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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-14  
RAAF
2OTU

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RAAF via Daniel Leahy

Pilot  F/O Roger Byrne, 419291 (KIA) Albert Park
Crashed  June 1, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructors number 837. Delivered to the RAAF in November 1942. Assigned to 2 OTU with tail code 14.

Wartime History
On February 3, 1943 ground looped after landing. On September 5, 1943 received by CGS having an allocation to 83 Squadron cancelled, then returned to 2 OTU on January 3, 1944.

Mission History
Collided with Boomerang A46-44 over Cullulleraine, 30 miles west of Mildura. Small remains from this aircraft can be found at the crash sites.

Memorials
Byrne was buried at Mildura Public Cemetery at plot C row B grave 11.

References
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-14

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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