CRASH OF A SPITFIRE,
SHOT DOWN BY JAPANESE,
NEAR POINT BLAZE, DARWIN AREA,
ON 12 JUNE 1944

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On 12 June 1944, RAAF Spitfire A58-117 crashed near Point Blaze in the Darwin area after being hit by Japanese aircraft gunfire. On 15 June 1944 F/O H.W. Wraith and two airmen from 9 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF, attempted an overland journey to reach the wrecked aircraft. They were held back by an impassable swamp.

 

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REFERENCE

"Units of the Royal Australian Air Force - A Concise History"
Volume 7 - Maintenance Units

 

 

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