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  CA-13 Boomerang Serial Number A46-147  
RAAF
83 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) with Constructor's Number 970.

Wartime History
On October 7, 1943 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Boomerang serial number A46-147. On November 1, 1943 assigned to No. 83 Squadron. This aircraft is believed to have served with that unit carrying the identification codes MH-E or MH-F. It is also believed to have carried distinctive nose art featuring a crow leaning on an ashtray.

The aircraft left the unit on November 23, 1944, when it went into storage with No 6 Aircraft Depot at Oakey, Queensland. It was ultimately struck off charge in November 1948.

Post-War
The remains of the aircraft were obtained by Harold Thomas of the Camden Museum of Aviation during the 1960s and later purchased by Greg Batts.

Current Status
The cockpit and rear frame of the aircraft were acquired by Nick Knight in 2003 and now form part of his Boomerang restoration.

References
FlyPast Magazine "Boomerang coming back in Australia" April 2014
Facebook - Boomerang 147
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-147
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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