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Tiger Moth A17-96

Aircraft Model:De Havilland Tiger Moth
Identities:A17-96
Units:No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF

Timeline

16 September 1940Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, ex De Havilland, with Engine No. 86206.
24 September 1940Allotted to No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
24 December 1941Aircraft force landed two miles east of Yanco after suffering engine failure. Overturned during landing causing damage to rudder, upper mainplanes, and airscrew.
Pilot: LAC DOUGLAS CONNELL, RAAF 413827 (Uninjured)
23 December 1942Allotted to De Havilland, Mascot, for overhaul.
4 January 1943Issued to De Havilland, Mascot.
15 February 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex De Havilland.
22 February 1943Received by No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, for storage.
25 February 1943Allotted to No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
8 March 1943Received by No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
15 June 1943Aircraft collided with Tiger Moth A17-537 at an altitude of 60 feet soon after take-off from Benalla.
Pilot: LAC JOHN ROBERT DOWER, RAAF 428628 (Killed)
17 June 1943Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for conversion.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Tiger Moth A17 [Accidents Part 23] [Collisions between aircraft], A9845, 87.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Tiger Moth A17-1 to A17-99, A10297, BLOCK 85.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Tiger Moth A17 [Accidents Part 4], A9845, 34.

Wilson, S. 1994 Tiger Moth, CT-4, Wackett & Winjeel in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 24 December 2017.


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