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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3169  
RNZAF
18 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Peter Shiers Rishworth, 412740 (MIA / KIA) Masterton, Wellington, NZ
MIA  November 22, 1943 at 06:45 hours

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28784. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-105022. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3169. Assigned to 18 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On November 22, 1943 this P-40 crashed into the sea off the Treasury Islands at approximately 06:45 hours.

Memorials
Rishworth was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is commemorated at the Bourail Memorial at Bourail War Cemetery.

References
CWGC - Peter Shiers Rishworth
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3169
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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