As you would be aware the Australian government, like other governments around the world, is having to adjust a range of plans and commitments as we work to contribute to the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To that end, Defence has taken the decision to temporarily close our Air Force Heritage Centres, which includes RAAF AAHC, as of 15 Mar 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Boston Bomber

United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Boston light bomber 286786, with a similar aircraft on display at the RAAF Museum, was restored at RAAF Amberley from seven aircraft wrecks recovered from the jungles of New Guinea.

The original aircraft crash-landed in a swamp and sunk beneath the water line.

When recovered, it was in a remarkable, well preserved condition - even to the point that coffee was still sealed in the flask behind the cockpit seat.

Restoration

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