THE LOSS OF FIREFLY WD869 



On the 1975 visit I recall we recovered the arrestor hook and an early radar set, to be among the first exhibits for the Base Museum.

Those humble beginnings have gone on to become the marvelous Australian Fleet Air Arm Museum.

On the 1975 visit I recall we recovered the arrestor hook and an early radar set, to be among the first exhibits for the Base Museum.

Those humble beginnings have gone on to become the marvelous Australian Fleet Air Arm Museum.


Compare the picture above, taken by Grahame in 1975, with Jose’s below of the same wreckage taken in 2004.   Despite the damage inflicted to it in 1957, the bush is slowly reclaiming WD869.

Compare the picture above, taken by Grahame in 1975, with Jose’s below of the same wreckage taken in 2004. Despite the damage inflicted to it in 1957, the bush is slowly reclaiming WD869.



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