Incident Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic A19-55, Saturday 2 January 1943
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Date:Saturday 2 January 1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic
Owner/operator:30 (City of Sale) Sqn RAAF
Registration: A19-55
MSN: (ex.T5076)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAAF Gurney, Milne Bay -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Wards, Port Moresby.
Destination airport:RAAF Gurney, Milney Bay
Narrative:
Beaufighter Mk.1c A19-55/Z (ex.T5076) 30 Sqdn RAAF
On 2.January 1943 Oxygen supply problem so landed at RAAF Milne Bay instead of crossing Owen Stanley's.
On 3.January 1943 Crew returned to RAAF Wards, departed RAAF Gurney 0830L arrived RAAF Wards 0950L.
On 3.January 1943 was surprised to see A19-55 ‘Z’ zooming around, she had been down at RAAF Milne Bay overnight because she couldn’t get across the Owen Stanley’s due to bad weather and lack of oxygen.
Crew:
P/O (Aus.400488) Richard Henry ROE (pilot) RAAF - Ok
F/Sgt (Aus.8013) Peter Alexander FISKEN (nav.) RAAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.beaufighter30squadronraaf.com.au/A19-53.html
https://30 squadronassociation.com.au
http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a19.htm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2021 16:23 Nepa Added [Operator]
27-Jun-2023 00:33 Ron Averes Updated

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