CRASH OF AN AIRSPEED OXFORD
5 MILES NE OF SEASPRAY, VIC
ON 12 MAY 1943

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Airspeed Oxford

On 12 May 1943 Airspeed Oxford BM-711 of 3 Bomb and Gunnery School (3BAGS), West Sale, crashed on the completion of a gunnery exercise about 5 miles north east of Seapsray, Victoria. The aircraft apparently went out of control at 2,000 feet and dived into the sea about 1/4 mile off the coastline.

The three RAAF crew members were killed as follows:-

Flight Sergeant Harry Alleyn Francis Dickinson (411296)
Leading Aircraftman Vivian Arthur Westcott (419980)
Leading Aircraftman Maurice White (418903)

The probable cause of the accident was unknown.

 

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