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  Taylorcraft Auster Mark III Serial Number A11-3  
17 AOP
AWM May 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Taylorcraft as Auster Mark III. Constructors Number 409. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number NK123. Disassembled and loaded as cargo departing the United Kingdom bound for Australia. Arrived at Sydney on September 17, 1944.

Wartime History
During September 1944, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). On October 5, 1944 assigned serial number A11-3. On October 9, 1944 assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD). On November 9, 1944 assigned to No. 17 Air Observation Post Flight (17 AOP) and operated in Bougainville.

Mission History
On April 4, 1945 this aircraft suffered a landing accident at Vernon Strip on southwest Bougainville. During the landing, the landing gear was deemed to be 100% damaged and the airframe 9% damaged. Afterwards, converted to components on February 7, 1946.

ADF Serials - Auster A11-3

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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