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Battle L5471

Aircraft Model:Fairey Battle Mk. I
Manufacturer:The Austin Motor Company
Identities:L5471
Units:No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
Central Flying School, RAAF

Timeline

11 July 1940Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK with Engine No. 7839.
4 August 1940Received by No. 1 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
9 September 1940Serviceable at the Central Flying School, RAAF.
9 December 1940Serviceable at No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF.
8 December 1943Allotted to No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF.
13 December 1943Received by No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF.
21 December 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for detailed report re conversion.
9 January 1944Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
8 February 1944Allotted to No. 3 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
14 February 1944Issued to No. 3 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
29 February 1944Received by No. 3 Central Recovery Depot, RAAF.
14 September 1944Approval given to convert airframe to components at No. 3 CRD.

Photos

Fairey Battle L5471 over the International Harvester Company facility at Geelong which was utilised by No. 1 Aircraft Park, RAAF

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Fairey Battle L5403 to L5488 with gaps, A10297, BLOCK 123.

Robertson, B. 1979 British Military Aircraft Serials, 1911-1979. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

Record updated on 5 May 2018.


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