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Last updated: 21 November 2017
Date:Friday 6 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-54
C/n / msn: 1256
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Timor [Savu Sea] (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN), Australia
Destination airport:?
Flew from Darwin and arrived to pick the survivors from A72-81 & A72-77 that was shot down in the Savu Sea off Timor. After the Catalina landed to pick up survivors it was strafed by fighter planes and caught fire. The crew as well as the Liberator survivors were force to abandon the aircraft.

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