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  P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-101  
RAAF
2 OTU

Pilot  W/O Neville Stanley Faulks, 420930 (survived) Ryde, NSW
Force Landed  October 4, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 19160. Delivered to U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40E-1 Warhawk serial number 41-25141. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number ET465. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia as part of lend-lease and reassembled.

Wartime History
During May 1942, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-101. On May 15, 1942 assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU).

On July 8, 1942 force landed with the undercarriage retracted, damaging the propeller which was later repaired.

On July 14, 1942 force laded again damaging the radiator cowling and undercarriage which was repaired.

On October 7, 1942 the right mainplane and aileron were damaged in a landing accident and afterwards repaired.

On April 18, 1943 the propeller, forward fuselage and both wings leading edges were damaged during an accident and afterwards repaired.

On June 19, 1944 during a flight the engine stopped resulting in a force landing near Yelta, Victoria. Afterwards, repaired.

Mission History
On October 4, 1944 took off piloted by W/O Neville Stanley Faulks on a training mission. During the flight this aircraft suffered an engine failure and force landed roughly seven miles northeast of Mildura Airfield. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off and officially converted to components.

References
Note, P-40E Warhawk 41-25168 was originally intended to be delivered to the RAAF as Kittyhawk A29-101, but this allocation was canceled on April 28, 1942.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40E-1 41-25141
"25141 (MSN 19160, ET465) delivered to Australia.
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-101
"served with 2 OTU; (originally 41-25168 was allocated this Australian series number on 26/4/42 but returned to the USAAF that day); on 15/5/42 issued to 2 OTU (ex ET465); on 8/7/42 it was involved in a forced landing damaging the prop and undercarriage when the latter was not lowered; on 14/7/42 the radiator cowlings and undercarriage was damaged again in another forced landing; on 7/10/42 the starboard mainplane and aileron were damaged in another landing accident; on 18/4/43 the prop, the forward part of the fuselage, the port and starboard wing leading edge were damaged in an accident [cause?]; on 19/6/44 belly landed at Yelta Vic 19/6/44 when the engine stopped in flight; on 4/10/44 the engine failed and W/O N S Faulks was forced to land 7 miles NE of the Mildura strip; after this landing accident the a/c was converted to components."
WW2 Nominal Roll - Neville Stanley Faulks

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Last Updated
May 15, 2018

 

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