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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-210 Code QH-D
RAAF
100 Squadron

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Justin Taylan 2003

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 A9-210. Assigned to 100 Squadron with code QH-D. No known nickname or nose art. This Beaufort was abandoned at Tadji Airfield.

Wreckage
Until 1974, this Beaufort remained in situ at Tadji Airfield.

Recovery
During 1974, this Beaufort was salvaged by Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong on behalf of David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air Force (MARC). Instead, of being shipped to the United States, this Beaufort was shipped to Monty Armstrong in New Zealand and then to Australia where it was sold.

Display
This Beaufort is displayed at the Australian Army Museum of Flying, at Oakey Airfield, it is partially restored with the fuselage section of Beaufort A9-13.

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 4 (upper), 57 (middle), 64 (middle left)
Australian National Aviation Museum - Beaufort A9-13 / A9-210
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-210

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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