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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263137
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Date:01-OCT-1942
Time:
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: A19-11
MSN: ex.T4930
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAAF Wards airstrip, 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 A19-11/L (ex.T4930) Starboard engine damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire at Sanananda but was able to return to RAAF Wards airstrip on one engine. Crashed on landing at Wards airstrip NG.01/10/1942 Repaired in 15 RSU RAAF
Crew:
F/O (Aus.472) William Eldridge WILLARD (pilot) RAAF - Ok
F/Sgt (Aus.5832) Ralph Thomas NELSON (nav.) RAAF - Ok.

Sources:

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a19.htm
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/
http://www.beaufighter30squadronraaf.com.au/s%20bio's.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2021 16:28 Nepa Added [Operator]

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