5 DECEMBER 1945
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT AT CAIRNS, QLD

 

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Bristol Beaufort

 

Beaufort, A9-466 forced landed on 5 December 1945 at Cairns aerodrome.

A9-466 was one of a batch of 520 DAP Beaufort VIII delivered between November 1942 and September 1944.  A9-466 served with No. 8, No. 6 and No. 7 Squadrons RAAF. It was converted to components after this crash.

 

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 the above 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

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

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

 

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