FORCED LANDING OF A B-25 MITCHEL
AT MIRANDA DOWNS, NORTH QLD
ON 18 SEPTEMBER 1944

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On 18 September 1944, A.I.S. (?) advised 3 Fighter Sector Headquarters (3 FSHQ) in Townsville that B-25 Mitchell #377 headed to Jackson Field was showing a distress IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) signal. The Volunteer Air Observer Corps (VAOC) rang advising that Mount Surprise had a report from Normanton saying that two men had been seen to parachute from an aircraft. Cairns advised that the aircraft was travelling north. Both men were picked up uninjured, and the aircraft, which was a B-25 Mitchell, had made a forced landing and was now at Miranda Downs owing to a shortage of fuel.

 

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