|Pilot F/Sgt Gregory Carlisle Mogg, 412081 (rescued)
Ditched May 13, 1944
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-104659. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
During July 1943 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-434. Assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD) then on September 13, 1943 assigned to 75 Squadron. On April 21, 1944 sent to 11 RSU and returned to the squadron afterwards.
On May 13, 1944 took off from Cape Gloucester Airfield on a ferry flight bound for Tadji Airfield, en route the engine stopped and Mogg ditched into the sea roughly 20 nautical miles northwest of Manam Island off Hansa Bay.
The next day, Mogg was rescued by a PBY Catalina, his only injury was a bad sun burn.
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-434
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February 4, 2018