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  Supermarine Walrus II Serial Number HD874 Code ZA-V
RAAF
8 CU

Former Assignments
2 FBRD
9 Squadron

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Daniel Leahy 2000

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
On September 14, 1943 reassembled by Qantas. Assigned to 2 FBRD on December 13, 1943. Next to 9 Squadron on December 17, 1943. During June 1944, damaged during a landing accident off Cairns. On July 18, 1944 to Qantas for repairs.

On August 7, 1944 assigned to 2 FBRD. On August 26, 1944 assigned to 8 Communications Unit (8 CU) and coded ZA-V for use as a target tow aircraft. On April 22, 1945 assigned to 1 FBRD for overhaul and storage.

Postwar
On October 30, 1947 made a flight to Antarctic, nicknamed "Snow Goose". On December 21, 1947 during a storm, damaged beyond repair and abandoned at off Heard Island.

Wreckage
On March 27, 1980 the hull was recovered by the RAAF and transported to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.

Restoration
Restored and displayed at RAAF Museum at Point Cook.

References
ADF Serials - A2 Supermarine Seagull & Walrus - Walrus II HD874
ADF Serials - Walrus II HD874 Photo Gallery

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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