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  CA-12  Boomerang Serial Number A46-25  
RAAF
83 Squadron

Former Assignments
2 OTU

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Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructors Number 848. Deliverd to RAAF during January 1943 to 1 AD.

Wartime History
On February 24, 1943 assigned to 2 OTU. Next on April 15, 1943 to 83 Squadron at Strathpine and is believed to have been coded X. Then on April 30, 1943 to 85 Squadron.

On May 19, 1943 suffered prop damage taxing at Guildford. Then on July 3, 1943 suffered a low flying accident and remained grounded at Guildford for the remained of 1943-1944.

On January 26, 1945 recieved by 4 AD at Boulder and repaired. On March 25, 1945 returned to 83 Squadron at Menangle, NSW. By July 4, 1945 this aircraft had flown 720 hours and was allocated to 6 AD at Oakey Airfield for an engine change but was instead put into storage.

Postwar
On May 13, 1946 authorised for write off but it was only stripped of parts. The fuselage was sold to Hawker De Havilland in Victoria.

Display
Fuselage is on display at the The Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Aircraft Museum).

References
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-25

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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