FRIENDLY FIRE
Unfortunate Accidents in Australia during Wartime

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A case of mistaken identity
problems with aircraft recognition

 

25 Killed in Bus Crash at
Wodonga, Victoria on 8 May 1942

 

26 killed in Bomb Blast during training at
Kapooka Army Camp, Wagga, NSW
on 21 May 1945

 

Was USS Triton sunk by
"Friendly Fire" in Moreton Bay?

 

US Submarine almost sunk by
"Friendly Fire" in Moreton Bay

 

HMAS Tambar hit by "Friendly Fire"
from Cowan Cowan, Moreton Island

 

Boat "Tangalooma" shot at by Troops
at Fort Rous, Moreton Island

 

Seven Ships of the Allied Task Force bombed
in the Coral Sea by American B-17 Bombers on 7 May 1942

 

US Submarine USS Sargo (SS-188) attacked and hit
by a Hudson bomber of 14 Squadron RAAF

 

USS Perry attacked by 2 Squadron RAAF

 

USAAF Kittyhawk shot down by Australian Anti-aircraft battery
near Cox Peninsula, Darwin, NT during a Japanese air raid

 

Deaths of two people in Townsville
due to an unexploded bomb

 

Gun at Fort Queenscliff fires on 2nd day
of WW2 at a Bass Strait Freighter

 

Anti-aircraft gun at Fort Queenscliff fires
at unidentified aircraft in May 1940

 


 

OTHER EVENTS IN THE REST OF
THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA

 

RAAF Beaufort shot down by a US Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator
near Rabaul on 12 July 1943

 

POW's killed when Japanese transport ships
sunk by an American Submarine on 12/13 Sep 1944

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

I need your help

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This page first produced 28 March 2001

This page last updated 14 January 2016