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Boomerang A46-19

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:842
Identities:A46-19
Units:No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

14 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
Completed and ready for delivery.
16 December 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
23 December 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
24 December 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
11 April 1943Aircraft damaged.
23 August 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
29 August 1943Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
2 September 1943Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
4 December 1943Aircraft developed a swing to starboard, running off strip into rough ground.
Pilot: F/Sgt R. McDONNELL, RAAF 411468 (Survived)
6 December 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
7 December 1943Issued to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
8 December 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
26 May 1944Allotted to No. 3 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF, for conversion.
19 June 1944AMSE approve conversion.
26 June 1944RAAF HQ approve conversion.
17 July 1944Received by No. 3 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.

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 18 October 2018.


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