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Mitchell A47-2

Aircraft Model:North American B-25D Mitchell
Manufacturer:North American Aviation
Identities:43-3422; N5-187; A47-2
Name / Nose Art:STORMBIRD
Units:No. 2 Squadron, RAAF


24 February 1944Received by the NEI Pool, ex USA.
22 April 1944Aircraft renumbered as A47-2.
27 April 1944Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 June 1944Issued to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
26 June 1944Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, en route to No. 2 Squadron.
7 July 1944Received by No.14 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, en route to No. 2 Squadron.
Aircraft requires starboard engine change and repairs.
10 July 1944Allotted to No. 14 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for repairs and engine change.
22 July 1944Allotted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
6 August 1944Received by No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
26 December 1944Aircraft crashed on landing at Hughes Strip, NT.
Pilot: F/Lt EDMUND LESLIE WATSON EKERT, RAAF 404499 (Survived)
28 December 1944Allotted to No. 18 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for conversion.
29 December 1944Received by No. 18 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
6 February 1945Issued for conversion.


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Mitchell N5-122 to N5-199 (with gaps), A10297, BLOCK 346.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Mitchell A47 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 1.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Aircraft Status cards - Mitchell A47-1 to A47-50, A10297, BLOCK 345.

Wilson, S. 1992 Boston, Mitchell & Liberator in Australian Service. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 19 November 2017.


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