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Boomerang A46-10

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:833
Identities:A46-10
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

1 November 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
5 November 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
6 November 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
8 November 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 November 1942Gun inspection covers blown off causing damage to port and starboard mainplanes.
15 October 1943Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 November 1943Issued to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 November 1943Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
16 December 1943Undercarriage failed to come down forcing pilot to land with undercarriage retracted.
Pilot: F/Lt KEITH RAYMOND BROWN, RAAF 280701 (Uninjured)
31 December 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for temporary storage.
4 February 1944Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
No. 1 Training Group to arrange ferrying.
19 May 1944Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
21 May 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
11 September 1944Aircraft ground looped on landing at Mildura.
Pilot: P/O MORELAND JAMES OXLEY, RAAF 435623 (Survived)
26 October 1944Allotted to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
15 February 1945Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
16 February 1945Received by No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
Aircraft to be delivered to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
28 February 1945Issued to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
4 March 1945Received by No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
9 March 1945Received by No. 6 Aircraft Depot, Storage.
13 May 1946Authorised for write-off.
26 September 1947Passed to DAP.
15 November 1948Action completed by DAP.

Photos

Boomerangs of No. 2 OTU (including A46-47, A46-10, A46-13, A46-14, and A46-8) in flight

References

Dunn, P. 2017 Crash of a Boomerang at East Sale, Victoria, on 16 December 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 9 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/vic114.htm>.

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] 1944, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Operation Training Units 1 to 4 Dec 41 - Apr 44, A9186, 443.

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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