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Aircraft.Serial c/n Aircraft History
A17-1 82555
DHA1
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II No 9021.
6-May-39 2 AD received DH Gipsy Major #9021.
8-May-39 Flight test at Mascot, pilot MAJ A Murray Jones
16-May-39 Received by RAAF at 2 AD, Richmond.
29-May-39 To 23 Sqn, Richmond.
14-Oct-39 Held 22 Sqn, temporarily allocated 23 Sqn.
19-Oct-39 Received 23 Sqn, ex 22 Sqn, Storage 9021.
5-Jan-40 To 2 EFTS, Archerfield.
1-Jul-40 U/S for repair more than 2 days.
15-Jul-40 U/S for more 2 days.
4-Aug-40 Service At 2 EFTS.
7-Oct-40 To 4 EFTS Mascot.
23-Nov-40 Engine number 9021 replaced by engine number 9026.
2-Dec-40 Service in 3 days at 4 EFTS.
17-Feb-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
24-Feb-41 U/S less month at 4 EFTS.
2-Mar-41 Service in 3 days at 4 EFTS.
10-Mar-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
20-Mar-41 U/S less month at 4 EFTS.
7-Apr-41 U/S less 14 days at 4 EFTS.
21-Apr-41 Service in 3 days at 4 EFTS.
28-May-41 Issued 1 AD ex 4 EFTS.
29-May-41 To 1 AD Laverton for installation of wireless telegraphy (W/T) equipment (with engine number 9026).
2-Jun-41 Service in 14 days at 1 AD.
15-Jun-41 Service in 3 days at 1 AD.
19-Jun-41 Allocated 1 WAGS ex 1 AD Service.
25-Jun-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD (with Engine # 9026).
28-Jun-41 Service at 1 WAGS Ballarat.
11-Aug-41 E Star(?) at 1 WAGS.
6-Sep-41 Received 1 AD ex 1 WAGS service.
8-Sep-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD.
8-Sep-41 E at 1 WAGS.
15-Sep-41 C at 1 WAGS.
20-Oct-41 E Star(?) at 1 WAGS.
3-Nov-41 E at 1 WOS.
10-Nov-41 C at 1 WOS.
23-Nov-41 To Ansett, Laverton, for overhaul.
5-Jan-42 To 1 AD Laverton.
23-Jan-42 Allotted 3 WAGS ex 1 AD.
6-Feb-42 To 3 WAGS Maryborough ex 1 AD.
21-Feb-42 Crashed as Maryborough aerodrome. Trainee pilot FO JF Colthrup killed; instructor Sqn Ldr GA Richmond seriously injured.
24-Feb-42 H at 3 WAGS Field repairs impracticable.
30-Mar-42 Conversion to components at 3 WAGS Maryborough approved.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-1

A17-2 82556
DHA2
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9023.
29-May-39 2 AD received from de Havilland, fitted with Gipsy Major #9023.
8-Jun-39 23 Sqn (Engine #9023).
17-Apr-40 2 EFTS Archerfield U/S with engine #9023.
9-May-40 Tipped on nose, airscrew damage.
17-Jun-40 Service at 2 EFTS.
18-Aug-40 Engine #9023 replaced by engine #9039.
13-Jan-41 Service in 3 days at 2EFTS.
31-Mar-41 U/S less than 14 days at 2 EFTS.
7-Apr-41 U/S less than 14 days at 2 EFTS (engine exam).
14-Apr-41 Service at 2 EFTS.
17-May-41 Service in 3 days at 2EFTS.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD Richmond for W/T fitment.
5-Jul-41 Issued 1 AD ex 2 EFTS.
9-Jul-41 Received 1 AD ex 2 EFTS service (engine #9037?).
12-Jul-41 Allotted 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
21-Jul-41 Issued 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
26-Jul-41 Received C at 2 WAGS, Parkes.
23-Aug-41 E at 2 WAGS.
20-Aug-41 C at WAGS.
6-Jan-42 22 Kis off? Complete.
17-Jan-42 E at 2 WAGS (completed hours).
20-Jan-42 Alloted Clyde Engineering Company ex 2 WAGS.
24-Jan-42 F at 2 WAGS (completed hours).
16-Feb-42 F at 2 WAGS.
23-Feb-42 Issued Clyde Engineering ex 2 WAGS.
27-Mar-42 Alloted 2 WAGS ex 2AD.
31-Mar-42 Issued 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
20-Apr-42 Collision on tarmac, Maryborough aerodrome - rudder, fin underplane, strut, top mainplane, aileron broken.
22-Apr-42 E Star at 3 WAGS.
4-May-42 E at 3 WAGS.
11-May-42 C at 3 WAGS.
18-Aug-42 Taxying accident, Maryborough aerodrome. Port mainplane spars, ??? Beyond tolerances. Fabric and ribs borken.
24-Aug-42 E ??? At 3 WAGS.
31-Aug-42 F at 3 WAGS.
7-Sep-42 G at 3 WAGS.
28-Sep-42 E Star at 3 WAGS.
5-Oct-42 C at 3 WAGS.
22-Oct-42 Allotted 1 AOS Cootamundra storage ex 3 WAGS to proceed via 2 AD for removal of W/T unit.
30-Oct-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
2-Nov-42 E Star at 2 AD.
9-Nov-42 F at 2 AD.
17-Dec-42 Issues 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
21-Dec-42 Received 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
31-Dec-42 Allotted 5 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS.
18-Jan-43 Aircraft held at 5 EFTS Narromine storage.
18-Jan-43 Issued 5 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS.
25-Mar-43 Allotted CFS ex 5 EFTS storage.
29-Mar-43 Received CFS ex 5 EFTS storage.
26-Apr-43 E Star at CFS.
3-May-43 G at CFS.
1-Jun-43 C at CFS storage.
12-Dec-43 Aircraft struck power lines and crashed, 10 miles South of Tamworth. Mainplanes 90% "S". Airscrew "W". Fuselage and tail unit 90% "S". Engine 20% "M". Instruments 5% "R". Airframe allotted for conversion. PO JC Parker and PO WS Pell injured.
19-Dec-43 Allotted 2 AD ex CFS. Converted to components.
21-Dec-43 Converted to components.
A17-3 82557
DHA3
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9029.
15-Jun-39 2 AD received from de Havilland with engine #9029.
26-Jun-39 To 23 Sqn Richmond with engine #9029.
14-Oct-39 Held 22 Sqn temp allocated to 23 Sqn with engine #9029.
18-Oct-39 To 2 AD Richmond for service with engine #9029.
5-Jan-40 To 2 EFTS Archerfield with engine #9029.
30-Aug-40 Sight damage to former ribs, ??? Lower mainplanes and slight damage leading edge airscrew.
30-Sep-40 U/S ???month (120 hourly).
14-Oct-40 Serviced at 2 EFTS.
11-Dec-40 Crashed on landing at Archerfield - mainplanes damaged, undecarriage broken from fuselage.
16-Dec-40 U/S more month. Awaiting allotment of repair contractor.
19-Dec-40 Reg allotment to Aircraft Pty Ltd.
30-Dec-40 APL Archerfield for repair.
20-Mar-41 Allotted 2 EFTS ex APL.
21-Apr-41 Serviced 2 EFTS Archerfield (engine #9045).
7-Jun-41 Serviced in 14 days at 2 EFTS (180 hourly).
14-Jun-41 Serviced at 2 EFTS.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
4-Jul-41 Allotment to 1 AD cancelled.
6-Sep-41 Received at 2 EFTS.
13-Sep-41 Received at 2 EFTS.
1-Nov-41 E Star at 2 EFTS.
8-Nov-41 C star at 2 EFTS.
17-Jan-42 E Star at 2 EFTS (180 hourly).
24-Jan-42 E Star at 2 EFTS. Airframe repairs.
10-Apr-42 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
13-Apr-42 Received 5 EFTS Narromine.
12-May-42 Allotted NAC ex 5 EFTS.
15-May-42 Above allottment cancelled.
15-May-42 Allotted de Havilland Ex 5 EFTS.
3-Jun-42 Lost ferrying to Mascot . Lost - search being made.Crashed in bad weather at Medlow Bath, near Katoomba on ferry flight to DHA Mascot (Flt Lt AH Way and passenger UH Bragg, Department of Home Security, killed. Extensive damage to airplane.
3-Jun-42 Issued de Havilland ex 5 EFTS.

