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The aircraft went missing on an Airforce navigational training exercise.
They departed from Wigram at 8.00 am.
It was last seen over Timaru by the crew of another Oxford (NZ264) and contact was
made between the two aircraft. 14 minutes later (9.14 pm)NZ264 again made contact
with NZ278 and this was the last contact made.
NZ278 was never seen again.
Airspeed Oxford NZ278
26 March 1942
Missing: Verdun Arthur Godfrey - age 25

               Cecil Harold Cook - age 24

               Donald Alexander Paterson - age 33