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  Bristol Beaufigher Mark VIc Serial Number A19-87 Code R
RAAF
10 RSU

Former Assignments
30 Squadron
15 ARD
5 ARD
5 AD
2 AD

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30 Squadron c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Bristol in the UK and assigned RAF Serial Number T5264. Assigned to the RAAF serial number A19-87 to 2 AD on December 14, 1942. Assigned to 5 AD on January 31, 1943. Assigned to 30 Squadron coded R on February 21, 1942.

Wartime History
On March 12, 1943 the port engine was damaged by enemy action, afterwards to 5 ARD for repair and returned on March 17. Again, damaged by enemy action September 5, 1943 and repaired by 15 ARD and returned to the squadron on March 17, 1943.

Mission History
On May 16, 1943 crash landed at Gurney Airfield near Milne Bay. On May 19, 1944 transferred to 10 RSU and converted to components on June 10.

References
ADF Serials - Beaufighter A19-87
Pentland page 98 caption: aircraft was painted foliage green / dark earth/sky

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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