CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
AT ADELAIDE RIVER RAILWAY STATION
ON 15 MARCH 1941
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On 15 March 1941, at 0118 hours, Wirraway A20-132 of 12 Squadron RAAF, crashed and burst into flames at the Adelaide River Railway Station killing the crew as follows:-
Flying Officer Francis Burton Smith (645)
Sergeant Walter James Cox (2403)
The aircraft was completely destroyed. The cause of the crash was listed as "obscure".
Photo:- Doug Tilley
All that is left of A20-132 at the Adelaide River Railway Station Museum
Manuscript History of 12 Squadron RAAF
I'd like to thanks Doug Tilley for his assistance with this web page.
© Peter Dunn 2006
This page first produced 25 July 1999
This page last updated 08 August 2010