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Serial.    Model.        C/N.    U.S.A.A.F. R.A.F. Aircraft history
NZ3001 P-40E-1 19658 41-25147 ET471 BoC 02 April 1942.
To No.11 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Feilding on 05 August 1942.
The aircraft spun into the ground from a steep turn at about 1200 feet.
Sergeant Alfred Saul killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 21 August 1942 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3002 P-40E-1 19659 41-25148 ET472 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Damaged at Ohakea on 28 June 1942.
Written off books at Ohakea on 09 July 1943 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3003 P-40E-1 19663 41-25152 ET476 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Otaki Beach during formation flying exercise on 29 January 1943.
Sergeant D. Ayson killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 15 February 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3004 P-40E-1 19664 41-25153 ET477 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Taihape at 1040 hours on 12 December 1942.
The aircraft appeared to be making an emergency landing when it undershot and crashed into trees.
Sergeant Blake Scott killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 05 January 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3005 P-40E-1 19665 41-25154 ET478 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed on take off from Ohakea on 01 December 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea on 04 January 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3006 P-40E-1 19666 41-25155 ET479 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Ohakea at 1015 hours on 05 January 1943.
The aircraft was returning to Ohakea for an emergency landing after a fuel pipe had fractured when it caught fire and dived into the ground from a low altitude.
Sergeant Ronald Bell killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 19 January 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3007 P-40E-1 19667 41-25156 ET480 BoC 02 April 1942 with Unit 36 Hobsonville.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3008 P-40E-1 19668 41-25157 ET481 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Damaged during landing collision with NZ3041 at Ohakea on 05 October 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea and converted to instructional airframe INST89 with TTS, Nelson.
Converted to produce on 13 April 1945.

Curtus Kittyhawk 
NZ3008
RNZAF Photo

NZ3009 P-40E-1 19669 41-25158 ET482 BoC 02 April 1942 with Unit 36 Hobsonville.
To No.14 Squadron. To No.17 Squadron.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
Remains retrieved to MOTAT in 1959 and restoration for static display commenced in 1965 using parts from a number of aircraft including the wings from NZ3202.
Exchanged for another static restoration NZ3039, the aircraft was then restored to flying condition.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register on 04 December 1997 as ZK-RMH with Pacific Aircraft Ltd., Auckland.
To Old Flying Machine Co. NZ Ltd. Auckland on 05 May 1998.
Removed from New Zealand Register on 07 March 2003 as exported to United Kingdom where it flew for some years.
Returned to New Zealand register as ZK-RMH on 18 June 2003 with Old Flying Machine Co. NZ Ltd.
Currently airworthy in New Zealand.

Curtiss Kittyhawk
NZ3009
Duxford UK
Photo by Martin Edwards

NZ3010 P-40E-1 19670 41-25159 ET483 BoC 02 April 1942 with No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville. To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3024 during formation training from Ohakea on 03 April 1944.
Flying Officer M.Hancox uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 14 April 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3011 P-40E-1 19790 41-35957 ET603 BoC 07 May 1942 with No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Caught fire on landing at Ohakea on 16 May 1944.
Converted to instructional airframe INST100 with the Armament School at Levin.
NZ3012 P-40E-1 19791 41-35958 ET604 BoC 07 May 1942 with Unit 36, Hobsonville. To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3013 P-40E-1 19792 41-35959 ET605 BoC 07 May 1942 with Unit 36, Hobsonville.
Sold to J.Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3014 P-40E-1 19793 41-35960 ET606 To No.17 Squadron, Seagrove. Mid air collision with NZ3018 over Seagrove at 1205 hours on 18 January 1943.
Both aircraft crashed to the ground out of control.
Sergeant Douglas McMaster killed.
Written off books at Seagrove on 09 February 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3015 P-40E-1 19794 41-35961 ET607 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Engine failure and fire during formation training at Ohakea on 08 April 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 03 May 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3016 P-40E-1 19795 41-35962 ET608 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed and burned at Marton during training flight on 06 November 1942.
Written off books at Ohakea on 28 November 1942.
NZ3017 P-40E-1 19796 41-35963 ET609 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Involved in taxying accident at Ohakea on 26 June 1942.
Written off books at Ohakea on 07 August 1942 as reduced to spares.
NZ3018 P-40E-1 19797 41-35964 ET610 To No.17 Squadron, Seagrove.
Mid air collision with NZ3014 over Seagrove at 1205 hours on 18 January 1943.
Both aircraft crashed to the ground out of control.
Flying Officer L. Reynolds baled out and was only slightly injured.
Written off books at Seagrove on 09 February 1942.
NZ3019 P-40E-1 19879 41-36046 ET692 Sold to Mr. Haigh from Woodbourne on 12 April 1947. Under restoration North Shore Aerodrome.
NZ3020 P-40E-1 19880 41-36047 ET693 BoC 23 May 1942 with Unit 13, Harewood.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Crashed near Colyton on 11 August 1944.
The aircraft was engaged in a dogfighting exercise at 12,000 feet when it entered a spin and did not recover.
Pilot Officer Derek Trolove killed.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3021 P-40E-1 19941 41-36108 ET754 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Mid air collision with NZ3061 on 14 June 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 23 June 1944.
NZ3022 P-40E-1 19942 41-36109 ET755 To No.16 Squadron, Woodbourne.
Crashed and burned at Wairau during training flight on 11 November 1942.
The aircraft was formation flying when petrol fumes filled the cockpit.
The pilot Sergeant C. Ellingham was injured.
Written off books at Woodbourne on 28 November 1942.
NZ3023 P-40E-1 19943 41-36110 ET756 To No.17 Squadron, Seagrove.
Crashed and burned during training flight on 23 December 1942.
Written off books at Seagrove on 09 February 1943 as reduced to produce.
NZ3024 P-40E-1 19944 41-36111 ET757 BoC 23 May 1942 with Unit 13, Harewood.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Coded XO-F. Mid air collision with NZ3010 during formation training at Ohakea on 03 April 1944.
Sergeant W. Hackshaw uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 14 April 1944 as reduced to spares.

Kittyhawk NZ3024
Photo John A Parker

NZ3025 P-40E-1 19950 41-36117 ET763 To No.14 Squadron, Masterton.
Entered a spin during an operational training flight on 22 December 1942 and the pilot parachuted out.
Written off books at Masterton on 27 January 1943.
NZ3026 P-40E-1 19951 41-36118 ET764 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3030 at 5000 feet over Rongotea at about 1440 hours on 02 June 1944.
The aircraft dived into the ground.
Pilot Officer B. Riley baled out and was injured.
Written off books at Ohakea on 13 June 1944.
NZ3027 P-40E-1 19952 41-36119 ET765 BoC 23 May 1942 with Unit 13, Harewood.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Overshot on landing at Ohakea after training flight on 10 January 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 03 February 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ3028 P-40E-1 19953 41-36120 ET766 BoC 23 May 1942 with Unit 13, Harewood.
Sold to Mr. Edwards from Woodbourne on 12 December 1947.
