CRASH OF A BEAUFIGHTER
AT WILLIAMTOWN, NSW
ON 19 MAY 1945

 

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Beaufighter

 

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Beaufighter A19-109

 

RAAF Beaufighter A19-109 (Mark VIC) of 5OTU (5 Operational Training Unit) made a forced landing at Williamtown in New South Wales on 19 May 1945. This ex RAF aircraft (EL518) was received by the RAAF in June 1943. It was converted to components after this accident.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The Royal Australian Air Force & Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific"
By Rene J. Francillon, Ph.D

"Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service"
By Stewart Wilson

 

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