|23 August 1943||Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
Allotted to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.
|1 September 1943||Assigned call sign VH-RAB.|
|5 September 1943||Issued to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|8 September 1943||Received by No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|25 March 1944||Aircraft undercarriage collapsed during engine run up at Tennant Creek, NT.|
Pilot: F/Lt RAY HAROLD HORNBY, RAAF 403053 (Survived)
2nd Pilot: F/O J.E. BARNES (Survived)
Wireless Operator: F/Sgt C.F. ANDREWS (Survived)
Crew: LAC P.B. HULLIER (Survived)
|29 March 1944||Allotted to No. 14 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for repair and engine installation.|
|30 March 1944||Received by No. 14 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF.|
|15 June 1944||Issued to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|16 June 1944||Received by No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|23 October 1944||Aircraft landed at Merauke with a flat tyre, causing port oleo leg to collapse and aircraft to ground loop.|
Pilot: S/Ldr ROBERT LAW-SMITH, RAAF 280733 (Survived)
2nd Pilot: P/O J.J. COONE (Survived)
|25 October 1944||Allotted to No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for field repairs.|
To be handed over to No. 44 OBU on 1 November.
|26 October 1944||Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|14 November 1944||Issued to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|16 November 1944||Received by No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
Aircraft arrived from No. 1 RSU Merauke not serviceable for transport duties. Further repairs necessary.
|20 November 1944||Allotted to ANA, Parafield, for airframe repairs.|
|24 November 1944||Issued to ANA, Parafield.|
|28 November 1944||Received by ANA, Parafield.|
|15 February 1945||Allotted to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF, ex ANA.|
|19 February 1945||Issued to No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|21 February 1945||Received by No. 37 Squadron, RAAF.|
|14 May 1945||Allotted to No. 1 Communication Unit, RAAF.|
|19 May 1945||Issued to No. 1 Communication Unit, RAAF.|
|21 May 1945||Received by No. 1 Communication Unit, RAAF.|
|11 June 1945||Aircraft grounded as per RAAF signal.|
|7 July 1945||Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and possible repairs.|
|9 August 1945||Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|16 January 1946||Work to cease. Aircraft to be stored.|
|8 February 1946||Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, Storage.|
|19 March 1947||Sold through CDC to Department of Civil Aviation for £2,500.|
|18 September 1947||Issued to purchaser.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft Status cards - Lodestar A67-1 to A67-10, A10297, BLOCK 394.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Lodestar A67 [Accidents], A9845, 128.