CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
AT WYARALONG, QLD
ON 14 JANUARY 1942

 


Photo:- via Prue Firth

Crash of an Avro Anson at Wyaralong on Wednesday 14 January 1942

 

On Wednesday 14 January 1942, RAAF Avro Anson W.1948 of 3 SFTS at Amberley made a forced landing in a paddock at Wyaralong, about 1 mile west of the Wyaralong Bombing Range. The starboard engine failed followed by the port engine and the aircraft struck the slope of a hill during the forced landing. Four RAAF Airmen were injured as follows:-

Sergeant Frank Hughes (411144) (pilot) suffered wounds in the head and face
Sergeant Howard Curry (401814) (observer) suffered wounds to the top of his head, injury to ribs and right side
Sergeant David Stuart (40556) (Air-Gunner), suffered a wound to his forehead
Leading Aircraftman David Pratt (405648), suffered a fractured left forearm

 

REFERENCES

The Sydney Morning herald Friday 16 January 1942, Page 5

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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