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