CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
AT GARBUTT AIRFIELD, QLD
ON 13 MARCH 1942

 

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Kittyhawk

 

75 Squadron RAAF was formed in Townsville on 4 March 1942 when twenty five P-40E Kittyhawk's (A29-1 through to A29-25) were made available to the RAAF.

During operational training in the Townsville area on 13 March 1942, P-40E Kittyhawk A29-4 of 75 Squadron piloted by Sgt D.B. Davies, was involved in a landing accident at Garbutt airfield in Townsville.  The aircraft was extensively damaged, but the pilot was uninjured.

 

NOTE:- Peter Nielsen's book, "Diary of WWII - North Queensland" shows this crash as March 1943.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

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

 

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