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  P-40N-15-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3200  
RNZAF
18 Squadron

Pilot  Sgt Clifford William Douglas Knight, 425910 (MIA / KIA) Christchurch, NZ
MIA  January 27, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 30157. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 42-106395. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3200. Assigned to 18 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On January 27, 1944 this P-40 crashed into the sea off the Gazelle Peninsula after being shot down by enemy fighters during an escort mission.

Memorials
Knight was officially delcared dead the day of the mission. He is commemorated at the Bourail Memorial panel 7.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3200
CWGC - Clifford William Douglas Knight
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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