CRASH OF A DH-84 DRAGON
AT MARYBOROUGH, QLD
ON 22 SEPTEMBER 1943

 

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DH-84 Dragon

 

NOT TO BE SHOT AT OR EXPORTED
An airman's Letters Home 1942-1945
By Leslie Harold Sullivan
Winner of the 1994 Heritage Award

Letters from No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, Maryborough, Queensland

Page 98
[Diary:  A twin-engined DH-84 Dragon ground-looped when caught by a gust of wind as it was landing and landed heavily, tearing off the undercarriage and one engine, which caught fire. We raced to the scene in the fire tender and began to hose the wreckage with foam just as the pilot and three trainee WAGs scrambled to safety.  We hacked off the wing with a fire axe and stopped the fire from spreading to the fuselage.   I was soaked with foam and had to receive attention from medical section for acid burns from the foam mixture.]

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

 

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