NZ3029 P-40E-1 19954 41-36121 ET767 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Coded XO-M.
Sold to J.Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3030 P-40E-1 19956 41-36123 ET769 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3026 at 5000 feet over Rongotea at about 1440 hours on 02 June 1944.
The aircraft dived into the ground.
Sergeant Gordon Barnard killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 13 June 1944.
NZ3031 P-40E-1 19957 41-36124 ET770 To No.16 Squadron, Woodbourne. Coded XO-R.
Crashed near Wainuiomata at 1115 hours on 01 May 1943.
The aircraft was crossing a ridge when it was caught in a downdraught.
Sergeant Thomas Marchant killed.
Written off books at Woodbourne on 25 May 1943 as complete write off.
Parts of wreckage still accessable at the site of the accident.
NZ3032 P-40E-1 19958 41-36125 ET771 To No.15 Squadron, Woodbourne.
Crashed during scramble takeoff from Woodbourne on 27 February 1943 when the undercarriage retracted prematurely.
Pilot Officer D. Jones unhurt.
Sold to Mr. Edwards from Woodbourne on 12 December 1947.
NZ3033 P-40E-1 19960 41-36127 ET773 To No.14 Squadron, Masterton.
Crashed near Greytown at 0925 hours on 15 November 1942.
The aircraft failed to recover from a dive commenced at 7,900 feet.
Sergeant Arthur Law killed.
Written off books at Masterton on 09 December 1942 as complete write off.
NZ3034 P-40E-1 19962 41-36129 ET775 To No.17 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Mid air collision with NZ3037 at 20,000 feet over Weeks Island on 25 July 1943.
Sergeant John Dickie killed.
Written off books at Whenuapai on 06 August 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3035 P-40E-1 19963 41-36130 ET776 Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 02 April 1942.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Force landed during training flight from Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
Converted to instructional airframe INST98 at Ohakea.
NZ3036 P-40E-1 19964 41-36131 ET777 Assembled at Harewood and BoC at Harewood on 23 May 1942.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Caught fire in air during training flight from Ohakea on 25 July 1944 after engine connecting rod failure.
Pilot Officer Derek Trolove parachuted to safety.
Written off books at Ohakea on 02 August 1944.
NZ3037 P-40E-1 19968 41-36135 ET781 To No.17 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Mid air collision with NZ3037 at 20,000 feet over Weeks Island on 25 July 1943.
Flying Officer J. Mills baled out and was uninjured.
Written off books at Whenuapai on 06 August 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3038 P-40E-1 19971 41-36138 ET784 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed and burned at Manakau during training flight on 14 October 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea on 08 November 1943 as reduced to produce.
NZ3039 P-40E-1 20218 41-36385 EV131 BoC 19 June 1942 with Unit 36, Hobsonville.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
Exchanged for NZ3009 and now on static display at MOTAT.
This aircraft was rebuilt using parts from a number of sources.
NZ3040 P-40E-1 20225 41-36392 EV138 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Coded FE-A.
Mid air collision with Hind NZ1540 over Foxton on 23 October 1942 during formation flying practice.
Pilot baled out successfully.
Written off books at Ohakea on 26 November 1942 as complete write off.
NZ3041 P-40E-1 20228 41-36395 EV141 To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Damaged during landing collision with NZ3008 at Ohakea on 05 October 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3042 P-40E-1 20239 41-36406 EV152 BoC 19 June 1942 with Unit 36, Hobsonville.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3043 P-40E-1 20243 41-36410 EV156 To No.17 Squadron.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea coded "FE-B".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
One of the last 4 Kittyhawks to be melted down, this aircraft was still extant at Rukuhia in March 1967.
To John Smith for storage at Mapua.
NZ3044 P-40E-1 20248 41-36415 EV161 BoC 19 June 1942 with Unit 36, Hobsonville.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3045 P-40K-10 21537 42-10153 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
Struck by NZ3046 while landing after training flight at Ohakea on 24 June 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 02 August 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3046 P-40K-10 21538 42-10154 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3047 P-40K-10 21539 42-10155 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3104 north of Foxton on 06 September 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea as reduced to produce.
NZ3048 P-40K-10 21540 42-10156 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.14 Squadron departing Whenuapai 26 March 1943 as part of the first ferry flight from New Zealand flown by Flying Officer Geoff Fisken.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3049 P-40K-10 21541 42-10157 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.14 Squadron departing Whenuapai 26 March 1943 as part of the first ferry flight from New Zealand flown by Sergeant Noel Hanna. Coded "3".
Crashed during ferry flight to Guadalcanal on 30 March 1943 but later salvaged and returned to service.
The aircraft, piloted by Sergeant N. Hanna, was one of four that force landed on a beach near Noumea after being caught in a thunderstorm and running short of fuel.
Shot down by enemy aircraft near Munda Point at about 1125 hours on 01 July 1943.
The aircraft dived into the sea from 5000 feet.
Pilot Officer John Burton killed.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 12 July 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3050 P-40K-10 21546 42-10162 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.15 Squadron departing Whenuapai 26 March 1943 as part of the first ferry flight from New Zealand flown by Sergeant Frank Ferrier. Coded "4".
Crashed at Kukum at 0530 hours on 01 May 1943.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure and fire just after takeoff and crashed into the sea.
Sergeant Frederick Manz killed.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 12 July 1943 as complete write off.
NZ3051 P-40K-10 21547 42-10163 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.14 Squadron.
Lost during ferry flight to Guadalcanal on 26 March 1943 and written off books at Guadalcanal.
The aircraft, piloted by Flight Lieutenant S. Quill, was ditched near Noumea after being caught in a thunderstorm and running short of fuel.
The other four aircraft in the formation had landed on a nearby beach.
NZ3052 P-40K-10 21548 42-10164 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Crashed during ferry flight to Guadalcanal on 30 March 1943 but later salvaged and returned to service.
The aircraft, piloted by Flying Officer K. Morpeth, was one of four that force landed on a beach near Noumea after being caught in a thunderstorm and running short of fuel.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3053 P-40K-10 21549 42-10165 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943. Coded "27".
To No.14 Squadron. Crashed during ferry flight to Guadalcanal on 30 March 1943 but later salvaged and returned to service.
The aircraft, piloted by Flying Officer R. Karsten, was one of four that force landed on a beach near Noumea after being caught in a thunderstorm and running short of fuel.
Collided with NZ3078 after landing at Sunlight Field at about 1545 hours on 30 June 1943.
NZ3078 landed ahead of NZ3053 after a tight turn onto final approach and was hit by NZ3053 after it had landed.
Flying Officer E. Avery uninjured.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 12 July 1943.
NZ3054 P-40K-10 21550 42-10166 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.14 Squadron. Lost during ferry flight to Guadalcanal on 30 March 1943, and written off.
The aircraft, piloted by Flying Officer K. MacDonald, was one of four that force landed on a beach near Noumea after being caught in a thunderstorm and running short of fuel.
NZ3055 P-40K-15 21701 42-10317 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 28 January 1943.
To No.15 Squadron.