8-Jun-42 Received 2 AD, Richmond.
8-Jun-42 G at 2 AD
19-Jun-42 Converted to components at 2 AD Richmond.
A17-4 82558
DHA4
T212
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9030.
21-Jun-39 To 2 AD Richmond, received from de Havilland with Gipsy Major engine #9030.
10-Jul-39 22 Sqn Richmond with engine #9030.
26-Jul-39 Taxied into Hawker Demon A1-43 At Richmond. Top mainlane damaged on A17-4.
5-Jan-40 Allotted 2 EFTS Archerfield.
22-Jul-40 Service in 2 days at 2 EFTS.
30-Sep-40 Service at 2 EFTS engine #9030 replaced by engine #9042.
16-Dec-40 Service in 3 days at 2 EFTS.
13-Dec-40 Engine #9042 (awaiting crank case) replaced by engine #9023.
3-Jan-41 Landed on starboard wingtip and ground looped at Archerfield (LAC HW Snartt uninjured). Undercarriage, front upper and lower mainplanes are O/S damaged. Request allottment to APC contractor.
9-Jan-41 Engine #9023 replaced by engine #9030.
13-Jan-41 Issued APL.
27-Feb-41 Service at 2 EFTS.
27-Mar-41 Landed on boundary fence. Severs structural damage to full mainplanes. Undercarriage destroyed.
31-Mar-41 U/S more than month at 2 EFTS. Issued APL Archerfield ex 2 EFTS for repairs.
16-Apr-41 Work proceeding at APL.
2-Jun-41 Engine #9030 to be installed.
21-May-41 Estimated service 10/6 at APL.
11-Jun-41 Stopped - awaiting spares.
17-Sep-41 60% complete at APL.
5-Dec-41 Progress satisfactory.
12-Dec-41 Awaiting for material for much repairs proceeding (sic).
19-Dec-41 Awaiting material.
7-Jan-42 70% complete at APL.
16-Jan-42 Awaiting Tiger Moth 37, 38,40. 75% repairs proceeding.
23-Jan-42 Awaiting Tiger Moth orders 37, 38,40. 75% repairs proceeding.
27-Feb-42 Aircraft submitted for final inspection and returned to contractor for corrections.
16-Mar-42 Allotted to 2 EFTS ex 3 SFTS.
15-Apr-42 Above allottment cancelled.
15-Apr-42 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
13-Apr-42 Received 5 EFTS Narromine.
5-Aug-42 Accident near Narromine during practice forced landing. Landed across wind. Aircraft overturned, 3 mainplanes damaged, find and rudder, petrol tank dented.
10-Aug-42 F at 5 EFTS.
17-Aug-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
14-Sep-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
21-Sep-42 C at 5 EFTS.
30-Nov-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
7-Dec-42 G at 5 EFTS (awaiting pistons).
14-Dec-42 C at 5 EFTS.
25-Jan-43 F at 5 EFTS (awaiting cylinder heads).
1-Feb-43 F at 5 EFTS (loss compression).
8-Feb-43 F at 5 EFTS (loss compression).
15-Mar-43 E Star at 5 EFTS. (U/S cylinder heads AOG).
29-Mar-43 G at 5 EFTS. (U/S cylinder heads AOG).
12-Apr-43 F at 5 EFTS (cylinder heads).
19-Apr-43 G at 5 EFTS (cylinder heads).
9-May-43 G at 5 EFTS (conversion to series one indefinate).
23-Aug-43 C at 5 EFTS.
30-Aug-43 G at 5 EFTS (conversion to series one indefinate).
7-Sep-43 C at 5 EFTS.
12-Jan-44 Request allotment 1660 hours.
13-Jan-44 Allotted de Havilland (Mascot) ex 5 EFTS for complete overhaul.
20-Jan-44 Issued de Havilland (Mascot) ex 5 EFTS.
5-Apr-44 Received 2 AP Bankstown ex de Havilland.
6-Apr-44 Allotted 5 AD ex 2 AP.
6-Apr-44 Issued 5 AD Store ex 2 AP.
15-Apr-44 Received 5 AD Storage Cootamundra.
23-Apr-44 Allotted 10 EFTS ex 5 AD Storage for storage.
12-Jun-44 C at 5 AD.
19-Jun-44 Above allottment cancelled.
28-Sep-44 Allotted 2 AOS ex 5AD store.
9-Oct-44 Issued 2 AOS ex 5AD store.
11-Oct-44 To 2 AOS Mount Gambier.
16-Apr-45 Allotted 2 AOS S/R ?? 2 AOS U/E.
16-Apr-45 Transferred Res ex 2 AOS U/E.
16-Apr-45 G at 2 AOS Res.
4-Jun-45 Issued and Received 2 AOS ex 2 AOS Res.
4-Jun-45 G at 2 AOS.
11-Jun-45 C at 2 AOS.
3-Oct-45 Allotted 2 AOS storage ex U/E.
5-Nov-45 Received 2 AOS Mount Gambier Storage.
1-Jan-46 CMU Mount Gambier.
7-Jun-46 Offered for sale, by CDC.
30-Sep-46 Sold through CDC for £100 to Royal Aero Club of South Australia, Parafield (address 112 King William Street, Adelaide, SA).
16-Jan-47 Issued to purchaser on 9 Jan 1947.
28-Sep-49 Registered VH-BOB to Royal Victorian Aero Club, Essendon (CofR number 1664).
11-Oct-49 Damaged at Essendon aerodrome. Withdrawn from service.
23-Jul-51 Registration cancelled.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-4

A17-5 82559
DHA5
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9027.
27-Jun-39 Received 2 AD Richmond with Gipsy Major engine #9027 from de Havilland.
10-Jul-39 22 Sqn Richmond with engine #9027.
12-Feb-40 Lower starboard mainplane ?? And leading edge damaged.
5-Jan-40 Allotted 2 EFTS.
7-Jan-40 Received 2 EFTS Archerfield.
6-Apr-40 Crash landed at Hemmant, Qld, following engine failure during aerobatics (Air Cadet S. Daley uninjured). Aircraft undamaged.
7-Jul-40 Servicable at 2 EFTS 2 days.
21-Oct-40 Service at 4 EFTS Mascot ex 2 EFTS.
28-Oct-40 Engine 9079 installed.
15-Nov-40 U/S less 3 days at 4 EFTS.
3-Feb-41 U/S less 14 days at 4 EFTS.
10-Feb-41 U/S less 14 days at 4 EFTS.
17-Feb-41 U/S less 14 days at 4 EFTS.
24-Feb-41 U/S less month at 4 EFTS.
3-Mar-41 U/S less 14 days at 4 EFTS.
17-Mar-41 Service at 4 EFTS.
21-Apr-41 Allotted 2 AD Richmond for routine overhaul.
28-Apr-41 Service in 3 days at 4 EFTS.
7-Jun-41 Issued Butler AT ex 4 EFTS.
11-Jun-41 BAT Mascot for overhaul.
16-Jul-41 Awaiting maintenance at BAT.
18-Sep-41 75% completed at BAT.
24-Sep-41 80% completed at BAT.
15-Oct-41 90% completed at BAT.
4-Nov-41 Allocated 2 EFTS ex BAT.
15-Nov-41 Received 2 EFTS Archerfield ex BAT.
16-Feb-42 E at 2 EFTS (engine repair).
23-Mar-42 C at 2 EFTS.
10-Apr-42 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
13-Apr-42 Received 5 EFTS Narromine.
8-Jun-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
22-Jun-42 C at 5 EFTS.
19-Oct-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
26-Oct-42 E at 5 EFTS.
2-Nov-42 C at 5 EFTS.
23-Nov-42 E Star at 5 EFTS.
30-Nov-42 C at 5 EFTS.
14-Dec-42 E at 5 EFTS (exhaust manifold).
21-Dec-42 C at 5 EFTS.
25-Jan-43 F at 5 EFTS (awaiting cylinder heads).
1-Feb-43 F at 5 EFTS (loss compression).
8-Feb-43 F at 5 EFTS (loss compression).
15-Mar-43 E Star at 5 EFTS (U/S cylinder head AOG).
29-Mar-43 G at 5 EFTS (U/S cylinder head AOG).
12-Apr-43 F at 5 EFTS (cylinder heads).
19-Apr-43 G at 5 EFTS (cylinder heads).
26-Apr-43 E at 5 EFTS (engine change). [note: no engine number noted on status card].
3-May-43 C at 5 EFTS.
24-May-43 E Star at 5 EFTS (240 hourly).
31-May-43 C at 5 EFTS.
16-Aug-43 E ?? At 5 EFTS.
8-Nov-43 G at 5 EFTS (AOG cross member).
15-Nov-43 C at 5 EFTS.
3-Jan-44 E Star at 5 EFTS.
10-Jan-44 G at 5 EFTS AOG Airscrew ?? Indefinite.
17-Jan-44 C at 5 EFTS.
19-Jun-44 Allotted 5 AD Store ex 5 EFTS.
23-Jun-44 Received 5 AD Store Cootamundra ex 5 EFTS.
24-Aug-44 Allotted de Havilland ex 5 AD store for complete overhaul.
28-Aug-44 Received de Havilland ex 5 AD.
1-Sep-44 Being stripped.
8-Sep-44 Overhaul proceeding.
23-Sep-44 Overhaul proceeding.
6-Oct-44 Undercarriage and C/S being assembled to fuselage.
20-Oct-44 Allotted Store Tamworth ex 2 AP.
20-Oct-44 Issued Store Tamworth ex 2 AP.
20-Oct-44 Received 2 AP ex de Havilland.
22-Oct-44 Received RAAF Tamworth storage ex 2 AP.
12-Dec-44 CMU Tamworth.
2-Apr-45 G at Tamworth Storage.
3-Nov-45 G at Tamworth Storage.
25-Feb-46 G at Tamworth Storage.
20-Feb-46 U/S and stored at CMU Tamworth under category D (less cylinder head).
10-Apr-46 Aircraft later stored ????
7-Jun-46 Offered for sale by CDC.
6-Sep-46 Sold through CDC for £100 to Association of Australian Aero Clubs, 100 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW.
18-Oct-46 Issued to purchaser.
30-Dec-46 Registered VH-AJT to Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW (CofR number 1169).
23-May-53 Registered to Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW.
2-Jul-55 Crashed and caught fire after take off from private aistrip near Young, NSW. Pilot Bruce Brown seriously injured, trainee pilot Alan Brown incinerated.
21-Jul-55 Registration cancelled.
A17-6 82560
DHA6
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9028.
6-Jul-39 Received 2 AD Richmond ex de Havilland, with engine #9028.
10-Jul-39 22 Sqn with engine #9028.
3-Nov-39 Stalled on gliding turn and swung into ground, one mile north-west of Richmond aerodrome. Near write off. Sgt J Bastick slightly injured.
8-Nov-39 To 2 AD ex 22 Sqn.
6-Nov-39 Major crash being allotted 2 AD.
6-Nov-39 Received 2 AD Richmond ex 22 Sqn U/S MC.
18-Jan-40 Allotted 2AD to Engineering School Melbourne.
24-Jan-40 Issued Engineering Schools Melbourne. Engine #9028 repairable.
15-Apr-40 Scrap only less engine.
17-May-40 Converted to components.
28-Oct-40 Converted to Instructional Tiger Moth #4 at Engineering School. Instructional engine also.
A17-7 82561
DHA7
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9033.
14-Jul-39 2 AD received from de Havilland with engine #9033.
26-Jul-39 Issued 3 Sqn with engine #9033.
27-Oct-39 Struck wireless aerial. Upper and Lower mainplanes damaged, Engine bay damaged. Centre section bracing broken.
??? To pending? decision? 5 EO.
31-Oct-39 For repair.
1-Nov-39 Received 2 AD from 3 Sqn with engine #9033. Repairable.
15-Feb-40 Issued to de Havilland for repairs, with engine #9033.
8-Jul-40 Allotted to 5 EFTS ex 2 AD servioe.
9-Jul-40 Allottment to 5 EFTS cancelled.
16-Aug-40 Allotted 2 EFTS ex 2 AD service.
26-Aug-40 Serviced at s EFTS ex 2 AD.
6-Dec-40 Replaced (>) by 2 >>> allotted 2 AD.
5-May-41 Serviced in 3 days at 2 EFTS.
22-May-41 (Engine number) #9033 serviced.
24-May-41 U/S less month (720 hourly).
31-May-41 Serviced in 14 days at 2 EFTS. (180 hourly engine #9033).
14-Jun-41 Serviced in 3 days at 2 EFTS. (Engine #9043 (sic)).
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
21-Jun-41 U/S less month at 2 EFTS (720 hourly).
28-Jun-41 Service at 2 EFTS.
5-Jul-41 Issued 1 AD ex 2 EFTS service engine #9033.
9-Jul-41 Received 1AD ex 2 EFTS.
12-Jul-41 Allotted 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
21-Jul-41 Issied 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
26-Jul-41 Received C service at 2 WAGS.
15-Nov-41 E at 2 WAGS.
21-Nov-41 F at 2 WAGS.
28-Nov-41 C at 2 WAGS.
9-Jan-42 F at 2 WAGS.
17-Jan-42 C at 2 WAGS.
31-Jan-42 E at 2 WAGS.
9-Feb-42 C at 2 WAGS.
20-Feb-42 Allotted 3 WGS ex 2 WGS (sic).
25-Feb-42 Overhaul de Havilland ex 2 WAGS.
27-Feb-42 Issued de Havilland ex 2 WAGS.
3-Feb-42 Allotted 3 WGS ex de Havilland [this record makes no sense].
27-Mar-42 Progresing satisfactorily.
1-Apr-42 50% completed at de Havilland.
20-Apr-42 Received 2 AD ex de Havilland.
20-Apr-42 E at 2 AD.
27-Apr-42 Issued 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
4-May-42 Received 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
22-Jun-42 E Star at 3 WAGS.
29-Jun-42 E at 3 WAGS.
6-Jul-42 C at 3 WAGS.
4-Sep-42 Allotted 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
9-Sep-42 Issued 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
14-Sep-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
14-Sep-42 E Star at 2 AD.
16-Sep-42 Aircraft pulled out mooring pegs, propellor damaged beyond repair, windows(?) cowl damaged.
5-Oct-42 F at 2 AD.
16-Dec-42 Issues 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
21-Dec-42 Received 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
31-Dec-42 Allotted 5 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS.
18-Jan-43 Aircraft held at 5 EFTS storage.
25-Mar-43 Allotted CFS ex 5 EFTS storage.
29-Mar-43 Received CFS ex 5 EFTS.
26-Apr-43 E Star at CFS.
10-May-43 E at CFS.
18-May-43 Allotted CFS ex CFS storage.
16-Aug-43 C at CFS.
15-Nov-43 E Star and CFS 240 hourly.
22-Nov-43 C at CFS (24 hourly).
15-May-44 E Star at CFS.
5-Jun-44 C Star at CFS (240 hourly).
12-Jun-44 C Star at CFS (240 hourly).
19-Jun-44 G at CFS.
13-Sep-44 Issued Point Cook ex Parkes.
18-Sep-44 Received CFS Point Cook ex CFS Parkes.
22-Oct-44 E Star at CFS (120 hourly).
30-Oct-44 C at CFS.
29-Dec-44 E Star CFS (reps to P/L).
27-Jan-45 F at CFS.
10-Feb-45 G at CFS.
25-Feb-45 F at CFS (240 hourly).
25-Mar-45 F at CFS (major inspection).
1-Apr-45 C at CFS.
16-Jul-45 E Star at CFS.
22-Jul-45 C at CFS
21-Aug-45 E Star at CFS.
26-Aug-05 F at CFS.
9-Sep-45 C at CFS.
5-Oct-45 Allotted Point Cook Reserve excess.
15-Oct-45 Transferred Point Cook Reserve excess.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
30-May-46 Sold through CDC to JC Lynch, 15 Morana Road, Northbridge, NSW for £200 Sales advice.
27-Aug-46 Issued to above.
6-May-47 Registered VH-BAL to Byrne Motor Company Rockhampton, Qld.
20-Sep-49 Withdrawn from service.
16-Mar-50 Registration cancelled.
22-Jun-54 Registered tp J. Bjelke-Petersen, Kingaroy, Qld (later Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Qld 8 Aug 68 to 1 Dec 87).
1-Jul-59 Registered to J and A Bjelke-Petersen (note sure if this is a typo - perhaps it should be J and F Bjelke-Petersen?).
8-Jun-63 Registered to P.C. and C.G Rudd, Longreach, Qld.
27-Aug-65 Registered to P.K. Sterne, Townsville, Qld.
3-Dec-66 Registered to P.P. Nielsen, Home Hill, Qld.
23-Oct-74 Registered to I.H Unwin and W.J. Oates, 12-Sep-75 Registered to The BAL Group (W.R Grant, I.R. Bennell, G.K. Denney and C.C. Terry, Coffs Harbour, NSW, B.P. Braithwaite, Kurora, NSW and R.J. Colefax, Sawtell, NSW).
12-Apr-78 Registered to J.D. Murphy, Lower Bucca, NSW.
12-Apr-78 Registration cancelled at owner's request.
22-Dec-78 Registered to J.D Murphy, "Tallowood", Nana Glen, NSW.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-7

