CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
1 MILE UP CABBAGE TREE CREEK
ON NE SIDE OF JERVIS BAY, NSW
ON 12 APRIL 1943

 

At 0845 hrs E.S.T. on 12 April 1943, Beaufort A9-266 of Base Torpedo Unit BTU crashed approximately 1 mile up Cabbage Tree Creek on the north east side of Jervis Bay, in New South Wales during practice torpedo camera attacks. Sergeant Cyril Wattie Jackson (414038) of Base Torpedo Unit was fatally injured. The crew were as follows:-

F/Sgt C. B. Wiggins (405355) - Pilot - slightly injured
Sgt. R. H. Grigg (405284) - uninjured
Sgt. C. L. Hamilton (414022) - slightly injured
Sgt. C. W. Jackson - fatally injured

The aircraft apparently slipped in whilst turning low over trees on its approach to a stationary target.

Sergeant Jackson was buried with full Air Force Honours at the Nowra War Cemetery on 13 April 1943. The Funeral Service was conducted by Flight Lieutenant Ramsden.

Squadron Leader J. Perrin visited RAAF Station Nowra on 13 April 1943, for investigations into the accident of Beaufort A9-266.

 

REFERENCES

RAAF Station Nowra ORB

 

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