8 SEPTEMBER 1943
CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK
BETWEEN MERAUKE AND HORN ISLAND
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
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