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Beaufort Mk.VIII 
A9-407
 1O.T.U., c.1944
via Mike Mirkovic.

     
 

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RAAF Serial Aircraft History
A9-401 Served with 6 Sqn and 93 Sqn.
Flown by FLTLT Jack Russell and maintained by LAC Goudie while at 6 Sqn.
Flown at Goodenough Island to raids mainly on Rabaul.
Crashed 19/08/45 on take off Labaun Airstrip Borneo.
Converted to components 09/45.
A9-402 Served with 6 Sqn.
Caught fire 22/01/44, when turning up port engine Vivigani PNG.
Converted to components 03/44.
A9-403 Served with 6 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-713 05/12/44.

Beaufort A9-403

A9-404 Served with 6 Sqn.
Crashed on take off 19/08/44, Vivigani PNG.
Converted to components 09/44.

Beaufort Mk.VIII A9-404, c.1943. via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-405 Served with 1 OTU.
Belly landed on runway 26/06/44, East Sale VIC.
Converted to components 05/45.
A9-406 Served with 1 OTU.
 Placed into storage 21/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-407 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 03/12/4 and struck off charge 08/49.

Beaufort Mk.VIII 
A9-407
 1O.T.U., c.1944
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-408 Served with 6 Sqn.
Ditched into sea 02/03/44, 10 miles south of China Straits.
Crew: WO William Bailey (pilot), WO Walter Joynes 406675 (navigator) FLGOFF Alan Searle and FLGOFF Clarence Miller 416396 (WAGS).
After the plane had ditched, the crew were in a life raft in the water for about six hours and then picked up by the Royal Australian Navy ship Gascoyne. Written off 03/44.
A9-409 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed into the sea just east of Woodside Beach VIC on 08/10/43.
Some small remains of the aircraft are on display at the RAAF Museum, Pt Cook.
Crew; SGT Laurence William Smith 425769 (pilot), SGT Gordon George Sexton 426692, FLTSGT William John Rogers 427150 & SGT Ronald Francis Butler 426529 killed.
A9-410 Served with 6 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-732 09/05/45.
A9-411 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 20/02/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-412 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 06/06/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-413 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed on landing 16/01/44, East Sale VIC.
Converted to components 12/44.
A9-414 Served with 6 Sqn and 8 Sqn.
Crashed on take off 13/10/44, Tadji PNG.
Converted to components 11/44.
Some parts of this aircraft are currently housed at Chino, US..
A9-415 Served with 5 OTU.
Forced landing 05/11/43, on a flight between RAAF Tocumwal and Bankstown aerodrome.
Pilot WGCDR Brian Walker was the first and only pilot to land a Beaufort intact with a defective elevator trim tab.
Placed into storage 23/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-416 Served with 6 Sqn. Crashed on take off 02/04/44, Gurney PNG.
Converted to components 04/44.
A9-417 Served with 1 OTU. Crashed 25/04/44, Lakes Entrance VIC.
Crew: SQNLDR John Keith MacPherson 251536 (pilot), FLGOFF Alan Nicol Tanner 404187 (observer), WOFF Ronald Joseph McGuinness 404409 & FLTSGT Frederick Murray Feigert 417470 (WAGS) killed. Written off 17/05/44.
A9-418 Served with 6 Sqn, 100 Sqn and 21 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/08/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-419 Served with 6 Sqn and DAP Mascot.
Forced landing 03/01/45, during ferry flight 15 miles north east of Taralga NSW.
Converted to components 02/45.
A9-420 Served with 6 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-744 09/08/45.
A9-421 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 25/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-422 Served with 1 OTU.
Struck water 05/03/44, whilst exercising over Lake Bunga.
Placed into storage 21/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-423 Served with 1 OTU.
Struck water 15/11/43, whilst exercising 20 miles east of Bairnsdale VIC.
Placed into storage 25/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-424 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 13/11/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-425 Served with 1 OTU.
Accident while taxying 05/04/44, East Sale VIC.
Converted to components 08/44.
A9-426 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 13/01/45, Lake Caringle VIC on a night flying exercise.
Crew: FLTSGT Ian Donald Blackie 430272, FLTSGT Maurice Michael Culhane 438382, FLTSGT David James Blythman Simon 439551 & FLTSGT Roger Edwin Sullivan 431879 killed.
A9-427 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/02/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-428 Served with 5 OTU and 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 10/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-429 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crash landed 02/02/44, on non operational test flight Vivigani PNG.
Converted to components 05/44.
A9-430 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 06/12/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-431 Served with 8 Sqn, 7 Sqn, 12 LASU and 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-432 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 06/12/44, 4 miles northwest of Bairnsdale on way to 1AD for test.
Crew; FLTLT R. Buchanan, FLGOFF K.J. Hovenden, PLTOFF R.T. Thompson, FSGT C.A. Haslam, FSGT W.E. Ellen, CPL J.P. Warren & LAC E.G. Willett.
Converted to components 01/45.
A9-433 Served with 100 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-739 08/07/45.
A9-434 Served with 5 OTU and 1 OTU.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-435 Served with 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 04/12/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-436 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed 21/04/44, after collision with A9-476 15 miles west of Bundaberg QLD.
A9-437 Served with 100 Sqn and 6 Sqn.
Crashed 21/11/44, during travel flight Nadzab PNG.
Placed into storage 10/0146.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-438 Served with 14 Sqn and 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 19/02/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-439 Served with 8 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-440 Served with 32 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Overshot strip 22/09/43 and ran off runway Wewak PNG.
Converted to components 12/45.
A9-441 Served with 1 OTU.
Struck mast during masthead bombing practice 20/11/43, Bengwarden Range VIC.
Placed into storage 25/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-442 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 06/12/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-443 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 28/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-444 Served with 8 Sqn.
Destroyed by bomb blast 25/12/43,on return from operations at Vivigani.
Crew; PLTOFF Edwin John Turk 428376, FLGOFF Stanley James Miller420699, FLGOFF Victor Theodore Benno Kleinig 416433 and FLTSGT Barry Cameron White 418030 killed.
A9-445 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed on take off 14/12/44, East Sale VIC.
Converted to components 06/45.
A9-446 Served with 7 Sqn and 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 25/09/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-447 Served with 7 Sqn.
Ditched into sea 22/02/44, during return from operations over Timoeka.
Written off 03/44.
A9-448 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 08/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-449 Served with 8 Sqn.
Crashed on take off 12/06/44, Nadzab PNG.
Converted to components 08/44.
A9-450 Served with 5 OTU.
Crashed 16/03/44, Cootamundra NSW.
Passenger Fitter IIE LAC Cyril Ernest Harding 64059 killed.
Converted to components 04/44.
A9-451 Served with 5 OTU.
Crashed 28/12/43, Deniliquin NSW.
Converted to components 01/44.

