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