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C-47 41-18648

Aircraft Model:Douglas C-47-DL
Constructor's No.:6009
Name / Nose Art:STAR DUSTER


21 November 1943Aircraft missing during transport flight from Rockhampton.
Pilot: 1/Lt VICTOR N. GIBSON, USAAF (Killed)
Co-Pilot: 2/Lt MICHAEL L. REITMAN, USAAF (Killed)
Flight Engineer: S/Sgt EVERETT L. AHMANN, USAAF (Killed)
Radio Operator: Cpl JOHN F. GIUGNO, USAAF (Killed)
Passenger: T/5 T.G. CUCCIARO (Killed)
Passenger: T/5 ALBERT E. PEGLOW, JR., USAAF (Killed)
Passenger: LAC HECTOR RICHARD HORE, RAAF 126243 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt HUGH JOHN McCLEAN, AIF NX151913 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt PHILIP ERNEST NICHOLLS, AIF SX6040 (Killed)
Passenger: Gnr THOMAS LAYTON VINECOMBE, AIF VX37247 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt JACK ERNEST KERR, AIF NX125184 (Killed)
Passenger: Sgt ALBERT WILLIAM LAWRENCE, AIF WX16521 (Killed)
22 June 1948Wreckage of aircraft located on Magpie Station east of Monto, Queensland.


C-47 41-18648 'Star Duster' being unloaded in New GuineaFuneral procession for the crew and passengers of C-47 'Star Duster' at Bundaberg, QueenslandFuneral procession for the crew and passengers of C-47 'Star Duster' at Bundaberg, Queensland


Dunn, P. 2015 Crash of a C-47 Dakota of the 374th Troop Carrier Group, in the Monto area, 65 miles west of Bundaberg on 21 November 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 21 November 2017 from <http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld58.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, HORE, Hector Richard - (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number - 126243; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft Douglas US aircraft VH-CGC; Place - near Maryborough, Queensland; Date - 21 November 1943, A705, 166/18/235.

Pacific Wrecks 2017 C-47-DL "Star Duster" Serial Number 41-18648. Retrieved 18 November 2017 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/41-18648.html>.

Record updated on 21 November 2017.


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