Crashes, mishaps, prangs,
crash landings and missing aircraft

So far, well over 2,000 crashes have been
added with many, many more to come

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10 Worst Aircraft Crashes in Australia

Australian Capital Territory New South Wales
Northern Territory


South Australia Tasmania
Victoria Western Australia
Norfolk Island Unknown


NAA Aircraft Accident Files
Links to 283 National Archives of Australia
Aircraft Accident Files - mostly RAAF Aircraft


Royal Australian Air Force
Commonwealth War Graves and Memorials
In Australia 1939 - 1945

There are a total of 2,371 Royal Australian Air Force personnel
including W.A.A.A.F.s buried in War Cemeteries or public & private
cemeteries or listed on various Memorials around Australia in the
calendar years 1939 to 1945. A high percentage of these would
have died in military aircraft crashes in Australia during WWII.


A visit to the Lincoln Bomber Crash site
at Mount Superbus on 1 June 2002


Problem Solved
It took 3 years to find the answer

I started these home page on 3 May 1998 in the hope of finding out the details of a P-38 Lightning crash that I was told about by one of my mates in the late 1950's or early 1960's. At the time, I found it hard to believe that a P-38 Lightning would have crash landed on the salt pan in Townsville. This saltpan had been my childhood play ground. I was certainly not aware that Townsville was so involved in wartime activities.


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Now, that's really bent!!


My first visit
to a WW2 Crash Site


E-Mails from Justin Taylan

E-Mails from Visitors to this Site




Pacific Wreck Database
By Justin R. Taylan

Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives


Can anyone help me with more information?


"Australia @ War" WWII Research Products

I need your help


 Peter Dunn OAM 2020


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any information or photographs

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This page first produced 18 December 1999

This page last updated 10 October 2020