17 APRIL 1945
CRASH OF AN A-20 HAVOC

POSSIBLY NEAR INNISFAIL, QLD

 

USAAF A-20G-20 Havoc, #42-86748, of the 93rd Airdrome Squadron, 27th Air Deport Group, FEAF disappeared on a flight between Rockhampton and Cairns on a trip to Nadzab on 17 April 1945.  Last radio contact with the Havoc was near Innisfail (17 33' S, 146 01' E).

The crew were listed as missing in action as follows:-

1st Lt. Jack L. Russel 0-672214 (Pilot) (See note 1)
1st Lt. Frederick M. Chisholm 0-864515 (See Note 2)
Cpl. Stanley P. Worobey 11073118 (See Note 3)

 

Note 1:- The MACR spells his surname as Russell - later corrected to Russel, then corrected back to Russell

Note 2:- Another record shows him as Frederick M. Chisels

Note 3:- The MACR shows him as Stanley T. Worobey

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 2

Position:     17.33 - 146.01

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3219

 

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