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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-689  
RAAF
100 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VIII serial number A9-689. Assigned to 100 Squadron. On August 5, 1944 this Beaufort was placed into storage by 5 Air Depot (5 AD). On July 19, 1945 assigned to 12 Repair Salvage Unit (12 RSU).

On August 28, 1945 while taxing at Tadji Airfield this Beaufort collided with Dakota A65-40. Afterwards, written off. During October 1945, converted to components.

Wreckage
Abandoned at Tadji Airfield. This wreck has a partially intact cockpit section.

References
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-689
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 4 (lower), page 24 (upper left & lower left & right)
Other sources list the date of the taxi accident at Tadji as August 22, 1945

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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