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  DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-701 (A9-14)  
RAAF
8 Communications

Former Assignments
10 Communication Unit
100 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number T9553.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VIII serial number A9-14. Assigned to 100 Squadron. On September 4, 1944, converted to a Mark IX Beaufreighter transport aircraft and redesignated Beaufort A9-701 with fuselage code CIX.

On March 14, 1945 assigned to 10 Communication Unit. On November 1, 1945 assigned to 8 Communication Unit. During April 1945, written off and converted to components at Madang Airfield.

Wreckage
Until 1972, the wreckage of this aircraft remained opposite the Madang Airfield terminal. Sometime afterwards during removed with other wrecks around the airport and scrapped.

References
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-701
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 16 (upper)

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Last Updated
May 13, 2018

 

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