What happened to them?
On April 28, 1944 Catalina A24-49 took off from Groote Eylandt piloted by P/O Warwick Neville Rose on a mission bound for Manokwari. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it never reached the target. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialised on the Northern Territory Memorial at Adelaide River War Cemetery.
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