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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-71  
RAAF
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.

Wartime History
During May 1943, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to 5 Squadron, 83 Squadron, 84 Squadron and 8th Communication Unit.

Wartime History
On May 1, 1944 took off from Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island on a training mission to practice formation flying. During the flight, this aircraft spun into sea, crashing roughly 20 miles off Goodenough Island.

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

References
CWCG - Douglas Wilson
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-71

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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Boomerang

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