CRASH OF A CATALINA
AT BROOME, WA
ON 19 DECEMBER 1944
RAAF PBY-5A Catalina, A24-76 (original Serial No. USN 48299), crashed during an early morning take off at Broome on 19 December 1944. It was returning to Darwin loaded with beer for No. 43 Squadron.
Catalina A24-76 looking the worse for wear
This aircraft had originally been delivered to the RAAF in January 1944.
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