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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.
28 July 1944Allotted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 August 1944Received by No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
27 August 1944Allotted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.
4 September 1944Issued 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)
5 October 1944Approval for write-off.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft status cards - Beaufighter A19-1 to A19-218, A10297, BLOCK 106.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 Bristol Serial Number Beaufighter Mark X Serial Number A19-208. Retrieved 10 May 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/beaufighter/A19-208.html>.

Wilson, S. 1990 Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 10 May 2018.


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