Beaufort A9-451

A9-452 Served with 6 Sqn and 6AD and 13ARD.
Crashed 22/03/44, 5 Miles north of Fanning QLD.
Crew: PLTOFF Donald Willliam Ferguson 416943 (pilot, 2AD Bankstown), FLTSGT Geoffrey Charles Sykes 418203 (observer stationed at No 1 Reserve Personnel Pool Garbutt), and LAC William Glen Cadd 140268 of 13 ARD Breddon, pax killed.
Converted to components 04/44.
A9-453 Served with 8 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 10/12/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-454 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 15/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-455 Served with 13 ARDRP, 5AD, 15 ARDRP and 8 Sqn.
Converted to components 01/46.
A9-456 Served with 13 ARDRP, 5AD, and 1ADTF Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/05/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-457 Served with 13 ARDRP, 5AD and 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 02/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-458 Served with 7 Sqn.
Crashed 15/01/44, into sea near Cairns QLD.
Crew: FLGOFF Herman Patrick Hoppe 419180 (observer) and PLTOFF Kenneth Maxwell Shepley 407458 (WAG) killed.
A9-459 Served with 6 Sqn. Crash landed 02/02/44, during test flight Vivigani PNG. Converted to components 02/44.
A9-460 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 13/12/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-461 Served with 7 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 12/11/44, Tadji Airstrip PNG.
Converted to components 12/44.
A9-462 Served with 8 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Aircraft approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-463 Served with 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 30/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-464 Served with 1 OTU.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-465 Served with 7 Sqn, No 5 Communication Unit and Station Headquarters Richmond for use by CSIRO.
Placed into storage 17/02/47 and struck off charge 09/49.
A9-466 Served with 8 Sqn, 6 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Forced landing 05/12/45, Cairns QLD.
Converted to components 08/46.
A9-467 Served with 6 OTU, and CFS.
Sold to H Grant, Hawthorn Victoria 29/06/51.
A9-468 Served with 8 Sqn.
Crashed 22/05/44, into sea 20 miles off Boram PNG.
Crew; WO Norm Campbell (pilot), FLGOFF B.E. Butler (observer), SGT B Selby and FLTSGT Frank Burg (WAGS) uninjured.
A9-469 Served with 6 OTU.
Crashed 26/01/44, Nowra while crew attempting first night attack without instruments.
Crew; FLGOFF Ronald Bruce McKay 411159 (pilot), FLTSGT Maurice Isaac Green 423717 (observer), FLTSGT Kenneth Halliday Warhurst 421949 and FLTSGT William Bungay 417989 (WAGS) killed.
A9-470 Served with 100 Sqn, 6 Sqn and 40OBU.
Placed into storage 19/02/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-471 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 25/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-472 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 14/12/43 Vivigani.
Aircraft was attacked by enemy aircraft while taxiing to the dispersal area at Vivigani.
Crew; FLGOFF Barry Fuller (pilot), FLGOFF Ron Flanagan (WAG) uninjured. FLGOFF Jack Walsh severely wounded (WAG) and FLGOFF Wilfred Jackson 408522 (observer) killed.
A9-473 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-474 Served with 100 Sqn and No 8 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 22/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-475 Served with 1 Sqn, 8 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 12/03/46 and struck off charge 09/49.
A9-476 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed 21/04/44, Bundaberg QLD after colliding with A9-436.
Crew: PLTOFF Milton Charles Hardy 422177 (pilot), FLTSGT Ignatius William Willcocks 419425 (observer), FLGOFF John Eric Gay 434085 & FLTSGT Ian James Dixon 423672 (WAGS) killed.
Aircraft written off 25/05/44.

