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The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed that aircraft wreckage found in waters south of Cairns is that of RAAF Number 11 Squadron Catalina A24-25 that crashed on 28 February 1943, killing all 11 personnel on board.
Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC, praised the work of all those involved in locating and confirming the identity of the aircraft.
“Unfortunately our history is scattered with stories of Australia’s servicemen who went missing in action during World War Two,” Air Marshal Davies said:
“The discovery of this Number 11 Squadron Catalina is important for Air Force and our ongoing commitment to account for our missing personnel from past conflicts; currently 3124 from the Second World War and 18 from Korea. It is even more important for the families to finally have some closure in knowing the resting place of the aircraft and their loved ones after such a long time.”
originally posted by: schuyler
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58
Next years road trip?
Trying to find anything in the Okefenokee would be like trying to find a Saquatch in the Cascade Mountains. Plus the mosquitoes would dissuade you in a hurry. I once lived in Georgia.