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Boomerang A46-53

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:876
Units:No. 4 Squadron, RAAF
No. 8 Communication Unit, RAAF
No. 9 Communication Unit, RAAF


2 April 1943Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force.
5 April 1943Aircraft suffered landing accident causing damage to port wing tip, aileron, starboard oleo leg, tail wheel, and centre section.
15 June 1943Received by No. 4 Squadron, RAAF.
24 September 1943Received by No. 1 RS.
4 November 1943Received by No. 9 Communication Unit, RAAF.
28 November 1943Received by No. 8 Communication Unit, RAAF.
10 January 1944Aircraft crashed on landing at Vivigani Strip and ground looped, causing damage to airscrew, port wing, and undercarriage.
Pilot: F/Sgt ERIC GEORGE DAWSON, RAAF 417345 (Survived)
14 January 1944Received by No. 26 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs.
7 July 1944Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
17 January 1945Approval for conversion to components.


Boomerang A46-53


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 4], A9845, 142.

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

Record updated on 16 September 2017.


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