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Spitfire A58-256

Aircraft Model:Supermarine Spitfire F.VC
Identities:MH643; A58-256
Units:No. 79 Squadron, RAAF
No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

25 October 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex UK.
3 December 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
30 December 1943Allotted to No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, Reserve Pool.
5 January 1944Issued to No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, Reserve Pool.
9 January 1944Received by No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, Reserve Pool.
4 February 1944Allotted to No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.
10 February 1944Received by No. 79 Squadron, RAAF.
19 April 1944Tyre burst on landing causing damage to port mainplane, airscrew, and undercarriage.
Pilot: F/Lt ROBERT MAXWELL BRINSLEY, RAAF 407778 (Uninjured)
1 November 1944Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and repairs as necessary.
4 December 1944Issued to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
5 December 1944Received by No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 December 1944Allotted to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
26 December 1944Issued to No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 January 1945Received by No. 8 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
29 October 1945Allotted to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
19 November 1945Issued to No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
20 November 1945Received by No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
22 May 1946Authorised for write-off.
26 November 1947Passed to DAP.
15 November 1948Action completed by DAP.

Photos

Spitfire A58-256 after suffering a burst tyre on landing

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, No 79 Squadron April 1943 / October 1945 [operations record book - unit history - detail of operations], A9186, 108.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, Aircraft Status cards - Spitfire A58-200 to A58-259, A10297, BLOCK 369.

Record updated on 3 June 2018.


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