CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
AT ADELAIDE RIVER RAILWAY STATION
ON 15 MARCH 1941

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Wirraway

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

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

Manuscript History of 12 Squadron RAAF

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thanks Doug Tilley for his assistance with this web page.

 

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