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Boomerang A46-30

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:853
Identities:A46-30
Units:No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
No. 85 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

7 February 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
11 February 1943Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
12 February 1943Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
2 April 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
10 April 1943Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
21 April 1943Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
24 April 1943Issued to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
30 April 1943Received by No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
18 November 1943Allotted to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
21 November 1943Issued to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
23 November 1943Received by No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
23 December 1943Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
26 December 1943Issued to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
5 July 1944During non-operational flight, gun door in top of port wing came off, causing the pilot to force land near Guildford.
Pilot: F/Sgt RONALD JACK McKIMM, RAAF 429262 (Survived)
8 July 1944Allotted to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repair.
10 July 1944Received by No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
7 August 1944Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
12 August 1944Issued to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
14 August 1944Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
24 August 1944Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
26 August 1944Issued to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
9 September 1944Received by No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
23 September 1944Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and necessary repairs.
14 December 1944Issued to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 December 1944Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
4 January 1945Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
9 January 1945Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
10 January 1945Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for incorporation of modifications.
11 January 1945Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
26 January 1945Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
29 January 1945Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Reserve Pool.
24 February 1945Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
19 March 1945Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
21 March 1945Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
20 September 1945Allotted to Station Headquarters Richmond for use in Kingsford-Smith film for 3 weeks from 21 September. No 83 Squadron to deliver.
10 October 1945Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for use in Kingsford-Smith film for further 30 days.
17 October 1945Issued to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
24 December 1945Submitted to CDC.
28 March 1946Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot Storage.
13 July 1946Authorised by Treasury for free issue to Australian Air League, Royal Exchange, 54 Pitt Street, Sydney, without any financial adjustment.
28 August 1946Issued to above.
1964Reacquired by the Royal Australian Air Force.
1966Placed on display at RAAF Base Williamtown.
1983Loaned to the Australian War Memorial.

Photos

CAC Boomerang A46-30 on display at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook

References

Anon. 2010 CAC Boomerang A46-30. RAAF Museum. Retrieved 9 October 2018 from <https://www.airforce.gov.au/sites/g/files/net3736/f/minisite/static/1469/RAAFmuseum/exhibitions/hangar180/boomerang.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 2], A9845, 140.

Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 9 October 2018.


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