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Beaufighter A19-195

Aircraft Model:Bristol Beaufighter Mk. X
Manufacturer:Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited
Identities:A19-195
Units:No. 30 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

16 April 1944Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.
19 July 1944Allotted to No. 30 Squadron, RAAF.
9 August 1944Received by No. 30 Squadron, RAAF.
3 December 1944Aircraft ditched in the sea after striking a tree while attacking a suspected radar station on Lembeh Island.
Pilot: F/O RAYNOR READ BARBER, RAAF 35770 (Uninjured)
Navigator: F/O LAURENCE RICHARD RYAN, RAAF 409612 (Uninjured)

Photos

Beaufighter A19-195 and members of No. 30 Squadron, RAAF

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Beaufighter A19 [Accidents Part 11], A9845, 21.

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 19 November 2017.


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