Crash landed at Russell Island on 05 July 1943 after being damaged by enemy action.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3056 P-40K-15 21702 42-10318 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 28 January 1943. Coded "7".
To No.14 Squadron. Crash landed on beach at Guadalcanal at 1345 hours on 16 June 1943 after engine failure.
Repaired and returned to service.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Crashed half a mile from the end of the runway at Ohakea during a test flight on 19 May 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 31 May 1945.
NZ3057 P-40K-15 21703 42-10319 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 28 January 1943.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3058 P-40K-15 21705 42-10321 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 28 January 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Undercarriage collapsed after heavy landing at Ardmore on 22 May 1944.
Written off books at No.1 RD, Hamilton on 23 June 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3059 P-40K-15 21706 42-10322 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 28 January 1943. Coded "23".
Crashed at Ardmore on 11 March 1944.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure on takeoff and ran through a fence after overshoting the end of the runway.
Written off books at Ardmore on 12 May 1944 as reduced to spares and produce while with No.26 SU.
Converted to instructional airframe INST97 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ3060 P-40K-15 21707 42-10323 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943. Coded "9".
To No.14 Squadron.
Flying Officer G. Fisken claimed 3 enemy aircraft destroyed during a sortie in this aircraft on 04 July 1943.
Belly landed at Kukum following test flight on 19 July 1943.
Later repaired and returned to service.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944. Coded "9".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3061 P-40K-15 21708 42-10324 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943. Coded "61".
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3062 P-40K-15 21709 42-10325 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Crashed near Ohakea at 2300 hours on 08 January 1945.
The aircraft dived into the ground and exploded shortly after takeoff.
Sergeant John Bensemann killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 19 January 1945.
NZ3063 P-40K-15 21710 42-10326 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943. W
ritten off books at Espiritu Santos on 31 January 1944 while with No.4 RD.
NZ3064 P-40K-15 21711 42-10327 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Force landed eleven miles west of Ohakea during training flight on 08 December 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 16 January 1945.
NZ3065 P-40K-15 21712 42-10328 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 30 January 1943. Coded "29".
To No.18 Squadron. Belly landed at Russell Islands after being badly damaged by enemy aircraft on 04 July 1943.
Squadron Leader S. Quill shot in shoulder but managed to land aircraft which was later repaired and returned to service.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 01 November 1943.
NZ3066 P-40M-5 21782 43-5494 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "14".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Guadalcanal on 13 September 1943 after running out of fuel on approach to land.
Flight Sergeant D. Williams unhurt.
Written off books on 01 November 1943.
NZ3067 P-40M-5 21783 43-5495 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3068 P-40M-5 21786 43-5498 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "15".
Lost on combat operation from New Georgia on 01 November 1943.
The aircraft suffered engine problems and it finally failed at an altitude of 1000 feet.
Flying Officer K. Lumsden managed to escape from the aircraft and was later uplifted by an American barge crew.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3069 P-40M-5 21789 43-5501 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "16".
To No.14 Squadron. Shot down by enemy aircraft near Russell Islands on 12 June 1943.
The aircraft was part of a group that was attacked at 16,000 feet and dived into the water trailing smoke and flame.
 Flying Officer Kenneth Morpeth killed.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3070 P-40M-5 21791 43-5503 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "17".
To No.14 Squadron. Badly damaged by enemy aircraft near Russell Island on 01 July 1943.
The engine seized as a result of an oil leak and the aircraft crashed into the sea.
Flight Lieutenant E. Brown parachuted to safety and was rescued some hours later.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3071 P-40M-5 21792 43-5504 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "18".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3072 P-40M-5 21793 43-5505 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "19".
To No.16 Squadron.
Damaged when collided with water tanker while landing at Segi on 31 August 1943.
Sergeant M. Willis suffered minor injuries.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
To No.14 Squadron. Ferried to Espiritu Santo in April 1943.
Named "WAIRARAPA WILDCAT".
To No.4 OTU, Ardmore.
Mid air collision with NZ3112 during low level formation flying over Papakura on 05 June 1944.
Sergeant H. Walker was able to retain control of the aircraft and land safely back at Ardmore.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3073 P-40M-5 27194 43-5506 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "73".
Crash landed at Ohakea on 26 June 1945.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3074 P-40L-1 15529 42-10433 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943.
Returned to USA as it had been sent to New Zealand by mistake.
NZ3075 P-40M-5 27187 43-5499 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "24".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crashed in sea near Vella Lavella after engine caught fire on 12 September 1943.
Squadron Leader P.Newton bailed out and was rescued by native canoe.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 15 September 1943.
NZ3076 P-40M-5 27185 43-5497 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "30".
To No.16 Squadron.
Shot down by enemy fighters near Munda on 31 July 1943.
The aircraft was part of a group that was attacked by enemy fighters while returning from an escort duty.
Flight Sergeant Lyn Williams killed.
Written off books on 23 August 1943.
NZ3077 P-40M-5 27181 43-5493 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943.
Written off books at Espiritu Santos on 17 December 1943 while with No.2 SU.
NZ3078 P-40M-5 27184 43-5496 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "20".
To No.14 Squadron.
Collided with NZ3053 after landing at Sunlight Field at about 1545 hours on 30 June 1943.
The aircraft landed ahead of NZ3053 after a tight turn onto final approach and was hit by the other aircraft after it had landed.
Flying Officer Colin Guild killed.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3079 P-40M-5 27190 43-5502 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. Coded "31".
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Mid air collision with NZ3090 near Sanson at 0912 hours on 03 August 1945.
The aircraft lost its tail before bursting into flames and diving into the ground.
Flying Officer William Ranger killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 22 August 1945.
NZ3080 P-40M-5 27188 43-5500 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 13 March 1943. T
o No.14 Squadron.
Crashed after being damaged by enemy action on 26 June 1943.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3081 P-40M-5 27181 43-5693 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "40".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3082 P-40M-10 27160 43-5772 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "47".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3083 P-40M-10 27170 43-5782 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "41".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3084 P-40M-10 27471 43-5783 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "42".
To No.16 Squadron coded "42".
Hit by bomb dropped from Liberator during an escort duty over Bougainville at 1550 hours on 30 August 1943.
The bomb exploded on impact with the aircraft and it dived into the sea from 20,000 feet.
Flying Officer Stanley Duncan killed.
Written off books at Guadacanal on 15 September 1943.
NZ3085 P-40M-10 27472 43-5784 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "43".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ3277 during formation training flight on 25 May 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 06 June 1945.
NZ3086 P-40M-10 27476 43-5788 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "44".
To No.17 Squadron. Crashed into the sea near Treasury Island on 23 September 1943.
The aircraft was shot down by enemy aircraft during an escort duty.
Flight Sergeant G. Luoni baled out and was rescued about a month later.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 01 November 1943.
NZ3087 P-40M-10 27478 43-5790 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "45".
Ferried Whenuapai-Ohakea-Blenheim on 08 June 1943 for use with No.17 Squadron.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
One of the last 4 Kittyhawks to be melted down, this aircraft was still extant at Rukuhia in March 1967.
