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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-54 Code MH-B
RAAF
83 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, constructor number 877. Delivered to the RAAF in March 1943.

Wartime History
Assigned to 83 Squadron coded MH-B. Saw service in defence of Australia's Northern Territory operating from Millingimbi Airfield and Gove Airfield. On April 3, 1943 took off piloted by F/O William Neil McCullock, 400327 and ground looped on landing.

On September 13, 1943 P/O Clive Hollingworth Winnett, 418238 from 85 Squadron got hit by a gust of wind as he crossed the North Pine creek at the end of the Strathpine Airfield and it swung the aircraft around hitting trees that damaged the outer wings, requiring replacements.

Wreckage
During March 1955, sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company. The fuselage remains came off the property of an aviation collector at Wellcamp via Toowoomba. The late Les Arthur had collected parts from more than seven aircraft from different sources including the scrap sites at Oakey Airfield and Tocumwal Airfield.

Restoration
Owned and restored over 20 years by Greg Batts. Restoration was completed at Beaufort Restoration Group (BRG). Restored to airworthy circa 2005 and registered as VH-MHB and painted in its wartime markings.

References
Thanks to Gregg Batts for assistance with this profile.
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-54

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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