|Aircraft Model:||CAC CA-1 Wirraway|
|Manufacturer:||Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation|
|Units:||No. 12 Squadron, RAAF|
No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
|30 August 1939||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.|
|1 September 1939||Issued to No. 12 Squadron, RAAF, with Engine No. B20-6.|
|15 July 1940||Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for modification.|
|27 August 1940||Allotted to No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.|
|3 October 1940||Attempted landing with undercarriage retracted causing damage to airscrew.|
|4 November 1940||Forced landing.|
|16 December 1940||Engine No. B20-6 allotted to ANA.|
|14 June 1941||Aircraft suffered partial engine failure causing forced landing with undercarriage retracted.|
|9 September 1941||Aircraft landed with undercarriage retracted causing damage to undersurface of fuselage and flaps.|
|23 February 1942||Aircraft suffered landing accident when pilot applied brakes too suddenly.|
|9 April 1942||Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|6 August 1942||Received by No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.|
|27 October 1942||Aircraft crashed approximately 7 miles west of Deniliquin, NSW.|
Pilot: LAC JOHN DOUGLAS BELL, RAAF 409885 (Killed)
|21 November 1942||Converted to components.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1942, BELL John Douglas - (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number - 409885; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Wirraway A20-8; Place - Deniliquin, New South Wales; Date - 27 October 1942, A705, 163/91/603.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Wirraway A20-1 to A20-305, A10297, BLOCK 107.
Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.
Record updated on 8 October 2017.
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