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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-197  
RAAF
100 Squadron

Pilot  FLGOFF George Binnie Yuille, 411425 (MIA / KIA) Turramurra, NSW
Crew
 FLGOFF Alan Barton Ross 417001 (MIA / KIA) Fullarton, SA
Crew  FLGOFF Frederick Thomas Fromm, 296689 (MIA / KIA) Croydon, SA
Crew 
FLGOFF Albert Dudley Chivers 412805 (MIA / KIA) Lithgow, NSW
Crashed  February 25, 1943

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 VIII serial number A9-197. Assigned to 100 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 25, 1943 took off from Gurney Field near Milne Bay piloted by F/O Yuille on a sea search mission to the north. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorial
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized at Bomana War Cemetery at the Port Moresby Memorial. Yuille at panel 9.

References
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-197
CWGC - George Binnie Yuille
CWGC - Alan Barton Ross
CWGC - Frederick Thomas Fromm
CWGC - Albert Dudley Chivers

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
Beaufort

MIA
MIA
4 Missing

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