|Pilot F/Sgt R. A. Hall, 426002
Observer Cpl W. J. Falahey, 51407
Crashed May 25, 1944
A27-92 was originally allocated the RAF serial EZ972 and was intended for use by the British before being delivered
to the RAAF in June 1943. The aircraft was received at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and served with No. 4 Operational
Training Unit for a short time before being received at No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit.
On May 25, 1944 took off from Laverton Airfield piloted by F/Sgt R. A. Hall with Vengeance A27-49 on a ferry flight via Wagga Wagga Airfield bound for Bowen Airfield. At around 11:50am, both aircraft collided in midair and the crews of both were killed. The wreckage of both aircraft landed on Mount Disappointment at a point
approximately 6 miles north of Whittlesea.
The wreckage of both aircraft can still be found at their respective sites, though it is impossible at this stage
to determine what wreckage is from which aircraft.
ADF Serials - Vengeance A27-92
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June 19, 2018