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  Beaufigher Mark Ic "Wendy Joy II" Serial Number A19-50 Code X
RAAF
30 Squadron

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RAAF April 12, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Bristol. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number T5070. Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to 2 AD on July 3, 1942. Assigned to 30 Squadron on October 26, 1942 with fuselage code X. Nicknamed "Wendy Joy II".

Wartime History
Operated from 5 Mile Drome (Wards) near Port Moresby.

On April 12 ,1943 destroyed on the ground by a direct bomb hit during the Japanese raid on 5 Mile Drome. The aircraft was "reduced to rubble" and totally destroyed aside from the tail.

References
Beaufighters in the Pacific: A History of the RAAF Beaufighter Squadrons in the South West Pacific Area (2005 revised) - Neville M. Parnell, page 34
ADF Serials - Beaufighter A19-50

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May 3, 2016

 

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