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  P-40N-5-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3188  
17 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Stanley Broadbent, 417011 (KIA, BR) Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Crashed  May 7, 1944

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Assigned to 17 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
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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Last Updated
January 5, 2018


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