10 MARCH 1944
CRASH OF A P-40 KITTYHAWK
BETWEEN GOVE ISLAND AND HORN ISLAND
RAAF P-40N Kittyhawk, A29-522 (#42-105376), is believed to have ditched into the sea on a flight between Gove Island and Horn Island on 10 March 1944. It is believed that it ditched into the Gulf of Carpentaria at approximately 11 17' S, 139' 46' E. No further news. F/Sgt. Herbert James Ewart Walsh (421479) was killed in the loss of this aircraft.
This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in September 1943.
NOTE:- Stewart Wilson's book states that this aircraft was lost while on a Horn Island to Gove flight rather than a Gove to Horn Island flight.
I'd like to thank Gordon Clark for his assistance with this home page.
SOURCE:- Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia
Crash: No. 232
Position: 11.17 - 139.46
Department of Aviation Chart No: 3097
"Diary of WWII - North
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"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
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