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Beaufort A9-7

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. V
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:T9546; A9-7
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

12 July 1943Aircraft swerved and ground looped while taking off from East Sale, Victoria.
Pilot: Sgt JEFFERY RAYMONDE POTTER MEDWELL, RAAF 417393 (Uninjured)
16 September 1944Aircraft crashed at Forge Creek, approximately 2 miles west of Eagle Point, near Bairnsdale, Victoria, while conducting low level formation flying.
Pilot: F/Lt ANDREW CLARK McLEAN, RAAF 2764 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt WALTER RALPH PRITCHARD, RAAF 431753 (Seriously Injured)

References

Dunn, P. 2018 Crashes of Bristol Beaufort A9-7 one accident at East Sale airfield, Vic, on 12 July 1943 the other at Forge Creek, 2 miles west of Eagle Point on 16 September 1944. Australia @ War. Retrieved 21 September 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/vic25.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Beaufort A9 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 241.

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

Record updated on 21 September 2018.


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