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No. 2 Squadron
No. 18 Squadron
|Crew F/Lt Edward Melville White, 402097 (MIA / KIA) Croydon, NSW
Crew F/O Alban Keith Morrell, 7246 (MIA / KIA) Northam, WA
Crew Sgt Bernard Michael O'Brien, 431510 (MIA / KIA) Carnegie, VIC
Crew F/Sgt Roderick Alister MacGregor, 433732 (MIA / KIA) Tamworth, NSW
Crew Cpl William Joseph Carlyle Maxwell, 34759 (MIA / KIA) Howlong, NSW
Crew LAC Ian Stanley Coleman, 140811 (MIA / KIA) Leabrook, SA
Crew LAC Bayard Antony Marshall, 73231 (MIA / KIA) Collaroy, NSW
Crew LAC Victor Allen Morgan, 88726 (MIA / KIA) Waratah, Tasmana
MIA August 14, 1945
Built by North American Aviation (NAA). Constructors Number 100-20611. At the factory painted with olive drab upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces and U. S. markings. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25D-25 Mitchell 42-87258. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.
In Australia, assigned to the Netherlands for the Militaire Luchtvaart (ML-KNIL) Army Aviation Corps of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Netherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF) as B-25D-25 Mitchell serial number N5-174. During the brief period assigned to the Dutch it is unlikely this B-25 flew combat missions with No. 18 Squadron.
On September 2, 1944 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as B-25D-25 Mitchell A47-37 at 3 Air Depot (3 AD). On January 29, 1945 to 14 ARD. On March 22, 1945 assigned to No. 2 Squadron with code KO-V and later stripped to a bare aluminum finish.
Apparently post-war searches in the area by RAAF Searcher Team lead by F/Lt O'Shea could not be adequately carried out.
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