MUSTANG DAMAGED BY BIRD STRIKE
ABOVE BOHLE RIVER AIRFIELD, QLD
ON 5 OCTOBER 1945

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P-51K-10-NT Mustang IVa A68-549 (#44-12479) of 86 Squadron piloted by Flight Sergeant T. McCrohan was damaged by a bird strike at 3,000 feet above the Bohle River Airfield near Townsville in north Queensland on 5 October 1945. The aircraft was issued to No. 13 ARD RAAF on 17 October 1945 for conversion to components.

 

Note:- The book "Diary of World War II North Queensland" incorrectly states that this aircraft was in 85 Squadron RAAF rather than 86 Squadron. 85 Squadron was based in Western Australia.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Diary of World War II North Queensland"
by Peter Nielsen

ADF-Serials - RAAF A68 Mustangs

 

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