CRASH OF A B-17 FLYING FORTRESS
AT BATCHELOR AIRFIELD, NT

ON 28 JANUARY 1942

 


Photo from Rod Jackson

This is believed to be B-17 Flying Fortress #40-3067 at Archerfield airfield

 

On 28 January 1942, a USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress #40-3067, piloted by Lieutenant Teats crashed on take off at Batchelor airfield in the Northern Territory. It was damaged beyond repair.

 

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Photo from Rod Jackson

Larger version of the above photograph of B-17 Flying Fortress #40-3067. 

 

REFERENCE

Document prepared by 1st Lt. Elmore G. Brown, titled:-

"Headquarters, USA Air Forces in Australia
A-4. Aircraft Movements Status & Statistics Section
Location and Status of Damaged Aircraft in Australia"

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Chris Jamesson for his assistance with this page.

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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This page first produced 9 June 2001

This page last updated 30 August 2015