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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263029
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:18-NOV-1942
Time:10:40
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: A19-4
MSN: ex.T4923
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 A19-4/D (ex.T4923) 30Sqdn RAAF
Hit in rear fuselage and hydraulics shot-out by Japanese 40mm anti-aircraft fire over Lae. Aircraft landed wheels-up at Wards airstrip Port Moresby. 18.11.1942
An ack ack burst had damn near cut the rear end off her, it chopped many electrical connections in the tail but left the control cable alone, lucky cow!
Crew:
W/Cdr (Aus.94) Brian Reginald WALKER DSO (pilot) RAAF - OK
P/O (Aus.263498) John William MASON (nav.) RAAF - injured

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php qname=&qdate=1942&tdate=&qunit=30+Sqdn
http://www.beaufighter30squadronraaf.com.au/aircrew%20b.html
http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a19.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2021 22:30 Nepa Added [Operator]
26-May-2021 09:53 Xindel Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative, Operator]
26-May-2021 10:09 Anon. Updated [Time, Narrative, Operator]
05-Jun-2021 10:54 TB Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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