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Spitfire A58-167

Aircraft Model:Supermarine Spitfire F.VC
Identities:ES249; A58-167
Units:No. 79 Squadron, RAAF


1 March 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.
6 May 1943Allotted to No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.
18 May 1943Received by No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.
19 May 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine cowling modification.
27 May 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
6 June 1943Issued to No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.
25 June 1944Tyre burst on landing at Momote Strip, causing the aircraft to swing to the port before the port wing struck the bank on the edge of the strip and the undercarriage collapsed.
Pilot: P/O JOHN LANDERS VADER, RAAF 437552 (Survived)
11 July 1944Allotted to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for full report.
13 July 1944Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
1 November 1944Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and necessary repairs.
20 November 1944Approval given for conversion to components.


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Spitfire A58 [Accidents Part 2], A9845, 121.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Aircraft Status cards - Spitfire A58-100 to A58-185, A10297, BLOCK 368.

Record updated on 3 June 2018.


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