CRASH LANDING OF A BEAUFORT
AT NOWRA AIRFIELD, NSW
ON 3 OCTOBER 1942

 

On 3 October 1942, Beaufort A9-106, piloted by Sergeant Philip Harrison (412136) overshot the end of the runway at Nowra Airfield in New South Wales and crashed through a fence causing severe damage to the aircraft.

 


Photo:- Gordon Birkett Collection

Remains of Beaufort A9-106 after its crash landing on 3 October 1942 at Nowra

 

On 10 October 1942, Flight Lieutenant John Arthur Campbell of Eastern Area Headquarters arrived at RAAF Station Nowra to carry out a salvage inspection and survey route for the removal of Beaufort A9-106.

The pilot was involved in another accident on 9 October 1942.

Beaufort A9-106 later crashed in New Guinea on 29 January 1945 killing all 7 personnel onboard. Some remains of Beaufort A9-106 are on display at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.

 

REFERENCES

RAAF Station Nowra ORB

ADF Serials

DAP Beaufort Mark VII Serial Number A9-106 - Pacific Wrecks

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

 

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