|Pilot F/Sgt Stanley George Johnstone, 118059 (survived)
Crashed June 28, 1945 at 11:30am
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army as serial number 44-7845. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during November 1944. Assigned to 75 Squadron. Code GA-E. No known nickname or nose art.
On June 28, 1945 took off from Morotai piloted by Johnstone on a ferry flight to Tarakan Airfield. On landing, this P-40 suffered a landing gear leg collapse and crashed.
F/Sgt Johnstone reported:
"On the morning of the 28th June 1945, on arriving at Tarakan on travel flight from Morotai, I touched down on Croydon Strip tail down wheeler and ran approximately 500 yards when the starboard oleo leg collapsed. The time was approximately 1130".
ADF Serial - Kittyhawk A29-1019
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information
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February 4, 2018