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- Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:16 pm
- Forum: Wrecks & Losses
- Topic: B-17F Mid Air Collision near Rigo, PNG, 17 April 1943
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4-17-43. Coral Sea, Papua, New Guinea. At 1546, two Boeing B-17F airplanes collided in mid-air about three miles off shore of Rigo, Papua, New Guinea, killing seven crewmembers aboard B-17F # 41-24425, which crashed into the Coral Sea about 30 miles southeast of Jackson Airdrome, Port Moresby, Papu...
This is my view on the B-17E take-off accident that killed Major Kenneth McCullar on April 12, 1943, at Jackson Airdrome, Port Moresby, PNG--the famous "Wallaby" accident. I first purchased this accident report in 2003 and a few years later wrote the following summary concerning this unusual accide...
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9209/accident-report.html Moderators, Portions of this summary as it appears on your website is my orginal work. I would like to be credited. Especially the the paragraph that begins: "As for th famous wallaby..." That sentence is directly from my summar...
This is the crash site of B-17E 41-9209. This is the photo from the AAF Form No. 14 Aircraft Accident Report. Perhaps these photos can be added with my summary on the main data base.
This is a photo of the crash site of B-17E # 41-9209, which crashed while taking off from Jackson Airdrome on 12 April 1943. These photos are from the Form No. 14 Aircraft Accident Report.