NZ3088 P-40M-10 27480 43-5792 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943. Coded "46".
To No.16 Squadron.
Shot down by enemy fighters near Munda on 31 July 1943.
The aircraft was part of a group that was attacked by enemy fighters while returning from an escort duty.
Sergeant S. Sharp parachuted into the sea and was picked up shortly after.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 24 August 1943.
NZ3089 P-40M-10 27481 43-5793 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943.
To No.16 Squadron.
Damaged during landing accident at Waipapakauri when the undercarriage retacted whilst on ferry flight to Islands on 07 July 1943.
Flight Lieutenant J. Arkwright unhurt and aircraft later repaired.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Minor damage suffered in mad air collision with NZ3141 at Woodbourne on 19 October 1943.
Warrant Officer J. Voss unhurt and aircraft later repaired.
Crashed on landing at Ohakea on 21 August 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 07 September 1944.
NZ3090 P-40K-15 21704 42-10320 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 26 April 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3091 P-40E-1 19619 41-25108 ET432 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No. 16 Squadron.
Ground looped at Espiritu Santo during night flying as a result of tyre burst and undercarriage collapse on 12 July 1943.
Flight Lieutenant S. Duncan unhurt.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 31 January 1944.
NZ3092 P-40E-1 19628 41-25117 ET441/td> Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Crashed at Guadalcanal on 01 October 1943.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 01 November 1943 while with No.18 Squadron.
NZ3093 P-40E-1 19644 41-25133 ET457 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Sold to Mr. Edwards from Woodbourne on 12 November 1947.
NZ3094 P-40E-1 19620 41-25109 ET433 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
One of the last 4 Kittyhawks scheduled to be melted down, this aircraft was still extant at Rukuhia in March 1967.
Remains to John Chambers and Mike Subritzky.
Sold to C. Pay, Scone, New South Wales in 1994 and since restored First post restoration flight at Scone Airport, Australia on 06 December 2005.
NZ3095 P-40E-1 19650 41-25139 ET463 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
BoC 24 February 1944 with Unit 81, Ardmore.
Sold to Mr. Edwards from Woodbourne on 12 November 1947.
NZ3096 P-40E-1 19617 41-25106 ET430 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3097 P-40E-1 19636 41-25125 ET449 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Forced landing after engine failure on test flight from Ohakea on 21 June 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 06 August 1945.
NZ3098 P-40E-1 19639 41-25128 ET452 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
BoC 02 December 1943 with Unit 12, Ohakea.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed after engine failure on take off from Ohakea on 08 August 1944.
NZ3099 P-40E-1 19643 41-25132 ET456 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Crash landed at Espiritu Santo in January 1944.
Written off books on 09 March 1944.
NZ3100 P-40E-1 19646 41-25135 ET459 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.17 Squadron.
Mid air collision with U.S. Corsair during training flight from Espiritu Santo on 13 August 1943.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 23 August 1943.
NZ3101 P-40E-1 19613 41-25102 ET426 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
BoC 31 January 1944 with Unit 81, Ardmore.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Crashed near Bulls at 1445 hours on 05 October 1944 during an aerobatic exercise.
The aircraft hit the ground after a steep dive from altitude.
Sergeant James McClafferty killed.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3102 P-40E-1 19612 41-25101 ET425 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3103 P-40E-1 19642 41-25131 ET455 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.16 Squadron. Crashed into sea near Toutouba Island on 24 June 1943.
The aircraft suffered instrument failure shortly after takeoff and dived into the sea.
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Hyams killed.
Written off books on 12 July 1943.
NZ3104 P-40E-1 19657 41-25146 ET470 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
BoC 10 April 1944 at Base Depot.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Crashed near Sanson at 0925 hours on 22 September 1944.
The aircraft was engaged in formation flying when it lost height and rolled over before crashing.
The pilot baled out but his parachute failed to deploy properly.
Flying Officer Philip Clark killed.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3105 P-40E-1 19647 41-25136 ET460 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Damaged on ground at Ohakea when NZ3097 taxied into it on 27 September 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3106 P-40E-1 19637 41-25126 ET450 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.18 Squadron.
Crashed into jungle and caught fire while operating from Espiritu Santo on 23 September 1943.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 01 November 1943.
NZ3107 P-40E-1 19631 41-25120 ET444 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.14 Squadron.
Crashed on take off for training flight from Espiritu Santo on 03 June 1943.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 12 July 1943.
NZ3108 P-40K-1 15760 42-45959 - Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.16 Squadron.
Crashed on take off for operational flight from Espiritu Santo on 23 June 1943 after clipping palms at the side of the runway.
Sergeant R. Blair injured.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo on 12 July 1943.
Listed in USAAF documents as "Condemned October 16th 1943".
NZ3109 P-40M-10 27484 43-5796 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "32".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crash landed at Segi on 21 July 1943 after running short of fuel during a patrol.
Sergeant P. Tilyard unhurt and the aircraft was later rebuilt and returned to service.
To No.18 Squadron.
Crashed at Ondonga at about 0900 hours on 28 October 1943.
The aircraft had returned to the airstrip with an engine problem and after two unsuccessful attempts to land suffered a complete engine failure on the third attempt. It stalled and dived into the sea off the end of the airstrip.
Sergeant Donald Hill killed.
Written off books on 01 November 1943.
NZ3110 P-40M-10 27485 43-5797 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "38".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3141 during a formation practice flight at 0920 hours on 21 March 1945.
The aircraft crash landed in a river 5 miles from Ohakea.
Sergeant Frank Rout killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 29 March 1945.
NZ3111 P-40M-10 27487 43-5799 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "33".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed near Kahili at 0935 hours on 23 September 1943. The aircraft was shot down by enemy aircraft during an escort duty. Warrant Officer Norman Vickers taken prisoner and died in captivity on 24 July 1944. Written off books at Guadalcanal on 01 November 1943.
NZ3112 P-40M-10 27488 43-5800 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "34".
To No.4 OTU, Ardmore.
Mid air collision with NZ3072 during low level formation flying over Papakura on 05 June 1944.
The aircraft dived into the ground and was destroyed.
Sergeant John Tirikatene killed.
Written off books at Ardmore on 28 June 1944 as complete write off.
NZ3113 P-40M-10 27489 43-5801 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "35".
To No.16 Squadron.
Ditched on reef north of Vella-Lavella on 03 September after being shot at by "Tony" and suffering engine failure.
Flight Sergeant Noel Piie rescued by Higgins boat with minor injuries.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 15 September 1943.
NZ3114 P-40M-10 27492 43-5804 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "36".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed at Ohakea at 0030 hours on 25 July 1944.
The aircraft was on night circuit training when it undershot and hit a bank.
Flying Officer Peter Duncan killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 02 August 1944.
NZ3115 P-40M-10 27493 43-5805 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "39".
Ferried Whenuapai - Santos for No.16 Squadron by Keith Mulligan departing Whenuapai 06 July 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Crashed near Himitangi during aerobatic practice at 1500 hours on 03 November 1944.
