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  CA-7 Wirraway Serial Number A20-222  
RAAF
2 AD

Former Assignments
1 AD
2SFTS
5SFTS

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) during 1941. Constructor Number 222.

Wartime History
On May 5, 1941 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On May 7, 1941 assigned to 2SFTS.

On May 7, 1941 took off piloted by LAC K. J. Young, 403103. While attempting to land at Parkes Airfield, this aircraft stalled from 20' and flipped upside down, the pilot was unhurt in the crash landing. Afterwards, this Wirraway was repaired.

On February 26, 1942 while being taxied by LAC A. J. Cotterhill, this aircraft taxied into a trench damaging the propeller and cowling. Repaired by August 30, 1944. On October 31, 1944 assigned to 5SFTS.

On February 26, 1945 sent to Clyde Engineering for overhaul. On March 7, 1945 assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD) and placed into storage.

Postwar
On January 9, 1953 issued to Department of Aircraft Production (DAP). On December 4, 1958 listed for disposal. On August 1, 1960 issued to Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) and stricken from charge.

Restoration
Acquired by Matt Grigg. On March 15, 2006 registered in Australia as VH-NGB. This aircraft is currently under restoration.

References
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-222

Australian Aircraft Register Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) - Wirraway VH NBG

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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