CRASH OF AN UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT
AT AMBERLEY AIRFIELD, QLD

ON 30 JANUARY 1942

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On 30 January 1942, a USAAF unknown aircraft (probably a Kittyhawk) Serial No. #48, piloted by Lieutenant Russell Callison, crashed at Amberley airfield in Queensland. The aircraft received partial damage to the wing tip, airscrews, and coolers.

2nd Lt Russell Callison (0-403883) was later killed in the crash of a C-39 near Alice Springs on 25 May 1942.

 

REFERENCE

Document prepared by 1st Lt. Elmore G. Brown, titled:-

"Headquarters, USA Air Forces in Australia
A-4. Aircraft Movements Status & Statistics Section
Location and Status of Damaged Aircraft in Australia"

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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