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  P-40E-1 Warhawk Serial Number 41-24873  
5th AF
49th FG
9th FS

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Norman Wilford 1943

Pilot  Lt. John D. Livingstone (KIA, BR)
Crashed  April 4, 1942
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 658. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number ET197. Instead, assigned to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron on June 3, 1942. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On April 4, 1942 crashed during take off from 34 Mile Drome south of Darwin. After the crash, Livingstone's remains were recovered.

Livingstone was buried at Adelaide River War Cemetery at Row 4 Grave 116. Afterwards his squadron's base at 34 Mile Drome was renamed "Livingstone Field" in his honor.

FindAGrave - Lieut John D Livingstone (newspaper article)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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