The aircraft spun through cloud and dived into the ground.
Sergeant Stephen Webster killed.
NZ3116 P-40M-10 27495 43-5807 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943. Coded "37" and "D".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crash landed on Munda strip on return from combat mission on 15 August 1943 after being badly shot up.
Pilot Officer D. Jones unhurt.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 01 November 1943.
NZ3117 P-40M-10 27496 43-5808 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed shortly after take-off at 2225 hours on 01 December 1943.
The aircraft dived into the ground during night circuit flying.
Sergeant Trefor Tyler killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 04 January 1944.
NZ3118 P-40M-10 27497 43-5809 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3119 P-40M-10 27501 43-5813 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 21 May 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
One of the last 4 Kittyhawks to be melted down, this aircraft was still extant at Rukuhia in March 1967.
To J. Chambers.
Presently owned by J. Chambers and with Don Subritzky at Dairy Flat for restoration to airworthy condition.
NZ3120 P-40N-1 28444 42-104682 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "J".
To No.18 Squadron. Crashed into St. Georges Channel on 05 February 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Flying Officer Ronald Bremner killed.
Written off books on 09 March 1944.
NZ3121 P-40N-1 28445 42-104683 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "K".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Cape Gazelle on 09 January 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Flying Officer Arthur Sladen killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3122 P-40N-1 28446 42-104684 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "A".
Crashed into sea near New Georgia on 14 November 1943.
Written off books at New Georgia on 31 January 1944.
NZ3123 P-40N-1 28447 42-104685 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "H".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Cape Gazelle on 09 January 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Flying Officer Douglas Jones killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3124 P-40N-1 28448 42-104686 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "B".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3125 P-40N-1 28449 42-104687 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.

Kittyhawk NZ3125
Avalon 
3rd March 2013
Photo Darren Reed

NZ3126 P-40N-1 28451 42-104689 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "C".
To No.18 Squadron. C
rashed into St. Georges Channel on 05 February 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Sergeant Bruce Nicholson killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 February 1944.
NZ3127 P-40N-1 28452 42-104690 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "V".
To No.18 Squadron. Crashed into the sea in Kabanga Bay at 1245 hours on 09 February 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
It dived into the sea on fire from a height of about 900 feet.
Sergeant Ronald Reardon killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3128 P-40N-1 28453 42-104691 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "D".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3129 P-40N-1 28454 42-104692 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "E".
Lost at sea off New Georgia on 09 November 1943.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3130 P-40N-1 28455 42-104693 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "F".
To No.19 Squadron.
Disappeared on a ferry flight from Guadalcanal to Espiritu Santo on 24 April 1944.
The aircraft was part of a flight of 18 aircraft which flew into a large cumulus cloud during the trip.
The aircraft were split up and NZ3130 was not seen again.
Flight Sergeant Keith Armstrong missing presumed killed.
Written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ3131 P-40N-1 28456 42-104694 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "G".
To No.15 Squadron.
Overturned on landing at Guadalcanal on 27 September 1943 as a result of damage caused by enemy action.
Flight Sergeant I. Murdoch unhurt.
Written off books at Guadalcanal on 01 November 1943.
NZ3132 P-40N-1 28457 42-104695 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943.
Crashed in sea off New Georgia on 20 November 1943.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3133 P-40N-1 28458 42-104696 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "U".
Involved in taxying accident at New Georgia on 01 January 1944.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3134 P-40N-1 28459 42-104697 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "L".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3134 was one of 5 RNZAF P-40s which failed to return from the mission.
Flight Lieutenant Alister Buchanan killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3135 P-40N-1 28460 42-104698 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "I".
To No.17 Squadron. Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3135 crashed near Gavutu Island.
Flight Sergeant D. Williams injured but rescued from the water about 6 hours later.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3136 P-40N-1 28461 42-104699 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "M".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3137 P-40N-1 28462 42-104700 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "N".
To No.18 Squadron.
Dived into the sea near the Warangoi River mouth at about 1100 hours on 13 February 1944.
The aircraft was on an escort duty when it was shot down by an enemy fighter.
Flying Officer Harold Souter killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3138 P-40N-1 28463 42-104701 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "O" and "F".
Written off books at New Georgia on 31 January 1944 while with No.4 SU.
NZ3139 P-40N-1 28464 42-104702 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 08 July 1943. Coded "X".
Crashed in sea off Bougainville on 08 March 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3140 P-40N-1 28505 42-104743 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "P".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3140 was one of 5 RNZAF P-40s which failed to return from the mission.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Worsp killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3141 P-40N-1 28506 42-104744 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Major damage to fin and rudder after mid air collision with NZ3089 over Woodbourne on 19 October 1943.
Flying Officer P. Bull unhurt and aircraft later repaired.
Mid air collision with NZ3110 during a formation practice flight at 0920 hours on 21 March 1945.
The aircraft dived into the ground about 5 miles from Ohakea.
Pilot Officer Neville Quigley killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 29 March 1945.
NZ3142 P-40N-1 28507 42-104745 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "C".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3143 P-40N-1 28508 42-104746 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3144 P-40N-1 28509 42-104747 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "S". Lost at sea as a result of enemy action during operations on 12 December 1943. Written off books at New Georgia on 31 January 1944.
NZ3145 P-40N-1 28511 42-104749 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "T".
Crashed at Bougainville on 17 December 1943.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3146 P-40N-1 28512 42-104750 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3147 P-40N-1 28513 42-104751 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943.
To No.16 Squadron.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3148 P-40N-1 28514 42-104752 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "G".
To No.18 Squadron. The first aircraft to be named "GLORIA LYONS".
Damaged in crash landing at Torokina on 09 February 1944.
The engine failed just prior to landing and the aircraft missed the runway, hitting a mound of earth and somersaulting.
Sergeant Pilot Charles Woods unhurt.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3149 P-40N-1 28515 42-104753 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "80".
Taxying accident at Bougainville on 28 January 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville on 02 February 1944.
NZ3150 P-40N-5 28607 42-104845 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943.
Undercarriage collapsed on landing at Ohakea on 14 June 1945 after training flight.
Written off books at Ohakea on 28 June 1945.
NZ3151 P-40N-5 28608 42-104846 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "55".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crashed near Torakina on 17 December 1943.
The aircraft was badly damaged by enemy fighters during a fighter sweep to Rabaul.
On return to Torakina the undercarriage could not be lowered and the aircraft was crash landed on the beach.
Flying Officer P. Bull uninjured.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3152 P-40N-5 28609 42-104847 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "61".
Hit in tail and suffered hydraulic failure after being hit by anti-aircraft fire on 06 May 1944.
Crashlanded at Green Island.
Sergeant O. Marshall unhurt but aircraft wrecked.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3153 P-40N-5 28611 42-104849 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "F".
To RNZAF Fighter Wing, Solomon Islands.
Crashed near Hunter Point on 17 December 1943.
The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters during a fighter sweep to Rabaul.
Wing Commander Trevor Freeman killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3154 P-40N-5 28612 42-104850 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "49".
