FLYING UNDER THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
DURING WORLD WAR 2
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THE YANKS DO IT
One Kittyhawk in about Feb/Mar 1942
Two Kittyhawks in May 1942
OUTDO THE YANKS
Three aircraft of 18 Sqn NEI-AF, twice on 14 May 1942
HAVE A GO AS WELL
24 Squadron RAAF Wirraways in early 1943
Lancaster "Q" for Queenie on 22 October 1943
Subject: RAAF Flights (Unauthorised
of course) under Sydney Harbour Bridge
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 08:55:18 +0930
From: "David Vincent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Came across your site for the first time tonight (I'm a casual and irregular browser) and haven't had a look at everything but thought I should add my comments about 'under the Bridge' flights.
In my book 'Mosquito Monograph' (published 1982) I recorded that three No. 94 Squadron Mosquitoes did it too, during V-P Day celebrations on 16/8/45.
I have some comments from one of the NavWs involved who wrote to me in recent years if you're interested. From memory there is some query on the number of Mossies involved which may have been four.
In addition, I mentioned in my chapter notes for the 94 Squadron chapter 'Q' Queenie's flight, also a couple of others, not all of which are substantiated. I heard three Airacobras in March '42 (these may be the Kittyhawks you recorded or vice versa?), a No. 22 Squadron Boston in June 1942 (is this a mis-ident for a Mitchell?) and three No. 21 Squadron Vengeances on 14/5/44. The last-named was confirmed by a WAG aboard one of the aircraft.
Hope this helps.
I'll go back to browsing now.
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