FAIREY BATTLES BURIED AT PORT PIRIE, SA

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A large quantity of parts and sections of Fairey Battles were buried in the Port Pirie area at the end of the war. Port Pirie was the home of the RAAF No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School (2 BAGS). Undercarriage units and wing sections could still be seen sticking out of the ground in the year 2000. Saltwater has ensured that most parts are corroded so much that they are useless for restoration projects. There is an ongoing search for other possible undamaged parts that may be buried on farms in the local area.

 

REFERENCE

Flightpath, Volume 12, Number 1, Page 13.

 

 

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