B-25 MITCHELL STALLED AND PRANGED
AT ARCHERFIELD AERODROME, QLD

 

The following information is from Roger Mark's excellent book called "Queensland Airfields WW2 - 50 Years On"

Page 164

Greg MacGregor, who was a Fitter/Armourer posted to 23 Squadron direct from Armament School Point Cook reported in his diary:-

25 March 1942
"Very Busy - rained heavily, 4  -  B-26s arrived over Archerfield and 2 tried to land on the wet grass field.  The first one is a write off, landed then braked and skidded on wet grass, hit the tail of a DC3 and then went through the fence across the road and fence and ended up with nose inside of a house.  The second B-26 also skidded on wet grass and smashed into a B-25 Mitchell.  Fortunately no fires.  Then a B-25 Mitchell stalled and pranged on take-off - interesting day."

 

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