8 SEPTEMBER 1943
CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK

BETWEEN MERAUKE AND HORN ISLAND

 

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Kittyhawk

 

RAAF P-40M Kittyhawk, A29-327 (#43-5660), left Merauke for a trip to Horn Island on 8 September 1943.  It was never heard from again. Stewart Wilson's book "The Spitfire, Mustang & Kittyhawk in Australian Service" states that it was missing on operations near Horn Island. This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in March 1943.

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 66

Position:     10.34 - 142.17

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3097

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

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

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

 

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