CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
AT YARRARA, VIC
ON 13 APRIL 1943

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On 13 April 1943, RAAF Kittyhawk A29-119, of No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU) based at Mildura, VIC, crashed at Yarrara, VIC killing the pilot, 23 year old Sgt. Frank Howard Ellis (417167).

Sgt Ellis was part of a flight of aircraft doing formation flying when he disappeared. In the same flight a short time later Sgt Robert Harry Overmyer in Kittyhawk A29-173 collided with Sgt R.R. Munro in A29-181

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank John Lever for his assistance with details of this crash. John Lever is the author of a number of books on RAAF Operational Training Units. I'd also like to thank Gordon Clarke.

 

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