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  P-40N-20-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-610  
RAAF
80 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Alfred Evans Watts, 424486 (rescued)
Crashed  August 30, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned USAAF Serial Number 43-22808. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
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.

Mission History
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.

References
World War II Nominal Roll - Alfred Evans Watts

ADF Serials - Kittyhawk A29-610

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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