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Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Info Contributor - Commemorative Air Force
Developed mechanical trouble while flying the final leg of the flight over Cairnes, Australia and the crew decided to return to Garbutt Field in Townsville, Australia. As the plane passed over Ingham, it encountered a fierce electrical storm and crashed into a 3,000-foot mountain on Hinchinbrook Island in the Coral Sea. All crew on board were killed. Several years after the crash, the plane was found and the U.S. Army collected the remains of the airmen and returned them for burial at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Nebraska. 

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