6 FEBRUARY 1943
CRASH OF A P-40E KITTYHAWK
IN THE GREEN ISLAND AREA

 

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Kittyhawk

 

RAAF P-40E Kittyhawk, A29-136, of 75 Squadron in Cairns, was practising strafing attacks on American Naval vessels near Green Island on 6 February 1943.  It crashed into the sea and the pilot Flight Lieutenant Piper was admitted to the Cairns Hospital with only minor injuries.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

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

 

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