5 APRIL 1944
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT

NEAR TEXAS IN QUEENSLAND

 

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Bristol Beaufort

 

On 5 April 1944, RAAF Beaufort, A9-202, crash landed 27miles west of Texas, in southern Queensland.

 

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.

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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