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Boomerang A46-14

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:837
Identities:A46-14
Units:No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
Central Gunnery School, RAAF

Timeline

16 November 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
18 November 1942Completed and ready for delivery at No. 1 AD.
24 November 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
25 November 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
12 February 1943Aircraft ground looped towards end of landing at Mildura.
23 August 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
31 August 1943Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to the Central Gunnery School, RAAF.
5 September 1943Received by the Central Gunnery School, RAAF.
31 December 1943Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 January 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
1 June 1944Aircraft collided with Boomerang A46-44 approximately 20 miles west of Mildura during a gun camera exercise.
Pilot: F/O ROGER BYRNE, RAAF 419291 (Killed)
27 June 1944Received by No. 5 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
28 June 1944AMSE approve conversion.
1 July 1944RAAF HQ approve conversion.

Photos

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

References

Dunn, P. 2017 Mid-air collision of two Boomerangs 20 miles west of Mildura on 1 June 1944. Australia @ War. Retrieved 12 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/vic85.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] 1945, Boomerang A46 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 139.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-14. Retrieved 12 October 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/boomerang/A46-14.html>.

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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