CRASH OF A LIBERATOR
AT TOCUMWAL, NSW
ON 11 JANUARY 1945

 

RAAF Liberator, A72-8, ex USAAF No. #41-24290, of 7 OTU, crashed on take-off after a nosewheel collapse at Tocumwal in New South Wales on 11 January 1945. Flight Lieutenant F.W. Bottomer was the pilot.

This aircraft was transferred to the RAAF on 22 February 1944 and arrived at 7 OTU on the same day.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Tocumwal to Tarakan"
"Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator"
By Michael V. Nelmes

 

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