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Avenger NZ2512

Aircraft Model:Grumman TBF-1C Avenger
Constructor's No.:5347
Identities:24464; NZ2512
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RNZAF

Timeline

1 July 1944Aircraft shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Tobera.
Pilot: F/Sgt M.S. AITCHESON, RNZAF (Survived)
Navigator: F/Sgt ALBERT FREDERICK WALKER, RNZAF 425184 (Killed)
Air Gunner: F/Sgt REX TAWHETA MATHIESON, RNZAF 4213267 (Killed)

Photos

Graves of F/Sgt Mathieson and F/Sgt Walker at the Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

References

Mossong, P. 2012 31 Squadron. Peter's Royal New Zealand Air Force Pacific WWII Homepage. Retrieved 3 January 2018 from <http://rnzaf.hobbyvista.com/avenger3.html>.

Prince, I. 2013 RNZAF Grumman TBF-1 &TBF-1C Avenger NZ2501 to NZ2548. NZDF Serials. Retrieved 3 January 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzavenger.htm>.

Record updated on 4 January 2018.


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