CRASH OF RAAF KITTYHAWK A29-1
AT KEMPSEY, NSW ON 8 MARCH 1942
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 1 DECEMBER 1942
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 14 JANUARY 1943
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 19 MARCH 1943

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Kittyhawk

 

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All that remains of Kittyhawk A29-1 in June 2001

 

Subject:    A29-1 Vic 15
Date:             Sat, 4 Nov 2000 16:51:14 +1100
From:           "Rick Hanning" <allancain@bigpond.com>

Dear Peter,

Found out A29-1 crashed at Kempsey NSW on the 8th March 1942. On 22nd May 1942 it was allotted to 5 AD for repairs. On the 15th Oct 1942 it was allotted to 2 OTU Mildura. On the 1st Dec 1942 it had a accident at Mildura. Port Wing Tip, U/carriage, Airscrew damaged. On the 14th Jan 1943 it had a landing accident at Mildura. The starboard Oleo leg collapsed. On the 19th March 1943 it crashed for the final time at Mildura. The File 9/16/982 can be obtained from the Archives Canberra.

Regards
Rick

 


 

NOTE:- I've found a Lloyd Henry Holliday of 75 Squadron who died at Kempsey on 7 March 1942. John Moremon says that A29-1 crashed at Kempsey on 8 March 1942 and the pilot was killed but Stewart WIlson's book says it crashed at Mildura. Which one is right?

Gordon Clarke told me on 16 June 2001 that P/O L H Holliday was the pilot killed at Kempsey in A29-1.

 

In Memory of

LLOYD HENRY HOLLIDAY

Pilot Officer
411786
Royal Australian Air Force
who died on
Saturday, 7th March 1942. Age 23.

Additional Information:   Son of Henry Alston Stanley Holliday and Constance Margaret Holliday, of Greenwich; husband of Lorraine Lillian Bedford Holliday, of Longueville.

NORTHERN SUBURBS GENERAL CEMETERY, New South Wales, Australia
Grave Reference/Panel Number:     C. of E. Sec. K6. Grave 6.

 

CRASH OF KITTYHAWK A29-1
4 MILES SOUTH WEST OF MILDURA AIRFIELD
ON 4 AUGUST 1943

 

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

"The Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service"
By Stewart Wilson

 

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