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Beaufort A9-228

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:A9-228
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

31 January 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex DAP.
10 February 1943Allotted to No. 32 Squadron, RAAF, for fitment of GR/T gear.
25 February 1943Above allotment cancelled.
27 February 1943Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 March 1943Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 June 1945Aircraft crashed on Mount Tawonga near Eskdale, Victoria.
Pilot: F/O DONALD ALGERNON FLAVEL, RAAF 416663 (Killed)
Navigator: F/O ROBERT VICTOR CLAYTON, RAAF 406640 (Killed)
W/AG: F/O FREDERICK ANTHONY WALLIS, RAAF 408715 (Killed)
W/AG: F/Sgt LLOYD JOSEPH SIMS, RAAF 434749 (Killed)
18 June 1945No further information received regarding the return of this aircraft. Recommend write off.
2 July 1945Approval given to write off records.
August 1945Wreckage of aircraft located by relatives of F/O Wallis and members of the local VDC.

References

Anon. 1945 Air crash at Eskdale. The Age, 8 August 1945, p. 3. Archived at <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204026393>.

Dunn, P. 2015 Crash of a Beaufort on Mount Tawonga, 15 miles south west of Eskdale, Victoria, on 4 June 1945. Australia @ War. Retrieved 20 September 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/vic81.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Aircraft status cards - Beaufort A9-200 to A9-299 [2cm], A10297, BLOCK 70.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-228. Retrieved 20 September 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/beaufort/A9-228.html>.

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

Record updated on 1 October 2018.


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