CRASH OF A LIBERATOR
AT TOCUMWAL, NSW
ON 16 APRIL 1945

 

RAAF, B-24L Liberator, A72-36, (#44-40409), of 7 Operational Training Unit (7 OTU) crashed at Tocumwal on 16 April 1945 after losing its hydraulics. It hit a tree while making an emergency landing and ran into a ditch. It was piloted by Flight Lieutenant E.J. Merryweather. Some months later the aircraft was deemed unrepairable and it was written off. The aircraft had been delivered in June 1944.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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

 

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