CRASH OF A CATALINA
AT BROOME, WA
ON 19 DECEMBER 1944

 

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Catalina

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A Catalina at Mackay Airport - 1961

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A Catalina at Mackay airport - 1961

 

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.

 

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Catalina A24-76 looking the worse for wear

 

This aircraft had originally been delivered to the RAAF in January 1944.

 

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