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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 February 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-13
C/n / msn: 307
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Rabaul (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Missing in action.

The following RAAF Personnel were on board:
Ser.# Rank Surname Given Names
5463 Cpl ADAMS Raymond James
260 SL BEAUMONT Ernest Victor
14840 LAC BERGHOUSE Maxwell Dawson Raymond
407056 FO EDWARDS Michael Whittam
13829 AC1 FARRANDS Leonard Leslie
9031 LAC FORMBY George Lancelot
32040 LAC GRAINGER Cyril
401017 Sgt RICHARDSON Raymond John

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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