11 JUNE 1943
CRASH OF A BOOMERANG AT STRATHPINE, QLD

 

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Boomerang

 

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On 11 June 1943, Boomerang A46-100 (MH-T) of 83 Squadron made a belly landing at Strathpine air field just north of Brisbane.   It was not badly damaged and was returned to service after repairs.

 

 

Subject:    Boomerang accident 11th June 1943
Date:             Wed, 28 Jul 1999 15:51:43 Australia/NSW
From:           <crgoon@one.net.au>

Peter,

My brother and I are certain that the fellow standing second from the right with his hands on his hips is our father, Roy Goon. Dad was based at Townsville and when he became Squadron Leader had his own Boomerang Reg MHG which were our Mother's initials.

You may be aware that he was "Bluey" Truscott's instructor. He was mentioned in the book Bluey Truscott - can't remember the author for the moment.

Dad had a Boomerang squadron No ? at Exmouth (Potshot area).

A facinating site - keep up the good work,

Colin and Chris Goon.

 

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REFERENCE BOOK

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

 

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