Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk III NZ3072 'Wairarapa Wild Cat' of No 14 Sqn RNZAF, flown by Flt/Off Geoff Fisken, Henderson Field Guadalcanal, July 1943. The Commonwealth'S leading pilot In the war against Japan, Fisken had Joined the newly formed No 14 Sqn alter escaping from Malaya. In mid-1943 No 14 moved up to Guadalcanal, where he flew this aircraft to claim two Zeros on 12 June. As both he and his groundcrew came from Wairarapa. it was suitably decorated and named, and eventually carried Fisken's impressive scoreboard, which included the only bomber (a 'Betty') shot down by the RNZAF in the Pacific.