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Boston A28-32

Aircraft Model:Douglas A-20A Havoc
Manufacturer:Douglas Aircraft Company
Identities:40-085; A28-32
Name / Nose Art:SHE'S RIGHT
Units:No. 22 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

5 November 1943Received by No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, ex US 5th Air Force.
Aircraft renumbered as A28-32.
Allotted to No. 22 Squadron, RAAF.
7 February 1944Issued to No. 22 Squadron, RAAF.
9 February 1944Received by No. 22 Squadron, RAAF.
31 March 1944Nose wheel collapsed on landing at North Strip, Kiriwina, due to hydraulic failure, causing damage to fuselage.
Pilot: F/Sgt EDWARD JOHN DALE, RAAF 413832 (Survived)
Crew: F/Sgt H.O. JONES (Survived)
1 April 1944Allotted to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
5 April 1944Allotment to No. 10 RSU now cancelled.
8 June 1944Allotted to No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for overhaul of engines.
10 June 1944Issued to No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF.
13 June 1944Received by No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF.
22 February 1945Approval given for conversion to components.
18 April 1945Issued for conversion.

References

Baugher, J. 2018 1940 USAAC Serial Numbers. Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 1 April 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1940.html>.

Harbour, M. 2017 RAAF A28 Douglas DB-7B, A-20A, A-20C & A20G Boston. ADF Serials. Retrieved 1 April 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a28.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft Status cards - Boston Bomber A28-1 to A28-40, A28-50 to A28-78, A10297, BLOCK 211.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Boston A28 [Accidents Part 2], A9845, 217.

Record updated on 1 April 2018.


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