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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Monday 14 September 1942
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A30-5
C/n / msn: 1287
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Moresby-Seven Mile Aerodrome (POM) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Port Moresby-Seven Mile Aerodrome (POM/AYPY), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed while on approach to Seven Mile Strip and burned. The aircraft was attached to the RAAF 36 Squadron.

RAAF Crew Members who were killed were:
414637 Sgt BEITZ Gordon Thomas;
413356 Sgt DALLY John Douglas;
347 FL DEVINE Stewart;
40432 FA LAC FOERS Frank Harold.

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


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