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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 6 May 1942
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: A24-20
MSN: 386
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Misima Island [Coral Sea] (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed.

The following RAAF Personnel lost their lives:

Ser.# Rank Surname Given Names Died
21070 LAC ARNOTT Kenneth John POW 07-05-42
401021 Sgt BANDY John Percy William POW 07-05-42
23549 LAC BANVILL Norman Robert POW 07-05-42
33208 LAC BROWN Erwin Bruce POW 07-05-42
407891 Sgt COULTER Jack Ronald POW 07-05-42
15453 LAC DORMAN Eric POW 06-05-42
260275 SL HEMSWORTH (AFC) Godfrey Ellard POW 06-05-42
21371 Cpl MARSDEN Colin POW 07-05-42
403782 FO McCLINTOCK Leopold Guy POW 07-05-42

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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