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Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:Friday 28 April 1944
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: A24-49
C/n / msn: 1199
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Babo (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Groote Island SPB, NT, Australia
Destination airport:Groote Island SPB, NT, Australia
Narrative:
The RAAF Catalina took off from Groote Eyland to attack Manokwari. It never reached the target, and is reported to have made a forced landing about two days walk from Babo. All ten crew members are MIA.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Pacific Wrecks - PBY-5A Maggie Serial Number A24-49
» National Archives of Australia NAA: A705, 166/38/507


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