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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-24  
RAAF
84 Squadron

Former Assignments
2 OTU

Pilot  F/Sgt Roy Thomas Littler, RAAF 405428 (Wounded)
Crashed  August 3, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corportation (CAC) with Constructor's Number 847.

Wartime History
In December 19412, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Boomerang serial number A46-24. on On January 4, 1943 assigned to No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU) based at Mildura Airfield. On March 17, 1943 assigned to No. 84 Squadron. On May 16, 1943 this Boomerang suffered a landing accident, possibly at Horn Island.

Mission History
On August 3, 1943 took off on a training mission to practice shadow shooting over the ocean near the Jardine River on the Cape York Peninsula. The pilot was diving towards the shore and struck the surface of the water before crashing into trees. The pilot was slightly injured.

References
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-24
Australia @ War - Crash of a Boomerang at Jardine River on 3 August 1943
WW2 Nominal Roll - R T Littler
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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