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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174230
Last updated: 19 August 2019
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Date:03-MAR-1942
Time:day
Type:Stinson SR-7B Reliant
Owner/operator:Airlines (Western Australia) Ltd
Registration: VH-UTW
C/n / msn: 9665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Broome, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Broome, Western Australia
Destination airport:Broome, Western Australia
Narrative:
Stinson SR-7B Reliant registered number VH-UTW. This Stinson was imported in 1936 by a Mr. F.H. Moody of Brisbane. However, it was sold the next year to Airlines (W.A.) Ltd.

This aircraft was bombed while on the ground at Broome, Western Australia when that city and its airport were attacked by Japanese aircraft on 3 March 1942. The Stinson, along with 23 other aircraft were destroyed in the attack. The Stinson was struck off the register two weeks later, when it was considered unsuitable to repair.

Sources:

1. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2015/03/on-this-day-in-history-broome-air-raids
2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StateLibQld_1_167423_Stinson_aircraft,_ca._1940.jpg
3. https://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UTW.html

StateLibQld 1 167423 Stinson aircraft, ca. 1940

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2015 07:44 gerard57 Added
03-Jan-2018 20:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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