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  P-40N-25-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-821  
RAAF
77 Squadron

Pilot  FLGOFF Henry Douglas Summons, 400106 (MIA / KIA) Kew, VIC
MIA  October 25, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Curtis in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 43-24309. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
During May 1944 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-821. Reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On June 19, 1944 assigned to 77 Squadron.

Mission History
On October 25, 1944 took off from Noemfoor Island on a bombing mission over Manokwari. Last seen entering cloud in the target area and failed to return.

Search
Postwar searches in the area by RAAF Searcher Team led by S/L Keith Rundle and Flight Lieutenant O'Shea found no information about the fate of this pilot.

Memorials
Summons is memorialized on the Lae Memorial on panel 6.

Relative
Rade Au

References
CWGC - Henry Douglas Summons
ADF Serials - A29-821

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-40

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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