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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3186  
RNZAF
15 Squadron

Pilot  Sgt Colin Bruce Grubb, 429983 (KIA, BR) Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
Crashed  January 22, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructor Number 29639. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-105877. Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

Mission History
On January 22, 1944 took off on a mission. This P-40 was shot down by fighters during an escort sortie and crashed near Bitagalip.

Memorials
Grubb was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is buried at Bourail War Cemetery at grave 8. 16.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3186
CWGC - Colin Bruce Grubb
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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