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|Pilot Lt. Arthur "Art" Andres (survived)
Force Landed April 30, 1942
On April 30, 1942 took off from Garbutt Airfield near Townsville via Cairns Airfield and Horn Island Airfield before arriving at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby. The flight was timed to arrive after noon, to avoid the possibility of being caught by an incoming Japanese air raid.
Andres' Airacobra sustained damage to its coolant system from anti-aircraft fire, and was observed streaming smoke south of Salamaua. Damaged, he forced landed roughly eighteen miles south of Buna near Eroro (Eraro). This Airacobra was officially condemned by the USAAF on November 30, 1944.
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