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Catalina A24-50

Aircraft Model:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Constructor's No.:1178
Identities:08264; A24-50
Units:No. 11 Squadron, RAAF
No. 20 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

6 April 1943Received by No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
7 April 1943Allotted to No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
8 April 1943Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
17 April 1943Allotted to No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
2 May 1943Received by No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
15 May 1943Allotted to No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
18 May 1943Issued to No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
18 May 1943Received by No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
27 May 1943Issued to No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
28 May 1943Received by No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
18 June 1943Allotted to No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly.
25 June 1943Received by No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
3 July 1943Received by No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
3 August 1943Allotted to No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, for 240 hourly and engine change.
8 August 1943Received by No. 22 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
16 August 1943Allotted to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
22 August 1943Issued to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
23 August 1943Received by No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
31 August 1943Aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire from Madura Island while engaged on sea mining operation.
2 September 1943Aircraft missing during sea mining operation.
Captain: F/O JAMES PERCIVAL OLIVER, RAAF 401660 (Missing)
2nd Pilot: F/O EDWARD CARINGTON-SMITH, RAAF 408042 (Missing)
3rd Pilot: F/O JOHN WALTER BISSETT AMESS, RAAF 403794 (Missing)
Navigator: P/O EDWARD MATTHEW HOWE, RAAF 423121 (Missing)
Air Gunner: Cpl ALEXANDER BURNS, RAAF 11000 (Missing)
Air Gunner: Cpl IAN LOTT PENROSE, RAAF 26974 (Missing)
W/AG: P/O ATHOL STEWART BOYD, RAAF 423606 (Missing)
W/AG: Sgt RICHARD GEORGE HOBBS, RAAF 415983 (Missing)
Air Gunner: Sgt MELVILLE BECKMAN TYRELL, RAAF 23771 (Missing)
Air Gunner: LAC ALEXANDER HEADLEY CROUCH, RAAF 23560 (Missing)
29 September 1943Approval given for write-off.

References

Baugher, J. 2018 US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (00001 to 10316). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries1.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1950, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 11 Squadron Sep 39 - Apr 50, A9186, 30.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1953, Aircraft Status cards - Catalina A24-1 to A24-99, A10297, BLOCK 141.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1960, AMESS John Walker Bissett - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 403794; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Catalina A24-50; Place - Dutch, New Guinea; Date - 2 September 1943, A705, 166/3/102.

Record updated on 15 May 2018.


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