CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT GOVE, NT
ON 18 AUGUST 1945
A Mark VIII RAAF Beaufort, Serial No. A9-501 of 1AD, piloted by Mr. Brockhouse, crashed at Gove on 18 August 1945 during a ferry flight. It was converted to components. This aircraft had been delivered to the RAAF in November 1943.
Parts of A9-501 have since been used to restore Beaufort A9-141 in Brisbane.
NOTE:- Phil Herdman's
information gives the date of the crash as 18 August 1945, while the book "Beaufort,
Beaufighter and Mosquito - In Australian Service" indicates it happened in March
I would like to thank Phil Herdman of the Arnhem Land Historical Society for some details on the above crash.
"Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito - In Australian Service"
By Stewart Wilson
"Australia @ War" WWII Research Products
© Peter Dunn OAM 2020
This page first produced 13 December 1999
This page last updated 21 February 2020