CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
4 MILES SOUTH WEST OF MILDURA AIRFIELD
ON 4 AUGUST 1943

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Sergeant Maxwell Robert Walker (417682), aged 22 years, of No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2OTU) RAAF at Mildura was killed at 0110 hours on 4 August 1943 when Kittyhawk A29-1 crashed about 4 miles south west of Mildura airfield. It caught fire on impact. The Aircraft Accident Data report described the incident as follows:-

"Walker was engaged in night flying circuits and landings. Aircraft took off quite normally and appeared to climb away satisfactorily. A short time later a fire was observed, from the ground, about 4 miles south west of aerodrome and remains of crashed and burned out aircraft were found."

 

OTHER CRASHES INVOLVING KITTYHAWK A29-1

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Corporal Darryl Gibbs of the RAAF Wagga Museum for his assistance with details on this crash.

 

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