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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-71  
8th Communication Unit

Former Assignments
5 Squadron
83 Squadron
84 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Douglas Wilson, 414115 (MIA / KIA) Chillingham, NSW
MIA  May 1, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructors number 894. Delivered to the RAAF during May 1943. Assigned to 5 Squadron, 83 Squadron and 84 Squadron, and 8th Communication Unit.

Wartime History
Took off from Vivigani Airfield on a training flight to practice formation flying. During the flight, this aircraft spun into sea, roughly 20 miles off Goodenough Island.

Wilson was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized at the Port Moresby memorial, panel 9 at Bomana Cemetery.

ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-71
CWCG - Douglas Wilson

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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