BEAUFIGHTER FORCE LANDED
AT BLYTH RIVER
NEAR MILLINGIMBI, NT
ON 17 SEPTEMBER 1943

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Mark IC Beaufighter, A19-30 (RAF Serial No. T4994) of 31 Squadron RAAF, piloted by Mr. Ellis, made a forced landing at Blyth River near Millingimbi in the Northern Territory on 17 September 1943. The records of 4 RSU-482 Maintenance Squadron show that they carried out salvage operations at Blyth River on Beaufighter A19-30 of 31 Squadron in November 1943.

This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in May 1942. Its conversion to components was approved in May 1944.

 

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

 

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

"Restore to Service - Unit History 4 RSU-482 Maintenance Squadron"
By Walter Venn

 

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