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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-599  
RAAF
100 Squadron

Pilot  P/O Clyde Samuel Joseph Warbrook, 413293 (MIA / KIA) West Maitland, NSW
Navigator  F/L Ronald James Thomas, 404683 (MIA / KIA) Townsville, QLD
WAG  P/O Raymond Herbert O'Farrell, 405321 (MIA / KIA) Annerley, QLD
WAG  F/O James Starling, 408886 (MIA / KIA) Warrnambool, VIC

MIA  February 11, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) as a Beaufort Mark VIII.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to 7 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 11, 1945 took off from Tadji Airfield on a night anti-submarine patrol off New Guinea. Reportedly lost off Wewak. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized on Lae Memorial at Lae War Cemetery. Warbrook, Thomas, O'Farrell and Starling on panel 6.

References
CWGC - Clyde Samuel Joseph Warbrook
CWGC - Ronald James Thomas
CWGC - Raymond Herbert O'Farrell
CWGC - James Starling
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-599
RAAFDB - Beaufort A9-599

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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