C-53 BOMBED BY JAPANESE AIRCRAFT
ON BATHURST ISLAND, NT

ON 20 FEBRUARY 1942

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On 20 February 1942, a USAAF C-53 was bombed by Japanese aircraft on Bathurst Island, off the Northern Territory coastline.

This may be the same incident as when C-53 aircraft, #41-20051 made a forced landing on Bathurst Island on 4 February 1942

 

REFERENCE

Document prepared by 1st Lt. Elmore G. Brown, titled:-

"Headquarters, USA Air Forces in Australia
A-4. Aircraft Movements Status & Statistics Section
Location and Status of Damaged Aircraft in Australia"

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Chris Jamesson for his assistance with this page.

 

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   Peter Dunn 2001
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