10 MARCH 1944
CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK

BETWEEN GOVE ISLAND AND HORN ISLAND

 

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Kittyhawk

 

RAAF P-40N Kittyhawk, A29-522 (#42-105376), is believed to have ditched into the sea on a flight between Gove Island and Horn Island on 10 March 1944. It is believed that it ditched into the Gulf of Carpentaria at approximately 11 17' S, 139' 46' E. No further news. F/Sgt. Herbert James Ewart Walsh (421479) was killed in the loss of this aircraft.

This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in September 1943.

 

NOTE:- Stewart Wilson's book states that this aircraft was lost while on a Horn Island to Gove flight rather than a Gove to Horn Island flight.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Clark for his assistance with this home page.

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 232

Position:     11.17 - 139.46

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3097

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

"The Spitfire, Mustang & Kittyhawk in Australian Service"
by Stewart Wilson

 

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