|Pilot FLTLT Peter Philip Adrian Hopton, 416024 (survived) Burra, SA
Crew FLTLT Kervyn Charles Beeton, 407162 (survived) Mount Lofty, SA
Crew W/O John Gerald Hunt, 410894 (survived) Lang Lang, VIC
Crew LAC George Helier Leonard Morrison, 121318 (survived)
Navigator P/O John Lawrence Adams, 426855 (WIA, died March 23, 1945) Herberton, QLD
Passenger LAC Charles Bernard Muller, 420701 (KIA, BR) Vaucluse, NSW
Crashed March 9, 1945
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 A9-636. Assigned to No. 8 Communication Unit (8 CU). No known nickname or nose art.
On March 9, 1945 took off from Goroka Airfield and crashed two miles from the airfield. During the crash, Muller was killed and Adams was injured and died of his injuries on March 23, 1945. During May 1945 converted to components and abandoned.
Muller was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Adams died of his injuries on March 23, 1945. After their remains were recovered both were buried at Lae War Cemetery. Adams at J. B. 12. Muller at J. B. 11.
WW2 Nominal Roll - Peter Philip Adrian Hopton
WW2 Nominal Roll -
Kervyn Charles Beeton
WW2 Nominal Roll - John Gerald Hunt
WW2 Nominal Roll - George Helier Leonard Morrison
CWGC - John Lawrence Adams
Charles Bernard Muller
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-636
RAAFDB - Beaufort A9-636
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January 5, 2018