MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES
IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
DURING WW2 YEARS

Crashes, mishaps, prangs, crash landings and missing aircraft

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10 Worst Aircraft Crashes in Australia

 

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NOTE - The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was retitled as the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on 20 June 1941.

Did you know that there were at least 27 military aircraft crashes or
mishaps in South Australia during World War 2?

"You won't have any trouble finding your way to Darwin. Just follow the trail of crashed Kittyhawks, you can't go wrong."

The words of the Corporal in charge of the refuelling crew at Cloncurry in November 1942.

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DATE LOCATION SERVICE AIRCRAFT SERIAL NO.
12 Jul 41 Mount Gambier RAAF Avro Anson W1966 of 2AOS
12 Jul 41 Mount Gambier RAAF Avro Anson W2020 of 2AOS
14 Oct 41 Mallala RAAF Avro Anson W2254 of 6 SFTS
14 Oct 41 Mallala RAAF Avro Anson W2257 of 6 SFTS
5 Nov 41 approx 14 miles NW of Port Pirie Airfield RAAF Fairey Battle L5760  
17 Jan 42 Ceduna RAAF Lockheed Hudson 6 killed
abt Feb 42 Port Pirie USAAF Warhawk ?
14 Feb 42 Port Pirie USAAF P-40E Kittyhawk #389?
19 Feb 42 (1) Port Pirie USAAF? P-38 Airacobra ?
13 May 42 Mount Oakden about 7 miles NE of Hoyleton RAAF Avro Anson R3561, 1 killed
3 Jun 42 In sea off Cape Willoughby RAAF Avro Anson W2435
3 Jun 42 Lake Albert RAAF Avro Anson W2370
4 Aug 42 In 90 feet of water in Murray River near Monteith RAAF Avro Anson W2165
4 Aug 42 In 90 feet of water in Murray River near Monteith RAAF Avro Anson R3542
11 Aug 42 Reedy Creek, 19kms SE of Kingston RAAF Avro Anson AW678, 5 killed
14 Oct 42 5 miles west of Tantanoola RAAF Avro Anson AW849 of 2 AOS, 1 killed - P/O B. Watson, returning from sea operation, aircraft crashed and burnt at 2115 hrs E.A.S.T.
27 Oct 42 Oodnadatta RAAF Vengeance A27-10
22 Nov 42 3.5 miles west of Port Pirie Airfield RAAF Fairey Battle L5760, 2 killed
11 Mar 43 Parafield airfield RAAF DH-84 Dragon A34-48, 2 killed
1 Jul 43 Eden Valley RAAF Avro Anson R3516, 1 killed
14 Jul 43 Near Parham on east coast of St. Vincents Gulf RAAF Avro Anson W2556, 5 killed
23 Sep 43 Tarlee RAAF Avro Anson W2095
24 Sep 43 Noora RAAF Avro Anson W2481
abt Jan 44 Narridy RAAF LF.VIII Spitfire A58-313 (JF876)
abt Mar 44 Ceduna area RAAF P-40 Kittyhawk ?
27 May 44 In mud & water in Island Lagoon near Tarcoola RAAF Wirraway A20-634, 2 killed
31 Dec 44 near Port Pirie RAAF Avro Anson MG217

 

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Pacific Wreck Database
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22nd Bombardment Group Aircraft Losses
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MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WORLD WAR 2

Australian Capital Territory New South Wales
Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia Tasmania
Victoria Western Australia
Norfolk Island Unknown

 

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