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Anson W2068

Aircraft Model:Avro Anson Mk. I
Identities:W2068; VH-ASM
Units:No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF


12 May 1941Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK and awaiting erection.
21 May 1941Allotted to No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
27 May 1941Issued to No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, with Engine Nos 31411 and 31384.
31 May 1941Serviceable at No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
12 June 1941Aircraft suffered forced landing causing damage to undercarriage and fuselage.
Pilot: LAC WILLIAM CALLAGHAN, RAAF 406468 (Uninjured)
19 December 1941Fitted with gun turret.
4 June 1942Aircraft suffered taxying accident causing damage to port tailplane.
23 March 1943Aircraft suffered port engine failure and force landed approximately eighteen miles from Perenjori during cross-country training flight.
Pilot: LAC WILLIAM MERVYN NILAN, RAAF 427538 (Uninjured)
Crew: LAC COLIN LINDSAY OTTAWAY, RAAF 427543 (Uninjured)
15 October 1943Allotted to ANA for complete overhaul.
11 June 1944Allotted to No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, ex ANA.
17 January 1945Allotted for storage.
14 June 1945Allotted to Care and Maintenance Unit, Evans Head, ex No. 87 OBU, for storage.
10 July 1945Issued to CMU Evans Head, ex 87 OBU.
25 July 1945Received by CMU Evans Head, ex 87 OBU.
29 March 1946Received by CMU Narrandera for disposal.
14 November 1946Sold to E. Wilkinson, Inverell, NSW, for £250.
13 December 1946Issued to buyer.
7 May 1947Registered in Australia as VH-ASM.
1987Moved to Tamworth airport as centrepiece of purpose-built Avro Anson Museum.
27 February 1988Avro Anson Museum officially opened at Tamworth Airport, NSW.


Avro Anson Museum, Tamworth Airport, NSW


Goodall, G. 2016 The RAF Museum Avro Anson identity mix-up. Retrieved 5 April 2018 from <http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/narratives/rafmuseumansonmixup.pdf>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft status cards - Avro Anson Cheetah IX W1521 to W2660 Royal Air Force, A10297, BLOCK 63.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Avro Anson [RAF serial numbers] [Accidents Part 14], A9845, 76.

Wilson, S. 1992 Anson, Hudson & Sunderland in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 5 April 2018.


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