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  S.23 "Corinna" Empire Flying Boat Registration G-AEUC  
Qantas Empire Airways

Aircraft History
Built by Short in Rochester, Kent United Kingdom. Assigned the British registration G-AEUC. Operated by Qantas Empire Airways (QEA). Nicknamed "Corinna".

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, pressed into service evacuating civilians from the Netherlands East Indies to Australia.

Sinking History
On March 3, 1942 while moored in Roebuck Bay off Broome destroyed during an air raid by Japanese A6M2 Zeros and sunk. This flying boat was the first strafed and destroyed.

References
Air Enthusiast "C-Class 'Boats at War" by David Vincent page 37

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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