FORCED LANDING OF A P-40E KITTYHAWK / WARHAWK
IN A FIELD NEAR NOWRA, NSW
ON 9 MARCH 1942

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2nd Lieutenant Joseph King force landed his P-40E Kittyhawk / Warhawk in a field near Nowra in New South Wales on 9 March 1942.

2nd Lieutenant John Childress of the 7th Pursuit Squadron, 49th Pursuit Group also forced landed his P-40E Kittyhawk, #41-24819 on the same day.

A few days later on 11 March 1942, after repairs had been carried out to his P-40E, 2nd Lt. King attempted to take off from the field, but the left wheel hit a hole in the uneven ground causing the aircraft to swerve and crash killing an 18 year old girl and her horse and seriously injuring a 6 year old boy.

Both aircraft were eventually trucked to Bankstown Airfield on 26 March 1942 where they were disassembled for much needed spare parts.

 

REFERENCES

Fifth Air Force in Profile
By Michael Claringbould

 

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