WRECKAGE OF A P-39 AIRACOBRA
LOCATED 3.5 MILES WEST OF CAPE GRENVILLE
SOUTH WEST OF ETHEL ISLAND
On an unknown date, unidentified wreckage of an aircraft, believed to be that of a USAAF P-39 Airacobra, was located 3.5 miles west of Cape Grenville, south west of Ethel Island.
It is not clear whether this could be one of the many Airacobras which forced landed on either 26 April 1942 (9 lost) or 1 May 1942 (six lost). The "Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia" list suggest that it may be possibly linked to the crash of a P-39 on 25 April 1942.
"Diary of WWII - North
Complied by Peter Nielsen
SOURCE:- Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia
Crash: No. 342
Department of Aviation Chart No: 3097
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This page first produced 24 June 1999
This page last updated 24 June 1999