|Pilot P/O A. H. O'Brien, 423253 (survived)
Crashed October 20, 1943
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructors number 910. Assigned to the RAAF during May 1943.
Assigned to 5 Squadron and 84 Squadron. With 5 Squadron, detached to 86 Sqaudron.
Took off from Horn Island Airfield on a flight bound for Mareeba Airfield. He was forced to make a wheels up landing on the beach 20 miles south of Point Stewart on Princess Charlotte Bay following engine failure near Iron Range. The pilot was initially MIA, and later found alive.
The outer wings were recovered by Dick Hourigan in the early 1970s and the rudder is with Greg Batts.
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for historical information
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June 29, 2019