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Catalina A24-9

Aircraft Model:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Constructor's No.:259
Identities:A24-9
Units:No. 11 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

26 August 1941Alighted at Rose Bay from Noumea.
28 August 1941Deoarted Rose Bay for Rathmines.
30 August 1941Received by the Seaplane Training Flight, RAAF.
19 September 1941Allotted to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
3 October 1941Departed for Port Moresby, ex Rathmines.
21 January 1942Aircraft was shot down by Japanese fighters, crashing near Yambo, while engaged on a mission to drop radio equipment at Salamaua, New Guinea.
Pilot: Lt GEORGE LELAND HUTCHINSON, USN (Killed)
2nd Pilot: F/O THOMAS NICOLL ROWE, RAAF 400293 (Killed)
Crew: AC1 KENNETH LAURENCE MURPHY, RAAF 15165 (Killed)
Crew: LAC ARTHUR DROHEN MEADOW, RAAF 9034 (Missing)
Crew: LAC ALLAN DOWNES, RAAF 16809 (Missing)
Crew: Sgt DOUGLAS CHARLES COOTE, RAAF 407763 (Killed)
Crew: LAC JOHN EDWARD BRUCE CRAIGIE, RAAF 22050 (Missing)
Crew: Cpl THOMAS HENRY KEEN, RAAF 9351 (Survived)
Crew: Cpl JACK RAYMOND WYCHE, RAAF 12217 (Missing)
27 February 1942Write-off.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1953, Aircraft Status cards - Catalina A24-1 to A24-99, A10297, BLOCK 141.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 PBY Catalina Serial Number A24-9 Call Sign VH-AFJ. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/pby/A24-9.html>.

Wynn, R. and N. Little 2017 RAAF A24 Consolidated Catalina. ADF Serials. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a24.htm>.

Record updated on 15 May 2018.


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