6 FEBRUARY 1943
CRASH OF A P-40E KITTYHAWK
IN THE GREEN ISLAND AREA
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.
"Diary of WWII - North
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