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  PB2B-2 Catalina VI Serial Number A24-381  
RAAF

Crew  FLT LT W.D. Keller
Crew  FLT LT J.B. McCoy
Crew  FLT LT A. McKenzie
Crew  FLT LT M.D. Smith
Crew  PLT3 S.I. Piercy
Crew  WO S.H. Bacon
Crew  WO D.E. Salis

Crashed  September 28, 1948


Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Construtors Number 61163. US Navy Bureau Number 44257. Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number JX639. Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to 13 Air Sea Rescue Flight 1945. Served with 115 Air Sea Rescue Flight in September 8, 1945.

Postwar
Stationed at Hobart during March 1947 serving as Air Sea Rescue for a Liberator flight over the Antarctic.

Mission History
On September 28, 1948 crashed on Lord Howe Island.

Wreckage
A propeller from this crash and plauqe are displayed on the island. Pieces from the wreckage of this aircraft were recovered for the RAAF's restoration of PBY A24-104.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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