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Aircraft Crash Site - Possibly A16-97 | by Tim Pruyn
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Aircraft Crash Site - Possibly A16-97

Aircraft possibly A16-097 A Lockheed Hudson which at 1050Hrs on 13/08/40 2 miles east of Canberra Aerodrome, when it spun and crashed killing crew and VIPs.

Crew and Pax; F/Lt Robert Hitchcock Serv#115 (Pilot) P/O Richard F. Wiesener Serv#607 (Nav) Cpl John F. Palmer Serv#2130 AC Charles J. Crosdale Serv# 6673 Passengers James Fairbairn (Air Minister) Richard Elford (Secretary to the Air Minister) Geoffrey A. Street (Army Minister) Sir Henry Gullett (V.P. of the Executive Council) LT-Gen Sir Cyril Brudenell White (Chief of the General Staff) Lt-Col Francis Thornwaite (Snr Army Staff Officer).

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Taken circa 1940