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Wirraway A20-504

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-9 Wirraway
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:705
Units:No. 4 Squadron, RAAF
No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF


8 March 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC with Engine No. 458.
16 March 1942Allotted to No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
20 March 1942Received by No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
14 December 1942Issued to CAC, ex No. 5 SFTS.
28 December 1942Received by No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
8 January 1943Received by No. 4 Squadron, RAAF.
3 February 1943Aircraft overturned on landing at Wau Airfield causing damage to fuselage, starboard mainplane, airscrew, and undercarriage.
Navigator: P/O JOHN CHARLES WALKER, RAAF (Uninjured)
7 February 1943Received by No. 15 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
18 February 1943Approval given for conversion to components.


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft status cards - Wirraway A20-500 to A20-757, A10297, BLOCK 108.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 4 Squadron Jun 40 - Mar 48, A9186, 12.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 CA-9 Wirraway Serial Number A20-504. Retrieved 14 April 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/wirraway/A20-504.html>.

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

Record updated on 14 April 2018.


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