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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65591
Last updated: 31 December 2019
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Type:Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless
Owner/operator:25 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: BuNo. 28452
C/n / msn: 3799
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Probably near Tanga Islands, east of New Ireland -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Destination airport:Piva, Bougainville
Missing on delivery flight to 25 Sqdn at Piva, Bougainville. "176" was a replacement aircraft taken up from USMC stock on Guadalcanal. It never received an RNZAF serial, but was USN BuNo.28452.
Became lost owing to deteriorating weather and radio difficulties, and ditched in a Japanese-held area.
Flying-Officer L.S. McLellan-Symonds died in captivity. R.I.P.


NZ Serials.

Revision history:

12-Jun-2009 00:19 angels one five Added
27-Jul-2009 03:45 angels one five Updated
01-Aug-2010 13:19 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Jan-2011 00:14 angels one five Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2011 01:05 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Jan-2011 19:10 angels one five Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2011 17:52 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 06:03 Nepa Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
10-Sep-2013 05:19 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Mar-2014 10:49 angels one five Updated [Registration, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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