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  Bristol Beaufighter Mark VIc Serial Number A19-133  
30 Squadron

Pilot  Wing Commander Clarence Parsons Glasscock, 260092 C. O. 30 Sqn (MIA / KIA) Abbotsford Point, NSW
Observer  F/O John James Cain, 1446 (MIA / KIA) Bendigo, VIC

Crashed  September 19, 1943

Pilot History
Glasscock was C.O. of 30 Squadron had previously earned the DFC Glasscock previously survived ditching Beaufighter A19-130 off Fergusson Island.

Aircraft History
Built by Bristol in the United Kingdom. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number JL850. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufighter A19-133. On June 25, 1943 assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD) and reassembled. On August 27, 1943 assigned to 30 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On September 19, 1943 took off piloted by Wing Commander Clarence P. Glasscock on a mission against Hoskins Airfield. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire over Cape Hoskins. After being hit, Glasscock was heard to say over the radio to his observer, Cain: "Laddie, you better get over here in the cockpit, I've been hit."

During 1946, this wreck was found by a RAAF Searcher Team. The crash site is 200 meters from the Mosa oil Palm Plantation mill.

Both crew were officially declared dead the day of the mission. After the recovery of remains in 1946, both were buried at Lae War Cemetery in joint grave AA, D, 3-4.

ADF Serials - Beaufighter A19-133
CWGC - Clarence Parsons Glasscock
CWGC - John James Cain

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Last Updated
May 29, 2018


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