Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 29863. Assigned USAAF serial number 42-106101. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
During October 1943, assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-556. On March 30, 1944 Assigned to 80 Squadron. This aircraft was sent to 22 RSURP then returned to 80 Squadron as A29-556 / A291134.
On May 14, 1944 damaged by an impact with a aircraft while landing at Tadji Airfield. On October 3, 1944 converted to components and abandoned.
Until 1975, this aircraft remained in situ near Tadji Airfield.
Salvage & Storage
During 1975, salvaged by Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong for Yesterday's
Air Force. Transported to the United States and stored at Chino Airport during the 1970s.
Restoration & Display
Later, this aircraft was restored fro static display and sold to RAF Museum and transported to the United Kingdom. Displayed at RAF Museum at Hendon painted in the markings of Royal Air Force (RAF) Kittyhawk IV FX760 / GA-? with shark mouth markings on the nose assigned to No 112 Squadron and operated in North Africa.
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January 9, 2018