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|Pilot Sea1c Haruo Kawanishi (KIA, BR)
Crashed May 2, 1942
Over the target area at 7:25am and were intercepted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-40E Kittyhawks from 75 Squadron and American P-39 Airacobras from the 8th Fighter Group. During the air combat, P-40E "Poison P" A29-48 was shot down. This Zero was shot down and crashed roughly 16 miles from Port Moresby. Airacobra pilot Don McGee of the 8th Fighter Group, 36th Fighter Squadron claimed this Zero shot down.
According to COIC Logs NGF HQ and Intelligence Reports, this Zero was "shot down about 16 miles from Moresby". A 16 mile radius circle from Port Moresby encompasses a wide area going from Porebada (West) to Waigani Swamp (North) and Dokuna (East).
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