15 SEPTEMBER 1942
LOSS OF A B-25 MITCHELL BOMBER
A United States Army Corps B-25 Mitchell bomber left Port Moresby for Townsville on 15 September 1942. Last contact was made 25 miles from Townsville.
NOTE:- This could be the same event as the following two incidents:-
B-25 crashed near Herbert River on 15 Sep 1942
B-25 Failed to arrived in Townsville on 23 October 1942
NOTE:- The book "Diary of WWII - North Queensland" by Peter Nielsen, has a very similar event dated 23 October 1942. They could possibly be the same event.
SOURCE:- Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia
Crash: No. 23
Position: 19.15 - 146.46
Department of Aviation Chart No: 3219
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