Eden, NSW. c April 1942. The crash site of a United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P40 Kittyhawk ...

Accession Number P02893.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Maker Fancourt, William John Laurence
Date made c April 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Eden, NSW. c April 1942. The crash site of a United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P40 Kittyhawk aircraft on the slopes of Mount Imlay. The Kittyhawk belonged to 8th Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, USAAF, which was operating from Canberra, the aircraft was completing a routine training exercise over the Snowy Mountains when it flew off course and crashed. Another Kittyhawk from the same Squadron crashed at Wonboyn on the same day. Both pilots, 2nd Lieutenant John Musial and Neal Takala were killed. (Donor W. Fancourt)

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