COLLISION OF TWO HUDSONS
AT CROCODILE ISLAND
OR PERHAPS YABOOMA ISLAND
NORTH WEST OF MILLINGIMBI, NT
ON 19 OR 20 APRIL 1943
On either 19th or 20 April 1943, two Mark III Hudson bombers from 2 Squadron RAAF, collided at Crocodile Island, north west of Millingimbi in the Northern Territory. Another source indicates that the collision occurred at Yabooma Is. Hudson A16-197 (FH172) piloted by Mr. Daniel crashed 160 yards away from Hudson A16-183 (BW676), piloted by Mr. Mills.
A16-197 was delivered to the RAAF in April 1942. It was converted to components in September 1943.
A16-183 was delivered to the RAAF in March 1942. It was converted to components in November 1943.
I would like to thank Phil Herdman of the Arnhem Land Historical Society for details on the above incident.
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