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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force serial number ?. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk A29-???.

Mission History
This P-40 crashed near in a sago swamp near a river, east of Tadji.

Wreckage
This P-40 is a twisted wing section, small pieces of wreckage and submerged engine. Traces of the outer blue circle of the RAAF roundell are the only marking visible.

Justin Taylan visted the site in 2003:
"I was shown this wreckage. Probably more of it once exisited, but it has been scrapped or picked thru over the decades. A villager removed the wing machine guns during January 2003 and had them on display at his house."

Charles Darby adds:
"Probably this is P-40N A29-1210. Did it have tail surfaces? If so, it is not 1210 as we salvaged the tail surfaces from that a/c and Armstrong subsequently took them to use in assembling P-40E 41-36166."

References
Thanks to Charles Darby for addtional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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