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  P-40N-35-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-1019 Code GA-E
RAAF
75 Squadron

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Morris June 28, 1945

Pilot  F/Sgt Stanley George Johnstone, 118059 (survived)
Crashed  June 28, 1945 at 11:30am


Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during November 1944. Assigned to 75 Squadron. Code GA-E. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
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".

References
ADF Serial - Kittyhawk A29-1019
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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