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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-434  
RAAF
75 Squadron

Pilot  F/Sgt Gregory Carlisle Mogg, 412081 (rescued)
Ditched  May 13, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-104659. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
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.

Mission History
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.

Rescue
The next day, Mogg was rescued by a PBY Catalina, his only injury was a bad sun burn.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-434

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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