CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
INTO LAKE VICTORIA, NSW
ON 23 JUNE 1942

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On 23 June 1942, RAAF Wirraway A20-506 from No. 2 Operational Training Unit based at Mildura, VIC, crashed into Lake Victoria in New South Wales while plotting a gunnery range. The following crew were both killed:-

Sgt. Ruge A.R. (405424)    24 yrs old
LAC Moore G.H. (15508)    33 yrs old

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank John Lever for his assistance with details of this crash. John Lever is the author of a number of books on RAAF Operational Training Units.

 

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