CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
ON EAST COAST OF THE GULF OF CARPENTARIA, QLD
IN ABOUT MARCH 1943

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In about March 1943, RAAF Beaufort A9-157 made a forced landing on the east coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF was despatched to recover the aircraft. On 30 March 1943 they reported that 150 mission personnel and 5 horses were used to tow the Beaufort 8 miles to a mission station, where it was dismantled and transported to Horn island in the Mission's 2 luggers.

 

REFERENCE

"Units of the Royal Australian Air Force - A Concise History"
Volume 7 - Maintenance Units

 

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