A17-8 82562
DHA8
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9031.
19-Jul-39 2 AD received from de Havilland with Gipsy Major engine # 9031.
26-Jul-39 Issued to 3 Sqn with Gipsy Major engine #9031.
18-Sep-39 Taxiing accident. Structural damage.
12-Oct-39 Collision taking off. Maimplane, airscrew, upper port wing damaged.
30-Oct-39 Repairs 3 weeks.
8-Nov-39 Repairs 3 weeks, waiting for spares.
13-Nov-39 Awaiting parts, 3 weeks.
20-Nov-39 2 weeks repairs after crash.
27-Nov-39 7 days repairs.
2-Jan-40 Arrived 2 EFTS ex 3 Sqn, with engine #9031.
22-Jul-40 Service in 2 days at 2 EFTS.
21-Oct-40 Service at 4 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
25-Oct-40 Lower port mainplane rear spar damaged when struck ??? ??? ??? From A17-??. [very small print].
28-Oct-40 U/S less 3 days at 4 EFTS.
15-Nov-40 Engine #9031 to ??? For complete overhaul.
18-Nov-40 Service at 4 EFTS.
23-Nov-40 Engine #9031 replaced by engine #9035.
2-Dec-40 Service in 3 days at 4 EFTS.
6-Jan-41 Service in 14 days.
16-Jan-41 Service in 3 days.
1-Feb-41 Wing dropped - turned in nose, nose cowling damaged, underside damaged. ?? mass balance ???.
10-Mar-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
24-Mar-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
7-Apr-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
28-Apr-41 U/S less month at 4 EFTS.
4-May-41 Service in 14 days at 4 EFTS.
7-Jun-41 Service at 4 EFTS.
9-Jun-41 Received 1 AD ex 4 EFTS service, with engine #9035. Allotted HQ.
15-Jun-41 Service in 14 days at 1 AD.
21-Jun-41 Allotted 1 WAGS ex 1 AD Service.
24-Jun-41 Ready for collection at 1 AD.
7-Jul-41 Service at 1 WAGS.
28-Jul-41 E at 1 WAGS.
4-Aug-41 E Star at 1 WAGS.
11-Aug-41 C at 1 WAGS.
29-Sep-41 E Star at 1 WAGS.
6-Oct-41 C at 1 WAGS.
19-Nov-41 Allotted NAC ex 1 WAGS.
23-Nov-41 Issued NAC ex 1 WAGS.
12-Dec-41 Overhaul proceding. A17-8 will be completed Friday 8th January 1942.
19-Dec-41 Aircraft will be completed 9 Jan 42.
8-Jan-42 97% completed at NAC.
16-Jan-42 Awaiting oil pipes from APC [?] otherwise completed.
20-Jan-42 Allottment 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
23-Jan-42 Completed, awaiting test pilot.
23-Feb-42 Received 2 AD ex NAC.
23-Feb-42 Issued 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
3-Mar-42 C Received 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
23-Mar-42 E at 3 WAGS.
30-Mar-42 C at 3 WAGS.
20-Apr-42 Collision on tarmac, rudder broken.
22-Apr-42 C at 3 WAGS.
11-May-42 E at 3 WAGS.
18-May-42 C at 3 WAGS.
4-Sep-42 Allotted 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
9-Sep-42 Issued 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
14-Sep-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
14-Sep-42 E Star at 2 AD.
5-Oct-42 F at 2 AD.
28-Dec-42 E Star at 2 AD.
4-Jan-43 F at 2 AD.
11-Jan-43 E Star at 2 AD.
18-Jan-43 E at 2 AD.
1-Feb-43 C at 2 AD.
22-Feb-43 Received 5 EFTS Storage ex 2 AD.
25-Mar-43 Allotted CFS ex 5 EFTS Store.
29-Mar-42 Received CFS ex 5 EFTS.
14-May-43 E Star at CFS.
24-May-42 C at CFS.
31-May-43 E Star at CFS awaiting parts.
5-Jul-43 C at CFS.
12-Jul-43 E Star at CFS.
19-Jul-43 C at CFS.
14-Feb-44 Allotted 4 SFTS (Service Flying Training School) Geraldton, WA ex CFS.
21-Feb-44 Issued 4 SFTS ex CFS.
18-Feb-44 Cancelled aircraft return Temora.
20-Feb-44 Allottment cancelled - aircraft ??? At 8 EFTS en routo to 4 SFTS. Return aircraft to CFS . Aircraft held at 10 EFTS.
17-Feb-44 Allotted 6 SFTS ex CFS pending allottment [of] Wacketts.
27-Feb-44 Issues 6 SFTS ex 10 EFTS.
28-Feb-44 Received 6 STS ex CFS.
10-Apr-44 E Star at 6 SFTS.
17-Apr-44 C at 6 SFTS.
26-Jun-44 E Star at 6 SFTS. [note: "E Star" has been overwritten by "C" or vice versa].
14-Aug-44 E Star at 6 EFTS.
4-Sep-44 C at 6 SFTS.
2-Dec-44 E Star at 6 SFTS (parts).
11-Dec-44 F at 6 SFTS.
1-Jan-45 C at 6 SFTS.
8-Oct-45 E Star at 6 SFTS.
6-Oct-45 Allotted 6 SFTS Reserve ex U/E.
15-Oct-45 Transferred 6 SFTS Reserve ex U/E.
10-Apr-46 Aircraft to be ???? [very faint].
7-Jun-46 Offered for disposal.
20-Sep-46 Sold through CDC to Royal Aero Club 112 King Willian Street SA for £100.
8-Oct-46 Issued to Royal Aero Club.
3-Dec-46 Issued to purchaser.
4-Oct-57 Registered VH-RAW to Robby's Aircraft Co Ltd, Parafield SA (CofR number 2429).
22-Jun-59 Registered to Air Charter Ltd, Parafield, SA.
2-Oct-62 Registered to Robby's Aerial Services Pty Ltd, Parafield, SA.
12-Mar-65 Registered VH-TSG to Trojan Aerial Spraying Co Ltd, Belair, SA.
9-May-66 Registered to J Growdon, Snowtown, SA.
4-Apr-72 Registered to Citizens Investments Pty Ltd and Trojan Aerial Services Pty Ltd, Adelaide SA.
10-Aug-73 Struck and substantially damaged parked Cessna 172B VH-ICH while taxying at Parafield SA (pilot R. Meadmore uninjured).
29-Oct-80 Registered to Citizens Investments Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Qld and Trojan Aerial Services Pty Ltd, Adelaide SA.
12-Feb-88 Registered to B McGarvie, Broadbeach, Qld.
[note: the Australian Register of Civil Aircraft records the construction number of this aircraft as DHC.78, suggesting this aircraft is Canadian-built. De Havilland records do not substantiate this. Rather, it is assumed that the number is a corruption of the RAAF serial number.
A17-9 82563
DHA9
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9037.
4-Aug-39 Received 2 AD from de Havilland with Gipsy Major engine #9037.
28-Dec-39 Issured ARS.
5-Jan-40 Allotted 2 EFTS.
6-Nov-40 Struck boundary fence, damages mainplanes.
18-Nov-40 Four mainplanes ex A17-9 allotted APL for rebuild.
9-Jan-41 Engine #9027 to be installed.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment. (Allotment subesquently cancelled).
16-Mar-42 Allotted APL ex 2 EFTS. Repaired by 28/9/1942.
28-Sep-42 Received 3 AD ex APL.
28-Sep-42 Allotted 1 AOS ex 3 AD.
19-Nov-42 Allotted 8 EFTS ex 1 AOS.
27-Feb-43 Allotted 41 RDF storage ex 8 EFTS (subsequently cancelled).
1-Apr-43 Allotted 5 EFTS store ex 2 AD.
14-Apr-43 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 5 EFTS store.
6-May-43 Exchanged with A17-322, this aircraft to be held in storage.
11-Aug-43 Allotted 33 Sqn ex 5 EFTS. 5 EFTS to ensure that aircraft has ??? ??? To next 240 hourly and is completely camouflaged.
22-Aug-43 Issured 33 Sqn ex 5 EFTS storage.
3-Sep-43 Forced landing 26 OBU as far as can be ascertained only minor damage to propellor and mainplane.
18-Sep-43 Allotted 1 RSU ex 26 OBU for repair.
15-Mar-44 Allotted 7CU ex 1 RSU. Aircraft to be fitted with long-range tanks. 2 AP ferry pool to arrange ferrying.
10-May-44 Received 7 CU ex 1 RSU Higgins Field.
23-Aug-44 Allotted 9 EFTS ex 7 CU.
4-Dec-44 Allotted storage ex 9 EFTS.
11-Jun-45 Transferred 86 OBU ex 9 EFTS.
8-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
20-Feb-46 Sold through CDC to Royal Aero Club of WA for £400.
5-Apr-46 Issued to purchaser.
1-May-46 Registered VH-AMZ.
19-Apr-50 Caught in squall and blown into creek during forced landingat Lorna Glen station, WA.
30-May-51 Registration cancelled.
2-Dec-59 Registered VH-WFT.
29-May-63 Registration cancelled.

