28 SEPTEMBER 1944
CRASH OF A TIGER MOTH
BETWEEN DARU AND HORN ISLAND
RAAF Tiger Moth, A17-587, disappeared during a flight from Daru to Horn Island on 28 September 1944. No further news.
Subject: Tiger Moth accident
24.09.44 Daru Papua
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 22:35:28 +1200
From: "Brian Gee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This aircraft was A17-589 (DHA 1024)
29.11.43 13 ARD Breddan
28.09.44 Missing at night en route Horn Island to Daru Papua on ferry flight to 33 Squadron Milne Bay.
Pilot F/O FL Curr of 33 Squadron and passenger W/O DeLas of ANGAU for whom permission
to travel had earlier been refused. Presumed lost.
22.11.44 Write off approved
SOURCE:- Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia (shows date as 24 Sep 1944)
Crash: No. 72
Position: 10.34 - 142.17 ( position also given as 10.10 - 140.10)
Department of Aviation Chart No: 3097
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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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