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Wirraway A20-447 burning at Wau Airfield following a Japanese air raid
While parked at Wau Airfield, this aircraft was destroyed by a near miss from an exploding bomb dropped by Ki-45 Lilys from the 45th Sentai escorted by Ki-43 Oscars from the 11th Sentai. Moments before the bomb, pilot Rodburn and observer Cole exited the aircraft and laid flat on the ground. Cole was wounded by shrapnel in the left shoulder. As this aircraft burned, a photograph was taken of the wreckage that was included in the RAAF Official History.
Credit: RAAF via AWM 128154 Date: February 6, 1942
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