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  CA-13 Boomerang Serial Number A46-119  
RAAF
4 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Lindsay Alfred James Dann, RAAF 401918 (KIA / BR) Geelong, VIC
Crashed  April 26, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) with Constructor's Number 942. Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in August 1943 and assigned serial number A46-119.

Wartime History
Made a belly landing at Gusap Strip on January 9, 1944.

Mission History
On April 26, 1944 took off from Gusap Airfield on a tactical reconnaissance of the Alexishafen area. The aircraft failed to return, and F/O Dann was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Wreckage
In 1946, a RAAF Searcher Team located this Boomerang in the Shaggy Ridge area . The remains of Dann remains were recovered. Evidence suggested this aircraft collided with Boomerang A46-148.

Memorials
Dann was officially declared dead the day of the mission. After his remains were recovered he was buried at the Lae War Cemetery at grave N.A.7.

References
CWGC - Lindsay Alfred James Dann
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-119
RAAFDB - Boomerang A46-119
Thanks to Greg Williams and Daniel Leahy for their assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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