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Catalina A24-80

Aircraft Model:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Constructor's No.:1711
Identities:48349; A24-80
Units:No. 11 Squadron, RAAF
No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

30 January 1944Received by No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
31 January 1944Renumbered as A24-80.
Allotted to and received by No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
17 March 1944Allotted to No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
26 April 1944Issued to No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
1 May 1944Received by No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
26 August 1944Allotted to No. 8 Communication Unit, RAAF, for air-sea rescue.
29 August 1944Above allotment cancelled.
25 March 1945Request allotment for incorporation of Catalina Technical Order 58.
28 March 1945Allotted to No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF, for above order.
29 July 1945Issued to No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
30 July 1945Received by No. 2 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
3 August 1945Received by No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
8 November 1945Allotted to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
3 December 1945Issued to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
6 December 1945Received by No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
13 December 1945Allotted to No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF, for storage.
22 December 1945Received by No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, RAAF.
28 August 1946Offered for disposal through CDC.
5 January 1948Sold by CDC to Kingsford Smith Aviation Service for £300.
7 May 1948Issued to purchaser.

Photos

Members of the 8th Division, AIF, former POWs disembarking from Catalina A24-80 at Rose Bay

References

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

Wynn, R. and N. Little 2019 RAAF A24 Consolidated Catalina. ADF Serials. Retrieved 14 May 2019 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a24.htm>.

Record updated on 14 May 2019.


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