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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Monday 8 December 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-15
MSN: 322
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Port Moresby (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into hill.
The following 11 Squadron RAAF Personnel lost their lives in this crash:
12305 Cpl Neville Lawrence ERNST; 33987 AC1 Arthur Wallace MAGEE;10436 LAC Charles James MATHESON; 12257 Cpl Eric John O'DONNELL; 39219 George Robert PETERSON; 557 FL Nelson Prior REID; 34551 AC1 Keith Mighell SIDEY; 2622 FO Lincoln James SLOAN.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Ross Geissmann (E-mai; 10-7-2014)


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