24 FEBRUARY 1945
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT BOWEN, QLD

 

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Bristol Beaufort

 

RAAF Beaufort A9-199, crashed into Lake Bowen on take off at Bowen on 24 February 1945.

 

NOTE:- Initial information on the above crash was passed on to me by Ross McNeill (RossMcN@aol.com) of Worcestershire, UK, who is a  researcher specialising in sea losses of Allied aircraft 1939-45.  His Beaufort data comes from the RAF 800 movement cards held at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Ross spent a few months transcribing the info in about 1997.

I also received information on this crash from a list of aircraft crashes compiled by Bruce Stewart from a series of books called "Aircraft in Australian Service" by Stewart Wilson.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Aircraft and Markings of the RAAF 1939 - 1945"
By Geoffrey Pentland

 

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