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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-226  
RAAF
8 Squadron

Click For EnlargementCharles Darby 1974

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 A9-226. Assigned to 8 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

On October 9, 1943 damaged by bomb splinters while parked in a revetment at Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island. Afterwards, written off and converted to components during November 1943.

Wreckage
The rear fuselage had been removed by persons unknown. Cockpit and center section was recovered from Vivigani in 1974 by Charles Darby for MARC. Since then, Beaufort Restoration Group owns the cockpit / nose section which they hope to restore as a museum exhibit.

References
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-226
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 64 (middle)

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Last Updated
November 3, 2017

 

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