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  P-40N-20-CU "Gloria Lyons" Serial Number NZ3220 Tail G
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Trevor Coker

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructor number 30901. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 43-22962. Disassembled and shipped overseas.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3220. Reassembled by No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville Airfield and BOC on November 4, 1943. Tail code G . Nicknamed "Gloria Lyons", the third aircraft with this nickname. At the end of the war, there were three rows of bomb markings on the right side of the cockpit (24, 24 and 7).

Postwar
Sold to J. Larsen from Rukuhia on March 2, 1948. Then, sold to John Smith at Mapua circa 1969 and to this day in storage at Mapua.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3220

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January 9, 2018

 

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