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Anson AW849

Aircraft Model:Avro Anson Mk. I
Identities:AW849
Units:No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF

Timeline

9 November 1941Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK for erection.
16 November 1941Awaiting erection at No. 1 AD.
6 December 1941Allotted to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF.
10 December 1941Issued to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF.
14 December 1941Received by No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF.
14 October 1942Returning from sea operation, the aircraft crashed and burnt approximately 5 miles W of Tantanoola.
Pilot: P/O BAXTER WATSON, RAAF 411417 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt JOHN HARDING CARROLL, RAAF 416243 (Uninjured)
Crew: Sgt RICHARD LEONIDAS AYRES, RAAF 409014 (Slightly Injured)
11 November 1942Converted to components.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Avro Anson [RAF serial numbers] [Accidents Part 2], A9845, 60.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Aircraft status cards - Avro Anson Cheetah IX AW800 to AW880, A10297, BLOCK 10.

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

Record updated on 10 May 2018.


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