Kittyhawk I AK987
RCAF Serial 1068
This P-40 was built as a Kittyhawk I for the RAF. (Roughly equivalent to the P-40D although most Kittyhawk Is
had six guns.) It was purchased by the British Purchasing Commission and did not fall under any Lend-Lease
agreement and therefore did not receive a US Army serial number (contrary to information found elswhere) but
was allocated the RAF serial AK987. It was handed over to the RCAF (eventually given the RCAF serial 1068)
and served with 14 Sqn. The aircraft was struck off charge in August of 1946 and put up for sale.
After the war many RCAF aircraft were auctioned off, including a number of Kittyhawks. This particular ship
is one of many that went to Fred Dyson of Seattle, Washington and she spent some time at Boeing Field before
being purchased by Duane W. Myler of Fostoria, Ohio in 1948.
She was shuffled around among several owners before being acquired by the US Air Force Museum
at Dayton, Ohio in the mid 60's, where she still resides.
More specific information about this airframe can be found on the following page:
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