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Wirraway A20-651

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-16 Wirraway
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:1103
Identities:A20-651
Units:No. 87 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

15 June 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
30 June 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
1 July 1944Allotted to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 July 1944Received by No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
29 October 1945Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
30 November 1945Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to No. 87 Squadron, RAAF, as replacement for A20-572.
12 December 1945Issued to No. 87 Squadron, RAAF.
14 December 1945Received by No. 87 Squadron, RAAF.
3 May 1946Allotted to No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF.
27 May 1946Received by No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF.
29 July 1946To be stored Category C.
8 November 1948Allotted to Care and Maintenance Unit, Tocumwal, but to remain in situ at Uranquinty.
31 January 1951Held, Category C, at No. 1 Aircraft Depot Detachment B.
9 May 1952Allotted to DAP Parafield.
2 June 1952Damaged during high wind. Aircraft collided while on the ground.
20 June 1952Received at DAP Parafield for major service.
26 August 1953Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot Detachmement B for Category C Storage.
25 September 1953Held serviceable at DAP Parafield.
2 October 1953Issued to No. 1 Aircraft Depot Detachment B.
14 October 1953Received at Tocumwal.
30 October 1958Approval granted for disposal.
4 December 1958Listed for disposal.
26 March 1960Resold to the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Pty. Ltd.
12 April 1960Delivered to CAC.

References

Museums Victoria n.f.d. Item ST 28348 Aeroplane - CAC CA-16 Wirraway A20-651, 1944. Retrieved 20 December 2018 from <https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/404885>.

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

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

Record updated on 20 December 2018.


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