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|Pilot F/O Wrinch Joseph Charles Budd, 406971 (MIA / KIA) Guildford, WA
Navigator F/O Finlay McQueen, 207758 (MIA / KIA) East Kew, VIC
Crashed May 6, 1943
Departed Darwin for an attack on Japanese floatplanes located at the mouth of the Maikoor River and in the vicinity of Taberfane, Wangal or Maikoor.
The formation hit the Maikoor River 18 miles from the mouth and went down the river sweeping from side to side. Entering the Bay, the pilots saw floatplanes in a line from Taberfane to about 1/2 mile south, which were straffed and burnt. Further damage was inflicted on patrol supplies and store houses and after ten minutes on target the flight left. It was then that Beaufighter A19-60 was noticed missing.
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