FORCED LANDING OF A KITTYHAWK
NEAR LONGREACH, QLD
ON 5 JUNE 1942
On 5 June 1942, Lieutenant Sells of the 9th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group made a forced landing in his Kittyhawk during a flight from Charleville to Cloncurry. He was following what was known as the Brereton Route to Darwin. His engine overheated and he made a forced landing near the small station of Longreach. The Kittyhawk was abandoned there.
Lt. Sells proceeded to Batchelor airfield on an RAAF transport aircraft a few days later.
"Protect & Avenge"
"The 49th Fighter Group in World War II"
By S.W. Ferguson & William K. Pascalis
A Schiffer Military History Book
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