Tiger Moth A17-9

A17-10 82564
DHA10
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9032.
15-Aug-39 Received 2 AD from de Havilland with engine #9032.
1-Nov-39 Allotted 3 Sqn ex 2 AD with engine #9032.
6-Feb-40 Allotted 4 EFTS Mascot with engine #9032.
22-Apr-41 Engine #9034 to be installed end of May.
9-Jun-41 Received 1 AD ex 4 EFTS, for service, with engine #9034.
25-Jun-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD, with engine #9034.
20-Nov-41 Allotted 2 WGS ex 1 WGS. [note: status card entry above describes unit as 1 WAGS].
27-Feb-42 Issued 3 WAGS ex 2 WGS.
19-Sep-42 Issued 2 AD ex 3 WGS.
16-Dec-42 Landing accident upper mainplanes, undercarriage, starboard lower mainplane and fuselage damaged.
24-Jan-43 Received 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
3-Feb-43 Issued 8 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS storage.
27-Feb-43 Allotted 42 ROF Wing ex 8 EFTS.
12-Mar-43 Received 8 AD ex 8 EFTS.
11-Jun-43 Fitted with long range tanks.
16-Jun-43 Allotted ???
10-Aug-43 5 MG to take action and allotted to de Havilland.
14-Oct-43 Received 2 AP ex de Havilland.
10-Oct-43 Received 5 EFTS ex 2 AP.
27-Jun-44 Received 8 EFTS ex 5 EFTS.
29-Dec-44 Received 11 EFTS ex 8 EFTS.
11-Mar-45 Received CFS ex 11 EFTS.
11-May-45 Transferred Point Cook storage ex CFS.
7-May-46 Offered for disposal.
2-Jun-47 Sold through CDC to RJ Annetts, Prahan, Victoria for £150.
2-Jul-47 Issued to purchaser.
No recorded civil history.
A17-11 82565
DHA11
T011
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9036.
17-Aug-39 Received 2 AD from de Havilland with engine #9036.
17-Aug-39 Allotted 1 FTS (with engine #9036) for CT Stall indicator trials
29-Aug-39 Received at FTS and issued to Elementary Squadron.
29-Feb-40 Allotted Engineering School (1 ES) with engine #9036.
28-Oct-40 Converted to Instructional Airframe Tiger Moth 1.
17-Jun-51 Received RAAF Technical College as at 1 April 1951.
14-Oct-53 Held STT as at October 1953.
21-Jun-57 Approval granted for disposal.
25-Jun-57 Unit advised.
17-Apr-59 Registered VH-RIN.
30-Jun-60 Registered VH-CFA.
20-Jun-63 Registered VH-DBE.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-11

