|Aircraft Model:||Supermarine Spitfire F.VC|
|Units:||No. 79 Squadron, RAAF|
|1 March 1943||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.|
|6 May 1943||Allotted to No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.|
|18 May 1943||Received by No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.|
|19 May 1943||Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine cowling modification.|
|27 May 1943||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|6 June 1943||Issued to No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.|
|25 June 1944||Tyre 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 1944||Allotted to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for full report.|
|13 July 1944||Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.|
|1 November 1944||Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and necessary repairs.|
|20 November 1944||Approval 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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