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  DAP Beaufort Mark VII Serial Number A9-150  
RAAF
1 AD

Former Assignments
1 OTU

Pilot  W/O Wilfred Roy Longmore, RAAF 415034 (survived)
Force Landed  November 9, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

Wartime History
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).

Mission History
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.

Cockpit
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.

References
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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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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