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Narrative:Issued ex-2AD RAAF to US Army Townsville 30/06/42 as one of 20 "reverse lend-lease" aircraft. Tiger Moths A17-902 through to A17-965 above were all supplied direct to the USAAF in June 1942 from stocks of aircraft that were built originally for supply to South Africa or Southern Rhodesia under Empire Air Training School program. They were not consigned there following Japan's entry into the war on 7/12/1941. They were subsequently held in storage in the Sydney area. While used by the USAAF they did not get allocated US Serials. They used the 3 digits of the deHavilland construction number on their tail.
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
|Owner/operator:||HQ 45 SG USAAF|
|C/n / msn:|| DHA960|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||APO926, Townsville, Queensland* -
Papua New Guinea
|Departure airport:||Port Morseby, PNG|
960 (ex-A17-960) Crashed 20 January 1944 at APO926 in Papua New Guinea. *Official records list the crash as being at Townsville, Queensland, Australia. However, that is simply the location of where the crash was recorded, not where it took place!
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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