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Boomerang A46-15

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:838
Identities:A46-15
Units:No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

6 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
10 December 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
13 December 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
14 December 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
21 December 1942Ground looped on runway at Mildura.
2 April 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
10 April 1943Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
21 April 1943Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
22 April 1943Aircraft swung several times while landing at Strathpine, eventually crashing into trees and stumps off the strip.
Pilot: F/Sgt ROBERT FREDERICK FELGENHAUR, RAAF 416020 (Slightly Injured)
23 April 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
26 April 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
21 July 1943Allotment to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF, cancelled.
29 November 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
3 December 1943Above allotment cancelled.
9 November 1944Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
11 November 1944Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
12 November 1944Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
18 September 1945Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
19 November 1945Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, Storage.
24 February 1951Aircraft not required for post-war use.
17 February 1953Aircraft less engine sold to American Aeronautic Corp, California, USA.
11 June 1954Not paid for. Aircraft held by Department of Supply.
2 February 1955Sold to R.H. Grant Trading Co.

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 13 October 2018.


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