|Aircraft Model:||Bristol Beaufighter Mk. VIC|
|Manufacturer:||Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited|
|Units:||No. 31 Squadron, RAAF|
|2 December 1942||Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex UK.|
|8 December 1942||Erection proceeding at No. 2 AP.|
|31 December 1942||Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|10 January 1943||Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|20 January 1943||Allotted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.|
|20 February 1943||Received by No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.|
|18 March 1943||Received by No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|1 April 1943||Received by No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.|
|15 May 1943||Aircraft fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks.|
|29 August 1943||Received by No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for double engine change.|
|6 October 1943||Allotted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.|
|18 October 1943||Aircraft crashed at Darwin and burst into flames after striking tree during non-operational exercises with Spitfires.|
Pilot: F/Sgt ROWLAND VALENTINE ELLIS, RAAF 420168 (Killed)
Navigator: F/Sgt WILLIAM BERTRAM CARTON, RAAF 425425 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC ALAN JAMES PITTS, RAAF 68670 (Killed)
|19 October 1943||Allotted to No. 14 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for conversion.|
|3 November 1943||Approved for conversion to components.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Beaufighter A19 [Accidents Part 5], A9845, 15.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, Aircraft status cards - Beaufighter A19-1 to A19-218, A10297, BLOCK 106.
Wilson, S. 1990 Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.
Record updated on 25 November 2017.
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