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8th Communication Unit
On April 27, 1945 took off from Madang Seaplane Base piloted by F/Lt. Cuthbertson (C. O. 111 ASR (Number 111 Air Sea Rescue Flight) with Flying Officer John Heness on a search mission to rescue an American crew. This Catalina landed at Nightingale Bay east of Wewak and rescued Ivan F. Brooks pilot of A-20G Havoc 43-21390 who had reached the shore and was rescued in his dingy and transported to Madang Harbor.
On June 18, 1945 assigned to 113th Air Sea Rescue Flight (113th ASR) with tail code NR-H
Assigned to Rathmines July 7, 1950. On April 1, 1953 became P-220 NEI MLD on February 19, 1954. Stricken from charge on August 21, 1956.
PBV-1A Canso CV369 purchased by the RAAF was restored in the markings of this Catalina.
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