CRASH OF A DOUGLAS A-24-DE DAUNTLESS
AT ARCHERFIELD AIRFIELD, QLD

ON 31 JANUARY 1942

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On 31 January 1942, a USAAF Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Serial No. #41-15808, piloted by Lieutenant Norman J. Davidson, crash landed at Archerfield airfield. A bad oil leak developed which caused poor visibility for the pilot. Its motor eventually stopped and it "spun in" on landing. It was damaged beyond repair.

 

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

I'd like to thank Chris Jamesson for his assistance with this page.

 

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