FORCED LANDING OF A B-18 BOLO
ON KEARNEY'S FARM
ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF KUMBIA
IN ABOUT DECEMBER 1942
Photo:- via Garry Kearney
B-18 Bolo and three of its crew
along with Garry Kearney's father and uncle on the Kearney Farm on
6 January 1943. The above photograph was taken by a neighbour, a semi-professional photographer.
Close-up of the above people
A USAAF B-18 Bolo made a forced landing on Kearney's farm in about December 1942 after it became lost. During the landing the aircraft sustained damage to one of its wheels and was at Kearney's Farm until January 1943. The plane apparently ripped off a wheel on some rocks in the paddock when it landed. The crew had Christmas Dinner with the Kearney family.
Kearney's Farm is about 4 miles east of Kumbia, in southern Queensland. Garry Kearney is trying to find some records of the accident. Garry advised that it was not reported in the local papers.
I'd like to thank Garry Kearney for his assistance with this web page.
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
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