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RAAF Form A.50

RAAF Station Canberra, RAAF - March 1942

4 March 1942 - CANBERRA
COMMANDING OFFICER - Left by Air for MELBOURNE for S/A Officer & Administrative Conference.
5 March 1942 - CANBERRA
No. 8 PURSUIT SQUADRON - Departed for MELBOURNE by Air. Ground party remained here.
6 March 1942 - CANBERRA
F/LT. JACKSON, F/O COX, P/O CHANNON, SGT. SIMS, SGT. HAVARD - Posted to 75 Squadron.
7 March 1942 - CANBERRA
W/C McLACHLAN - Returned from MELBOURNE & resumed command of the Station.
9 March 1942 - CANBERRA
No. 2 AIR AMBULANCE UNIT - was formed from personnel and Aircraft of Survey Flight - F/Lt. LOXTON appointed temporary C.O.
17 MACHINES OF NO. 8 PURSUIT SQUADRON USAAC - returned to Station.
10 March 1942 - CANBERRA
AIR VICE MARSHAL WRIGGLEY & AIR COMMODORE HURLEY - arrived by Air for a Cabinet Meeting.
12TH SUPPLY PERSONNEL COY: - moved from RAAF Station to Drill Hall, CANBERRA, ACT.
11 March 1942 - CANBERRA
HIS EX. THE GOV/GEN. LORD GOWRIE - Made an inspection of the Station between 1500-1630 hours.
CAS CNS CGS - arrived by Air from MELBOURNE at 1000 hours.
DMS - inspected Air Ambulances.
HUDSON A16-171 - departed for ESSENDON at 1720 hours - Pilot F/O HILL, Sgt. SNEED, W/C BALMER crew F/L PALMER, PASSENGERS - SIR CHAS. BURNETT, SIR GUY ROYLE, L/GEN. STURDEE, GEN. ODHUM & High Commissioner for CANADA.
S/L L.W. LAW CO S/F - posted to DARWIN, Fighter Control.
F/O J.A. EVERINGHAM - Temporary C/O S/F.
12 March 1942 - CANBERRA
AIRCRAFT FROM NO. 4 SQUADRON - commenced a search for missing Dutch Aircraft, AIRCRAFT later located near ADELAIDE.
16 March 1942 - CANBERRA
7 OFFICERS, 26 OTHER RANKS - arrived on Station from WAGGA, attached to H.Q. for 2 weeks prior to further postings.
AIR MARSHALL R. WILLIAMS - visited Station at 1600 hours.
19 March 1942 - CANBERRA
P/O LITTLEWOOD - reported as Adjutant, 4 Squadron.
20 March 1942 - CANBERRA
NO. 2 S.A.COY COURSE - passed out today. (School of Army Cooperation)
GENERALL BRETT USA ARMY AIR CORPS - visited Station, arrived by Air in a Flying Fortress B17E at 1400 hours, left again for LAVERTON with Minister for Air at 1530 hours.
23 March 1942 - CANBERRA
F/Lt. J.M. SHEPPARD, F/LT. D.M. SPROULE, P/O B.C. ROWE - arrived by rail from MELBOURNE for duty with 4 Squadron.
28 March 1942 - CANBERRA
FORMATION OF 4 AIRCRAFT, P/40s with USA PILOTS - became lost in fog & forced landed in EDEN district.
AIRCRAFT : PILOT : LOCATION : INJURY SUSTAINED
P/40 E 41-5455 : Lt. FIELDER : EDEN : NIL
P/40 E 41-5576 : Lt. NAMOLA : BEREDAT : NIL
P/40 E 41-5602 : Lt. N.T. TAKALA : TOWAMBA : KILLED
P/40 E 41-5559 : Lt. J.J. MUSIAL : NARRABARBA : KILLED
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