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Dakota A65-2

Aircraft Model:Douglas C-47-DL Dakota
Constructor's No.:6149
Identities:41-38690; A30-16; A65-2
Units:No. 36 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

27 March 1943Aircraft crashed soon after take off from Archerfield, Queensland.
Pilot: F/O ALEXANDER KENN ARNOLD, RAAF 400454 (Killed)
Co-Pilot: Sgt JOSEPH HAMMOND, RAAF 414233 (Killed)
Fitter: LAC SAMUEL IVAN WILES, RAAF 629 (Killed)
Wireless Operator: Sgt LYLE CARTER MORGAN, RAAF 413001 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt JOHN ATHERTON, RAAF 2708 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC THOMAS WILLIAM BECKLEY, RAAF 52714 (Killed)
Passenger: P/O DAVID ANDREW BLACKLEY, RAAF 39009 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC JOHN EDWARD CHINNER, RAAF 47736 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt ROBERT WILLIAM TYLDEN CHISHOLM, RAAF 408563 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC KEVIN FRANCIS FLANAGAN, RAAF 68855 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC CHARLES PATON ERIC FLY, RAAF 52396 (Killed)
Passenger: Cpl VIOLET MAY GUNNING, WAAAF 93345 (Killed)
Passenger: Maj EUGENE H. HALLIWELL, US Army O-393127 (Killed)
Passenger: Cpl RUTH ADA HILLS, WAAAF 92533 (Killed)
Passenger: ACW FLORENCE MAY JACKSON, WAAAF 106735 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt MAX IVERNIA THOMAS JARVIS, RAAF 9268 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC TERENCE JOSEPH KELLY, RAAF 52398 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC KENNETH OWEN PATON, RAAF 31806 (Killed)
Passenger: 1/Lt FRANCIS M. SKINNER, USAAF O-430024 (Killed)
Passenger: Lt IRWIN LEO SMITH, ACMF Q194602 (Killed)
Passenger: P/O ALFRED TATLOCK, RAAF 70555 (Killed)
Passenger: LAC GEOFFREY FREDERICK WATERS, RAAF 65202 (Killed)
Passenger: Cpl THOMAS KEITH MCDOWELL WATT, RAAF 42766 (Killed)

References

Birkett, G. 2015 RAAF A30 Douglas DC-2, DC-3 & C-47. ADF Serials. Retrieved 10 April 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a30.htm>.

Dunn, P. 2016 27 March 1943 - Crash of a C-47 Dakota near Archerfield aerodrome. Australia @ War. Retrieved 10 April 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld64.htm>.

Higgs, G. 2003 The Loss of Dakota A65-2. ADF Serials. Retrieved 10 April 2018 from <http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/The-Loss-of-Dakota-A65-2>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Douglas Dakota [Accidents], A9845, 119.

Record updated on 10 April 2018.


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