CRASH LANDING OF A D.H.82 TIGER MOTH
AT GARBUTT AIRFIELD
TOWNSVILLE, QLD
ON 9 OCTOBER 1943

 

On 9 October 1943, F/Sgt Stinton in D.H.82 Tiger Moth A17-684 KF-Z (c/n 82186) of No. 5 Communication Flight flew from Garbutt Airfield in Townsville to Dunk Island and picked up some Wireless equipment. The aircraft returned and crashed on landing at Garbutt Airfield. It was then  allotted to 13 A.R.D. The Wireless equipment was probably for 27 Radar Station RAAF located on Dunk Island.

Interestingly enough, D.H.82 Tiger Moth A71-684 still exists today. It was exported to USA and registered as N82MK and in February 2019 was located in Rockton, IL.

 

REFERENCES

RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) Operations Record Book - Communications Flight 5

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett for his assistance with this web page.

 

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