CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
AT BROCKS CREEK, NT
ON 11 JUNE 1942

hline.gif (2424 bytes)

visits since 15 July 2000

 

On 11 June 1942, Lieutenant Donald Dittler of the 7th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group, USAAF parachuted from P-40 Kittyhawk #41-5621 when its engine caught fire over the mining town of Brocks Creek in the Northern Territory.

He was on a cross country training flight about 20 miles south east of Adelaide River airfield when his Allison engine started to overheat. He had headed north and tried to nurse it back to the airfield.

The remains of this aircraft was later salvaged by the 43rd Materiel Squadron based at Adelaide River.

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this accident?

 

REFERENCE

"Protect & Avenge"
"The 49th Fighter Group in World War II"

By S.W. Ferguson & William K. Pascalis
A Schiffer Military History Book

 

"Darwin's Air War 1942 - 1945"
By Bob Alford

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

Why not join my Discussion List
on Military Aircraft Crashes in
Australia during World War Two

To subscribe send an e-mail to

OzCrashes-subscribe@topica.com

 

In Association with Amazon.com

Heaps of WW2
books available at
Amazon.com

                         "Australia @ War"
                         

Copyright

 Peter Dunn 2007

Disclaimer

Click here to E-Mail me
any information or photographs


 "Australia @ War"
Available on a Data DVD

Peter Dunn's
explode.gif (15799 bytes) AUSTRALIA @ WAR explode.gif (15799 bytes)
WWW.OZATWAR.COM


Do you need a holiday!
Sun, surf, beautiful beaches and lots more!


  Genealogy Software
190 Mbytes of Genealogy Indexes & Programs

This page first produced 15 July 2000

This page last updated 28 March 2011