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  DAP Beaufort Mark V Serial Number A9-42  
RAAF
100 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number T9594.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark V serial number A9-42. Assigned to 100 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

On July 2, 1942 took off from Mareeba Airfield as one of eight Beauforts led by Wing Commander J. R. Balmer on a flight bound for Laverton Field. Due to bad weather, this aircraft landed at Albury Airfield and afterwards took off again and proceeded to its destination.

Mission History
On January 27, 1944 force landed with the landing gear retracted on the side of Norwa Airfield. Afterwards, written off and coverted to components.

References
NAA No. 100 Squadron Operations Record Book sheet 6 July 2-6, 1942
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-42

Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
May 13, 2018

 

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