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Beaufort A9-625

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:A9-625
Units:No. 100 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

26 March 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex DAP.
2 June 1944Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
4 August 1944Received by No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, Reserve Pool.
12 September 1944Received by No. 100 Squadron, RAAF.
16 March 1945Aircraft exploded in mid-air while conducting a bombing run on But West, New Guinea.
Pilot: S/Ldr PHILIP ALEXANDER DEY, RAAF 402853 (Missing)
Navigator: P/O STUART LINDSAY LLOYD, RAAF 416868 (Missing)
W/AG: F/Sgt CLIFFORD NEWBY TONGE, RAAF 433966 (Missing)
W/AG: F/Sgt GORDON ARTHUR PEATFIELD, RAAF 433741 (Missing)
Passenger: Maj RALPH ERNEST DUFTON HOPKINSON, AIF QX43794 (Missing)
July 1946Tailplane from aircraft located at Kauk Plantation by Lieutenant Colonel Houghton of the War Graves Unit.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft status cards - Beaufort A9-600 to A9-699, A10297, BLOCK 73.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1952, LLOYD, Stuart Lindsay - (Pilot Officer); Service Number - 416868; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Beaufort A9-625; Place - But, New Guinea; Date - 16 March 1945, A705, 166/24/733.

Wilson, S. 1990 Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 29 October 2017.


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