|Pilot F/O Harold Havelock Souter, RNZAF 41551 (MIA / KIA)
MIA February 13, 1944
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28462. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-104700. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3137. Assigned to 18 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On February 13, 1944 took off on an escort mission over New Britain. Over the target, shot down by enemy fighters and crashed into the sea near the mouth of the Warangoi River on New Britain.
F/O Souter is currently commemorated on the Bourail Memorial at Burail War Cemetery on panel 4.
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3137
CWGC - Harold Havelock Souter
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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January 5, 2018