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  Vultee Vengeance Mark IIA Serial Number A27-208  
12 Squadron

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Bill Thomson 1979

Pilot  Sgt J. E. Sheehan, 412198 (survived)
Observer  Sgt K. C. Williams,
415001 (survived)
Force Landed  May 23, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Vultee. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number AN574. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia arriving on March 25, 1943.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as vengeance A27-208. Assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD) and reassembled. On May 4, 1943 assigned to 12 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On May 23, 1943 took off on a training flight and suffered an electrical fire. This vengeance force landed on the beach off Dum In Mirrie Island off Port Patterson near Darwin. Both crew were unhurt in the crash and returned to duty.

The wreckage of this aircraft remains in situ.

ADF Serials - Vengeance A27-208

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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