The Loss of Catalina A24-49
By Bob Alford and Tony Morgan

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Towards the end of WWII, in 1944, a heavily loaded RAAF Catalina flying boat, A24-49, launched from northern Australia for a seemingly routine mission over enemy territory in the Dutch East Indies. The aircraft, with ten crew onboard, vanished without a trace.

For family members of those crewmen, this remains an enduring mystery. The book includes a thorough background on RAAF Catalina operations during WWII.

A tragic WWII mystery not to be forgotten. Heavily loaded with fuel and pre-primed mines, ten brave young men led by pilot, Warwick Rose were lost without a trace.

What happened to them over 70 years ago?


Soft cover,110 pages, 5 Appendices, Notes (7 page), Sources (2 pages), includes photographs


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