Kingfisher aircraft of No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot RAAF at rest, Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1942

Caption   Kingfisher aircraft of No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot RAAF at rest, Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1942 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseAustralian War Memorial
Identification Code   150454
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OS2U Kingfisher   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 May 2008
Licensing  Public Domain



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1. Stephen says:
21 Sep 2009 06:32:08 PM

A48-8 Bu.5972 Originally intended for use by the Netherlands East Indies. Arrived in Australia April 1942 Erected at RAAF Point Cook and Received at RAAF Rathmines 6 May 1942. Put into Service 29 Jul 1942. Served with the RAAF Seaplane Training Flight,later 3 OTU and 107 RAAF Sqd on 10 May 1943. Coded JE-?. Crashed at Sea 14 Jan 1943 40 miles from Sydney whilst on an anti-sub patrol for USS Henry Dearborn.
2. Stephen says:
21 Sep 2009 06:37:41 PM

or it may be this one hard to tell if 6 or 8 - A48-6 Bu.5988 or Bu.5989 Originally intended for use by the Netherlands East Indies. Arrived in Australia April 1942 and Received at RAAF Rathmines 22 Apr 1942. Put into Service 27 Apr 1942. Ground Looped after landing 17 Jul 1942, damaging port float. Back in Service 09 Oct 1942. Served with the RAAF Seaplane Training Flight,later 3 OTU and 107 RAAF Sqd on 10 May 1943. Coded JE-G. This aircraft had is paint on the pontoons removed and metal polished for testing late in 1943. On 13 May 1944 the aircraft hit telephone wires and damaged port mainplane and pontoon,it was operational within three months. Flown to Lake Boga VIC 21 Aug 1945,where the last 9 remaining Kingfishers were stored. Sold 02 April 1951 to Kellion Bros of Marrickville NSW and SOC.

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