A17-12 82566
DHA12
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9034. 26-Aug-39 Received de Havilland with engine #9034.
8-Nov-39 To 22 Sqn allottment (with engine #9034).
3-Jan-40 Allotted 2 EFTS ex 22 Sqn (with engine #9034).
4-Nov-40 Bounced when landed and tipped onto nose. Upper and lower starboard mainplanes damaged.
4-Nov-40 Issued to 4 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
8-Feb-41 Engine #9021 received for installation.
29-May-41 Received 1 AD ex 4 EFTS service.
25-Jun-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD.
23-Nov-41 Issued NAC ex 1 WAGS.
12-Dec-41 Being stripped for inpection, to be completed on Friday 23rd.
19-Dec-41 Being stripped for inpection.
2-Jan-42 Estimated date of completion 24 Jan 42.
8-Jan-42 22% complete at NAC.
23-Jan-42 Awaiting spares.
26-Jan-42 Allotted 3 WAGS ex 2 AD.
6-Mar-42 95% completed at NAC.
27-Mar-42 Completed.
14-Sep-42 Allotted 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
21-Dec-42 Received I AOS ex 2 AD.
31-Dec-42 Allotted 5 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS.
18-Jan-43 Aircraft held at 5 EFTS storage.
14-Apr-43 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 5 EFTS storage.
6-Oct-43 Aircraft accident, recovering from bad landing, trainee pushed stick hard forward.
23-Jun-44 Received 5 AD store ex 5 EFTS.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
18-Mar-46 Sold through CDC for £250 to Shark Patrol Service Co., NSW.
9-Apr-46 Issued to purchaser.
3-Oct-46 Registered VH-APM.
3-Nov-50 Crashed through roof of unoccupied cottage in Umina, NSW, on flight from Harrington, NSW. Pilot Myles Morris fell through roof, uninjured, after freeing himself.
10-Apr-59 Registration cancelled.
A17-13 82567
DHA13
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9041.
31-Aug-39 Received from de Havilland.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS (with engine #9041).
2-May-40 Forced landing. Slight damage.
4-Nov-40 Issued to 4 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
10-Feb-41 Engine #9041 allotted de Havilland for overhaul. Engine #9021 fitted.
9-Jun-41 Received 1 AD ex 4 EFTS.
25-Jun-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD.
16-Sep-41 Received 1 AOC ex 1 WGS.
17-Sep-41 Issued 1 WAGS ex 1 AD [sic].
19-Nov-41 Allotted and received Ansetts ex WGS.
24-Dec-41 Allotted 2 WGS wx 1 AD.
28-Dec-41 Received 1 AD ex Ansetts.
3-Jan-42 Received 2 WGS ex 1 AD.
27-Feb-42 Issued 3 WGS ex 2 WGS.
14-Sep-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
24-Jan-43 Received 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
3-Feb-43 Issued 8 EFTS Storage ex a AOS Storage.
29-Mar-43 Received CFS ex 8 EFTS Storage.
29-Aug-43 Taxying accident: gust of wind tossed aircraft on back.
14-Feb-44 Allotted 4 SFTS ex CFS.
20-Feb-44 Allottment cancelled - aircraft in storage (?) at 8 EFTS en route to 4 SFTS. To return aircraft to CFS held 10 EFTS.
17-Feb-44 Allottted 6 SFTS ex CFS (pending allottment of Wacketts).
28-Feb-44 Received 6 SFTS ex CFS.
7-Jun-46 Offered for disposal.
30-Sep-46 Sold through CDC for £100 to Royal Aero Club of South Australia.
3-Dec-46 Issued to above.
14-May-53 Registered VH-RAR.
22-Sep-59 Registration cancelled.
A17-14 82568
DHA14
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9043.
10-Sep-39 Received from de Havilland with engine #9043.
2-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS (with engine #9043).
11-May-40 Forced landing. Undamaged.
14-Oct-40 Serviced at 4 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
2-Dec-40 Engine to be replaced by #9078.
9-Dec-40 Engine #9043 still installed.
1-Feb-41 Forced landing - engine failure. No damage.
30-May-41 Received 1 AD ex 4 EFTS (with engine #9078).
21-Jun-41 Allotted 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
20-Jan-42 Allotted de Havilland, ex 2 WAGS.
25-Feb-42 Allotted de Havilland, ex 2 WAGS overhaul.
12-Apr-42 Received 2 AD ex de Havilland.
26-Apr-42 Aircraft struck stake marking U/S area on landing. Leading edge and plywood of port lower mainplane damaged.
4-May-42 Received 3 WGS ex de Havilland.
13-May-42 Aircraft struck obstruction while taxying on side of runway and overturned on nose. Damage nil.
21-Sep-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
19-Dec-42 Issued 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
13-Jan-43 Received 5 EFTS storage ex 1 AOS.
22-Mar-43 Received 7 SFTS ex 5 EFTS.
24-Sep-43 Received 11 EFTS ex 7 SFTS.
21-Oct-43 Received CFS ex 11 EFTS.
18-Sep-44 Received Point Cook ex Parkes.
4-Nov-44 Received Point Cook Reserve ex CFS.
7-Jan-45 Transferred Store Reserve to equipment Point Cook.
6-Feb-45 Requiring complete overhaul.
6-Feb-45 Transferred Store Reserve to equipment Point Cook.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
30-May-46 Sold through CDC to JC Lynch, 15 Morana Road, Northbridge, NSW for £200.
27-Aug-46 Issued to above.
5-Jun-53 Registered VH-BOR.
A17-15 82569
DHA15
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9042.
12-Sep-39 Received from de Havilland with engine #9042.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS (with engine #9042).
12-Feb-40 Lower rudder ext. damaged.
19-Mar-40 Engine #9025 installed in A17-15. Engine #9042 U/S (later installed in A17-4).
26-Feb-41 Engine #9025 allotted APL for complete overhaul.
12-Apr-41 Forced landing - engine failure. No damage.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
7-Jul-41 Received 1 AD ex 2 EFTS (with engine #9040).
18-Jul-41 Issued to 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
25-Jul-41 Taxied into A17-122 - no damage.
24-Jan-42 Forced landing. No damage.
20-Feb-42 Allotted 3 WGS ex 2 WGS.
25-Feb-42 Allotted de Havilland ex 2 WGS overhaul.
3-Feb-42 Allotted 3 WGS ex de Havilland.
7-Mar-42 Issued de Havilland ex 2 WAGS.
27-Apr-42 Received 2 AD ex de Havilland.
4-May-42 Received 3 WAGS ex 2 WAGS.
22-Oct-42 Allotted 1 AOS Storage ex 3 WAGS. To proceed 2 AD for removal W/T mast (?).
30-Oct-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
19-Dec-42 Issued 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
13-Jan-43 Received 5 EFTS Storage ex 1 AOS.
22-Mar-43 Received 7 SFTS ex 5 EFTS.
29-Sep-43 Received 11 EFTS ex 7 SFTS.
21-Oct-43 Received CFS ex 11 EFTS.
13-Sep-44 Received Point Cook ex Parkes.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
30-May-46 Sold through CDC to JC Lynch, 15 Morana Road, Northbridge, NSW for £200.
27-Aug-46 Issued to above.
29-Oct-96 Registred VH-DHR.
A17-16 82570
DHA16
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9040.
21-Sep-39 Received from de Havilland with engine #9040.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS with engine #9040.
13-Jan-41 Engine #9024 fitted.
7-Jul-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
7-Jul-41 Received 1 AD ex 2 EFTS.
18-Jul-41 Issued to 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
16-Feb-42 Issued de Havilland, ex 2 WAGS.
30-Mar-42 Recieved 2 AD after repair at de Havilland.
30-Mar-42 Received 3 WGS ex 2 AD.
20-Apr-42 Collision on tarmac, airscrew broken.
14-Sep-42 Received 2 AD ex 3 WAGS.
21-Dec-42 Issued 1 AOS ex 2 AD.
5-Jan-43 Issued 8 EFTS Storage ex 1 AOS.
27-Feb-43 Allotted 44 RDF ex 8 EFTS.
2-Mar-43 Received 2 AD ex 8 EFTS.
17-Mar-43 Allotted GCF ex 44 RDF.
14-Apr-43 Received GCF ex 2 AD.
14-Apr-43 Forced landing due to petrol shortage. Ferry U/C ex A17-426 fitted to this aircraft.
3-Jun-44 Aircraft tipped onto nose on take off. Damaged airscrew 100% W, engine nose cowl and bottom cowl 10% W. Repairable at unit.
22-Nov-45 Allotted 10 EFTS Storage ex 6 CU.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
12-Dec-45 Offered to CDC for disposal.
6-Feb-46 Allotted to RAAF 'drome Darwin ex 6 CU to be held pending disposal.
3-Mar-46 Received RAAF Darwin ex 6 CU.
22-Jul-46 Sold through CDC to Methodist Inland Mission, Elcho Island, NT for £50.
16-Aug-46 Issued to purchaser.
No recorded civil history.
A17-17 82571
DHA17
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9038.
28-Sep-39 Received from de Havilland with engine #9038.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS with engine #9038.
14-Mar-40 Mainplane, undercarriage, fuselage and airscrew extensively damaged.
12-Aug-40 Issued to Qantas.
5-Sep-40 Serviced and test flown at Qantas.
6-Sep-40 Allotted 2 EFTS.
1-Oct-40 Overturned while landing to impact A17-47 - undercarriage damaged.
8-Oct-40 Allotted to APC for repair. Fuselage twisted, mainplanes damaged.
14-Oct-40 Issued APL ex 2 AD for repair.
22-Oct-40 75% dismantled, inspection being made.
15-Nov-40 Handed over to RAAF.
14-May-41 Engine #9038 allotted APL for complete overhaul. Engine #9025 fitted.
7-Jul-41 Received 1 AD ex 2 EFTS for W/T fitment, with engine #9025.
12-Jul-41 Allotted 2 WAGS ex 1 AD.
5-Feb-42 Forced landing, nil damage. Throttle control disconnected. Sgt TS French and LAC BW Hutchinson uninjured.
19-Feb-42 Allotted 3 WGS ex 2 WGS.
30-May-42 Allotted to APL Archerfield ex 3 WAGS.
19-Jun-42 Work not started.
3-Jul-42 Work started, fuselage being stripped.
24-Jul-42 Fuselage being reassembled.
25-Sep-42 Engine bearers fitted, undercarriage and tail unit assembled, mainplane being boxed.
9-Nov-42 Being sprayed awaiting airscrew.
1-Dec-42 Received 3 AD ex APL Archerfield.
14-Dec-42 Received Storage 1 AOS ex 3 AD.
5-Jan-43 Issued 8 EFTS Storage ex 1 AOS.
29-Mar-43 Received CFS ex 8 EFTS.
18-Sep-44 Received Point Cook ex Parkes.
11-May-45 Transferred Point Cook Storage ex CFS.
9-Jul-45 Transferred CFS ex Point Cook Reserve.
2-Aug-45 Involved in collision on ground at Point Cook aerodrome. Recommend aircraft repairable at this unit.
7-May-46 Offered for disposal.
2-Jun-47 Sold by CDC to RJ Annetts for £75.
21-Jul-47 Issued to purchaser.
25-Sep-98 Registered VH-LNW.
A17-18 82572
DHA18
T223
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9046.
12-Oct-39 Received from de Havilland with engine #9046.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS with engine #9046.
14-Mar-40 Forced landing due to engine failure. Mainplanes, undercarriage, airscrew, centre secion and rudder damaged. Air Cadet HA Lenne uninjured.
12-Aug-40 Issued to Aircraft Pty Ltd. (Prior to this, aircraft U/S since accident 14 Mar 40).
13-Sep-40 Completed and test flown.
13-Sep-40 Allotted to 2 EFTS.
28-Jan-41 Forced landing no damage, due to engine failure. LAC GWN Bassingthwaite uninjured.
26-Mar-41 Heavy landing, bounced and tipped on nose. Undercarriage broken. Structural damage to fuselage and mainplanes.
7-Apr-41 Issued APL ex 2 EFTS (repair).
4-Oct-41 Received 2 EFTS ex APL.
10-Apr-42 Allotted 11 EFTS ex 2 EFTS.
15-Apr-42 Above allottment cancelled.
15-Apr-42 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 3 EFTS.
23-Feb-44 Issued de Havilland Mascot ex 5 EFTS.
7-May-44 Received 2 AP ex de Havilland.
10-May-44 Received 5 AD Storage ex 2 AP.
23-May-44 Allotted 5 EFTS Storage ex 5 AD Storage.
19-Jun-44 Above allottment cancelled.
17-Nov-44 Received 11 EFTS Storage Reserve ex 5 AD Storage.
29-Dec-44 Received 3 AOS ex 11 EFTS.
14-Oct-45 Issued 3 AOS Reserve ex 3 AOS.
1-Feb-46 Allotted and transferred 3 AOD to 5 CRD Storage.
7-Jun-46 Offered for disposal.
30-Sep-46 Sold through CDC to Royal Aero Club, SA for £100.
13-Dec-46 Issued to above.
21-Oct-48 Registered VH-BNC, Royal Aero Club.
8-Dec-50 Registration changed to VH-BWC.
6-Dec-54 Registration changed to VH-BSY.
2-Apr-56 Damaged beyond repair, Hawker, SA.
30-Nov-56 Registration cancelled.
A17-19 82573
DHA19
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9044.
12-Oct-39 Received 2 AD from de Havilland with engine #9044.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS with engine #9044.
18-Jan-41 Engine removed due complete overhaul.
10-Feb-41 Engine #9029 to be installed.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
4-Jul-41 Allotment to 1 AD cancelled.
6-Sep-41 Received at 2 EFTS.
29-Oct-41 Heavy landing, structural damage to starboard side of fuselage. Undercarriage bent.
29-Nov-41 Issued APL for repairs ex 2 EFTS.
21-Aug-42 Received 3 AD ex APL.
28-Aug-42 Received 1 AOS ex 3 AD.
5-Jan-43 Issued 8 EFTS Storage ex 1 AOS.
29-Mar-43 Received CFS ex 8 EFTS Storage.
24-Feb-44 Received 8 SFTS ex CFS.
7-Jul-45 Received CMU Evans Head ex 88 OBU
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
26-Feb-46 Received CMU Tamworth ex CMU Evans Head.
26-Feb-46 Sold for £406.
1-Mar-46 CDC sold aircraft as being located at Evans Head and have advised purchaser of change of location.
29-Mar-46 Issued to purchaser.
11-Apr-46 Registered VH-APQ.
24-Jun-63 Registration cancelled.
10-Mar-66 Registered VH-APQ.
A17-20 82574
DHA20
Fuselage built by DH Hatfield (UK), wings built in Aust. Engine: Gipsy Major II #9045.
23-Oct-39 Received 2 AD from de Havilland with engine #9045.
5-Jan-40 Issued 2 EFTS with engine #9045.
7-Apr-40 Forced landing. No damage.
4-Feb-41 Engine #9045 allotted Qantas for complete overhaul.
3-Mar-41 Engine #9044 fitted.
12-Apr-41 Collided with VH-ACH - fairing on undercarriage compression strut damaged. Brackets from aileron control on starboard mainplane damaged.
17-Jun-41 Allotted 1 AD for W/T fitment.
4-Jul-41 Allotment to 1 AD cancelled.
6-Sep-41 Received 2 EFTS.
6-Sep-41 Low flying and struck telephone wires. One compression leg and one tyre damaged.
17-Jan-42 Crashed on take off at height of 100 feet. Complete write off. LAC GM Hughes uninjured.
24-Jan-42 Awaiting decision for conversion.
17-Feb-42 Converted to components.
A17-21 3689 Built in UK for export to Australia 8-Aug-38 Registered VH-AAI.
4-Jan-40 Registration cancelled. Impressed into service.
4-Jan-40 Received 2 EFTS ex Spencer's Gulf Aero Club with (engine #?)80454.
22-Feb-40 Major crash at Red Banks, near Mallala. Air Cadet MN Finister uninjured. Possible conversion to components.
Converted to components.
A17-22 3515 Built in UK for export to Australia
19-Oct-36 Registered VH-UXC.
4-Jan-40 Registration cancelled. Impressed into service.
4-Jan-40 Received 2 EFTS ex Spencer's Gulf Aero Club with (engine #?)8670.
17-Jun-40 U/S for complete overhaul.
12-Aug-40 Issued Aircraft Pty Ltd (APL).
1-Oct-40 Serviced at Qantas.
1-Oct-40 Allotted 2 EFTS ex Qantas.
19-Nov-40 Forced landing - rough surface caused structural damage.
21-Nov-40 Allotted to APL for repair ex 2 EFTS.
3-Dec-40 Allotted 5 EFTS ex 2 EFTS when received from APL.
13-Dec-40 Allotted 2 AD ex 2 EFTS.
20-Feb-41 Heavy landing - damage to port side fuselage.
5-Jul-41 Overturned on take-off. Structural damage to fuselage.
18-Jul-41 Allotted APL for repair.
30-Jan-42 Progress on abover repairs stopped, welder unavailable.
29-May-42 Final adjustments being carried out.
2-Jun-42 Received 3 AD ex APL after repair.
15-Jun-42 Received 10 EFTS ex 3 AD.
3-Jul-44 Crash.
3-Jul-44 Allotted de Havilland ex 10 EFTS for complete overhaul.
25-Aug-44 Received 2 AP ex de Havilland.
25-Aug-44 Received 5 AD storage ex 2 AP.
6-Dec-45 Offered for disposal.
8-Feb-46 Sold through CDC to Royal Queensland Aero Club together with A17-26/R4839 for £500 each less 50%. Total£750.
5-Apr-46 Civil registration VH-UXC.
11-Aug-46 Destroyed by fire, Maryborough Qld.

