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  DAP Beaufort Mark VII Serial Number A9-211  
RAAF
100 Squadron

Pilot  F/Sgt John Eardley Kenny, 415663 (MIA / KIA)
Navigator  F/Sgt Arthur John Davies (MIA / KIA)
WAG  F/Sgt Thomas Burrowes (MIA / KIA) Middle Park, VIC
WAG 
F/Sgt Murry Fairbairn, 409528 (MIA / KIA) Frankston, VIC

MIA  December 14, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by DAP in Australia.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to 100 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On December 14, 1943 took off from Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island a bombing mission against Rabaul. No communication was received from the aircraft, nor was it seen after take off. Weather during the flight was very bad and many aircraft returned without locating the target.

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All crew members are now commemorated on the Lae Memorial at Lae War Cemetery. Kenny, Davies, Burrowes and Fairbairn on panel 7.

References
CWGC - John Eardley Kenny
CWGC - Arthur John Davies
CWGC - Thomas Burrowes
CWGC - Murry Fairbairn
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-211
RAAFDB - Beaufort A9-211

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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