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RAAF Nov 22, 1942
|Pilot F/O Norman Lewis Parker, 29099 (KIA, BR) Geraldton, WA
Navigator Sgt Neville Martin Tyack, 431342 (KIA, BR) Caulfield, VIC
Crashed November 10, 1944
On November 22, 1942, took off from Wards Drome (5 Mile) on a combat mission piloted by W/O Edwin Gwynne Hughes and navigator Sgt W. D. "Bill" Keller. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire that damaged the hydraulic system and caused it to force landed with undercarriage retracted. Neither of the crew were hurt.
Afterwards assigned to 15 RSU on November 26, 1942 and 3 AD on December 16, 1943 for extensive repairs. On October 11, 1943 returned to 30 Squadron. On November 21 damaged by anti-aircraft fire in the lower fuselage and flaps. On November 24, repaired by 14 ARD then to 31 Squadron on May 20, 1943. Afterwards to 5 AD on May 29, 1943 and 5 OTU on April 28, 1944.
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