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Beaufighter A19-208

Aircraft Model:Bristol Beaufighter Mk. X
Manufacturer:Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited
Identities:A19-208
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

13 June 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.
10 August 1944Received by No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
27 August 1944Allotted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.
24 September 1944Aircraft crashed at Goodparla Station, NT, when lost during return flight from escort duty over Timor.
Pilot: S/Ldr WILBUR LAWRENCE WACKETT, RAAF 588 (Missing)
Navigator: F/O KEITH ERIC WILLIAM NOBLE, RAAF 424052 (Missing)

References

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 29 August 2017.


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