19 JULY 1942
CRASH OF AN RAAF TIGER MOTH
IN THE EL ARISH AREA
RAAF DHA 893 Tiger Moth, A17-476, left Townsville on a flight to Cairns on 19 July 1942. It was last sighted in the El Arish area. Killed in this crash were:-
Flying Officer Maurice Samuel Thomas
Pilot Officer J.E. Covelle
Ian Thomas, son of Flying Officer Maurice Thomas, thought that the Tiger Moth may have crashed into Mt Bartle Frere.
I'd like to thank Brian Gee and Colin & Marianne Boot for their assistance with this home page.
SOURCE:- Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia
Crash: No. 120
Department of Aviation Chart No: 3219
"Diary of WWII - North
Complied by Peter Nielsen
"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone
"The DH 82A Tiger Moth in Australia"
by Julian Forsyth.
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
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This page first produced 7 February 1999
This page last updated 30 August 2015