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Oxford X7196

Aircraft Model:Airspeed Oxford
Identities:X7196
Units:No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF

Timeline

28 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex overseas.
Awaiting erection at No. 1 AP.
16 January 1943Allotted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
25 January 1943Received by No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
28 January 1943Engine failed on take off and apparently landed with wheels up.
28 August 1944Allotted to No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
5 September 1944Received by No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
6 November 1944Aircraft force landed at Farrell's Flat due to bad weather.
Pilot: LAC WILLIAM DUNCAN YOUNG, RAAF 410768 (Survived)
Navigator: LAC DAVID IRVING ROBERTSON, RAAF 20442 (Survived)
6 October 1945Allotted to No. 6 SFTS Reserve.
15 October 1945Transferred to No. 6 SFTS Reserve.
3 February 1947Transferred to Station Headquarters Mallala.
13 May 1947Authorised for write-off.
30 May 1947Passed to DAP.
18 December 1947DAP action taken.

Photos

LACs V.E. Paynter, R.G. Cochran, J.E. Chambers, E.P. Bignall returning from morning flight, with Oxford X7196 in background

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Airspeed Oxford [RAF serial numbers] [Accidents Part 4], A9845, 270.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1947, Aircraft Status cards - Airspeed Oxford X7107 to X7197, A10297, BLOCK 193.

Record updated on 7 August 2018.


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