4 MAY 1944
CRASH OF A VULTEE VENGEANCE

AT HAMMOND ISLAND, QLD

 

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Vultee Vengeance

 

On 4 May 1944, RAAF Vultee Vengeance A27-277 of 23 Squadron based at Higgins Field , crashed on Hammond Island, Queensland after apparently running out of fuel, killing Flying Officer Sydney Larner Porter (412681) and Warrant Officer Henry James Addison (413936). They were both buried at the Townsville War Cemetery.

 

Can anyone help me with details on this crash?

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Clarke and LAC Clive Morrison Hall (78213 for their assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

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

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

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