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  CA-17 Mark 20 Mustang Serial Number A68-13  
RAAF
25 Squadron

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Stan Gajda 1975

Aircraft History
Built by North American then disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia to start production at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) in Melbourne. Completed as CA-17 Mark 20 Mustang. Constructors Number 1338 NA110-34378. No U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number was issued to this aircraft.

Wartime History
On August 5, 1945 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as CA-17 Mark 20 Mustang A68-13. This aircraft was placed into storage until February 23, 1950 then assigned to 25 Squadron (City of Perth). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On June 2, 1950 crashed near Pearce Airfield in a near vertical dive.

Wreckage
On September 9, 1950 the remaining wreckage was converted to components. Most of the remaining wreckage is buried.

During 1975, Stan Gajda recovered propeller blades and one engine cylinder bank which was compressed 90 degrees.

References
ADF Serials Mustang A68-13

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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