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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3155  
16 Squadron

Pilot  W/O Colin Alexander McDonald, RNZAF 404448 (MIA / KIA) Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
MIA  December 19, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28613. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-104851. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3155. Assigned to 16 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On December 19, 1943 took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville at 17:15 hours. The aircraft suffered an engine failure at approximately 300 feet and crashed into the ocean without a trace.

McDonald was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is commemorated at the Bourail Memorial at Bourail War Cemetery on panel 6.

CWGC - Colin Alexander McDonald
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3155
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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