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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-528 / A29-1134 Code HU-V
RAAF
78 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Raymond Edward Barker, 405711 (survived)
Force Landed  May 4, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force serial number 42-105710.

Wartime History
During September 1943, delivered to the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-528. Assigned to15 ARDRP then assigned to 78 Squadron on March 9, 1944 with code HU-V.

Mission History
On May 4, 1944 force landed and ran off the end of the Tadji Airfield. Afterward, this P-40 was written off.

Wreckage
Wreckage remained at the airfield until 1974. The fuselage section was recovered in 1974 by Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong, and shipped to the United States.

Storage
Placed into storage at Yesterday's Air Force, location today unknown.

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 17 (lower) 57 (middle)
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-528
ADF Serial - Kittyhawk A29-1134

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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