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  P-40N-1-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3120 Code J
RNZAF
18 Squadron

Pilot  Flying Officer Ronald Bremner, 422361 (MIA / KIA) Otago, NZ
MIA  February 5, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28444. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-104682. Disassembled and shipped overseas.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3120. Reassembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot at Hobsonville Airfield on June 25, 1943. Assigned to 18 Squadron and coded "J". Officially written off books on March 9, 1944.

Mission History
Took off from Torokina Airfield on an escort mission for 48 SBDs and 18 TBFs attacking Lakunai Airfield near Rabaul. After the bombing raid, the formation was intercepted by enemy fighters that followed them southwards. Two P-40s failed to return from the mission. Also lost was P-40N NZ3126.

Two aircraft were observed crashing into the sea at Saint Georges Channel one in the channel and one near Cape Saint George, but it was not determined if these were P-40s.

Memorials
Memorialized on the Bourail Memorial, panel 4.

References
ADF Serials Kittyhawk NZ3120
CWGC - Ronald Bremner
Air-To-Air page 290

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-40

MIA
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1 Missing

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