5 DECEMBER 1945
CRASH OF A BEAUFORT AT CAIRNS, QLD
Beaufort, A9-466 forced landed on 5 December 1945 at Cairns aerodrome.
A9-466 was one of a batch of 520 DAP Beaufort VIII delivered between November 1942 and September 1944. A9-466 served with No. 8, No. 6 and No. 7 Squadrons RAAF. It was converted to components after this crash.
NOTE:- The above information was passed on to me by Ross McNeill (RossMcN@aol.com) of Worcestershire, UK, who is a researcher specialising in sea losses of Allied aircraft 1939-45. His Beaufort data comes from the RAF 800 movement cards held at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Ross spent a few months transcribing the info in about 1997.
I also received information on the above crash from a list of aircraft crashes compiled by Bruce Stewart from a series of books called "Aircraft in Australian Service" by Stewart Wilson.
"Diary of WWII - North
Complied by Peter Nielsen
"Aircraft and Markings of the RAAF 1939 - 1945"
By Geoffrey Pentland
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