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Catalina A24-100

Aircraft Model:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Constructor's No.:1961
Identities:46576; A24-100
Units:No. 42 Squadron, RAAF
No. 43 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

14 May 1944Received by No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
15 May 1944Aircraft renumbered as A24-100.
16 May 1944Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
16 June 1944Allotted to No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
23 June 1944Issued to No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
24 June 1944Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Maintenance Unit, RAAF.
8 July 1944Issued to No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
11 July 1944Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Maintenance Unit, RAAF.
26 July 1944Allotted to No. 43 Squadron, RAAF, to replace Catalina A24-45.
31 July 1944Issued to No. 43 Squadron, RAAF.
3 August 1944Received by No. 43 Squadron, RAAF.
18 August 1944Allotted to No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
7 September 1944Issued to No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
9 September 1944Received by No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
Allotted to No. 1 Flying Boat Maintenance Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
21 September 1944Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Maintenance Unit, RAAF.
29 September 1944Received by No. 42 Squadron, RAAF.
24 October 1944Starboard engine shot out by anti-aircraft fire necessitating forced alighting. Aircraft sunk by friendly fire to prevent capture.
Captain: P/O HULL
2nd Pilot: F/Lt McNALLY
Navigator: F/Lt SHARRAD
W/AG: W/O GREENHALG
W/AG: F/O MATHESON
Flight Engineer: Sgt MINTON
Flight Engineer: Sgt COOMBER
Fitter IIA: Sgt MAWBEY
Armourer: Sgt RADCLIFFE
3 November 1944Approval given for write-off.

Photos

Catalina A24-100 after alighting due to starboard engine being damaged by anti-aircraft fire

References

Baugher, J. 2018 US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (39999 to 50359). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries5.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 42 Squadron Jun 44 - Oct 45, A9186, 87.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft Status cards - Catalina A24-100 to A24-114, A10297, BLOCK 142.

Wynn, R. and N. Little 2017 RAAF A24 Consolidated Catalina. ADF Serials. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a24.htm>.

Record updated on 15 May 2018.


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