Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944

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Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944

Post by johntate1 »

On Jan 11th I am traveling to Timor to look for the wreck of the plane that went down with my uncle Jack Daggett (see details below). Records indicate they were on a strafing run along the nth coast of Timor and hit wires strung up by the Japanese across the steep cliffs. of Manatuto Bay.
However the topographical maps of this bay don't show this steep terrain.

Any help or clues in where I go next would be appreciated.

John Tate

B-25D-30 Mitchell Serial Number A47-3

2 Squadron
Pilot F/O Allen Wallace Slater, 414849 (MIA / KIA) Indooroopilly, QLD
Crew F/O Murray Scott Millett, 426641 (MIA / KIA) Lismore, NSW
Crew F/O John Francis Daggett, 434341 (MIA / KIA) Lubeck, VIC
Crew F/O Bernard Alwin Wisniewski, 423966 (MIA / KIA) Coogee, NSW
Crew F/Sgt Keith Rutherford Philipson, 429669 (MIA / KIA) Leeton, NSW
Crew Sgt Desmond Frederick Harberger, 435448 (MIA / KIA) Dalby, QLD
MIA September 22, 1944

Daniel Leahy
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Re: Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944

Post by Daniel Leahy »

Hi John,

Sorry, I didn't see this post earlier (I haven't checked the forum in a while). How did the search go?

The Pacific Wrecks page for this aircraft can be found HERE, and a profile for your uncle can be found at the RAAF Casualty Database HERE.

I'd be very interested in hearing from you - please feel free to contact me through this form.


Daniel Leahy
Canberra, Australia


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