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A17-23 3746 Previously VH-AAK - impressed into service.
12-Jan-40 Received 2 EFTS ex Broken Hill Aero Club.
12-Apr-40 Forced landing. Fuselage, compression strut and lower port ??? ???.
1-Jul-40 Serviceable at 2 EFTS.
14-Aug-40 Overshot on landing. Lower mainplane damaged.
22-Oct-40 APL Dismantled and being cleaned for inspection, parts ordered deom de Havilland.
16-Apr-41 Forced landing - engine failure. No damage.
2-Aug-41 Heavy landing on port wheel. Damage to fuselage centre section.
No records between 1/11/41 and 10/4/46
10-Apr-46 Aircraft to be stored Category C.
7-Jun-46 Offered for disposal.
1-Oct-46 To be stored Category D.
2-Jun-47 Sold by CDC to JB Holmes for £100.
24-Jun-47 Issued to purchaser.
23-Mar-48 Registered VH-AAK.
24-Apr-48 Crashed at Albury NSW.
A17-24 DHA21 Sold by RAAF and became VR-RBA, VH-BSD.
Written off 02/06/53.
A17-25 DHA22 Sold to RQAC for 250 pounds in 1946.
Registered VH-AQC.
Damaged at Toowoomba (13/10/46) and subsequently struck from the register.

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A17-26 DHA23 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AQJ.

Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33    

A17-27 DHA24 Later VH-BLQ, VT-BBB.
A17-28 DHA25 Damaged by A17-29 during a windstorm in 1940 at Narromine.
Post war, sold by the RAAF to the Assoc of Australian Aero Clubs.
Rego'd VH-AGK, operated by the RAC of NSW.
Subsequently, Goulburn Aero Club and Tumut Aero Club.
Rego cancelled in 1963 following an accident at Adelong, NSW.

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A17-29 DHA26 Damaged A17-28 in a windstorm at Narromine in 1940.
A17-30 DHA27 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-84, -30, -39, -78, -56

A17-31 DHA28 24/07/1940 delivered to 2AD Richmond
16/08/1940 to 5EFTS Narromine
16/08/1940 to 1WAGS Ballarat
01/1941 ballooned and tilted on nose. mainplane centre section and fuel tank damaged, fin and rudder u/s, fuselage strained
18/08/1941 minor damage to leading edge of lower mainplane
11/01/1942 to 1EFTS Parafield
22/01/1942 practising forced landings and stalled
31/01/1942 issued to Guinea Airways for repairs
04/05/1942 received 1EFTS ex-Guinea Airways
08/02/1943 heavy landing
07/09/1943 Struck ground on take off from Waterloo Corner Satellite Airstrip
20/03/1944 to Vic Interstate Airways at Essendon for complete overhaul
29/08/1944 to 1AD ex-VIA, issued SHQ Laverton for radar calibration
04/10/1944 to 5AD Cootamundra for storage
06/12/1945 offered for sale by Commonwealth Disposal Commission
05/02/1946 sold to Newcastle Flying Club for £492, delivered 22/02/1946
03/07/1946 registered VH-AOV (Certificate of Registration No. 1000)
27/08/1954 registration cancelled and withdrawn from use
A17-32 DHA29 Aircraft history to be added
A17-33 DHA30 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-34 DHA31 Later VH-DCW
A17-35 DHA32 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-36 DHA33 Aircraft history to be added
A17-37 DHA34 Registered VH-RJA, then VH-FAS with the Royal Aero Club of WA, at Jandakot.

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A17-38 DHA35 Later VH-RNI.
A17-39 DHA36 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-84, -30, -39, -78, -56

A17-40 DHA37 Aircraft history to be added

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A17-41 DHA38 VH-AAR is shown on CASA register as 038, is this A17-41
Aircraft history to be added
A17-42 DHA39 Later VH-RNO, VH-WFN.

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-43 DHA40 Aircraft history to be added
A17-44 DHA41 Aircraft history to be added
A17-45 DHA42 Later 9M-ALE, N1978M.
A17-46 DHA43 Aircraft history to be added
A17-47 DHA44 Later VH-AVE, VT-CLN.
A17-48 DHA45 Was VH-BLX 01/66. Later N48DH.
Currently G-BPHR in the UK.

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A17-49 DHA46 Later VH-EHJ, VH-RTB.
De-registered 20/01/03, apparently on display at RAAF Museum Point Cook.
A17-50 DHA47 Later VH-BGR.
A17-51 DHA48 Aircraft history to be added
A17-52 DHA49 Aircraft history to be added
A17-53 DHA50 On 18/04/1950 while Brian "Blackjack" Walker (HDH Test pilot) was testing Vampire A79-484 he landed after he's radio had failed. Unbeknown to him there was a Tiger Moth (VH-CGK/A17-53) on long finals with the instructor under the hood performing an instrument landing. The Tiger collected the Vampire as it landed with the propeller smashing through the Vampire cockpit canopy. All onboard survived with minor injuries. The Tiger was written off but the Vampire was repaired and delivered to the RAAF six months later.

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A17-54 DHA51 Currently Registered VH-JHU and under restoration in WA by Lyn Forster.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-54

A17-55 DHA52 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-55

A17-56 DHA53 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-BIR on 13 August 1947 with F. O’Brien, Ballarat, Victoria.
To C. Elder, Essendon on 28 June 1950. To C. Elder, Melbourne on 28 June 1950.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand in August 1950.
Imported by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. and arrived in Wellington on “Tulse Hill” on 02 October 1950.
Assembled by Aircraft Engineering Co of NZ Ltd and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AUS, but because of the poor condition of the aircraft it was not brought up to NZ civil airworthiness standards until November 1950.
Crashed at Tokirima while being operated by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. on 16 March 1953 after stalling in a turn and hitting the ground.

Tiger Moth A17-84, -30, -39, -78, -56

A17-57 DHA54 Aircraft history to be added

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-57 (marked as A17-54, now VH-BGC).
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-58 DHA55 Registered VH-PCG 18/10/03.

