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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121422
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Date:16-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk 40
Owner/operator:5 OTU RAAF
Registration: A52-70
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barrington Tops National Park, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAAF Williamstown, NSW (YWLM)
Destination airport:Moree, NSW (YMOR)
Narrative:
Mosquito A52-70 Delivered 14/03/45 to 2 Aircraft Depot. Issued 04/04/45 to 5 OTU, RAAF Williamstown, NSW. On 16/04/45 this aircraft was one of four Mosquitoes on a routine cross-country flight to Moree, A52-70 did not return to Williamtown. Search aircraft failed to locate A52-70. In 01/46 wreckage was discovered in the Barrington Tops National Park and a coronerís inquest decided A52-70 had flown into trees during fog or cloud. .
Crew:
F/Lt (Aus415454) Anthony Graham WARREN (pilot) RAAF - killed
F/O (Aus430007) George Ferguson BIDSTRUP (nav) RAAF - killed
The propellor, ailerons and machine gun were on display at the Barrington Tops Guest House

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt
1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a52.shtml
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrington_Tops_National_Park#Aircraft_crashes
3. https://www.ozatwar.com//crashnsw.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2011 13:20 Nepa Added
16-May-2014 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2014 17:37 Jixon Updated [Narrative]
22-Sep-2015 18:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
04-Sep-2019 19:58 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]

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