|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Place made||Australia: Jervis Bay|
|Date made||May 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Wreckage of an Avro Anson aircraft (possibily no. NJ141) of No. 73 Squadron RAAF floating in the ...
Wreckage of an Avro Anson aircraft (possibily no. NJ141) of No. 73 Squadron RAAF floating in the water 20 nautical miles east of Jervis Bay. The aircraft continued to float until sunk by naval gunfire. It had made a forced landing due to engine failure. The crew, who were not injured, were picked up by a naval escort and taken to Sydney. A message from the pilot received by other patrol aircraft of the squadron via lamp through the naval escort was `Tell my wife not to keep dinner. I'm going to Sydney with the Navy'.