|Aircraft Model:||Bristol Beaufighter Mk. VIC|
|Manufacturer:||Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited|
|Units:||No. 1 Air Performance Unit, RAAF|
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
|12 August 1943||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.|
|26 August 1943||Allotted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|23 September 1943||Issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|5 March 1945||Aircraft damaged when undercarriage collapsed on landing.|
Pilot: F/Lt LINO FRANCIS GATTORNA, RAAF 407233 (Uninjured)
Navigator: P/O RONALD MANN, RAAF (Uninjured)
|8 July 1945||Aircraft force landed at Albury aerodrome after suffering an engine failure at 3,000 feet.|
Pilot: W/Cdr CHARLES ERNEST MARTIN, RAAF 402059 (Uninjured)
|11 July 1945||Approval granted to carry out engine change at Albury.|
|31 July 1945||Received by No. 1 Air Performance Unit, RAAF.|
|15 October 1945||Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.|
|17 May 1946||Authorised for write-off.|
|24 February 1948||Passed for DAP.|
|8 August 1949||Action completed by DSD.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Beaufighter A19 [Accidents Part 8], A9845, 18.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, 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 6 October 2017.
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