To No.16 Squadron.
Mid air collision with NZ3176 near Torokina on 19 December 1943.
The aircraft struck the underside of NZ3176 and both aircraft crashed into the jungle.
Flying Officer James Williams killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3155 P-40N-5 28613 42-104851 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "50".
To No.16 Squadron.
Crashed on takeoff from Torokina at 1715 hours on 19 December 1943.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure at about 300 feet and crashed into the water sinking without trace.
Warrant Officer Colin McDonald killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3156 P-40N-5 28614 42-104852 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "56".
To No.18 Squadron.
Crashed on take-off from Ondonga at 0535 hours on 21 November 1943.
The aircraft suffered from an engine problem and crashed into the jungle about 300 yards from the end of the airstrip.
Flying Officer John Bew killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3157 P-40N-5 28615 42-104853 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 27 July 1943. Coded "51".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3158 P-40N-5 29070 42-105308 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943. S
old to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3159 P-40N-5 29071 42-105309 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943. T
o No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3160 P-40N-5 29072 42-105310 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3161 P-40N-5 29073 42-105311 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943.
 Crash landed at Green Island on 19 March 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3162 P-40N-5 29074 42-105312 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943. Coded "62".
To No.16 Squadron. Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3162 was one of 5 RNZAF P-40s which failed to return from the mission.
Flying Officer Montague Dark killed.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3163 P-40N-5 29081 42-105319 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ardmore.
Swung off the runway while landing and struck Harvard NZ1059 at Ardmore on 16 May 1944.
The Instructor in the Harvard was killed when the cockpit was struck by the wingtip of NZ3163.
Sergeant L. Long uninjured.
Written off books at Ardmore on 23 May 1944 as converted to produce.
Converted to INST99 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ3164 P-40N-5 29082 42-105320 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3165 P-40N-5 29083 42-105321 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943. Coded "60".
To No.14 Squadron.
Mid air collision with another Warhawk (NZ????) during an escort duty on 13 February 1944.
The aircraft crashed in heavy jungle near Vunakanau, the wreckage being discovered in 1955.
Flying Officer Gordon Treweek killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3166 P-40N-5 29084 42-105322 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943. Coded "53".
To No.18 Squadron.
Damaged by flak during a strafing mission on 16 November 1943.
The aircraft suffered from an engine failure and crashed into the sea near Fauro Island.
Flying Officer Lindsay Hutton killed.
Written off books on 17 December 1943.
NZ3167 P-40N-5 29085 42-105323 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 August 1943.
To No.18 Squadron.
The second aircraft to be named "GLORIA LYONS".
Damaged by anti aircraft fire during a raid on a Japanese Airstrip at Buka Island on 23 February 1943.
Ditched in sea off Torokina on return from raid due loss of control for landing.
Sergeant Pilot C. Wood parachuted to safety and was unhurt.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3168 P-40N-5 28783 42-105021 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 August 1943. Coded "15".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3169 P-40N-5 28784 42-105022 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 August 1943. Coded "59".
To No.18 Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Treasury Islands at 0645 hours on 22 November 1943. T
he aircraft suffered engine problems and ditched into the sea.
Flying Officer Peter Rishworth killed.
Written off books on 17 December 1943.
NZ3170 P-40N-5 28786 42-105024 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 August 1943.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore.
Crashed near Raglan at 0900 hours on 05 May 1944.
The aircraft was performing low level aerobatics when it stalled in a steep climb and dived into the ground.
Pilot Officer John Sumner killed.
Written off books at No.1 RD, Hamilton on 18 May 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3171 P-40N-5 28787 42-105025 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 August 1943. Coded "18". Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3172 P-40N-5 28788 42-105026 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 August 1943.
Crashed at New Georgia on 18 November 1943.
NZ3173 P-40N-5 28616 42-104854 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "66".
Crashed on landing at Bougainville on 27 January 1944.
Written off books on 02 February 1944.
NZ3174 P-40N-5 28617 42-104855 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "Q".
Ferried from Whenuapai to Santos by Pat Tennent departing Whenuapai on 07 October 1943.
To No.14 Squadron.
To No.17 Squadron. Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3174 was one of 5 RNZAF P-40s which failed to return from the mission. Sergeant Robert Covic killed. Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3175 P-40N-5 28779 42-105017 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "65". To No.16 Squadron. Crashed near Praed Point on 17 December 1943.
The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters during a fighter sweep to Rabaul.
Flight Lieutenant John McFarlane killed.
Written off books 31 January 1944.
NZ3176 P-40N-5 28778 42-105016 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "64".
To No.16 Squadron.
Mid air collision with NZ3154 near Torokina on 19 December 1943.
The aircraft was struck from beneath by NZ3154 and both aircraft crashed into the jungle.
Flight Sergeant D. Mulligan baled out and was picked up the next day.
Written off books 31 January 1944.
NZ3177 P-40N-5 28777 42-105015 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "A".
Ferried to Santos leaving Whenuapai on 03 November 1943.
Crash landed at Pallikulo Airfield on 03 May 1944 after electrical and hydraulic failure.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo.
NZ3178 P-40N-5 28781 42-105019 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943. Coded "E".
Written off books at Bougainville on 15 April 1944 while with No.4 SU.
NZ3179 P-40N-5 28782 42-105020 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 16 August 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed at Sanson at 1455 hours on 18 July 1944. T
he aircraft suffered engine problems during a formation flying practice and spun into the ground after descending to 1000 feet for a landing approach.
Sergeant Robert Stewart killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 02 August 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ3180 P-40M-5 27195 43-5507 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 September 1943.
This aircraft was a replacement for a P-40L which was sent to New Zealand by mistake and was returned to the United States.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Bulls at 2115 hours on 27 October 1943.
The aircraft failed to recover from a dive while practicing steep turns at low altitude and crashed into the ground.
Flight Sergeant John Sinclair killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 06 November 1943 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3181 P-40N-5 29634 42-105872 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3182 P-40N-5 29635 42-105873 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
To No.16 Squadron.
Damaged after tyre burst on take-off and resulting belly landing at Piva.
Flight Sergeant G. Luoni unhurt and aircraft later repaired.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Force landed after engine failure near Ohakea on 16 February 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 28 February 1945.
NZ3183 P-40N-5 29636 42-105874 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
To No.18 Squadron. Crashed into sea near Cape Gazelle on 27 January 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Flight Lieutenant Clive Highet killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 02 February 1944.
NZ3184 P-40N-5 29637 42-105875 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "75".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3185 P-40N-5 29638 42-105876 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3186 P-40N-5 29639 42-105877 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "81" and "G".
To No.15 Squadron. Crashed near Bitagalip on 22 Januray 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Sergeant Colin Grubb killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 02 February 1944.
NZ3187 P-40N-5 29641 42-105879 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "R".
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944 while with No.4 SU.
NZ3188 P-40N-5 29643 42-105881 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "B".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed during a strafing run on the Oamai River at 1320 hours on 07 May 1944.
