CRASH OF A DH-84 DRAGON
AT PARAFIELD, SA 
ON 11 MARCH 1943

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On 11 March 1943, a DH-84 Dragon, A34-48, of 34 Squadron RAAF, crashed after taking off at Parafield airfield in South Australia, killing the crew of two.

CREW KILLED

Pilot Officer Milton Hubert Conkey (413741), married, aged 29 yrs, a Manufacturer from 99 Sutton Street, Cootamundra, NSW.

Leading Aircraftman Bernard James Hovey (54621), married, 29 yrs old, of Avon Park, Ceres, Victoria.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Units of the Royal Australian Air Force, a Concise History"
"Volume 4 Maritime and Transport Units"
Compiled by the RAAF Historical Section

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Rick Hanning for his assistance with this web page.

 

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This page first produced 14 September 2003

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