Nowra (NSW) Torpedo trials

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Posted by Mark Clayton on July 25, 1999 at 05:43:45:

Hi there!

Hoping you might be able to help. The 22nd BG had a detachment od
Marauders deployed here at Nowra in New South Wales, early in the Pacific
War. They were sent here specifically to undertake torpedo training and we
know that at least one was destroyed here during a landing accident. Nowra
was then an RAAF airfield, and ther are some photographs of the episode
published in "?..Allen & The Martin Marauder". We're planning an exhibition
about the early history of the base and are keen to contact anyone who
might be able to give us some background to this deployment. In particular,
what squadron and aircraft were assigned here, are there any photographs
from that time still held by your members and, are there any anecdotes which
are already or, can still be recorded?

Any assistance yould be appreciated.

Mark Clayton
Australian Naval Aviation Museum
Nowra, NSW

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