The aircraft rolled over and dived into the ground while flying at tree top height.
Flying Officer Stanley Broadbent killed.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3189 P-40N-5 29645 42-105883 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "72".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Crashed at 0940 hours on 22 May 1945.
The aircraft stalled at low altitude while circling a house near Whangaehu and crashed into the ground.
Warrant Officer Robert Holford killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 28 May 1945.
NZ3190 P-40N-5 29647 42-105885 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "67".
Missing on operations from Bougainville on 16 February 1944. W
ritten off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3191 P-40N-5 29649 42-105887 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
Forced landing at Ohakea on 25 August 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea.
NZ3192 P-40N-5 29650 42-105888 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
Crash landed while operating from Bougainville on 19 February 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville on 09 March 1944.
NZ3193 P-40N-5 29651 42-105889 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "82".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3194 P-40N-5 29652 42-105890 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943. Coded "74".
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3195 P-40N-5 29653 42-105891 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 October 1943.
Crashed during attempted force landing at Tauranga during operational training on 14 January 1944.
Converted to instructional airframe INST95 at Tauranga on 14 March 1944.
Reduced to produce on 02 May 1945.
NZ3196 P-40N-15 30151 42-106389 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "76".
To No.16 Squadron. Crashed during a fighter sweep by 48 aircraft over Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft were attacked by enemy fighters and NZ3196 was one of 5 RNZAF P-40s which failed to return from the mission.
Flying Officer Denis Page killed.
Written off books on 02 February 1944.
NZ3197 P-40N-15 30153 42-106391 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "P".
Crashed into sea while operating from Bougainville on 08 March 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3198 P-40N-15 30154 42-106392 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Crashed on landing at Norfolk Island during a ferry flight on 16 December 1943.
Written off books at No.1 RD, Hamilton as reduced to spares on 01 August 1944.
NZ3199 P-40N-15 30156 42-106394 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "69".
Ditched off Torokina Beach during fighter sweep to Rabaul on 24 December 1943.
The aircraft was badly damaged after being attacked by about 10 Zekes.
On reaching Torakina the aircraft became uncontrollable and was crash landed in the sea about a mile offshore.
Flying Officer K. Starnes unhurt and had no difficulty escaping the aircraft and making his way to shore.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3200 P-40N-15 30157 42-106395 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "70".
To No.18 Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Cape Gazelle on 27 January 1944.
The aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter during an escort sortie.
Sergeant Clifford Knight killed.
Written off books at Bougainville on 02 February 1944.
NZ3201 P-40N-15 30163 42-106401 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3202 P-40N-15 30165 42-106403 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "78".
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3203 P-40N-15 30166 42-106404 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3204 P-40N-20 30168 42-106406 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Dived into ground during operational training from Ohakea on 05 August 1944.
The pilot parachuted to safety.
NZ3205 P-40N-20 30169 42-106407 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3206 P-40N-20 30171 42-106409 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3207 P-40N-20 30172 42-106410 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.17 Squadron.
Shot down by enemy anti aircraft fire and crashed into sea while operating from Bougainville on 08 June 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3208 P-40N-20 30183 42-106421 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.

Kittyhawk NZ3208

NZ3209 P-40N-20 30178 42-106416 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3210 P-40N-20 30180 42-106418 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3211 P-40N-20 30181 42-106419 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Taxying accident at New Georgia on 12 January 1944 while with No.2 SU.
Written off books on 31 January 1944.
NZ3212 P-40N-20 30184 42-106422 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.19 Squadron.
Disappeared on a ferry flight from Guadalcanal to Espiritu Santo on 24 April 1944.
The aircraft was part of a flight of 18 aircraft which flew into a large cumulus cloud during the trip.
The aircraft were split up and NZ3212 was not seen again.
Flying Officer Henry Veint missing presumed killed.
Written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ3213 P-40N-20 30186 42-106424 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3214 P-40N-20 30187 42-106425 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3215 P-40N-20 30693 43-22954 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. Coded "N".
To No.17 Squadron.
Crashed into the sea after being hit by flak during a strafing run near Cape St. George on 01 June 1944.
Warrant Officer Bruce McHardie missing presumed killed.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3216 P-40N-20 30895 43-22956 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3217 P-40N-20 30898 43-22959 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3218 P-40N-20 30899 43-22960 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3219 P-40N-20 30900 43-22961 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3220 P-40N-20 30901 43-22962 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Coded "G". The third aircraft to be named "GLORIA LYONS".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
To John Smith at Mapua.
Still stored at Mapua.
NZ3221 P-40N-20 30902 43-22963 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
To No.2 OTU.
Collision with NZ3012 and NZ3061 during training on 14 November 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 22 November 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3222 P-40N-20 30903 43-22964 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore.
Crashed near Waiheke Island during a test flight at 1045 hours on 01 January 1944.
The propellor struck the sea and the resulting engine vibration forced the pilot ot bale out with insufficient height for his parachute to deploy. S
ergeant William Russell killed.
Written off books at Ardmore on 25 January 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3223 P-40N-20 30904 43-22965 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3224 P-40N-20 30905 43-22966 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3225 P-40N-20 30906 43-22967 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3226 P-40N-20 30907 43-22968 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Mid air collision with NZ3073 during formation flying over Bulls at 0930 hours on 01 September 1944.
The aircraft fell to the ground out of control and the pilot failed to bail out after hitting the other aircraft's wing tip.
Flying Officer Alexander Cruikshank killed.
Written off books at Ohakea as reduced to produce.
NZ3227 P-40N-20 30908 43-22969 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Ferried from Whenuapai to Guadalcanal by Pat Tennent departing Whenuapai on 25 January 1944.
To No.14 Squadron.
To No.16 Squadron.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3228 P-40N-20 30909 43-22970 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3229 P-40N-20 30910 43-22971 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3230 P-40N-20 30912 43-22973 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 04 November 1943.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3231 P-40N-20 31592 43-23653 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Crash landed Guadalcanal on 04 April 1944 while with No.1 SU and written off.
May possibly have beenj 43-23663 c/n 31602.
NZ3232 P-40N-20 31589 43-23650 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crash landed at Mount Stewart 5 miles east of Ohakea during training flight on 08 February 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 19 February 1945.
NZ3233 P-40N-20 31590 43-23651 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Overturned on landing at Guadalcanal on 15 April 1944 while with No.1 SU.
Written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ3234 P-40N-20 31664 43-23725 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3235 P-40N-20 31593 43-23654 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3236 P-40N-20 31661 43-23722 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3237 P-40N-20 31659 43-23720 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944. Coded "E" and named "Esma Lee".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3238 P-40N-20 31658 43-23719 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3239 P-40N-20 31586 43-23647 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.16 Squadron.
Suffered engine failure after being hit bt anti-aircraft fire at Kieta.
Flying Officer A Tucker baled out 10 miles east of Nussi Point and rescued by Dumbo.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3240 P-40N-20 31595 43-23656 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Damaged during operational training flight from Ardmore on 10 March 1944.
Converted to instructional airframe INST93 at Ardmore.
