Valetta VX491 sortie is
to drop leaflets in Cameron Highlands area of
Malaya and she went down near Tg Malim on 27 August 1957.
4 crews from 55 Coy RASC Dispatchers were
survived but RAF crews were perished in this incident.
In this incident, Dvrs Roe and Moore were
injured and stayed behind where Travis and Downes walked out trying to get
On the same day, Paratroopers were
parachutes into the crashed site where Roe and Moore were evacuated by
helicopters but Travis and Downes were found 2 days later by
helicopters. Both of them were evacuated from the jungle.
MHG will planned to visit the wreck site.
L/Cpl R A Travis
Dvrs A M Downes
Dvrs E Roe
Dvrs L W Moore
RAF Valetta crews were :-
Flight Sergeant Robert Pound ( Pilot )
Master Navigator J A Tucker ( Navigator )
Master Signaller Boyatt ( Signaller )