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  P-40E-1 Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3011  
RNZAF
2 OTU

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 18478. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40E-1 Warhawk serial number 41-35957. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number ET603. Disassembled and shipped overseas to New Zealand as part of defense aid.

Wartime History
On May 7, 1942 assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk NZ3011. Reassembled by No. 1 Aircraft Depot (1 AD) at Hobsonville Airfield. Assigned to No. 2. Operational Training Unit (2 OTU). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On May 16, 1944 while landing at Ohakea Airfield, this aircraft caught fire and was written off. Afterwards, used by Armament School at Levin as instructional airframe INST100.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40E-1 Warhawk 41-35957

"5957 (MSN 18478, ET603) to New Zealand as NZ3011.Caught fire on landing at Ohakea May 16, 1944. Converted to instructional airframe INST 100 with Armament School at Levin."
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3011 constructors number listed as 19790

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Last Updated
May 21, 2018

 

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