16 OCTOBER 1943
CRASH OF P-40 KITTYHAWK
7 MILES SOUTH OF WEST HILL ISLAND, QLD

 

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Kittyhawk

 

RAAF P-40N Kittyhawk, A29-511 (#42-105359), crashed into the sea, 7 miles south of West Hill Island about 2 miles offshore (Broadsound area).  The Kittyhawk was on its way from Bundaberg to Townsville. The pilot of this aircraft was Sgt. D.G. Willum. This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in September 1943.

 

R.A.A.F. Form P.T.81.
(Revised Dec., 1942)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

PRELIMINARY REPORT OF FLYING
ACCIDENT OR FORCED LANDING

Air Force Orders
(10/D/2 & 18/E/1)

Serial No.:     321
Period:    1943/44

(a) AIRCRAFT:

Type:     
Number:    

 

KITTYHAWK
A29-511

(b) UNIT: 2 A.P.
(c) LOCALITY:

Place:    
Date:    
Time:    

 

7 miles South of West Hill Island, S.E.
16.10.43                          of MACKAY
1022 hours E.A.S.T.

(d) PILOT:

Rank:    
Name:    
Condition:    

 

416639 SGT
WILLUM D.G.
Missing Believed Killed

(e) CREW

Rank:
Name:
Condition:

NIL
(f) NATURE IF ACCIDENT Aircraft dived into sea about 3 miles off shore during non-operational ferry flight.
(g) PROBABLE CAUSE Unknown.
Date:  18.10.43

Copies for information to

C.A.S.
A.M.P.
A.M.E.M.
Secretary, AIR BOARD
D. AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
D.M.S.     D.P.S. CASUALTY SECTION
D.T.S.      MINISTER FOR AIR
I.A.A.
D.T.
D.S.D.
File (D.T.)

D.P.W. 12.42

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for DIRECTOR OF TRAINING           

 

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

"The Spitfire, Mustang & Kittyhawk in Australian Service"
by Stewart Wilson

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 234

Position:     21.57 - 149.30

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3235

 

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