9 DECEMBER 1942
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT WEDNESDAY ISLAND, QLD

 

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Bristol Beaufort

 

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RAAF Beaufort A9-119 of 7 Squadron, ditched in the sea near Wednesday Island (near Thursday Island) during a transit flight on 9 December 1942.

NOTE:-  The "Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia" list and Peter Nielsen's book "Diary of WWII - North Queensland", indicates A9-119 crashed at Horn Island.

NOTE:- Most of 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.

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 164

Position:     10.32 - 142.33

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3097

 

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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