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Boomerang A46-13

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:836
Identities:A46-13
Units:No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
Central Gunnery School, RAAF

Timeline

10 November 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
15 November 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
19 November 1942Estimated complete in 3 days at No. 1 AD.
26 November 1942Estimated complete in 10-21 days at No. 1 AD.
3 December 1942Completed for delivery at No. 1 AD.
10 December 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
11 December 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
11 August 1943Starboard tyre blew out on landing at Mildura, causing the aircraft to veer off runway and run through irrigation pipe.
Pilot: Sgt LESLIE EDWARD JOHNSON, RAAF 417958 (Survived)
31 August 1943Allotted to the Central Gunnery School, RAAF.
5 September 1943Received by the Central Gunnery School, RAAF.
11 October 1943Aircraft force landed following engine failure on take-off.
Pilot: P/O HALLIDAY (Survived)
15 October 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection.
18 October 1943CGS to dispatch complete aircraft to No 1 AD.
21 October 1943Issued to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
12 November 1943Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 November 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
26 November 1943AMSE approved conversion.

Photos

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

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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