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 20/9/45 it was issued to 6 AD from 82 Sqn for storage however it crashed en route to 6 AD at Oakey; on 23/9/45 it crash landed at Craigs station Qld west of Rockhampton while being ferried to 6 AD with ground personnel being 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; now under restoration by Bill Martin Toowoomba Qld.
A29-916 P-40N-30-CU 44-7297 7/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 18/10/44 received by 77 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 13/4/45 hit from behind by A29-902 causing extensive damage to 90% of the fuselage with F/Sgt J R Gillan being ok; on 6/5/45 received by 14 RSU from 77 Sqn; on 8/5/45 approval given to convert to components.
A29-917 P-40N-30-CU 44-7299 7/44 on a ferry flight with A29-910 28/8/44, pilot was F/Sgt? John Sheehan.
A29-918 P-40N-30-CU 44-7301 7/44  
A29-919 P-40N-30-CU 44-7304 7/44 served with 80 Sqn; on 13/12/44 it was shot down at Galela Bay, Halmaheras with F/Sgt James William Brighton Lennard (437793) managing to land on the beach but died of his wounds by the time Air/Sea Rescue reached him about 4 miles north of Galela.
A29-920 P-40N-30-CU 44-7464 8/44  
A29-921 P-40N-30-CU 44-7466 8/44  
A29-922 P-40N-30-CU 44-7468 8/44 served with 77 Sqn; on 7/11/44 received by 77 Sqn from 22 RSURP; on 31/7/45 hit by shrapnel in port wing and engine; on 10/8/45 received 22 RSU from 77 Sqn; on 10/10/45 received by 1 RSU from 22 RSU; on 22/11/45 received by 6 AD from 1 RSU for storage; on 19/11/46 authorised for write off.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-922

A29-923 P-40N-30-CU 44-7471 8/44  
A29-924 P-40N-30-CU 44-7473 8/44  
A29-925 P-40N-30-CU 44-7475 8/44 served with 80 Sqn.
A29-926 P-40N-30-CU 44-7478 8/44  
A29-927 P-40N-30-CU 44-7480 8/44  
A29-928 P-40N-30-CU 44-7482 8/44 served with 80 Sqn; during low level straffing of Kai Is on 1/12/44 it hit some trees.
A29-1000 P-40N-35-CU 44-7766 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 25/12/44 after returning from his first operational sortie a bombing and strafing mission over Galela strip F/Sgt Raymond Michael Eric Muntz (439526) was run up the back off by A29-1013 while landing at Wama strip Morotai Is and had his tailplane cut to shreds; on 14/2/45 it was sent to 11 RSU to be converted to components.
A29-1001 P-40N-35-CU 44-7767 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 29/6/45 it suffered a hydraulic failure forcing the pilot [who?] to carry out a belly landing on Croydon strip Tarakan Is; on 4/7/45 it was received by 11 RSU from 75 Sqn for repairs; on 12/11/45 it was issued to 6 AD from 11 RSU for storage; on 21/11/45 it was involved in an accident at Garbutt strip, Qld while on its ferry flight from 11 RSU to 6 AD and ended up at 13 ARD for repairs; on 30/11/45 it was received at 6 AD from 13 ARD; on 19/11/46 it was approved for conversion.
A29-1002 P-40N-35-CU 44-7768 11/44 served with 75 and 77 Sqns; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 6/1/45 it was involved in a taxiing accident [pilot?] but it was repairable by the squadron; on 6/3/45 it blew its blast tubes while on a strafing operation over the Halmaheras [pilot] necessitating a trip to 11 RSU; on 26/4/45 it was received by 14 RSU from 11 RSU; on 28/7/45 it was received by 77 Sqn from 14 RSU; on 8/9/45 it was returning from a training flight and while landing on the Labuan strip it swung to the left and the pilot [who?] attempted to go around again but veered further to the left and crashed in soft ground on the side of the strip; on 12/12/45 approval was given to convert it to components.
A29-1003 P-40N-35-CU 44-7769 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 24/1/45 it struck a tree while strafing at Geeroea Bay [pilot?] and was sent to 11 RSU for repairs; on 23/2/45 it was received by 75 Sqn from 11 RSU; on 26/3/45 it was ditched in Kaoe Bay Halmaheras when it ran out of fuel [pilot?].

