CRASH OF A P-39 AIRACOBRA
NORTH OF CHARTERS TOWERS, QLD
ON 28 JANUARY 1943

 

P-39 Airacobra

 

Captain Lew Lockhart was in Charters Towers, in north Queensland, Australia in January 1943 checking out in P-38s. On 28 January 1943 he was getting some flying time in a P-39 Airacobra when the coolant leaked out and he had to bail out somewhere north of Charters Towers airfield. The aircraft burned on impact as Lew Lockhart said he saw a lot of smoke. He walked onto a cattle station but cannot recall the name of the owner. Lew and the owner went back on horses several days later but could not find the P-39 Airacobra.

 

Capt. Lockhart in a P-47 in New Guinea

 


Photo:- Steve Cushman

A more recent photograph of Lew Lockhart standing behind a
4WD vehicle from Go Remote Adventures ... Not Vacations

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Steve Chushman of Go Remote Adventures ... Not Vacations for his assistance with this web page.

I'd also like to than Lew Lockhart for his assistance with this web page.

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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This page first produced 14 July 2008

This page last updated 30 August 2015