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  DAP  Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-414 Code UV-Q
RAAF
8 Squadron

Former Assignment
6 Squadron

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 A9-414. Assigned to 6 Squadron. Later assigned to 8 Squadron. Code UV-Q. On October 13, 1944 crashed on take off from Tadji Airfield. During November 1944, afterwards, converted to components.

Salvage
During 1974, parts of this aircraft were recovered by Charles Darby / Monty Armstrong during a salvage funded by David Tallichet / Yesterdays Air Force (MARC) and transported to the United States.

Storage
The recovered wreckage were stored at Chino Airport.

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 4 (upper), page 24 (upper right)
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-414

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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