|Pilot W/C James Gibson Emerton, 250283 C. O. 22 Squadron (KIA, BR) Camberwell, VIC
Gunner P/O Terance John Gawne, 408648 (KIA, BR) Melbourne, VIC
Crashed January 30, 1944
Built by Douglas.
Assigned to the U. S. Army as A-20C-5-DO Havoc serial number 42-33134. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia arriving in September 1943.
During October 1943, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Boston A28-27. Assigned to 22 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On January 30, 1944 took off on a mission against
Lindenhafen. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire and shot down over Cape Dampier.
Both crew were recovered postwar and buried at Bita Paka War Cemetery. Emerton at D. B. 10. Gawne at D. B. 11.
Boston in service with Royal Australian Air Force
ADF Serials - Boston A28-27
AWM P06298.002 "Airman Shot Down"
CWGC - James Gibson Emerton
CWGC - Terance John Gawne
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February 4, 2018