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Buffalo W8202

Aircraft Model:Brewster B.339E Buffalo Mk. I
Manufacturer:Brewster Aeronautical Corporation
Units:No. 453 Squadron, RAAF


27 August 1941Landed at Sembawang with undercarriage retracted.
Pilot: P/O FREDERICK LEIGH BOWES, RAAF 402846 (Survived)
12 September 1941Allotted to No. 151 Maintenance Unit, RAF.
12 January 1942Collided with another Buffalo and force landed off the Mersing River.
Pilot: Sgt GRANTON THOMAS HARRISON, RAAF 407578 (Survived)


Baugher, J. 2003 Brewster Buffalo Mk. I. Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 1 January 2017 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_fighters/f2a_7.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1942, Unit history of number 453 Squadron - May 1941 to February 1942, A9186, 138.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 Brewster Buffalo Mk. I Serial Number W8202. Retrieved 20 October 2018 from <https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/buffalo/W8202.html>.

Shores, C., B. Cull, Y. Izawa 1992 Bloody Shambles - Volume One: The Drift to War and the Fall of Singapore. London: Grub Street.

Record updated on 20 October 2018.


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