Lost without trace : Squadron Leader Wilbur Wackett, RAAF : a story of bravery and tragedy in the Pacific war / Leon Kane-Maguire.

Collection type Library
Author Kane-Maguire, Leon.; Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Air Power Development Centre;
Call Number 940.544994 K16l
Document type Monograph
Year 011.
Pagination x, 244 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Publisher Air Power Development Centre,
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-243) "This book highlights the flying career of Wilbur Wackett and describes the catalogue of tragedy that unfolded with his mysterious end. The loss of Wilbur was quickly followed by the loss of his only child. His wife, who remarried, lost a battle with cancer at a young age. Strangely, the full circumstances of Wilbur's disappearance were withheld from is father until just before Sir Lawrence's death in 1982."--Back cover.
Place made Canberra BC, A.C.T. :
Abstract

Introduction -- Born to fly -- Moths and demons -- Protecting our sea lanes -- Return to Townsville -- Enter the Kittyhawk -- To New Guinea in Kittyhawks -- An epic journey -- Vale Port Moresby -- Return to Australia -- A new warhorse - The Bristol Beaufi ghter -- No. 31 Squadron - Coomalie Creek -- Back on operations -- Lost without trace -- The search for survivors -- An enduring mystery -- Epilogue -- Appendices.

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