28 SEPTEMBER 1944
CRASH OF A TIGER MOTH

BETWEEN DARU AND HORN ISLAND

 

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Tiger Moth

RAAF Tiger Moth, A17-587, disappeared during a flight from Daru to Horn Island on 28 September 1944. No further news.

 


 

Subject:     Tiger Moth accident 24.09.44 Daru Papua
Date:              Thu, 22 Mar 2001 22:35:28 +1200
From:            "Brian Gee" <descar@ihug.co.nz>

This aircraft was A17-589 (DHA 1024)

29.11.43     13 ARD Breddan
28.09.44     Missing at night en route Horn Island to Daru Papua on ferry flight to 33 Squadron Milne Bay.

                 Pilot F/O FL Curr of 33 Squadron and passenger W/O DeLas of ANGAU for whom permission
                 to travel had earlier been refused. Presumed lost.
22.11.44     Write off approved

Brian Gee

 


 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia (shows date as 24 Sep 1944)

Crash:         No. 72

Position:     10.34 - 142.17 ( position also given as 10.10 - 140.10)

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3097

 

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.

 

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