Beaufort Mk.VIII A9-476/JM-M. remains
32 Squadron, 
Bundaberg, 21 April, 1944,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-477 Served with 1 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-746 06/09/45.
A9-478 Served with 100 Sqn, 6 Sqn, 8 Sqn and No 8 Communication Unit.
Approved for destruction 26/05/46.
A9-479 Served with 14 Sqn.
Placed into storage 06/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-480 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed after take off 05/03/44, 2 miles southeast of Vivigani PNG.
Crew; FLGOFF Frederick William Spencer Easton 429240, FLTSGT Geoffrey Leonard Wiblin 419411, FLGOFF Alexander Peter Potts 402094 and FLTSGT James Sharpe Hamersley 415140 killed.
PAX CPL Bernard Duggan 63239 serving with 71 Wing Goodenough Island also killed
A9-481 Served with 14 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 30/11/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.

Beaufort A9-481

A9-482 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Over-ran strip when landing 07/01/46, Tadji PNG.
Converted to components 03/46.
A9-483 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Over-ran strip when landing 28/10/45, due to brake failure Madang Airstrip PNG.
A9-484 Served with 14 Sqn and No 8 Communication Unit.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-485 Served with 1 Sqn and No 6 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 11/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-486 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 30/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-487 Served with 1 Sqn and No 11 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 15/04/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-488 Served with 100 Sqn and 30 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-489 Served with 1 Sqn.
Ground looped on landing 27/06/45, Darwin Aerodrome NT after undergoing test flight.
Converted to components 09/45.
A9-490 Served with 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 20/02/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-491 Served with 1 Sqn and 1 CTU.
Placed into storage 03/12/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-492 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed 05/08/45, after take off near Lowood QLD.
Converted to components 09/45.

Beaufort Mk.VIII A9-492/JM-T starboard undercarriage collapsed.
32 Squadron, 
Bundaberg, 19 Feb., 1944,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-493 Served with 100 Sqn.
Collided mid-air with A9-667 on 2 Apr 45 just after take off from Tadji strip, PNG, on a strike mission and crashed into the sea killing all four crew.
Crew: FLTLT Eric Ernest Crisp 415620 (pilot), FLTLT Jack Thorpe Hughes 406784 (observer), FLTLT Cedric Alfred Venner Horne 415733 & FLTLT George Laurie Park 418562 (WAGS)killed.
A9-494 Served with 32 Sqn.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-495 Served with 1 Sqn.
Ground looped 21/01/44 Menangle NSW during night landing.
Converted to components 07/44.
A9-496 Served with 2 Sqn and 1 Sqn.
Crashed and burned on landing after test flight at 18RSU18/01/45, Pell Strip NT.
Passenger LAC Frank Arnold Jaques 162397 turner killed.
A9-497 Served with 1 Sqn.
Ditched into sea 26/11/44, five miles east of South West Island.
Aircraft written off 14/12/44.
A9-498 Served with 5CTU and 1 OTU.
Placed into storage 17/12/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-499 Served with 1 Sqn and 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 01/10/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-500 Served with 15 Sqn.
Placed into storage 01/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
 
     

The Author of this page is Jan Herival updated by Brendan Cowan, Gordon Birkett, Martin Edwards & Peter May.

Updated 25th May 2016

 

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