76 Squadron RAAF



Kittyhawk III A29-315


This Hawk, probably photographed at Los Negros in 1944,
is a late Kittyhawk III, equivalent to the P-40M.


307th Bombardment Group Archives on Fold3 - Larger Image


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Five-ship of Kittyhawk IIIs


The first two aircraft are later Kittyhawk IIIs and are the equivalent of the P-40M. The third
ship in line looks to be an earlier Kittyhawk III, which would be equivalent to the long-tailed
P-40K. I'm on the fence about the fourth ship, bit am leaning toward it being a P-40M.


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A closer look... same photo, scanned from a different print.

One detail of note; take a looksee at the upper port wing roundel on SV-S...


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Kittyhawk III A29-361


This Kittyhawk receives a bit of TLC underneath a rudimentary shelter, Los Negros, 1944.


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A closer look...


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Bozo's Headed to Tokio


Frederick Leigh Bowe's 'Bozo', A29-382, coded SV-R, at Los Negros, 1944.
According to one reference, 'Bozo' may also have been coded SV-U at one time.


Original image posted by Peter May on the ADF Serials Message Board



And a close look at the artwork...


Original image posted by Peter May on the ADF Serials Message Board



This photo of 'Bozo' comes to us from a fella whose father was a US Navy
photographer attached to the 4th and 11th Construction Brigades.

You can see more of William Snell's photos HERE.


William S. Snell photo via Dick Snell - Larger Image



Another shot by William Snell showing a currently unidentified P-40M/Kittyhawk III.


William S. Snell photo via Dick Snell - Larger Image



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