CRASH OF A SPITFIRE,
SHOT DOWN BY JAPANESE,
NEAR POINT BLAZE, DARWIN AREA,
ON 12 JUNE 1944
On 12 June 1944, RAAF Spitfire A58-117 crashed near Point Blaze in the Darwin area after being hit by Japanese aircraft gunfire. On 15 June 1944 F/O H.W. Wraith and two airmen from 9 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF, attempted an overland journey to reach the wrecked aircraft. They were held back by an impassable swamp.
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