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Friday, March 6, 2009

Crash of Dragon DH84 at Toowoomba 20 Mar 44

Dragon DH84 A34-58 of 4 Communications Unit, crashed at the edge of Toowoomba Airfield at 1150 hours E.A.S.T. on 20 March 1944 during a non-operational down-wind landing. All four RAAF personnel on board, comprising the crew of two from 4 Communications Unit and two high ranking passengers, were killed in this tragic crash.

Flight Sergeant Jack Hume Bird (409131), 4 Communications Unit
Leading Aircraftman John Royal Twyford (20460), 4 Communications Flight
Squadron Leader James Joseph Henry (1688), Air Force Headquarters
Squadron Leader Oswald Terence Cantor (261104), Headquarters North Western Area