CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
AT TAREN PT., NSW
ON 24 FEBRUARY 1944

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On 24 February 1944, Kittyhawk, A29-94, #41-25176, of 2 AD RAAF, suffered an engine fire after its oil pressure dropped markedly. The Pilot, F/L S M. Stuart was forced to abandon the aircraft and parachute to safety near Taren Point in New South Wales. The wreckage was salvaged and converted to components. Kittyhawk A29-94 had been involved in an earlier crash at Bankstown airfield, in New South Wales on 22 October 1943. It was sent to 2AD for repairs and it was while it was still with 2 AD that this crash occurred.

This P-40 was delivered in May 1942 and taken on strength with 76 Squadron in late June 1942 and served with that Squadron at Milne Bay in New Guinea during August and September 1942.

 

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