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Mustang A68-754

Aircraft Model:North American P-51D-25-NT Mustang
Manufacturer:North American Aviation
Constructor's No.:124-44352
Identities:44-84496; A68-754
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF
No. 77 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

29 July 1945Received by No. 481 Maintenance Squadron, RAAF.
2 August 1945Received by No. 6 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
4 August 1945Aircraft renumbered as A68-754.
15 October 1945Received by No. 22 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Reserve Pool, to ferry.
29 October 1945Received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
16 September 1946Issued to and received by No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
29 October 1948No. 76 Squadron disbanded and No. 77 Squadron assumed control.
11 January 1951Aircraft suffered an engine failure and ditched into the sea approximately two miles west of Pusan and was deemed not recoverable.
Pilot: P3 ROYDON OWEN LEONARD BRACKENREG, RAAF (Survived)
23 January 1951Approved for write-off with Engine No. 334761.

Photos

Australian Mustangs at a Korean airfield after a six inch snow fall

References

Mackenzie, S. 2015 RAAF A68 North American P-51D Mustang A68-600 to A68-813 & A68-1001. ADF Serials. Retrieved 17 May 2017 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a68c.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1952 RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 77 Squadron Jul 50 - Mar 52, A9186, 103.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1953, Aircraft Status cards - Mustang A68-700 to A68-799, A10297, BLOCK 390.

Record updated on 16 November 2017.


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