CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK
AT TOWNSVILLE, QLD
ON 16 JANUARY 1942

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On 16 January 1942, a USAAF P-40 Kittyhawk (Plane No. 9) piloted by 2nd Lieutenant Bryan W. Brown (0-421035) of the 17th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) crashed at Townsville in north Queensland. 2nd Lt Brown later transferred to the 3rd Pursuit Squadron.

2nd Lt. Brown was involved in a later crash in a P-40 Kittyhawk at Daly Waters in the Northern Territory on 6 February 1942.

 

REFERENCE

Every Day a Nightmare
American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942

by William H. Bartsch

 

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