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Beaufort A9-451

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Units:No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF


30 September 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex DAP.
4 October 1943Allotted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
5 October 1943Issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
6 October 1943Received by No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
28 December 1943Aircraft crashed approximately 20 miles west of Deniliquin, NSW, during a low level cross country flight.
Pilot: Sgt ALBERT RONALD MAINERD, RAAF 432221 (Killed)
Navigator: Sgt EDGAR HUBERT CROSBY, RAAF 437118 (Slightly Injured)
31 December 1943Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for conversion provided any part worth salvaging.
11 January 1944Allotment confirmed.
13 January 1944Approval given for conversion to components.
20 January 1944Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.


Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a Beaufort 20 miles west of Deniliquin, NSW, on 28 December 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 2 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/nsw157.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Aircraft status cards - Beaufort A9-400 to A9-499 [3cm], A10297, BLOCK 71.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Beaufort A9 [Accidents Part 18], A9845, 258.

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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