POSSIBLE CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
JUST OFF THE BRUCE HIGHWAY
ON THE GIN GIN SIDE OF BOOYAL

IN ABOUT 1943/44

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Subject:      Re: RAAF Aircraft Crashes in Australia during World War 11
Date:               Tue, 11 May 1999 21:07:50 +1000
From:             Herb Oliver <memho@peg.apc.org>

Greetings Peter,

Congratulations on your appointment as an associate member of the 460 Squadron Association.

Regarding the service aircraft crashes during training in World War 11 - When I was a student at the Booyal Central State School, near Childers Q., circa 1943/44, an RAAF aircraft crashed just off the Bruce Highway on the Gin Gin side of Booyal at night - the pilot parachuted out and knocked on the door of a farmhouse, to be greeted by the farmer with a loaded double barrel shotgun - the farmer thought he was capturing a Japanese Airman.

I am not sure of the aircraft type - it may have been an Avro Anson from Bundaberg Airfield.

If you require a map of the location, I can Fax it to you.

What happened to the other Web-page on 460, with all the crews names and missions etc?

Keep up the good work !

Regards
Mary and Herb OLIVER

 

Can anyone else help me with an extact date
and more information on this possible crash?

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

 

 

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