|Pilot W/O Wilfred Roy Longmore, RAAF 415034 (survived)
Force Landed November 9, 1945
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VII serial number A9-150. Assigned to 1 Operational Training Unit (1 OTU). Later, assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD).
On November 9, 1945 took off on a mission. During the flight, this Beaufort experienced decreased oil pressure, excessive temperature and oil escaping on the port engine necessitated a forced landing at Cowell Airfield in South Australia.
The bare cockpit from this aircraft was located at the Moorabbin Air Museum, incorrectly identified as that from Beaufort A9-152.
Traded to the Australian War Memorial for use in the restoration of Beaufort A9-557, the cockpit was later acquired by Ralph Cusack.
It returned to the Moorabbin Air Museum in fully restored condition.
Beaufort A9 [Accidents Part 6] (NAA: A9845, 246)
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-150
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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January 5, 2018