Narrative:The crew were on a sea mining mission in the Java Sea near Surabaya and a signal was received that the aircraft had been badly holed in both tanks and an attempt was to be made to get to a prearranged escape point. Although searches were carried out there were no sightings of the crew or plane.
|Date:||21 MAY 1944|
|Type:||Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina|
|Operator:||Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 1662|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Missing|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Java Sea (Indian Ocean)
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
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