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    Hello,

    I've got queries around some accidents which involved RAAF Demons.

    A1-50 while serving with 3 Sqn was victim of an accident on 14.12.39. The crew on board was made of P/O Miles and LAC Haug. Does anyone know the first names and service number of each one?
    A1-14 was victim of an accident on 11.04.42 (3 BAGS). The accident card gives LAC B.S. Freize as observer with service number 404900. However this service number is not good, and there is no B.S. Freize recorded in the RAAF records. Any clue?


    Many thanks

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    Hello,

    11/04/1942
    No.3 BAGS, West Sale, Victoria.
    Demon A1-14

    Forced landing, engine failure No.1 Air-to-Ground Dutson Range, Victoria.

    Pilot: 405147 Sgt Colin Edward CAGNACCI RAAF - OK.
    Trainee:409400 LAC Berrol Samuel FRIEZE RAAF - OK.
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    Hello,

    The following needs verification:

    14/12/1939
    No.3 Sqn RAAF, Richmond, New South Wales.
    Demon A1-50

    Forced landed, engine failure. Severe damage to engine, airscrew, wings and tail. The aircraft landed in a cleared paddock, hit a fence and rising, broke some telephone wires (precise location unclear).

    394 P/O Garth Tetley MILES RAAF - Badly skinned nose.
    4707 LAC Tom Terry HAGUE RAAF - Uninjured.

    Col.
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    The Gloucester Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1954) View title info Fri 15 Dec 1939
    Page 2
    Air Force 'Plane Down.

    Air Force 'Plane Down.
    forced Landing at Belbora.
    A Hawker Demon 'plane, flying
    north in company with several
    others, met with a mishap yesterday
    morning. When over Belbora, about
    6 o'clock it was seen to be in trou
    ble. It circled the homestead of Mr.
    W. P. Easton's property on the road
    side, narrowly missing the- house,
    carried away the whole of the tele
    graph lines along the main Highway
    and landed in the gully at the foot
    of the hill.
    Although the machine appeared to
    be badly damaged the two pilots es
    caped, almost unhurt, receiving some
    scratches and bruises.
    The carrying away of the tele'-,
    graph and telephone lines cut off all
    communication with the north, but
    the linesmen from Gloucester had
    communication established again by
    10 a.m.
    An Air. Force tender passed
    through Gloucester about 10. p.m.
    last night for the scene of the acci
    dent.

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    e Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 - 1954) View title info Fri 15 Dec 1939
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    PILOT'S SKINNED NOSE

    PILOT'S SKINNED NOSE
    R.A.A.F. Plane Makes Forced
    Landing
    Hits Fence, Breaks 'Phone Wirjes
    SYDNEY. Fridav.
    A Royal Australian Air Force plan"
    made a forced landing in difficult
    country on the north coast at 6 o'clock
    last night.
    The pilot skinned his nose bad
    ly, but his companion was not in
    jured.
    The plane was passing over heavily
    timbered country when engine trouble
    developed.
    The pilot brought the machine
    down successfully in a cleared pad
    dock, but the 'plane hit a fence and,

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