UI Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina A24-54,
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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
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-54
MSN: 1256
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Timor [Savu Sea] -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN)
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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