Aircraft Photo of HD874 | Supermarine Walrus II | Australia - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:HD874
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Seagull V
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Seagull V / Walrus
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Walrus II
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ HD874 ]
City / Airport:Point CookMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMPC   IATA: -   Local: YMPC   Other: -
Collection:RAAF Museum
Photo Date:15 December 2010
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 36642
Photographer's Remark

Built to a UK order but shipped to Australia and delivered to Qantas on 14 September 1943 for assembly. Allocated to 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, Rathmines, on 13 December, then to 9 Squadron on the 17th. In August 1944 allocated to 8 Comms Unit until put in storage in April 1945. Transferred to the Department of External Affairs on 2 October 1947, for use in Antarctica named 'Snow Goose' and operated by RAAF crews. Wrecked in a gale on Heard Island on 5 January 1948. Wreckage recovered in 1980.

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