Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 27501. Assigned U. S Army serial number 43-5813. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
During May 1943, delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3119. Assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU). No known nickname or nose art.
In 1948, sold to J. Larsen and remained at Rukuhia until at least 1967.
Registered as N5813, the aircraft is located at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio.
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3119
Warbird Resource Group - Warhawk 43-5813
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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January 9, 2018