CRASH OF A VULTEE VENGEANCE
AT LAVERTON, VIC

ON 27 APRIL 1943

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On 27 April 1943 RAAF Vultee Vengeance A27-214 was carrying out circuits and landings to familiarise the pilot with controls and general characteristics of these aircraft. The aircraft crashed on landing and caught fire near the boundary fence at Laverton airfield.  The Pilot, Sgt. R.R. Munro was killed and F/O M.W. Baker (back seat ) was injured.

Sergeant R.R. Munro had earlier survived a collision between Kittyhawks A29-173 and A29-181 over New South Wales on 13 April 1943.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank John Lever for his assistance with details of this crash. John Lever is the author of a number of books on RAAF Operational Training Units.

I'd also like to thank Rick Hanning who provded me with some information from 1AD Unit Logs.

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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