|Pilot Sgt Charles Frederick Bromley, RAAF 405391 (KIA / BR) Richmond, QLD
Observer Sgt Richard Walsh, RAAF 5803 (KIA / BR) Beaudesert, QLD
MIA January 20, 1942
Built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) with Constructor's Number 505.
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Wirraway serial number A20-303. Assigned to 24 Squadron based at Vunakanau Airfield near Rabaul. No known nose art or nickname.
On January 20, 1942 took off from Vunakanau Airfield to intercept incoming Japanese aircraft. Shot down by A6M2 Zeros and crashed into the sea.
Both crew members were officially declared dead the day of the mission. Both are buried at the Bita Paka (Bita Paka) War Cemetery. Bromley H. D. 1. Walsh H. D. 2.
CWGC - Charles Frederick Bromley
CWGC - Richard Walsh
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-303
RAAF DB - Wirraway A20-303
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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February 4, 2018