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Boomerang A46-12

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:835
Identities:A46-12
Units:No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
School of Army Co-Operation, RAAF

Timeline

12 November 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Completed and ready for delivery.
13 November 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
8 December 1942Estimated complete in 3-10 days at No. 1 AD.
14 December 1942Completed at No. 1 AD.
4 January 1943Estimated complete in 3 days at No. 1 AD.
7 April 1943Received by SDF.
16 May 1943Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
5 July 1943Aircraft collided with aerodrome landing light while landing at Canberra.
Pilot: P/O THORNBURN HARCOURT MACGOWAN, RAAF 435154 (Survived)
15 October 1943Allotted to the School of Army Co-Operation, RAAF.
21 October 1943Received by the School of Army Co-Operation, RAAF.
7 July 1944Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
20 September 1944Allotment to No. 6 Aircraft Depot cancelled.
30 November 1944Allotted to No. 2 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF, with view to conversion.
3 January 1945Issued to No. 2 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
2 March 1945Received by No. 2 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
23 May 1945AMSE approve conversion.
25 May 1945RAAF HQ approve conversion.

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 12 October 2018.


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