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  CA-8 Wirraway Serial Number A20-410  
RAAF
5 Squadron

Pilot  Flt Gil Cory (survived)
Observer  
F/O Bill Tucker (survived)
Crashed  December 25, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Constructor Number 612. Assigned to RAAF 5 Squadron.

Mission History
Took off loaded with three storepedos on a Christmas Day supply run to the Australian Army on Bougainville. Suffered a drop in boost (down to 15 lbs) and stall-crash landed on a 60' x 30' ledge on a mountain by stall landing.

Rescue
Both crew were minorly injured, assisted by 2/8th Cav Commando, returning to base on Janauary 6, 1945.

References
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-410

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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