THE LOSS OF DAKOTA A65-2  

In the early hours of Saturday 27th March 1943 A65-2 taxied from the Archerfield Terminal, seen here in the background, for a 05:11 departure en-route to Sydney.
 

 Almost immediately A65-2 entered a fog bank that shrouded Oxley Creek and within a minute of flight time, banking steeply to port with wings passed the vertical, A65-2 ploughed into wooded country one mile south of the airfield.

All on board were lost, they were:
Crew
F/O Alexander Ken ARNOLD 	Aircraft Captain
Sgt Joseph HAMMOND	Co-pilot
LAC Samuel Ivan WILES	  Aircraft Fitter
Sgt Lyle Carter MORGAN     Wireless Operator
Passengers
Sgt John ATHERTON
LAC Thomas William BECKLEY
P/O David Andrew BLACKLEY
LAC John Edward CHINNER
Sgt Robert William Tylden CHISHOLM
LAC Kevin Francis FLANAGAN
LAC Charles Paton Eric FLY
Cpl Violet May GUNNING
Major E.H. HALLIWELL	US Army
Cpl Ruth Ada HILLS
ACW Florence May JACKSON
Sgt Max Irvenia Thomas JARVIS
LAC Terrence Joseph KELLY
LAC Kenneth Owen PATON
1st Lieutenant F.M. SKINNER 	US Army
Lieutenant Irwin Leo SMITH 	A.C.M.F.
P/O Alfred TATLOCK
LAC Geoffrey Frederick WATERS
Cpl Thomas Keith McDowell WATT


In the early hours of Saturday 27th March 1943 A65-2 taxied from the Archerfield Terminal, seen here in the background, for a 05:11 departure en-route to Sydney.


Almost immediately A65-2 entered a fog bank that shrouded Oxley Creek and within a minute of flight time, banking steeply to port with wings passed the vertical, A65-2 ploughed into wooded country one mile south of the airfield.

All on board were lost, they were:
Crew
F/O Alexander Ken ARNOLD Aircraft Captain
Sgt Joseph HAMMOND Co-pilot
LAC Samuel Ivan WILES Aircraft Fitter
Sgt Lyle Carter MORGAN Wireless Operator
Passengers
Sgt John ATHERTON
LAC Thomas William BECKLEY
P/O David Andrew BLACKLEY
LAC John Edward CHINNER
Sgt Robert William Tylden CHISHOLM
LAC Kevin Francis FLANAGAN
LAC Charles Paton Eric FLY
Cpl Violet May GUNNING
Major E.H. HALLIWELL US Army
Cpl Ruth Ada HILLS
ACW Florence May JACKSON
Sgt Max Irvenia Thomas JARVIS
LAC Terrence Joseph KELLY
LAC Kenneth Owen PATON
1st Lieutenant F.M. SKINNER US Army
Lieutenant Irwin Leo SMITH A.C.M.F.
P/O Alfred TATLOCK
LAC Geoffrey Frederick WATERS
Cpl Thomas Keith McDowell WATT


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