Built by DAP in Australia. Assigned to the RAAF with serial number A9-141, coded VH-KTW. Assigned to 14 Squadron, 7 Squadron, 1 OTU and 5 OTU.
During 1943, Flt/Lt John Lempke
was awarded a DFC flying A9-141 over New Guinea.
On January 14, 1944 ground looped Tocumwal Airfield. Afterwards, converted to components.
Recovered from Tocumwal Airfield.
This aircraft is under restoration by Beaufort
Restoration Group (BRG). When completed, it will be the only complete and the only flying
example anywhere in the world. Beaufort parts salvaged from Goodenough and
other locations in Papua New Guinea are being used in the restoration.
Ralph Cusack adds in early 2002:
nose and cockpit were 90% restored. During February 2002, the nose and tail sections were completed (apart from
fabric covering) and the wing center-section well on the way. We're
half way thru building the jig for the rear-fuselage using Beaufort
A9-501 (as it's not bent just corroded). Before 141 is put in it
for a total rebuild to flying status, we will do some repair work on the
Australian War Memorials fuselage Beaufort A9-557. We are also restoring
the undercarriage units for AWM and to keep funds coming in we will
to take on other projects. 141's wing centre-section is
well on the way to being completed sheet- metal wise and we're
starting on the control tubes for the throttles in the leading-edges
etc. Also recieved a complete Beaufort fin [salvaged from Beaufort
A9-622 by Robert
Greinert]. This part was used to rebuild the top of 141's fin and rudder to an
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-141
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-141 Photo Archive
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January 1, 2014