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Boomerang A46-6

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:829
Identities:A46-6
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

6 October 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
7 October 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 October 1942Complete and ready for delivery at No. 1 AD.
13 October 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
19 October 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 February 1943Port brake jammed while taxying at Mildura causing the aircraft to ground loop and the port undercarriage leg to collapse.
17 February 1943Aircraft ran off runway during landing at Mildura.
15 October 1943Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 November 1943Issued to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 November 1943Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
31 December 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for temporary storage.
8 January 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
3 February 1944Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 May 1944Above allotment cancelled.
23 May 1944Allotted to No. 1 Engineering School, RAAF.
13 June 1944Issued to No. 1 Engineering School, RAAF.
17 July 1944Approval given for conversion to Instructional Airframe No. 4 and Engine No. 37.
27 July 1944Conversion completed.
1 April 1946Offered CDC for disposal.
13 May 1946Authorised for write off.
26 November 1947Passed to DAP.
8 February 1949DAP action completed.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Boomerang CA-12, A46-1 to A46-99, A10297, BLOCK 341.

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

Record updated on 9 October 2018.


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