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  P-40N-20-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3215  
RNZAF
17 Squadron

Pilot  W/O Bruce Allen McHardie, 413441 (MIA / KIA) Otago, NZ
MIA  June 1, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 30693. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 43-22954. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3125. Assigned to 17 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On June 1, 1944 this P-40 crashed into the sea after being hit by anti-aircraft fire while conducting a strafing run near Cape Saint George at the southeastern tip of New Irealand.

Memorials
McHardie was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is commemorated at the Bourail Memorial panel 6.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3215
CWGC - Bruce Allen McHardie
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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