|Pilot FLGOFF William Walker Parker, 415045 (KIA, BR) Glasgow, Scotland
Observer WOFF James Alexander Chapman, 410544 (KIA, BR) Warrnambool, VIC
WAG WOFF Ronald Eardley Douch, 412499 (KIA, BR) Willoughby, NSW
WAG FLGOFF Keith Gillan, 401749 (KIA, BR) Yea, VIC
Passenger Lt. Col Alan Binnie, NX12184 (KIA, BR) 2 Air Liaison Group, Headquarters
MIA March 25, 1945
Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.
On November 29, 1943 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VIII serial number A9-518. On February 9, 1944 assigned to 15 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On March 25, 1945 took off on an armed reconnaissance mission near Wewak and crashed near the Murik
During 1946, this crash site was found and remains were recovered.
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. After the recovery of remains, the entire crew was buried at Lae War Cemetery. Parker, Gillan and Douch in collective grave
N. A. 12-14. Chapman at
N. A. 9. Douch. Binnie at N. A. 10.
CWGC - William Walker Parker
CWGC - James Alexander Chapman
CWGC - Ronald Eardley Douch
WW2 Nominal Roll -
William Walker Parker
WW2 Nominal Roll - James Alexander Chapman
WW2 Nominal Roll - Ronald Eardley Douch
WW2 Nominal Roll - Keith Gillan
WW2 Nominal Rol -
AFD Serials - Beaufort A9-518 lists target as Madang and passenger Lt Col Alan Binney [sic]
RAAFDB - Beaufort A9-518
Thanks to Daniel
Leahy for additional information
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May 13, 2018