CRASH OF A NORTH AMERICAN OA-47
AT ARCHERFIELD AIRFIELD,
ON 8 FEBRUARY 1942
North American OA-47, Serial No. 37-282 (c/n NA25-225), piloted by Lt. H. Maull, had an accidental nose over incident at Archerfield Airfield in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 8 February 1942. The aircraft was attached to the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF.
This OA-47 was one of ten that were delivered to Australia on board the USS Hammondsport (APV-2).
Photo:- Gordon Birkett Collection
OA-47 #37-283 possibly at Amberley
Airfield in about February 1942.
Note the Avron Ansons from 3SFTS in the background.
US National Archives, RG-80-G. photo # 80-G-31885
USS Hammondsport (APV-2) which
arrived in Brisbane at Brett's Wharf on
6 February 1942 and unloaded 108 P-40E's and 10 OA-47's
I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett for his assistance with this web page.
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
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This page first produced 20 December 2012
This page last updated 30 August 2015