|Pilot F/O Alfred Evans Watts, 424486 (rescued)
Crashed August 30, 1944
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned USAAF Serial Number 43-22808. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
During Nobember 1943, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk serial number A29-610. Assigned to 80 Squadron, no known nickname or nose art.
On August 30, 1944 took off from Kamiri Airfield on Noemfoor Island on a mission over Babo Airfield. Following the attack, this aircraft crashed into sea off Babo. Pilot Watts bailed out and landed unhurt.
Fate of the Pilot
Watts was later rescued by a PBY Catalina and returned to duty.
World War II Nominal Roll - Alfred Evans Watts
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-610
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January 5, 2018