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Beaufort A9-81

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VI
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:A9-81
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

15 March 1943Aircraft crashed into heavy timber approximately 7 miles from Swan Reach, Victoria, while taking evasive action during search light practice.
Pilot: P/O DOUGLAS CONNELL, RAAF 413827 (Killed)
Navigator: Sgt FREDERICK EDWARD BLATCHFORD, RAAF 401734 (Killed)
W/AG: Sgt STUART EDWARD MARSDEN, RAAF 412559 (Killed)
W/AG: Sgt NEVILLE ROY DAWSON, RAAF 412233 (Killed)

References

Dunn, P. 2017 Crash of a Bristol Beaufort 7 miles from Swan Reach on 15 March 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 2 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/vic50.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1988, Beaufort A9 [Accidents Part 3], A9845, 243.

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

Record updated on 2 October 2018.


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