CRASH OF A CATALINA
BETWEEN SUVA AND RATHMINES
IN FEBRUARY 1945

 

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Catalina

 

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A Catalina at Mackay Airport - 1961

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A Catalina at Mackay airport - 1961

 

Catalina #48279 ? crashed between Suva and Rathmines during a ferry flight from the USA in February 1945.

The Catalina was still in USA military markings at the time of the crash.

The following crew were killed in this accident:-

F/Lt. P.L.B. Marsh
F/O A.G. Durst
F/O R.M. Hamilton
P/O G. Ireland
Sgt. W.G. Drew

 

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