Coffs Harbour, NSW. 1943-07-16. Aerial view of the wreckage of an Avro Anson aircraft (no. W2638) ...

Accession Number P02393.005
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Coffs Harbour, NSW. 1943-07-16. Aerial view of the wreckage of an Avro Anson aircraft (no. W2638) of `C' Flight, No. 73 Squadron RAAF, at the water's edge on a beach near Nabiac airfield, south of Coffs Harbour. Note the gear salvaged by the crew and moved above the high tide level. The pilot, Flying Officer James Mourilyan Swan, made a forced landing of the aircraft due to fuel exhaustion.

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