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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-87 Code LB-V
RAAF
86 Squadron

Former Assignments
5 Squadron
84 Squadron

Pilot  P/O A. H. O'Brien, 423253 (survived)
Crashed  October 20, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructors number 910. Assigned to the RAAF during May 1943.

Wartime History
Assigned to 5 Squadron and 84 Squadron. With 5 Squadron, detached to 86 Sqaudron.

Mission History
Took off from Horn Island Airfield on a flight bound for Mareeba Airfield. He was forced to make a wheels up landing on the beach 20 miles south of Point Stewart on Princess Charlotte Bay following engine failure near Iron Range. The pilot was initially MIA, and later found alive.

Wreckage
The outer wings were recovered by Dick Hourigan in the early 1970s and the rudder is with Greg Batts.

References
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for historical information
RAAF crash report Boomerang A46-87
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-87

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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