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RAAF
22 Squadron

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Phil Bradley
1998

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Daniel Leahy
2005

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Daniel Leahy 2006

Wreckage
This aircraft is an unidentified Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) that crashed near Gona. The wreckage includes two engines and a wing section remain near Gona, behind the beach and north of the creek. Traces of the RAAF Roundel are present on the lower surface of the wing.

The identity of this aircraft is unknown. Likely, this crash site is part of DB-7 Boston A28-20 that exploded in mid air over Gona. Or, less likely, wreckage of DB-7 Boston A28-22 that exploded mid air over Buna.

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Thanks to Phil Bradley and Daniel Leahy for information

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August 22, 2020

 

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