FORCED LANDING OF A B-25 MITCHELL
60 MILES WEST OF TENNANT CREEK

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Subject:     MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES
Date:              Sun, 24 Oct 1999 15:45:44 +1000 (EST)
From:            David Nash <David.Nash@anu.edu.au>

Having just seen your http://www.st.net.au/~dunn/crashnt.htm as you have the date and serial number as unknown, I thought you may like to know what I have found out about that incident.

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B25 D-10 'Mitchell' #41-30222 forced landing 25/1/1945, around 1:50pm; location about 60 miles west of Tennant Creek airfield

Crew of 5, incl Raymond E. Geer, USAF (Ret'd) Lt/Col.  1980 address: 19414 Willowcreek Grove, Sun City AZ 85373

Aircraft recovered 3-7June 1974 (recovered by Darwin Aviation Museum)

Sources
1. Spiesser, Wolf. 1974. "How to collect a bomber". Land Rover Owners' Club NT Newsletter June 1974,16-18; August 1974,13-14.

2. "Restoration Project". [ca. 1988?] Flightpath, pp.56-58.

3. File held by Darwin Aviation Museum

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If you or anyone can supply a more detailed location, I'd be interested to know it.

 

I'd be very interested as well   

 

David.Nash@anu.edu.au

 

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Subject:   MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES
Date:           Sun, 24 Oct 1999 21:15:12 +1000 (EST)
From:          David Nash <David.Nash@anu.edu.au>

Hm, sorry, I'm not going to be a lot more help. I don't know the group etc; and those refs I saw on a visit to Darwin, when I viewed the aircraft on display there at the Darwin Aviation Museum -- presumably they're the place to turn to...

The file as I recall (some years now) wasn't all that thick -- a dozen or two pages maybe. (There was a clipping I think about that US crew member coming to have a look.)

-DGN

 

 

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