9 DECEMBER 1942
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT WEDNESDAY ISLAND, QLD
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
"Diary of WWII - North
Complied by Peter Nielsen
"Aircraft and Markings of the RAAF 1939 - 1945"
By Geoffrey Pentland
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