A line up of four Curtiss P40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft of the USAAF 49th Fighter Group. The ...

Accession Number 012636
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker McNeil, John Earl (Earl)
McNeil, John Earl (Earl)
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 19 June 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

A line up of four Curtiss P40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft of the USAAF 49th Fighter Group. The aircraft closest to the camera, number 51, L Ace, was flown by Lieutenant James Bruce Morehead who shot down seven Japanese aircraft while flying out of Darwin with No. 8 Squadron in the 49th Fighter Wing. Captain W.J. Hennon, who has shot down at least five Japanese aircraft, is sitting in the cockpit of Kittyhawk number 36. Both pilots have qualified as ace, having shot down at least five enemy aircraft.