18 MARCH 1945
CRASH LANDING OF A BEAUFORT

AT GOVE

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Bristol Beaufort

 

RAAF Bristol Beaufort, A9-501 of 1 Squadron, was damaged after a crash landing at Gove on 18 March 1945.

 

NOTE:- The above information was from a list of aircraft crashes compiled by Bruce Stewart from a series of books called "Aircraft in Australian Service" by Stewart Wilson.

I also received some information on this incident from 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.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

 

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