Tiger Moth A17-58

A17-59 DHA56 Aircraft history to be added
A17-60 DHA57 Was VH-AGY 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AGY.
A17-61 DHA58 Aircraft history to be added
A17-62 DHA59 Aircraft history to be added
A17-63 DHA60 Currently Registered and flying as VH-KEH

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A17-64 DHA61 Later VH-AQR and N9279.
N9279 was written off in an accident in Virginia in 1990.
Current reg is N282Dh and the aircraft is 90 % complete; engine has been run.
Finished in original colour scheme when put into service in 1940.
A17-65 DHA62 Served with GSR. Crashed 23/04/45, into lake near Ocean Grange.
A17-66 DHA63 Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AWL on 10 November 1950 and added to the fleet of Airspread Ltd, Mount Maunganui on 11 December 1950.
Withdrawn from use at Tauranga by Airspread Ltd some time in 1957 and cancelled from register on 05 March 1958.
A17-67 DHA64 Aircraft history to be added

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A17-68 DHA65 currently in North East Victoria registered as VH-SSK
A17-69 DHA66 Currently Registered and flying as VH-SJC.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-69

A17-70 DHA67 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth 
A17-67 
A17-70 
A17-73 
A17-72 or -74 
Photo via David Geck

A17-71 DHA68 Aircraft history to be added
A17-72 DHA69 Aircraft history to be added
A17-73 DHA70 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth 
A17-67 
A17-70 
A17-73 
A17-72 or -74 
Photo via David Geck

A17-74 DHA71 Sold 24/06/47, broken up and exported to New Zealand.
A17-75 DHA72 Was Registered VH-PKC 09/07/98.
A17-76 DHA73 Aircraft history to be added

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A17-77 DHA74 Aircraft history to be added
A17-78 DHA75 Sold by RAAF and became VH-UEQ.

Tiger Moth A17-78)

A17-79 DHA76 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
A17-80 DHA77 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AUA.

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A17-81 DHA78 Aircraft history to be added
A17-82 DHA79 Aircraft history to be added
A17-83 DHA80 Aircraft history to be added
A17-84 DHA81 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-84, -30, -39, -78, -56

A17-85 DHA82 Aircraft history to be added
A17-86 DHA83 Aircraft history to be added
A17-87 DHA84 Aircraft history to be added
A17-88 DHA85 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-88

A17-89 DHA86 Aircraft history to be added
A17-90 DHA87 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-BBU on 01 August 1947 with R. Dean, Bulimba, Queensland.
To Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW on 21 March 1950.
Removed from register on 04 September 1950 as exported to New Zealand on 28 June 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVS and added to the fleet of Rural Aviation Ltd, New Plymouth in late 1950.
Named “TIPITON”.
Crashed near Marton while being operated by Rural Aviation Ltd on 31 March 1953.
A17-91 DHA88 Aircraft history to be added
A17-92 DHA89 Served with 1 EFTS.

Tiger Moth A17-92

A17-93 DHA90 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-94 DHA91 Served with 1 EFTS.

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A17-95 DHA92 Aircraft history to be added
A17-96 DHA93 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-97 DHA94 Was VH-BJE 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-BJE.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-97

A17-98 DHA95 Aircraft history to be added
A17-99 DHA96 Aircraft history to be added
A17-100 DHA97 Aircraft history to be added
A17-101 DHA98 Aircraft history to be added
A17-102 DHA99 Served with 1 FTS. Crashed on top of another Tiger Moth.
A17-103 DHA100 Currently Registered and flying as VH-ATN.
A17-104 DHA101 Was VH-APA 01/66.
A17-105 DHA102 Aircraft history to be added
A17-106 DHA103 Aircraft history to be added
A17-107 DHA104 Aircraft history to be added
A17-108 DHA105 Aircraft history to be added
A17-109 DHA106 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-AXP with Royal Victorian Aero Club, Essendon on 18 September 1946.
Crashed 09/07/47 Mt Eliza VIC.
Removed from Australian Register on 08 August 1947 as crashed at Mount Eliza on 09 July 1947.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft register as ZK-BDA and added to the Aircraft Service NZ Ltd, Auckland fleet in October 1953. Sold to Northern Aviation Ltd. on 03 December 1954.
Crashed at Pakotai while being operated by Northern Aviation Ltd on 15 January 1955.
Cancelled from register on 12 November 1958 as being wrecked.
Fuselage last sighted derelict at Mangere in November 1958.

Tiger Moth A17-109

A17-110 DHA107 Aircraft history to be added
A17-111 DHA108 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ALH.
Now VH-RNI.

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A17-112 DHA109 Aircraft history to be added
A17-113 DHA110 Aircraft history to be added
A17-114 DHA111 Aircraft history to be added

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A17-115 DHA112 Aircraft history to be added
A17-116 DHA113 Served with 7 EFTS.
Was VH-APB 01/66.
Still Flying as VH-APB.

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A17-117 DHA114 Aircraft history to be added

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A17-118 DHA115 Later VH-AVB, VT-CLG.
A17-119 DHA116 Delivered 14/10/40. At 2AD 14/10/40.
To 7EFTS 10/1/40.
Hit a stump and overturned 24/02/41.
Aircraft spun into the ground from 800ft on the 13/08/42.
The aircraft was converted to components 28/08/42.
Some components from this aircraft are now a part of a a Tiger Moth N17489 in the USA.
The aircraft is marked as A17-489.
This was the Tiger Moth that was used to transport MajGen Adachi, GOC Japanese 18th Army, from the site of his surrender to the Australians, back to his headquarters on 14/09/45, probably the only Japanese General to ever fly in a Tiger Moth.
A17-120 DHA117 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-120

A17-121 DHA118 Aircraft history to be added
A17-122 DHA119 Later VH-BKB, VH-BTS, VH-WFV, N100MH.
A17-123 DHA120 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AKQ.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-123

A17-124 DHA121 Aircraft history to be added
A17-125 DHA122 Aircraft history to be added
A17-126 DHA123 Aircraft history to be added
A17-127 DHA124 Later VH-BGE, VH-AVD.
Registered G-AKCG and then to Saudi Arabia.
On 18/10/1950 Destroyed in hanger collapse, Taif Saudi Arabia.
A17-128 DHA125 Aircraft history to be added
A17-129 DHA126 Later VH-AVH, VT-CMI.
A17-130 DHA127 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AZT.
A17-131 DHA128 Later VH-AVF, VT-CMM.
A17-132 DHA129 Aircraft history to be added
A17-133 DHA130 Aircraft history to be added
A17-134 DHA131 Aircraft history to be added
A17-135 DHA132 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-ATK on 05 September 1956 with F. Edwards, Richmond, Victoria.
To Schutt Aircraft Sales and Service, Essendon on 25 October 1946.
To Hire or Fly Yourself Air Services, Melbourne on 10 March 1948.
To W. McMullen, Burnley, Victoria on 24 October 1949.
To Schutt Aircraft Sales and Service, Essendon on 09 January 1950.
To R. Talent, Mildura, Victoria on 14 February 1950. To C. Elder, Melbourne on 01 Juky 1950.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand in August 1950.
Imported by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. and arrived in Wellington on “Tulse Hill” on 02 October 1950.
Assembled by Aircraft Engineering Co of NZ Ltd and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AUQ but because of the poor condition of the aircraft it was not brought up to NZ civil airworthiness standards until August 1951.
Sold to James Aviation on 21 October 1954.
To A. Blechynden, Hamilton in mid 1957.
Crashed into the bed of the Little River, Westland immediately after takeoff on 12 October 1957.
Cancelled from register on 11 January 1960.
A17-136 DHA133 Aircraft history to be added
A17-137 DHA134 Later VH-ASC, VH-BOF.

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A17-138 DHA135 Later VH-BGF, VH-APQ, VH-CPR, VT-DCG.
A17-139 DHA136 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ATO.
Later VR-RBH, VR-SDP, eithdrawn from use 25/10/61.
A17-140 DHA137 Sold by RAAF and became VH-APS.
Later VR-SCV.
A17-141 DHA138 Aircraft history to be added
A17-142 DHA139 Flew as VH-BJI

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A17-143 DHA140 Later VH-BLB, VH-PCI.
A17-144 DHA142 Aircraft history to be added
A17-145 DHA146 Aircraft history to be added
A17-146 DHA147 Received 2AD in week ending 11/11/1940,
13/11/1940 Allotted 4 EFTS ex 2 AD,
25/02/1942 Temporarily gounded due to slack fabric,
31/08/1941 Issued to 5 EFTS,
15/03/1943 Issued to NAC ex 5 EFTS,
11/07/1943 Received 2 AP ex NAC,
12/07/1943 Allotted 10 EFTS ex 2 AP,
15/10/1943 Allotted CFS ex 10 EFTS,
06/12/1945 Offered for disposal,
20/02/1946 Sold through CDC to S.A. Aero Club,
27/08/1946 Issued to above.
To VH-AXJ
To VH-AML
13/07/1957 Crashed at Newlands Head, S.A.
A17-147 DHA148 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AWK on 21 November 1950 with R. Graham and added to the fleet of Airspread Ltd, Mount Maunganui on 18 July 1951.
Registration transferred to Airspread on 21 April 1952.
Collided with ZK-ALM while both were taking off from the same Waihi topdressing strip at the same time on 06 April 1957.
Cancelled from register as reduced to spares on 09 May 1963.
A17-148 DHA149 Currently registered and flying as VH-ABC.
 

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-148

A17-149 DHA150 Aircraft history to be added
A17-150 DHA151 VT-CUM
A17-150 collided with A17-203 near Cunderdin, WA, on 20/10/43. Both were serving with 9 EFTS at the time. F/O Francis Gregory English and LAC Donald John McCaskill were aboard A17-150; and LAC Donald Joseph St Clair Fraser was the sole occupant of A17-203. All were killed and are now buried at the Perth War Cemetery.
A17-151 DHA152
T186
Served with 1 EFTS.
Sold by RAAF and became VH-AXF.
Currently flies as VH-UEF

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-151 (now VH-UEF)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-152 DHA153 Later VT-CRZ and withdrawn from use 08/07/57.
A17-153 DHA154 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Later VH-BLK, VH-BTW, VH-AMD, N1244T.
A17-154 DHA155 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BNU on 01 September 1950 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 28 September 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AXG and added to the fleet of Aerial Farming of NZ Ltd, Palmerston North on 01 November 1950.
Badly damaged in crash near Taumarunui on 07 April 1954.
Rebuilt and re-entered service with Aerial Farming before finally being cancelled from register on 04 September 1959.
A17-155 DHA156 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-156 DHA157 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-157 DHA158 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-158 DHA159 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-159 DHA160 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AUZ.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-159

A17-160 DHA161 Currently registered VH-JME

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-160

A17-161 DHA162 Was VH-AHP 01/66.
On static display RAAF Association Museum, Bull Creek WA

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-161

A17-162 DHA163 Aircraft history to be added
A17-163 DHA164 Aircraft history to be added
A17-164 DHA165 Aircraft history to be added
A17-165 DHA166 Aircraft history to be added
A17-166 DHA167 Currently flies as VH-NEI

