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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27088
Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:14-OCT-1943
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Registration: A34-37
C/n / msn: 2026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles N of Lime Burner Creek, near Port Stephens -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered 26.12.42. Spun into forest on survey flight 4miles N of Lime Burner Creek, near port Stephens, 14.10.43. Three of the five crew were killed

Coroners inquest states that VX29955 GOVETT, DENZIL LESLIE, died in an aircraft accident at Lime Burners Creek 14/10/43. He was on board RAAF De Havilland DH-84 Dragon A34-37 when it crashed. This crash also killed Major Smith and the RAAF pilot Sgt Holdingdale. Army Sgt Moran and RAAF LAC Barlow survived the crash, and the war.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/2a34.shtml
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/pAus01.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20120324063925/http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/24055-airborne-forces-headstones-3.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 07:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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