11 MAY 1942
WIRRAWAY DESTROYED IN AIR RAID
AT HORN ISLAND, QLD

 

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Wirraway

 

Nine Japanese "Zeroes" and four "Nell" bombers attacked Horn Island on 11 May 1942.  Wirraway A20-471 which had been damaged in an earlier air raid on 30 April 1942, was totally destroyed.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

 

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