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Beaufort Mk.VIIIs A9-600/KT-L and A9-647/KT-M.
7 Squadron, 
New Guinea, c.1944,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

     
 

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RAAF Serial Aircraft History
A9-601 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 17/11/44, Tadji PNG.
A9-602 Struck off charge and burnt 25/06/46, Finschhafen, PNG.
A9-603 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Struck off charge 08/49.

Beaufort A9-603

A9-604 Served with 1 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-605 Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-711.
A9-606 Served with 15 Sqn and 8 Sqn.
Crashed on take off 12/06/44, Tadji PNG.
A9-607 Served with 7 Sqn.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-608 Served with 8 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Struck off charge 08/49.
A9-609 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 12/12/44, Coffs Harbour NSW.
Converted to components 01/45.
A9-610 Served with 1 Sqn, and 1AD T&F.
Placed into storage 17/04/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-611 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 11/10/45 and struck off charge 02/48.
A9-612 Served with 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-613 Served with 22 Sqn.
Crashed on take off 17/10/45, Daru Island.
Converted to components 28/11/45.
A9-614 Served with 8 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 05/09/45, Madang Airstrip PNG.
Converted to components 11/45.
A9-615 Served with 1AD,
Crashed 02/07/44, near Tumut NSW.
Converted to components 03/45.
A9-616 Served with 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-617 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 20/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-618 Served with 8 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 26/08/44, Kerowagi.
Converted to components 10/44.
A9-619 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 07/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-620 Served with 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-621 Served with 1 APU and 32 Sqn.
Undercarriage failed during test flight 05/04/45, Kamiri Airstrip.
Converted to components 05/45.
A9-622 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed and burned 03/09/45, Matapau PNG.
Crew; FLGOFF Arthur William Orman 433001, FLTSGT John Albert Chellew 433893,WO Cedric Ernest Hall 427321 and FLTSGT William Henry Halyard 439585 killed.
A9-623 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 24/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-624 Served with 8 Sqn, No 11 Communication Unit and No 1AD T&F.
Placed into storage 19/01/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-625 Served with 100 Sqn.
Aircraft blew up in mid air 16/03/45, near But West PNG.
Crew; SQNLDR Phillip Alexander Dey 402853 (pilot), PLTOFF Stuart Lindsay Lloyd 416868, FLTSGT Clifford Newby Tonge 433966 and FLTSGT Gordon Arthur Peatfield 433741 killed.
A9-626 Served with 100 Sqn.
Collided mid air with A9-627 23/01/45, over Amuli Village. Written off 01/02/45.
Crew: FLGOFF Hugh Stanley Barton 413104,FLGOFF Richard Basil Webb 434067, FLTSGT Kenneth Arthur Pontt 422362, FLTSGT Kenneth Davis 431015 and LAC Loris Charles Epps 57891 killed.
A9-627 Served with 100 Sqn.
Collided mid air with A9-626 23/01/45, over Amuli Village.
Written off 01/02/45.
Crew: FLTLT Edward Manton Christensen 406599, FLTSGT Bennie Edward Buckner 435588,FLGOFF Leslie Charles Cooke 41317, LAC Kenneth Stanley Gay 53950

 Beaufort A9-627

A9-628 Served with 15 Sqn.
Placed into storage 01/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-629 Served with 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 23/09/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-630 Served with 8 Squadron.
Missing on operations 24/01/45, after failing to return from an anti-submarine sweep from Tadji PNG.
Crew; FLGOFF Sydney Campbell Clarke 427498 (pilot), FLGOFF Colin Ritchie Shade 403398 (observer), WO Allan Francis Giles 40467 and FLGOFF Denis Albert Gurney 402595 (WAGS) killed.
A9-631 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 15/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-632 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 25/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-633 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 29/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-634 Served with 6 Sqn.
Crashed 25/11/44, 20 miles north of No 4 Airstrip Dobodura PNG.
Converted to components 01/45.
A9-635 Served with No 3 Communication Unit.
Issued to NSW Department of Civil Aviation. Fate unknown.
A9-636 Served with No 8 Communication Unit.
Crashed 09/03/45, 2 miles from Garoke Airstrip.
PLTOFF John Lawrence Adams 426855(observer) injured in crash and died 23/03/45.
Passenger LAC Chartles Bernard Muller 420701 draughtsman killed in crash.
Converted to components 05/45.
A9-637 Served with 7 Sqn.
Belly landed 08/03/45, Tadji airstrip PNG.
Converted to components 04/45.
A9-638 Served with 32 Sqn.
Forced landing 12/04/45, Archerfield QLD.
Converted to Instructional Airframe No 16 06/11/47.
Sold to R.H. Grant 01/53.
A9-639 Served with 100 Sqn and No 11 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 21/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-640 Serve with 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-641 Served with 32 Sqn.
Converted to Instructional Airframe No 20 06/11/47.
Sold to R.H. Grant 01/53.
A9-642 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed 27/12/44, failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol northeast of Brisbane.
Crew: FLGOFF John Ashurst Ward 407656, FLGOFF Allan Gordon Munro 411596, FLGOFF Alan Richard Hammond Stone 412039 & FLGOFF Alfred Ashton Young 437028 killed.
A9-643 Served with 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 17/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-644 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/10/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.

Beaufort A9-644

A9-645 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 03/10/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-646 Served with 6 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 06/09/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-647 Served with 1 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 24/10/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.

