FORCED LANDING OF AN AVRO ANSON
ON BEACH ON SNAKE ISLAND, VIC
ON 18 JUNE 1945

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Photo:- Owen Browne via Rick Hanning

 

On 18 June 1945 Avro Anson W1991 of the RAAF General Reconnaissance School Bairnsdale (GRS) made a forced landing on the beach on the southern tip of Snake Island, Victoria.

The crew of Anson W1991 were as follows:-

Sgt. Ronald William Duggan,
F/Lt Clive Hadley
F/Lt Norman Alan Jobson
F/Lt C.H. Moeser

The Flight Log Book for Flight Sergeant Harold Percival Tunn (442564) shows the following entry:-

19 June 1945   

Aircraft Type/No. - Avro Anson MG 843 

Pilot - Self   

2nd Pilot, pupil or passenger - F/S Pummeroy plus Sgt Leone

Duty - Search for missing a/c. Located on beach Snake Is.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Julie Stennet, daughter of F/Sgt Harold Tunn, for her assistance with this web page.

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

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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