CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT GOVE, NT
ON 18 AUGUST 1945

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A Mark VIII RAAF Beaufort, Serial No. A9-501 of 1AD, piloted by Mr. Brockhouse, crashed at Gove on 18 August 1945 during a ferry flight. It was converted to components. This aircraft had been delivered to the RAAF in November 1943.

Parts of A9-501 have since been used to restore Beaufort A9-141 in Brisbane.

NOTE:-  Phil Herdman's information gives the date of the crash as 18 August 1945, while the book "Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito - In Australian Service" indicates it happened in March 1945.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I would like to thank Phil Herdman of the Arnhem Land Historical Society for some details on the above crash.

 

REFERENCE BOOK
"Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito - In Australian Service"
By Stewart Wilson

 

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