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  P-40N-1-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3122 Code A
RNZAF
? Squadron

Pilot  R. A. Weber, NZ404979 (survived) Wellington, NZ
Crashed  November 14, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28446. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40N-1-CU Warhawk serial number 42-104684. Disassembled and shipped overseas to New Zealand as part of defense aid.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk NZ3122. Reassembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot and BOC on June 25, 1943 at Hobsonville Airfield. Assigned to ? Squadron. Coded "A".

Mission History
On November 14, 1943 took off piloted by R. A. Weber on a mission and bailed out and his aircraft crashed into the sea between Wana Wana Island and Arundel Island off New Georgia. Officially written off books on January 31, 1944.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40N-1-CU Warhawk 42-104684
"104684 to New Zealand as NZ3122. Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 25 June 1943. Coded "A". Crashed into sea near New Georgia on 14 November 1943."
ADF Serials Kittyhawk NZ3122
RNZAF P-40 Serial Numbers and Identities - NZ3122
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Thanks to Buz for additional information

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May 20, 2018

 

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