14 JANUARY 1944
CRASH OF A BOOMERANG

AT JAGGAN NEAR MALANDA, QLD

 

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Boomerang

 

RAAF Boomerang, A46-43, CA-12 (CAC Constructor's No. 866), of 5 Squadron RAAF based at Mareeba, Queensland, ran out of fuel during altitude tests on 14 January 1944.  It crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing on the road at Jaggan, about 3 miles from Malanda.  It hit a tree stump killing the pilot Pilot Officer Campbell Morrison.  He was subsequently buried at the Atherton War Cemetery. A46-43 had been delivered to the RAAF in March 1943.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

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

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

 

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