CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK
13 MILES SOUTH WEST OF MILDURA AIRFIELD, VIC
ON 16 JULY 1943
On 16 July 1943, RAAF P-40 Kittyhawk, A29-117, of No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU) based at Mildura crashed during a combat exercise. The pilot, Pilot Officer Alan Ross Airly Arnott (426816?), was killed in the crash.
P/O Arnott had taken off in A29-117 with F/Sgt. W.C. James (412812) in another Kittyhawk.F/Sgt. James last saw A29-117 at 10,000 feet while it was behind him in a steep turn somewhere between Lake Victoria and Wentworth in New South Wales.
The remains of the burnt out aircraft were found 13 miles south west of Mildura airfield at 0100Z hrs on 17 July 1943.
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