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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240976
Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Date:15-NOV-1942
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic
Owner/operator:30 (City of Sale) Sqn RAAF
Registration: A19-36
MSN: ex.T5000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAAF Wards Airfield, near Port Moresby. -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Wards, Port Moresby
Destination airport:RAAF Wards, Port Moresby
Narrative:
Beaufighter Mk.Ic A19-36 (ex.T5000) 30 Sqdn RAAF
On returning from a combat mission, the aircraft suffered propeller damage when landing back at RAAF Wards Airfield, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with a deflated tyre. Port tyre punctured by 0.5mm japan anti-aircraft fire. Swung on landing then tipped onto nose with only minor damage to aircraft.15.11.1942
Crew:
W/O (Aus.407139) Edgar Gwynne HUGHES (pilot) RAAF - Ok
Sgt (Aus.1636) William David KEELER (nav.) RAAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a19.htm
https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/beaufighter/A19-36.html
https://acesflyinghigh.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/the-survivors-bristol-beaufighter-the-whispering-death-of-the-pacific-and-beyond/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wards_Airfield


Images:


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK - 15th September 2010


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK - 15th September 2010

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2020 18:25 Peter Clarke Added
09-Sep-2020 07:24 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]
26-Dec-2020 21:09 Dr.Roup Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
24-May-2021 21:35 sičak Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
27-May-2021 11:20 MiG15 Updated [Cn, Narrative, Operator]
27-May-2021 11:33 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Operator]
07-Jun-2021 09:11 TB Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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