Date & Time: Jan 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Grumman G-21A Goose
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Kupang - Kupang
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew left Kupang-Penfui Airport in the day to proceed to an aerial surveillance of the region of Kupang to inspect the evacuation of the civilians because of the impending Japanese invasion. En route, the seaplane was shot down by the pilot of a Japanese fighter and crashed in a field, killing all five crew members.
Shot down by a Japanese fighter.