|Pilot F/O Robert McColl Stewart, 408505 (survived) North Fitzroy, VIC
Force Landed November 15, 1943
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Constructors Number 959.
During September 1943, assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to 4 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On November 15, 1943 took off on a artillery reconnaissance mission over the Finschhafen area. While on a mission, this Boomerang was fired on and damaged by P-38 Lightning piloted by Lt. Gerald R. Johnson.
Damaged, this Boomerang force landed and burnt near Finschafen Airfield. Pilot Stewart survived the landing. Later, an Australian flag indicating this Boomerang was painted on Johnson's P-38 Lightning.
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-136
4 Squadron Diary
15 November 1943 - 4 Squadron RAAF sheets
"2 - Arty/R [Artillery Reconnaissance] Finschhafen area whilst conducting and Arty/ R in Finschaffen area was shot down by Allied Fighter aircraft. A46-136 crash landing near Finschhafen strip, caught fire and was totally destroyed.
Pilot suffered shock and cuts to face."
WW2 Nominal Roll -
Robert McColl Stewart
Thanks to Edward Rogers for 4 Squadron Diary diary reference
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January 5, 2018