10 NOVEMBER 1943
CRASH OF A BOOMERANG

5 MILES EAST OF CALOUNDRA

 

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Boomerang

 

RAAF Boomerang, A46-108, CA-13 (CAC Constructor's No. 931), crashed into the sea 5 miles east of Caloundra on 10 November 1943. The pilot was F/Sgt Edward Lloyd Jones 420569 was killed in the crash. The aircraft was from 83 Squadron RAAF operating out of Strathpine airfield, in southern Queensland.

A46-108 was delivered to the RAAF in August 1943.

 

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REFERENCE BOOK

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

"Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service"
by Stewart Wilson

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 151

Position:     26.48 - 153.03

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3340

 

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