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Boomerang A46-17

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:840
Identities:A46-17
Units:No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

8 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
10 December 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
12 December 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
14 December 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 January 1943Aircraft ground looped on landing at Mildura, possibly due to the starboard tyre blowing out.
Pilot: Sgt WILLIAM JAMES TURNBULL, RAAF 420719 (Survived)
26 March 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
14 April 1943Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
15 April 1943Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
Aircraft ground looped on landing.
16 April 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
19 April 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
22 May 1944Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
25 May 1944Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
28 May 1944Aircraft crashed on take-off from Broadmeadow during ferry flight.
Pilot: F/Sgt MAURICE FREDERICK JOHN STAMMER, RAAF 425067 (Uninjured)
31 May 1944Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine change and to be made serviceable for ferrying to No. 2 OTU.
2 June 1944Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, en route.
22 September 1944Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
24 September 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
26 October 1944Allotted to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
29 October 1944Issued to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
31 October 1944Received by No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 February 1945Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
18 April 1945Above allotment cancelled. Aircraft now to replace A46-92.
29 May 1945Aircraft collided with Boomerang A46-82 during training flight near Parkes, NSW.
Pilot: P/O WILLIAM ERNEST LYALL FOSTER, RAAF 443813 (Killed)
22 June 1945AMSE approve conversion of airframe.
28 June 1945RAAF HQ approve conversion at No. 8 OTU.

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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