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On April 4, 1942 pilot Lt. John D. Landers took off to intercept G4M1 Betty bombers attacking Darwin. At high altitude, he shot down G4M1 Betty Tail T-361 over the Cox Peninsula.
During September 1942, assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), as Kittyhawk A29-159. Assigned to 12 RSU then allocated to 76 Squadron but instead on October 17, 1942 assigned to 75 Squadron with code C. Nicknamed "Skeeter" on the left cowl below the exhaust.
Modified by 10 RSU with a glycol system, then on October 14, 1943 assigned to 82 Squadron for several days then to 2 OTU on July 28, 1944. and stored by 1 CRD on August 7, 1945.
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