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|Pilot P/O Ralph Langley Erskine, 419119 (KIA, BR) Box Hill, VIC
Crew F/O Kenneth Alexander Wood, 419363 (KIA, BR) West Footscray, VIC
Crew Sgt Philip West, 41360 (KIA, BR) Christmas Hills, VIC
Crashed May 25, 1944
Built by Vultee in Los Angeles. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number EZ937 and was intended for use by the British but instead shipped across the Pacific to Australia.
On April 24, 1943 delivered to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Vengeance Mark IA serial number A27-49. Reassembled by No. 1 Air Depot (1 AD) and assigned to No. 21 Squadron for a short time before being received at No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit (1 APU) at Laverton Airfield.
On May 25, 1944 took off from Laverton Airfield piloted by P/O R L Erskine with Vengeance A27-92 on a ferry flight via Wagga Wagga Airfield bound for Bowen Airfield. At around 11:50am, both aircraft collided in midair and the crews of both were killed. The wreckage of both aircraft landed on Mount Disappointment approximately six miles north of Whittlesea.
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