a reminder of world war 2 resting in the Australian bush
There are many reminders of World War 2 around the Australian coastline. This C-53 Skytrooper was returning from an evacuation mission to Perth on 26 February 1942. The plane was way off course, with low fuel and fading afternoon light. The pilot put the plane down on the edge of a large saltpan. All survived and were rescued on 1 March 1942.