CRASH OF AN A-24
AT DARWIN CIVIL AIRFIELD, NT
ON 17 FEBRUARY 1942

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On 17 February 1942, USAAF A-24, #41-15794, of the 91st Bomb Squadron, 27th Bomb Group, 3rd Air Force, crashed while attempting a night time landing at the Darwin civil airfield. The pilot was Lt. John W. Jacobs, Jr. and crewman Sgt C.C. Hutchins. The aircraft was subsequently destroyed in the Japanese Air Raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942.

 

REFERENCE

Document prepared by 1st Lt. Elmore G. Brown, titled:-

"Headquarters, USA Air Forces in Australia
A-4. Aircraft Movements Status & Statistics Section
Location and Status of Damaged Aircraft in Australia"

 

Honor Roll of the 27th Fighter Group 1941 - Sep 45

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Chris Jamesson for his assistance with this page.

 

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