Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 30166. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40N-15-CU Warhawk serial number 42-106404. Disassembled and shipped overseas as part of lend-lease.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk
NZ3203. On November 24, 1943 reassembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot at Hobsonville Airfield. During September 1944 assigned to 4 OTU (4 Operational Training Unit) at Ohakea Airfield.
On March 2, 1948 sold to J. Larsen from Hamilton Airfield (Rukuhia).
During the middle 1990s, the wings from this P-40 were used in the restoration of P-40E Warhawk 41-25158 (NZ 3009).
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40N-15-CU Warhawk 42-106404
"106404 (MSN 30166) to New Zealand as NZ3203. Assembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville and BoC at Hobsonville on 24 November 1943. To No.4 OTU, Ohakea by September 1944. Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on 2 March 1948."
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3203
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
May 22, 2018