NO. 3 WIRELESS AIR GUNNERS SCHOOL
MARYBOROUGH, QUEENSLAND
CRASH OF TIGER MOTH

ON 21 FEB 1942

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Tiger Moth

 

On 21 February, Tiger Moth A17-1 from 3 WAGS at Maryborough, crashed at Maryborough in Queensland killing the pilot F/O FJ Colthrup and seriously injuring his instructor, S/LDR G.A. Richmond.

 


 

Subject:   Tiger Moth crash 21.02.42
Date:           Thu, 22 Mar 2001 21:32:03 +1200
From:          "Brian Gee" <descar@ihug.co.nz>

This would be A17-1(82555/DHA 1)

06.02.42 3 WAGS Maryborough

21.02.42 Crashed Maryborough aerodrome.Trainee pilot F/O FJ Colthrup killed Instructor S/LDR GA Richmond seriously injured.

30.03.42 Converted to components at 3 WAGS

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Not to be Shot at or Exported"
"An airman's Letters Home 1942-1945"
By Leslie Harold Sullivan
Winner of the 1994 Heritage Award

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

"The DH 82A Tiger Moth in Australia"
by Julian Forsyth.

 

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