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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-526  
RAAF
13 ARDRP
84 Squadron
86 Squadron
6 AD

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-105702. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
During September 1943, assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-526. Assigned to 13 ARDRP during 1944. Received by 84 Squadron on January 31, 1945. Received by 86 Squadron on October 18, 1945. Received by 6 AD on November 19, 1946 for storage and authorized for disposal and scrapped.

Charles Darby states in research notes related to P-40E 41-36166:
"As of now, it is my understanding that the fuselage was indeed sent to the USA although not to David Tallichet.  Instead, it appears to have turned up on charge to the USAF Museum and was displayed for many years at Warner Robins AFB in Georgia.  It may now be masquerading as “42-105702” (refer Paul Coggan’s 2004 list of surviving P-40s).  However, the real 42-105702 became A29-526 with RAAF 84 Sqn and 86 Sqn., and was sold for scrap post-war from RAAF Oakey.  I am not aware that any part of it has survived. The confusion of identities apparently results from miscalculation of the P-40N sequence number 1273 as relating to 42-105702 when that number actually relates to ‘701 as well as to 41-36166."

References
ADF Serials Kittyhawk A29-526
Surviving Curtiss Fighters

Other sources incorrectly list this P-40 is display at Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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