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by alanm
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942
Replies: 15
Views: 16030

Re: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942

Hi Gordy I don't have all the details about the insurance claim, it may not be on the NAA files for web access yet. What I have seen relates to my uncle's wife's claim for pension etc. The claim info is probably not too important/relevant right now. However my brothers and I are amazed with these pi...
by alanm
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942
Replies: 15
Views: 16030

Re: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942

Hi Gordy I am intrigued by your information about the scheme of Circe . Is there a source for this? Here are some pics of Circe including one in wartime livery pre-dating it's disappearance. http://www.aussieairliners.org/shortfb/g-aetz/gaetz.html So we have always assumed she would not have been in...
by alanm
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942
Replies: 15
Views: 16030

Re: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942

Hi Gordy Many thanks for the info - I did not know this regarding insurance etc. Interesting. Also the impact the loss of the Corio had, in terms of disbelief that Circe could be lost without a trace. This goes some way to explaining the difficulties encountered post-loss with the "authorities" to d...
by alanm
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942
Replies: 15
Views: 16030

Loss of Flying Boat CIRCE Feb 28 1942

The QANTAS flying boat Circe was the last to leave Tjilatjap in Java (Dutch East Indies as it was then) evacuating civilians to Broome, Western Australia on the morning of 28th February 1942. It departed about 8:45 am AEST. Apart from an operational message received around 1 and 1/2 hours after depa...