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  DAP Beaufort Mark VII Serial Number A9-183  
100 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Robert Barclay Anderson 409070 (MIA / KIA) San Remo, VIC
Observer  F/Sgt Jeffrey Alan Heath 412440 (MIA / KIA) Curlewis, NSW
WAG  F/Sgt Robert Harrison 410054 (MIA / KIA) Korumburra, VIC
WAG  Sgt Lawrence Vincent McMahon 409931 (MIA / KIA) Wycheproof, VIC

Shot Down  September 5, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by DAP in Australia. Assigned to the RAAF to 100 Squadron.

Mission History
Shot down on a bombing mission to Gasmata Airfield, shot down by anti-aircraft fire. This aircraft was not located and the aircraft was officially written off on September 9, 1943.

Located during April 1946 by a RAAF Searcher Team led by S/L Keith Rundle. The remains of the crew were located and recovered.

Officially declared dead the day of the mission. The entire crew was buried at Bita Paka War Cemetery in collective grave D. A. 8-11.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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