In December 1944 the serial INST93 was cancelled and the aircraft reverted to NZ3240.
NZ3241 P-40N-20 31671 43-23732 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Undercarriage collapsed on landing at Green Island on 23 April 1944.
Flight Lieutenant M. Jones unhurt but aircraft wrecked.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ3242 P-40N-20 31662 43-23623 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3243 P-40N-20 31584 43-23645 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3244 P-40N-20 31596 43-23657 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Engine fire during flight from Ohakea on 25 April 1944.
Written off books at Ohakea on 17 May 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ3245 P-40N-20 31583 43-23644 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944. Coded "245".
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Crash landed at Ohakea on 30 November 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3246 P-40N-20 31587 43-23648 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 03 February 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3247 P-40N-20 31139 43-23200 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 09 February 1944. Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3248 P-40N-20 31142 43-23203 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
To No.16 Squadron.
Struck sea and ditched in Hauraki Gulf during low flying exercise from Ardmore on 30 June 1944.
Pilot Officer J. Gillam unhurt and rescued by Walrus amphibian.
Written off books at Ardmore on 06 July 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3249 P-40N-20 31169 43-23230 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3250 P-40N-20 31170 43-23231 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3251 P-40N-20 31171 43-23232 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3252 P-40N-20 31173 43-23234 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3253 P-40N-20 31174 43-23235 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3254 P-40N-20 31184 43-23245 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3255 P-40N-20 31185 43-23246 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3256 P-40N-20 31186 43-23247 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3257 P-40N-20 31187 43-23248 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3258 P-40N-20 31188 43-23249 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3259 P-40N-20 31189 43-23250 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3260 P-40N-20 31190 43-23251 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3261 P-40N-20 31191 43-23252 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 February 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3262 P-40N-20 31845 43-23906 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3263 P-40N-20 31847 43-23908 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3264 P-40N-20 31852 43-23913 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 March 1944.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3265 P-40N-20 31853 43-23914 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3266 P-40N-20 31854 43-23915 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 01 March 1944.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3267 P-40N-20 31665 43-23726 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3268 P-40N-20 31667 43-23728 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 March 1944. To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed at the Raumai bombing range at 1215 hours on 14 February 1945.
The aircraft hit the ground after losing height following it's bomb run.
Sergeant Wilson Alexander killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 28 February 1945.
NZ3269 P-40N-20 31668 43-23729 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3270 P-40N-20 31670 43-23731 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 11 March 1944.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Badly damaged in mid air collision on 18 August 1944, but was repaired and returned to service.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3271 P-40E-1 19641 41-25130 ET454 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Re-assembled at Hobsonville and BoC No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville in March 1944.
Possibly flew only on test flights before being converted to instructional airframe INST96 with the Electrical and Wireless School at Wigram on 03 May 1944.
Transferred to the Education Department on 23 April 1948 and shifted to Christchurch Boys High School.
NZ3272 P-40N-25 32224 43-24285 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Crashed on runway at Ohakea on 24 September 1945 after test flight.
Written off books at Ohakea on 05 October 1945.
NZ3273 P-40N-25 32226 43-24287 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3274 P-40N-25 32228 43-24289 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
To No.19 Squadron. Struck by Harvard NZ???? in taxying accident at Ardmore on 29 May 1944.
Written off at Ardmore on 08 June 1944 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ3275 P-40N-25 32230 43-24291 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944. Coded "275".
Crash landed at Ohakea on 31 May 1945.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3276 P-40N-25 32232 43-24293 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3277 P-40N-25 32234 43-24295 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ3085 during formation training flight from Ohakea on 25 May 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 06 June 1945.
NZ3278 P-40N-25 32236 43-24297 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944. Coded "OD-22".
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3279 P-40N-25 32238 43-24299 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3280 P-40N-25 32240 43-24301 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3281 P-40N-25 32242 43-24303 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 29 March 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3282 P-40N-25 32248 43-24309 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 04 May 1944. Coded "282".
Crash landed at Ohakea on 26 June 1945.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
May possibly Have been P-40N-20 43-24309 c/n 31848.
NZ3283 P-40N-25 32250 43-24311 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 04 May 1944.
To No.4 OTU, Ohakea.
Crashed near Hunterville at 1155 hours on 13 February 1945.
The aircraft dived vertically through cloud into farmland.
Flight Lieutenant Hilliard Boucher killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 19 February 1945.
May possibly have been P-40N-20 43-24311 c/n 31850.
NZ3284 P-40N-25 32300 43-24361 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3285 P-40N-25 32302 43-24363 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3286 P-40N-25 32304 43-24365 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3287 P-40N-25 32308 43-24369 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3288 P-40N-25 32310 43-24371 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3289 P-40N-25 32312 43-24373 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3290 P-40N-25 32316 43-24377 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
To No.2 OTU, Ohakea. Mid air collision with NZ3079 near Sanson at 0912 hours on 03 August 1945.
The aircraft spun into the ground with the remains on NZ3079's tail caught on the propellor.
Flight Lieutenant Wallace Mansill killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 22 August 1945.
NZ3291 P-40N-25 32318 43-24379 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3292 P-40N-25 32320 43-24381 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
NZ3293 P-40N-25 32324 43-24385 - Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 09 May 1944.
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948.
25100 P-40E-1 19611 41-25100 ET424 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.15 Squadron coded "12".
Mid air collision with a US Navy SBD-3 Dauntless, BuNo06589 from VB-11 at 0945 hours on 25 March 1943.
The aircraft collided at 10,000 feet about 20 miles from Nandi during an escort exercise while avoiding a diving attack by a USN F4F and both spun into the sea.
Squadron Leader Allan Crichton killed.
25103 P-40E-1 19614 41-25103 ET427 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
To No.15 Squadron coded "8".
Crashed at Tongatapu at 1625 hours on 07 November 1942.
The aircraft stalled off a steep turn and dived into the ground inverted. Sergeant Donald Chrystall killed.
25137 P-40E-1 19648 41-25137 ET461 Taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
Written off before allocation of NZ serial.
45958 P-40K-1 15759 42-45958 - Listed in USAAF documents as "condemned inventory Oct 16, 1943"
23907 P-40N-20 31846 43-23907 - Allocated to RNZAF but destroyed in a rail accident prior to shipment from the USA.
23910 P-40N-20 31849 43-23910 - Allocated to RNZAF but destroyed in a rail accident prior to shipment from the USA.
23912 P-40N-20 31851 43-23912 - Allocated to RNZAF but destroyed in a rail accident prior to shipment from the USA.
Repaired and reissued to USAAF?
Listed as involved in a mid-air collision with P-40N-20 43-23838 near Tonopah AZ, 12th June 1945.
 
     

Author: Ivan Prince (updated by Brendan Cowan & Les Bilcliff).

Source: RNZAF records. "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn. AHSNZ publications 1965-1992. "Wings Over The Pacific" by Alex Horn. ABIX. "Air to Air" by Chris Rudge. Pat Tennent "Wartime Experiences". Classic Wings Volume 12 Number 1.

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