HEAVY LANDING OF A KITTYHAWK
AT ADELAIDE RIVER AIRFIELD, NT
ON 6 JUNE 1942

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On 6 June 1942, Lieutenant C.C. Johnson of the 8th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group, USAAF made a heavy landing at Adelaide River airfield. It was badly damaged but Johnson was uninjured.

The  wreck was taken away by truck by the 43rd Air Maintenance Unit Depot from Pell airfield a few miles up the track from the crash site. The Kittyhawk was repaired and returned to the 8th Fighter Squadron a few days later.

 

REFERENCE

"Protect & Avenge"
"The 49th Fighter Group in World War II"

By S.W. Ferguson & William K. Pascalis
A Schiffer Military History Book

 

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