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Anson W2638

Aircraft Model:Avro Anson Mk. I
Identities:W2638
Units:No. 73 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF

Timeline

6 February 1942Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex Overseas.
13 March 1942Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
16 March 1942Under erection at No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
8 April 1942Allotted to No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF.
9 November 1942Received by No. 73 Squadron, RAAF.
16 July 1943Aircraft force landed on a beach near Nabiac, NSW, due to fuel exhaustion. Aircraft was immersed in salt water.
Pilot: F/O Swan (Uninjured)
Navigator: Sgt Bradley (Uninjured)
W/AG: P/O Morton (Uninjured)
19 July 1943Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
19 August 1943Approval given for conversion to components.

Photos

Wreckage of Anson W2638 after force landing on a beach near Nabiac, NSWWreckage of Anson W2638 after force landing on a beach near Nabiac, NSW

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 73 Squadron Jul 42 - Sep 44, A9186, 94.

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

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

Record updated on 19 September 2017.


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