19 JULY 1942
CRASH OF AN RAAF TIGER MOTH

IN THE EL ARISH AREA

 

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Tiger Moth

 

RAAF DHA 893 Tiger Moth, A17-476, left Townsville on a flight to Cairns on 19 July 1942.  It was last sighted in the El Arish area. Killed in this crash were:-

Ian Thomas, son of Flying Officer Maurice Thomas, thought that the Tiger Moth may have crashed into Mt Bartle Frere.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Brian Gee and Colin & Marianne Boot for their assistance with this home page.

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 120

Position:    

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3219

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

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

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

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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This page first produced 7 February 1999

This page last updated 30 August 2015