24 JANUARY 1943
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT INTO THE SEA
20 MILES NORTH OF BOOBY ISLAND, QLD
On 24 January 1943, RAAF Beaufort A9-134, ditched into the sea 20 miles north of Booby Island, of the north Queensland coast.
NOTE:- The above information 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.
"Aircraft and Markings of the RAAF 1939 - 1945"
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