CRASH OF A CATALINA
ON A SUBMERGED REEF NEAR BOWEN LIGHTHOUSE,
BOWEN, QLD ON 27 MAY 1943

 

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Catalina

 

RAAF PBY-5 Catalina, A24-48 (previous Serial No. USN 08268), was wrecked on a submerged reef during take off near Bowen lighthouse on 27 May 1943.

 

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A24-48 after it was salvaged from a coral reef near Bowen lighthouse

 

The wreck became Instructional Airframe No. 1. It is presumed that it was eventually scrapped.

This aircraft was originally delivered to the RAAF in April 1943.

 

Catalina at Caboolture Air Show 15 May 2004

 

Catalina at Caboolture Air Show 15 May 2004 

A Catalina at Mackay Airport - 1961

A Catalina at Mackay airport - 1961

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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This page first produced 21 March 2000

This page last updated 30 August 2015