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Beaufort A9-54

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VI
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:A9-54
Units:No. 9 Communication Unit, RAAF

Timeline

16 November 1944Aircraft force landed in the sea approximately 100 yards from the southern end of Lae Strip.
Pilot: F/O FRANCIS MICHAEL BERESFORD WOODHAM, RAAF 407089 (Slightly Injured)
Navigator: F/O NORMAN HORACE RASHLEIGH, RAAF 419599 (Uninjured)
Wireless Operator: W/O NOEL ALAN CORNWALL, RAAF 403025 (Slightly Injured)
Passenger: Brig RONALD GODFREY HOWY IRVING, AIF NX1 (Broken Rib)
Passenger: Maj HARRY WILLIAM THOMAS, AIF VX3961 (Seriously Injured)

References

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

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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