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On April 17, 1942 took off from 7-Mile Drome on an mission to intercept enemy A6M2 Zeros. During air combat, this P-40 was damaged by enemy fire but landed safely.
Afterwards, repaired enough to fly back to Australia. On May 7, 1932 assigned to 5 Air Depot (5 AD). On November 3, 1942 assigned to 12 Repair Salvage Unit (12 RSU) as part of their aircraft pool. On December 20, 1942 assigned to 76 Squadron, but the assignment was canceled and instead issued to 3 Air Depot (3 AD) arriving on June 9, 1943 in serviceable condition but not operationally ready.
On September 23, 1943 assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU) at Mildura Airfield.
On June 5, 1944 took off from Mildura Airfield piloted by F/Sgt Neville Lloyd Thornley, 34772 on a training flight. During the flight, the engine failed and force landed near Wentworth, NSW.
On October 2, 1944 took off from Mildura Airfield a training mission and the engine caught fire in the air and crash landed five miles southwest of the airfield.
On July 28, 1945 assigned to 1 CRD. On July 5, 146 assigned to 1 Stores Depot. On September 23, 1947 approved for write off.
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