CRASH OF A LIBERATOR
AT DARWIN, NT
ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1945
B-24J Liberator, A72-317, ex USAAF No. #44-28122, of 12 Squadron RAAF, was destroyed by an engine fire after take off at RAAF Airfield at Darwin in the Northern Territory on 23 September 1945.
The tail of A72-317 can be seen just above the
cockpit of the closest Liberator
in the Liberator dump at Darwin in February 1946
This aircraft was involved in an earlier landing accident at RAAF Airfield Darwin in June 1945.
The aircraft was converted to components. It had been delivered to the RAAF in April 1945.
"Tocumwal to Tarakan"
"Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator"
By Michael V. Nelmes
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
© Peter Dunn 2015
This page first produced 12 September 1999
This page last updated 30 August 2015