AAF crash at Darwin 1942

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AAF crash at Darwin 1942

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:03 am

Looking for information concerning the AAF aircraft accident that occurred at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, on 29 April 1942.

Brig. Gen. Harold H. George, Redlands, California, and civilian passenger Mel Jacoby were killed.

Co-pilot 2Lt. Robert O. Jasper, Columbus, Ohio, was seriously injured.

2Lt. Jack W. Tyler, Columbus, Ohio, and Capt. Allison W. Ind, Ann Arbor, Michigan, sustained minor injuries.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Darwin crash 29 April, 1942

Post by varsity07840 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:36 pm

A P-40 on take off went out of control and crashed into George's transport
aircraft. He was formerly commander of fighter operations in the Phillippines and was evacuated to Austraila with McCarther. At the time if the accident, he was on an inspection tour of bases in Austraila.
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George Transport collision

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:34 pm

Duane,

Do you have anything else on this one? What are the AAF serial numbers for the airplanes? What kind of transport? Thanks. Tony Mireles

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Post by David McNeill » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:57 am

These guys might well be able to help. Never used them so have no idea what they are like though:

http://accident-report.com/index.html

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AAF crash

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:38 am

I have the microfilm AAF Foreign Accident Data Sheet (very incomplete) for this accident; there is no proper report for this accident. The link provided above is a good one for crash reports. Mike Stowe is knowledgable and helpful. Not free, but faster than waiting for one from Maxwell Field. Thanks to all who helped. Still need the AAF serial numbers for these aircraft. Tony Mireles

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Re:Serial Numbers

Post by rod mountford » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:46 am

Hi I think you will find these aircraft were USAF not RAAF. Try Peter Dunns site http://www.ozatwar.com for more info on the crash, there is a firsthand account of the accident on there. Cheers Rod

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Darwin crash

Post by varsity07840 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:34 am

A little more info.

The P-40 pilot was Bob Hazard. The a/c blew a tire. The transport was
a Lockheed C-40. It was parked, with George and the others standing around it. The pilot was Joe Moore, formerly the C.O. of the 20th Pursuit
Squadron at Clark Field, P.I. I can't find anything on the serial numbers.
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Re:Serial Numbers

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:58 pm

rod mountford wrote:Hi I think you will find these aircraft were USAF not RAAF. Try Peter Dunns site http://www.ozatwar.com for more info on the crash, there is a firsthand account of the accident on there. Cheers Rod
Rod,

That would be AAF as in USAAF.

I'll try Dunn's site. I think he has the serial for the P-40 but not the other airplane. I thought that it might be in error because of the mutliple casualties of the AAF Foreign Accident Data Sheet and the P-40 (single seat) listing on Dunn's site. Thanks. Tony Mireles

Varsity,

Thanks for the additional information.

Again, thanks to all who are helping me.

Tony Mireles

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Re:Serial Numbers

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:21 pm

Anthony J. Mireles wrote:
rod mountford wrote:Hi I think you will find these aircraft were USAF not RAAF. Try Peter Dunns site http://www.ozatwar.com for more info on the crash, there is a firsthand account of the accident on there. Cheers Rod
Rod,

That would be AAF as in USAAF.

I'll try Dunn's site. I think he has the serial for the P-40 but not the other airplane. I thought that it might be in error because of the mutliple casualties of the AAF Foreign Accident Data Sheet and the P-40 (single seat) listing on Dunn's site. Thanks. Tony Mireles

Varsity,

Thanks for the additional information.

Again, thanks to all who are helping me.

Tony Mireles
No serial number on Dunn's site. I am ordering his Australia at War Disc. Hoping he has the info I need. Thanks everyone who helped me.

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P-40 crash

Post by buz » Mon May 14, 2007 8:31 am

Try the NAA in Australia. There is a report along with P-40 serial and other details on the crash

Buz

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Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Wed May 16, 2007 9:48 am

Thanks Buzz. That is what I am looking for. That will be a great help.

What does NAA stand for?

Thanks for your help.

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Post by buz » Wed May 16, 2007 10:01 am

Tony

Go to http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/recordsearch.html. Log in as a guest and search for P40.

In there you will find a document on the accident called "Headquarters Allied Air Force - South West Pacific Area - Investigation - Aircraft accident to C40 number 519 and P40 aircraft at Batchelor on 29/4/1942 [Includes Maintenance Inspection Record; 0.75 cm]".

This is available as a digital copy. You should be able to find all the data you are after

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Post by Daniel Leahy » Wed May 16, 2007 3:06 pm

Have just gone through those National Archives Reports (NAA) thanks to Buz.

The aircraft details were given as follows:

P-40E Warhawk 41-5621 49th FG
Pilot - 2/Lt J W Tyler

C-40 Lodestar "519" "32 Sqn USAAF"
Daniel Leahy
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Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Fri May 18, 2007 1:18 am

Great Work!!!

Dan and Buz, Thanks a million.

Tony Mireles

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