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    Lake Boga Flying Boat Base Victoria Australia
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Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum 2004

Located at Lake Boga.

The existence of Lake Boga as a potential site for flying boat activity had been known to the Australian Government as early as 1938. After the devastating Japanese attack against Broome on March 3, 1942, the RAAF made inspections of both Lake Boga Flying Boat Base and Kangaroo Lake Flying Boat Base were made. Lake Boga being preferred as the site for the No. 1 RAAF Flying Boat Repair Depot.

Wartime History
416 aircraft were serviced with work carried out ranging from repair of operational damage to complete overhauls. Aircraft serviced included Catalinas, Dorniers, Martin Mariners, Walrus, Kingfisher and Sunderland. Lake Boga saw its first flying boat on July 12 when a quantity of stores and equipment was flown in from Rathmines by Catalina flying  boat. The first ever Catalina repaired at Lake Boga was PBY Catalina A24-17, which carried a crew of four, plus 12 personnel on posting from Rathmines in New South Wale.

Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum
On the original site of the No.1 Flying Boat Repair  Depot, stands an underground Communications Bunker which has been transformed into the Flying Boat Museum.

PBY Catalina Serial Number A24-30
Displayed at the museum

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018


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