|Pilot F/O Stanley Broadbent, 417011 (KIA, BR) Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Crashed May 7, 1944
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructor's Number 29643. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-105881. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Assigned to 17 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On May 7, 1944 took off on a mission over Bougainville. This P-40 was observed to roll over and crash while flying at tree-top level during a strafing run on the Oamai River, Bougainville.
Broadbent was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is buried at Bomana War Cemetery at C8. A. 8.
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3188
CWGC - Stanley Broadbent
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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January 5, 2018