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Wirraway A20-58

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-3 Wirraway
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:56
Identities:A20-58
Units:No. 21 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

25 April 1940Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC with Engine No. B20-56.
17 May 1940Allotted to No. 21 Squadron, RAAF.
24 June 1940Serviceable at No. 21 Squadron, RAAF.
15 November 1940Landed with undercarriage retracted.
19 January 1942Aircraft was hit by ground fire during an attack on Japanese petrol dumps at Muar, crash landing in a clearing five miles west of Perit Sulong.
Pilot: P/O GEORGE WILLIAM ANNAND, RNZAF (Survived)
Gunner: Sgt ANTHONY SALTER (Survived)
20 March 1942Write-off.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Wirraway A20-1 to A20-305, A10297, BLOCK 107.

Shores, C., B. Cull, Y. Izawa 1992 Bloody Shambles - Volume One: The Drift to War and the Fall of Singapore. London: Grub Street.

Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 20 October 2018.


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