FORCED LANDING OF A WIRRAWAY
NEAR NORTH PENINSULA, JERVIS BAY, NSW
ON 5 JUNE 1942

 

On 5 June 1942 Wirraway A20-541 arrived at RAAF Station Nowra from RAAF Canberra and the pilot advised details of another Wirraway which had made a forced landing near Jervis Bay. Gordon Birkett advised that he thought this Wirraway may have been A20-497, which was one of the seven Wirraways attached to the School of Army Co-operation in Canberra at that point in time. Can anyone confirm this at all?

A party of fifteen airmen travelled by road to the North Peninsula, Jervis Bay and rendered assistance to the Wirraway that made an emergency landing the previous day. The Wirraway took off and the airmen returned to RAAF Station Nowra.

REFERENCES

RAAF Station Nowra ORB

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett and Derek Buckmaster for their assistance with this web page.

 

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