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Brian Bennett 2000

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Mission History
Ditched on a reef to the south of Salamaua.

Wreckage on the the reef at Cape Room (Pakana Point) on the reef to the south-east of the point

Brian Bennett adds:
"I think that it was a non-operational loss and if all got out then it would not be written up."

Rod Pearce recalls:
"Richard Leahy has visited this wreck. I also recall there is the wreck of a P-47 on the beach with its wheels down (I think) slightly down the coast from this wreck."

Thanks to Brian Bennett and Rod Pearce for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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