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  CA-1 Wirraway Serial Number A20-10  
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Daniel Leahy 2001

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David Soderstrom 2014

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Constructor Number 8.

Wartime History
During September 1939 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as CA-1 Wirraway serial number A20-10.

Postwar
Assigned to the AFTS [Applied Flying Training School] at Point Cook Airfield. On February 13, 1953 took off from Forest Hill RAAF Base piloted by LAC J. C. Sampson with observer T/Plt J. A. Hilder on a training flight due to an engine failture, force landed near Wagga Wagga. Both crew were unhurt, later repaired and returned to duty.

On September 20, 1955 took off piloted by Flg Off I L Grove with observer Tr Plt R J Crimmins. During the flight this aircraft force landed. Afterwards, repaired and returned to duty.

During June 1960, this aircraft took from Point Cook Airfield on a navigation training flight to Wagga Wagga Airfield. Likely, this Wirraway's light flight in RAAF service.

During the 1960s, sold to The Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Aircraft Museum) and displayed at the museum/

Restoration
During 2014 this aircraft was restored and repainted in the original silver markings when delivered to the RAAF during September 1939. Displayed at The Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Aircraft Museum) as the oldest Wirraway on display worldwide.

References
Australian National Aviation Museum - Wirraway A20-10
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-10

Thanks to David Soderstrom and Daniel Leahy for their assistance with this profile

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January 9, 2018

 

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