CRASH OF A NORTH AMERICAN OA-47
AT ARCHERFIELD AIRFIELD,
BRISBANE, QLD
ON 8 FEBRUARY 1942

 

North American OA-47, Serial No. 37-282 (c/n NA25-225), piloted by Lt. H. Maull, had an accidental nose over incident at Archerfield Airfield in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 8 February 1942. The aircraft was attached to the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF.

This OA-47 was one of ten that were delivered to Australia on board the USS Hammondsport (APV-2).

 


Photo:- Gordon Birkett Collection

OA-47 #37-283 possibly at Amberley Airfield in about February 1942.
Note the Avron Ansons from 3SFTS in the background.

 


US National Archives, RG-80-G. photo # 80-G-31885

USS Hammondsport (APV-2) which arrived in Brisbane at Brett's Wharf on
 6 February 1942 and unloaded 108 P-40E's and 10 OA-47's

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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This page first produced 20 December 2012

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