CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
INTO THE SEA OFF CAPE BOWLING GREEN
ABOUT 65 KMS EAST OF TOWNSVILLE, QLD
ON 5 JUNE 1942

 

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Kittyhawk

 

On 5 June 1942, RAAF P-40E Kittyhawk, A29-70 (#41-5599), crashed into the sea off Cape Bowling Green which is located about 65 kms east of Townsville. The pilot, 27 year old, Flight Sergeant Malcolm Graeme Milne (407586) of 24 Squadron RAAF was killed in this tragic accident.

 

Can anyone help me with more details on this crash?

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Ann Milne for her assistance with this web page. Ann's father-in-law, Chris Milne, is the son of F/Sgt Malcolm Milne, who was killed in this tragic accident.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

"The Spitfire, Mustang & Kittyhawk in Australian Service"
By Stewart Wilson

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

 

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