File Description: textures for cbfs beaufighter. One of the 24 Beaufighters flown from from Richmond NSW to Bohle River near Townsville Q for operational training. Crew: Pilot FLGOFF Harding & Nav SGT H. Cane (Dick p.18). 22/08/42 Damaged lower cowling, tail and rudder. 26/08/42 12 RSU for repair. 08/07/43 30 Sqn. 22/07/43 Damaged port wing tip when it struck a Japanese flag pole whilst strafing buildings at Gasmata (Series of photos including AWM OG0023). Dick p.124 claims medium Japanese anti-aircraft fire had blown off the 45cm of wing tip. Aircraft ground looped on landing at Turnbull airstrip NG but no further damage was done. Crew: Pilot FLGOFF Graeme Hunt & Nav PLTOFF Arthur Hodges. 19/07/43 15 ARD for repair. 08/08/43 30 Sqn. Coded V. Around this time a large reclining girl was painted on the port fuselage, forward of the cupola. It was copied from the July 43 edition of Man magazine (Photo - Parnell p.29) 30/03/44 5 OTU. 29/04/44 5 AD. 25/08/44 5 OTU. 21/02/45 5 AD. 06/11/45 6 AD. 14/12/45 Converted to components.