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RAAF Form A.50

No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, RAAF - September 1942

1 September 1942 to 30 September 1942 - HUGHES
STRENGTH. During SEPTEMBER, 1942, postings brought the strength of the unit to the following figures:-
OFFICERS 12
AIRMEN 88

LOSS OF AIRCRAFT.
One Brewster Buffalo aircraft (A51-5), was completely destroyed by fire when it crashed at DERBY on 25th September, 1942. The pilot, No. 404699 Sgt AUSTIN, J. was killed.

TRAINING.
Training was continued during SEPTEMBER, and at the beginning of OCTOBER, all pilots were ready to commence operations when suitable aircraft were made available.

AIRCRAFT.
The unit possessed the following aircraft at the end of SEPTEMBER, 1942.
Brewster Buffalo - A51-1 Serviceable
Brewster Buffalo - A51-3 Unserviveable awaiting spares.

TRANSPORT.
The unit possessed the following transport at the end of SEPTEMBER, 1942.
1 Staff Car
1 Heavy Tender
1 Light Tender
1 Photographic Trailer
1 Water Trailer
2 Motor Cycles
2 Jeeps
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