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Boomerang A46-44

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:867
Identities:A46-44
Units:No. 5 Squadron, RAAF
No. 84 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

8 March 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
9 March 1943Allotted to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
23 March 1943Issued to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
25 March 1943Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
13 June 1943Aircraft crashed on landing at Horn Island due to brake failure, striking a petrol dump.
Pilot: P/O CHRISTOPHER GORDON TURNER, RAAF 420082 (Survived)
30 August 1943Allotted to No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change.
31 August 1943Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
8 September 1943Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.
12 September 1943Attached to No. 86 Squadron, RAAF.
1 October 1943Allotted to No. 5 Squadron, RAAF.
27 October 1943Received by No. 5 Squadron, RAAF.
8 April 1944Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
27 April 1944Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 May 1944Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
1 June 1944Aircraft collided with Boomerang A46-14 approximately 20 miles west of Mildura during a gun camera exercise.
Pilot: F/O ALFRED SYDNEY KNAPMAN, RAAF 400806 (Killed)
27 June 1944Received by No. 5 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
28 June 1944AMSE approve conversion.
1 July 1944RAAF HQ approve conversion.

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 3], A9845, 141.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-44. Retrieved 12 October 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/boomerang/A46-44.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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