Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VIII serial number A9-583. Assigned to 1 OTU (1 Operational Training Unit). No known nickname or nose art. This Beaufort flew 120 operational sorties during the Pacific War. During 1945 during a third victory loan tour, this Beaufort accompanied Lancaster A66-2 on the tour.
On October 23, 1945 placed into storage at RAAF Fairbairn. Officially stricken from charge during August 1949. Acquired by the Australian War Memorial (AWM). During the early 1960s, this aircraft was scrapped
by the museum.
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-583
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January 9, 2018