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Beaufort A9-51

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VI
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF


29 May 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
30 May 1942Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 April 1943Aircraft crashed and burned at Bengwarden bombing range, Victoria, while conducting masthead high attack on ship.
Pilot: F/Lt JACK HAYTHORN, RAAF 722 (Died of Injuries)
2nd Pilot: P/O JAMES WARREN HALL, RAAF 415525 (Slightly Injured)
Navigator: Sgt ROSS NICHOLAS GEORGE ZIMBULIS, RAAF 406419 (Killed)
W/AG: Sgt FRANK EDWARDS, RAAF 415008 (Slightly Injured)
W/AG: Sgt GEOFFREY KEITH BENNEWITH, RAAF 415004 (Slightly Injured)
6 April 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for conversion.
25 April 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
5 May 1943Approval given for conversion to components.


Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a Bristol Beaufort at Bengwarden Masthead Bombing Range on 4 April 1942. Australia @ War. Retrieved 20 September 2018 from <http://www.ozatwar.com/vic38.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Beaufort A9 [Accidents Part 2], A9845, 242.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft status cards - Beaufort A9-4 to A9-99, A10297, BLOCK 68.

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

Record updated on 20 September 2018.


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