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Boomerang A46-83

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:906
Identities:A46-83
Units:No. 85 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

30 April 1943Allotted to No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, Reserve Pool, ex No. 1 AD.
14 May 1943Above allotment cancelled.
Allotted to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, Reserve Pool, ex No. 1 AD.
16 May 1943Issued to No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, Reserve Pool.
21 May 1943Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
22 May 1943During take-off from Guildford, WA, aircraft swung into bush and burst into flame.
Pilot: Sgt BRUCE PRICE WILLIAMS, RAAF 410024 (Died of Injuries)
28 May 1943Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
30 May 1943Issued to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
10 June 1943Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
23 June 1943AMSE approved conversion.

Photos

Wreckage of Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WAWreckage of Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WAWreckage of Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WAPropeller from Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WA20mm cannon from Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WAWreckage of Boomerang A46-83 after crashing at Guildford, WA

References

Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a Boomerang at Guildford, WA, on 22 May 1943. Australia @ War. Retrieved 13 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/wa40.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 6], A9845, 144.

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

Record updated on 13 October 2018.


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