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1103

A29-1004 P-40N-35-CU 44-7770 10/44 served with none; this a/c was shipped ex-San Franciso on the SS New Zealand Star in late 1944, but in Australia it was found that the packing of the airframes was substandard thereby causing damage to the fuselage while in transit further the 'philofilm' plastic was ruptured allowing considerable salt corrosion to take place; on 15/1/45 approval was given to convert it to spares and it was sent to 2 CRD for that purpose.
A29-1005 P-40N-35-CU 44-7771 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/44 received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-F) from 2 AD and had 'Flo' on the port cowl below exhausts; on 9/11/45 it was received by 6 AD at Oakey Qld from 75 Sqn having been allocated there the previous month; on 19/11/46 it was approved for conversion.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1005  Kittyhawks 
A29-1014, 
A29-1005, 
A29-1062 
A29-1070

A29-1006 P-40N-35-CU 44-7772 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD and was coded GA-J with them.
A29-1007 P-40N-35-CU 44-7773 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD and was coded GA-Y with them.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1007

A29-1008 P-40N-35-CU 44-7774 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD.
A29-1009 P-40N-35-CU 44-7775 10/44 this a/c was shipped ex-San Franciso on the SS New Zealand Star in late 1944, but in Australia it was found that the packing of the airframes was substandard thereby causing damage to the fuselage while in transit further the 'philofilm' plastic was ruptured allowing considerable salt corrosion to take place; on 15/1/45 approval was given to convert it to spares and it was sent to 2 CRD for that purpose.
A29-1010 P-40N-35-CU 44-7836 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 14/12/44 received by 75 Sqn (coded GA-Q) from 2 AD and had 'Jo-Ann'(?) on the port cowl.

Kittyhawk A29-1010

A29-1011 P-40N-35-CU 44-7834 10/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD was coded GA-L with them.
A29-1012 P-40N-35-CU 44-7837 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD.
A29-1013 P-40N-35-CU 44-7838 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/12/44 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD; on 26/12/44 after returning from a bombing and strafing mission it ran up the back of A29-1000 while on the ground at Wama strip Morotai Is [pilot?]; on 20/3/45 it crashed into the sea some 2 miles (3 kms) from Wama strip after a pre-dawn take-off [pilot?].
A29-1014 P-40N-35-CU 44-7839 11/44 served with 75 and 80 Sqns; was coded GA-A with 75 Sqn.

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

A29-1015 P-40N-35-CU 44-7840 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1016 P-40N-35-CU 44-7841 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1017 P-40N-35-CU 44-7842 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-V with them.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1017

A29-1018 P-40N-35-CU 44-7844 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-S with them.
A29-1019 P-40N-35-CU 44-7845 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1020 P-40N-35-CU 44-7846 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-H with them and had 'Josie' on the cowl below exhausts.
A29-1021 P-40N-35-CU 44-7847 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; it was coded GA-O (GA-G) while with 75 Sqn, had a red, white and blue spinner and white and black band across the fin and rudder.

Highlight for Album: Kittyhawk A29-1021

A29-1022 P-40N-35-CU 44-7848 11/44 served with 75 and 80 Sqns.
A29-1023 P-40N-35-CU 44-7849 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-N with them.
A29-1024 P-40N-35-CU 44-7850 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-A with them.
A29-1025 P-40N-35-CU 44-7852 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; on 16/1/45 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AD and was coded GA-Z with them; on 7/7/45 while on a bombing and strafing mission over Nth Borneo it went into a spin near Kalabakan Borneo with F/O Maxwell Albert John Gilbert (442454) taking to the silk he was captured and executed by the Japanese on or around 24/7/45.
A29-1026 P-40N-35-CU 44-7853 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-U with them.
A29-1027 P-40N-35-CU 44-7854 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1028 P-40N-35-CU 44-7872 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
A29-1029 P-40N-35-CU 44-7874 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.

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

A29-1030 P-40N-35-CU 44-7756 11/44  
A29-1031 P-40N-35-CU 44-7757 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-P with them.

Kittyhawk A29-1031

A29-1032 P-40N-35-CU 44-7758 11/44  
A29-1033 P-40N-35-CU 44-7759 11/44 served with 75 Sqn; was coded GA-O with them.
A29-1034 P-40N-35-CU 44-7760 11/44 served with 75 Sqn.
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.

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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?].

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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.

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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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