|Aircraft Model:||CAC CA-12 Boomerang|
|Manufacturer:||Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation|
|Units:||No. 5 Squadron, RAAF|
No. 84 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
|8 March 1943||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.|
|9 March 1943||Allotted to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.|
|23 March 1943||Issued to No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.|
|25 March 1943||Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.|
|13 June 1943||Aircraft 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 1943||Allotted to No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change.|
|31 August 1943||Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|8 September 1943||Received by No. 84 Squadron, RAAF.|
|12 September 1943||Attached to No. 86 Squadron, RAAF.|
|1 October 1943||Allotted to No. 5 Squadron, RAAF.|
|27 October 1943||Received by No. 5 Squadron, RAAF.|
|8 April 1944||Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|27 April 1944||Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|3 May 1944||Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|1 June 1944||Aircraft 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 1944||Received by No. 5 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.|
|28 June 1944||AMSE approve conversion.|
|1 July 1944||RAAF HQ approve conversion.|
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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