Beaufort Mk.VIIIs A9-600/KT-L and A9-647/KT-M.
7 Squadron, 
New Guinea, c.1944,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-648 Served with 6 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 24/10/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-649 Served with 1 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/11/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-650 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Aircraft exploded over target 13/03/45, Maprik West PNG when a bomb they dropped exploded prematurely under the aircraft.
Crew; FLTLT Harry John Fowler 415636 (pilot), FLTLT Francis Owen Smith 422062, FLTLT John William Shipman 422085 and FLGOFF Arthur Geoffrey Waite 406817 killed.
A9-651 Served with No 5 Communication Unit and No 6 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 22/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-652 Served with 31 Sqn.
Placed into storage 14/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-653 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed on landing 15/04/45, after test flight Tadji PNG.
Converted to components 04/46.
A9-654 Served with 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-655 Served with 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.

Highlight for Album: Beaufort A9-655

A9-656 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 18/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-657 Served with 1 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-658 Served with 8 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-659 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 15/04/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-660 Served with 1 Sqn and 7 Sqn.
Missing on ferry flight 28/01/45, between Port Moresby and Tadji PNG.
Crew: WGCDR Nigel William Barker 260411 (pilot), FLGOFF Alan Dalglish 439416 (observer), FLGOFF Alfred Vincent Eric Bate 431161 (WAG),FLGOFF Colin Laidler Chisholm 431737 (WAG) killed. Passengers FLTSGT William Henry Pratt 434897 (WAG), FLTSGT Trevor Neil Hay 56177 (76 Sqn), SGT Reginald Thomas Barter 60200 (Service Police, Pt Moresby) & Lt Col Austin George Fenton NX484 (HQ Military History Section) killed.
A9-661 Served with 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 02/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-662 Served with 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 25/09/45.
Converted to Instructional Airframe No 21 06/11/47.
A9-663 Served with 6 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 30/04/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-664 Served with 6 Sqn.
Placed into storage 07/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-665 Served with 8 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.

Beaufort A9-665

A9-666 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 25/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-667 Served with 100 Sqn.
Collided mid-air with A9-493 on 02/04/45 just after take off from Tadji strip PNG, on a strike mission and crashed into the sea.
Crew: FLTLT Ian Harris Fielding 409038 (pilot), FLGOFF Robert John Fletcher 428699 (observer), FLGOFF Ernest Richard Negus 422872 (WAG), FLTSGT Robert Lambert 442351(WAG)and FLGOFF Graham Vass Manger 401984 (pax) killed.
A9-668 Served with 8 Sqn.
Forced landing 16/11/45, Boram Airstrip after an electrical fire in the starboard engine.
Placed into storage 08/01/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-669 Served with 32 Sqn.
Placed into storage 04/10/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-670 Served with 32 Sqn.
Crashed 10/04/45, Gailes Bombing Range.
The aircraft was taking part in an air to ground gunnery exercise when it dived steeply into the ground in an almost inverted position as though it had gone on its back.
Crew: FLGOFF Eric David Stephenson 426262(pilot), PLTOFF John George Harvey 422179 (observer) FLTSGT Neville James Barron 435636(WAG),and passenger LAC Raymond Patrick McGuigan 170062 killed.
A9-671 Served with 100 Sqn.
Approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-672 Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-705 07/11/44.
A9-673 Converted to Mk9 and renumbered A9-707 07/11/44.
A9-674 Served with 8 Sqn. Forced landing 21/10/45, Taree NSW.
Converted to components 25/03/46.
A9-675 Served with 1APU.
Placed into storage 30/05/46 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-676 Served with 8 Sqn and 100 Sqn.
Aircraft approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-677 Served with 100 Sqn, 10 LASU and 12LASU.
Placed into storage 04/04/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-678 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 20/12/45.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-679 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 22/01/46.
Held at 1AD Det 'B' 13/02/52.

Beaufort Mk.VIII A9-679/KT-R.
7 Squadron, 
Tadji, New Guinea, c.1945,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-680 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 24/02/48 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-681 Served with 7 Sqn.
Placed into storage 21/11/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-682 Served with 6 Sqn and No 8 Communication Unit.
Held at 1AD Det 'B' 13/02/52.
A9-683 Served with 6 Sqn, No 8 Communication Unit and 100 Sqn.
Aircraft approved for destruction 25/06/46.
A9-684 Crashed 30/04/45, Forrest Hill NSW during a test flight.
Converted to components 05/45.
A9-685 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 05/06/46.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-686 Placed into 5AD storage 21/07/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-687 Placed into 5AD storage 02/08/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-688 Placed into 5AD storage 02/08/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-689 Placed into 5AD storage 05/08/44.
Served with 12RSU 19/07/45.
Taxied into A65-40 28/08/45, Tadji Aerodrome PNG.
Converted to components 10/45.
A9-690 Placed into 5AD storage 30/08/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-691 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 24/03/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-692 Placed into 5AD storage 17/08/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-693 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 01/04/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-694 Placed into 5AD storage 19/08/44 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-695 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 24/03/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-696 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 05/04/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-697 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 24/03/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-698 Served with 2AD.
Placed into storage 01/04/45 and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-699 Placed into 5AD storage and struck off charge 08/49.
A9-700 Last Beaufort manufactured in Australia.
Delivered 31/08/44.
Placed into 5AD storage and struck off charge 08/49.

Beaufort A9-700

 
     

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

Updated 28th February 2015

 

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