CRASH LANDING OF A DOUGLAS A-24 DAUNTLESS
AT CHARTERS TOWERS, QLD ON 8 JUNE 1942

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Douglas A-24 Dauntless

 

Douglas A-24 Dauntless dive bomber #41-15821 of the 8th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group based at Charters Towers made a wheels up landing at Charters Towers on 8 June 1942.

This aircraft had later been involved in a forced landing on a mud flat near Garbutt airfield on 22 November 1943.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett for his assistance with this home page in sending me the Guild diary which was provided to him by my mate Bill Swain. The Guild diary was the main reference for details of this crash.

 

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