Tiger Moth A17-166

A17-167 DHA168 Aircraft history to be added
A17-168 DHA169 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AHL.
Privately owned, but on display at Naval Aviation Museum.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-DDA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-168

A17-169 DHA170 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-170 DHA171 Later VH-ASB.
A17-171 DHA172 Later VH-AOX, VT-CUK.
A17-172 DHA173 Aircraft history to be added
A17-173 DHA174 Aircraft history to be added
A17-174 DHA175 Aircraft history to be added
A17-175 DHA176 Aircraft history to be added
A17-176 DHA177 Later VH-AQQ, VT-DCO.
A17-177 DHA178 Later VH-FBX, VH-FAH.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-177

A17-178 DHA179 Aircraft history to be added
A17-179 DHA180 Currently Registered and flying as VH-ALP.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-179

A17-180 DHA181 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-180

A17-181 DHA182 Aircraft history to be added
A17-182 DHA183 Aircraft history to be added
A17-183 DHA184 Aircraft history to be added
A17-184 DHA185 Aircraft history to be added
A17-185 DHA186 Aircraft history to be added
A17-186 DHA187
T186
Later VH-AXF, VH-BXF, VH-BWT.
A17-187 DHA188 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-187

A17-188 DHA189 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AXH.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-188

A17-189 DHA190 Aircraft history to be added
A17-190 DHA191 Aircraft history to be added
A17-191 DHA192 Served with GSR. Crashed 28/08/45 on landing at Bairnsdale.
Later VH-AJA.
A17-192 DHA193 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Later VH-BCK, VT-COR.
A17-193 DHA194 Later VH-BFZ.
A17-194 DHA195 Currently flies as VH-YYI

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-194 (now VH-YYI)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-195 DHA196 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-196 DHA197 Aircraft history to be added
A17-197 DHA198 Served with 9 EFTS, Cunderdin, WA  c.1943

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-197

A17-198 DHA199 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-199 DHA200 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-200 DHA201 Aircraft history to be added
A17-201 DHA202 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Was VH-AMG. Currently Registered and flying as VH-DWD.
A17-202 DHA203 Aircraft history to be added
A17-203 DHA204 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 20/10/43.
A17-150 collided with A17-203 near Cunderdin, WA, on 20/10/43. Both were serving with 9 EFTS at the time. F/O Francis Gregory English and LAC Donald John McCaskill were aboard A17-150; and LAC Donald Joseph St Clair Fraser was the sole occupant of A17-203. All were killed and are now buried at the Perth War Cemetery.
A17-204 DHA205 Currently registered as VH-JAU Airborne Aviation Camden, NSW

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-204

A17-205 DHA206 Aircraft history to be added
A17-206 DHA207 Later VH-TWB, VH-MFJ, N82753.
A17-207 DHA208 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Never registered ZK-AWB or in the USA as reported.
Previously VH-AHM.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-USB, Perth WA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-207

A17-208 DHA209 Was VH-AMW 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AMW.

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-208 (now VH-AMW)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-209 DHA210 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-210 DHA211 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-211 DHA212 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-212 DHA213 Aircraft history to be added
A17-213 DHA214 Aircraft history to be added
A17-214 DHA215 Previously VH-AQF,
Currently flies as VH-ZIS.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-214

A17-215 DHA216 Later VT-CUQ, damaged beyond repair 08/06/61.
A17-216 DHA217 Aircraft history to be added
A17-217 DHA218 Aircraft history to be added
A17-218 DHA219 Currently flies as VH-APE.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-218

A17-219 DHA220 Later VH-BOC, VH-ASD.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-219

A17-220 DHA221 Flew as VH-SNR

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-220

A17-221 DHA222 Later VH-BGV, VH-ALX, H-AGX, VH-AUT, VT-CMX.
A17-222 DHA223 Flew as VH-CAP

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-222

A17-223 DHA224 Aircraft history to be added
A17-224 DHA225 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BCY on 15 May 1947 with S. and P. Murphy, Healesville, Victoria.
Removed from the Australian register on 19/12/47 as exported to United Kingdom as G-AKYL.
Registered G-AKYL 27/04/1948 in the UK.
Imported into New Zealand by Wanganui Aero Work in 1950 and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AXT.
To Wanganui Aero Club in October 1960.
Crashed near Kai Iwi while being operated by Wanganui Aero Club on 01 November 1961.
A17-225 DHA226 Currently Registered and flying as VH-BTX.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-225

A17-226 DHA227 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-227 DHA228 Currently flies as VH-NWM

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-227

A17-228 DHA229 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Later VH-BDK, Registered G-AKCI 25/07/1947 in UK, 02/1956
Broken up Perth UK.
A17-229 DHA230 Aircraft history to be added
A17-230 DHA231 Aircraft history to be added
A17-231 DHA232 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-232 DHA233 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AUU before being registered in UK 17/3/47 as G-AJKD.
Crashed Dorridge near Elmdon,UK 5/8/51 and cancelled.
A17-233 DHA234 Currently Registered and flying as VH-PKB.
A17-234 DHA235 Entered the Australian Civil Register on 22 May 1948 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW.
Removed from the Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 12 September 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVA and added tothe fleet of Robertson Air Service, Hamilton in late 1950.
Crashed at Whitehall near Cambridge on 19 May 1953.
Cancelled from register 19 June 1957.
Extant Auckland in storage.
A17-235 DHA236 Aircraft history to be added
A17-236 DHA255 Aircraft history to be added
A17-237 DHA256 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ARU.
Later VH-BMY, VH-RNM, BH-BTU, N3862.
A17-238 DHA257 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
Later VH-ATE, VH-SSK.
A17-239 DHA258 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BDV.

Tiger Moth A17-239

A17-240 DHA259 Currently flies as VH-DWP

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-240 (now VH-DWP) & A17-598 (now VH-XWL.)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-241 DHA260
T260
Later VH-AQI, VH-GLG.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-241

A17-242 DHA261 Was Registered as VH-MPF, then VH-BQG 01/66.
A17-243 DHA262 Aircraft history to be added
A17-244 DHA263 Aircraft history to be added
A17-245 DHA264 Later VH-BGB, VT-CSC.
Written off 07/01/54 Madras.
Interestingly it is claimed that A17-245 is now owned by Bob Murphy in Toronto Canada, this has not yet been investigated.
A17-246 DHA265 Aircraft history to be added
A17-247 DHA266 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAS.
A17-248 DHA267 Later VH-BCN.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-248

A17-249 DHA268 Flew as VH-BCE

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-249

A17-250 DHA269 Aircraft history to be added
A17-251 DHA270 Later VH-BKV, VT-DCQAircraft history to be added
A17-252 DHA271 Aircraft history to be added
A17-253 DHA272 Aircraft history to be added
A17-254 DHA273 Later VH-ASF, VH-GAC.
A17-255 DHA274 Currently Registered and flying as VH-UJW.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-255

A17-256 DHA275 Aircraft history to be added
A17-257 DHA276 Aircraft history to be added
A17-258 DHA277 Aircraft history to be added
A17-259 DHA278 Later VH-BMZ, VT-DCB. Written off.
A17-260 DHA279 Aircraft history to be added
A17-261 DHA280 Aircraft history to be added
A17-262 DHA281 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AYW.
A17-263 DHA282 Aircraft history to be added
A17-264 DHA283 Aircraft history to be added
A17-265 DHA284 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moth A17-265 E.F.T.S., over Narromine. 
c.1941,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-266 DHA285 Aircraft history to be added
A17-267 DHA286 Aircraft history to be added
A17-268 DHA287 Later VH-AOU, VH-BFP, VT-DAX.

Tiger Moth A17-268

A17-269 DHA288 Aircraft history to be added
A17-270 DHA289 Later VH-ALC.
A17-271 DHA290 Aircraft history to be added
A17-272 DHA291
T291
Later VH-RSA, VH-RTA, VH-UZB
Crashed 28/12/2015 Gold Coast, Qld. Pilot injured, passenger killed

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-272

A17-273 DHA292 Later VH-BDH, VT-CZY.
A17-274 DHA293 Aircraft history to be added
A17-275 DHA294 Under restoration in Melbourne, it is expected to be ready for flight in 2004.
Owner wishes to remain un-named.
A17-276 DHA295 Aircraft history to be added
A17-277 DHA296 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BNK, VH-PCJ.
Currently flies as VH-HKG

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-277

A17-278 DHA297 Aircraft history to be added
A17-279 DHA298 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-280 DHA299 Aircraft history to be added
A17-281 DHA300 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-281

A17-282 DHA301 Aircraft history to be added
A17-283 DHA302 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-283

A17-284 DHA303 Built Mascot under licence 1940.
Sent to 10 EFTS.
Involved in accident on Tarmac with another runaway DH82A.
Sold post war 1945 to aero club based at Bankstown.
Then shipped to India before returning to Australia.
Rebuilt 1980s and fitted with Wackett canopy and then won the Perth-Sydney Air Race.
In the 1990s registration VH-AFF lapsed.
Re-registered VH-EWR 2010 and stored Evans Head.
A17-285 DHA304 Aircraft history to be added
A17-286 DHA305 Later VH-WAL, G-BEWN.
A17-287 DHA306 Later VH-ATS, VT-DCN.
A17-288 DHA307 Aircraft history to be added
A17-289 DHA308 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BGE.
A17-290 DHA309 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAE. Later VH-BBU.
Was VH-KGS 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-KGS.
A17-291 DHA310 Flew as VH-AKL

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-291

A17-292 DHA311 Aircraft history to be added
A17-293 DHA312 Aircraft history to be added
A17-294 DHA313 sold '46, reg VH-AVG, crashed Inverell 26/06/48.
Reg cancelled 26/08/48.
A17-295 DHA314
T314
Later VH-AZC, VH-BOO, Currently Registered and flying as VH-SNR.
A17-296 DHA315 Served with 8 Sqn.
Wrecked when the hanger it was in collapsed on it 04/41 at Kota Bahru, Kelantan Malaya. Later VT-CRF.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-296

A17-297 DHA316 Aircraft history to be added
A17-298 DHA317 Aircraft history to be added
A17-299 DHA318 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ASX.
Later VR-SCS. Written off 09/09/49 Kallans.
A17-300 DHA319 Currently Registered and flying as VH-JRS.
 
     

 

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Prevoiusly updated by Brendan Cowan & Martin Edwards
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