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Boomerang A46-7

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:830
Identities:A46-7
Units:No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

23 October 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Completed and ready for delivery at No. 1 AD.
Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
28 October 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
17 December 1942Aircraft collided while taxying at Mildura.
31 May 1943Aircraft swung off runway and overturned while landing in cross wind at Mildura.
Pilot: F/Sgt R. McDONNELL, RAAF 411468 (Slightly Injured)
2 June 1943Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
7 June 1943Issued to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
9 June 1943Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
24 April 1945Allotted to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
No. 1 AD Ferry Flight to arrange ferrying.
25 April 1945Issued to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
26 April 1945Received by No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
6 June 1945Aircraft struck ground during gunnery exercise approximately 7 miles NE of Parkes aerodrome.
Pilot: F/O MURDOCH IAN LOCHGHAIR MacIVER, RAAF 435243 (Killed)
9 June 1945Airframe to be converted to components by No. 8 OTU.
5 July 1945Approval given to convert to components.

References

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

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Boomerang A46 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 139.

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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