60th Anniversary of B-17 Crash in Australia.
Recieved the following Email from Peter Dunn, Webmeister of the "Townsville at War" WW II Website.Just wondered if any of you might have picked up anything on it.I didn't
Did you see any media coverage on the 60th Memorial of the crash of a
B-17C Flying Fortress at Bakers Creek near Mackay in Queensland. 40
Americans were killed in this crash during WW2 and to this day it is
still the largest air disaster in Australia.
Have a look at:-
I used a few of media contacts to try to get some coverage in the USA so
we can try to locate the rest of the relatives who do not know about how
and where their loved ones were killed. I know it was covered in the
Washington Post. Just interested to see how much coverage it received in
I went to Mackay on Friday and just returned today (Sunday). Had a very
good weekend. The 5th Air Force flew in the Brigadier General (1 star
General) from Japan in a Hercules. He's the 2nd in command.
Also in attendance was General "Skip" Hall (3 star General, retired) ex
commanding General of the 5th Air Force in Japan. I had the job of
drivng them around in Mackay on Friday. Only thing was I don't now my
way around Mackay, so I appointed "Skip" as the Navigator. He did a good
Regards Peter Dunn