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Aircraft.Serial c/n Aircraft History
A17-301 DHA320 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BDW.
Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BDW on 11 July 1947 with Woollongong and South Coast Air Services, Woollongong, NSW.
To W. and G. Sanderson, Condoblin on 20 April 1948.
Removed from Australian Register on 06 August 1951 as withdrawn from use on 10 July 1948 and later exported.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-BDH and added to the fleet of Aircraft Service NZ Ltd, Auckland in March 1954.
Sold by Aircraft Service NZ Ltd to Weedair on 13 November 1963.
Registration cancelled as reduced to spares while operated by Weedair NZ Ltd on 31 March 1965.
Restored to register on 18 May 1976 to T. Williams, Masterton.
Crashed at Motueka on 24 October 1976.
Cancelled from register 08 June 1984 as destroyed.
A17-302 DHA321
T321
Later VH-AZR.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-302

A17-303 DHA322 Registered VH-ATX to PJ Pratt of Geelong, Vic 28/07/47

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-303

A17-304 DHA323 Aircraft history to be added
A17-305 DHA324 Aircraft history to be added
A17-306 DHA325 Aircraft history to be added
A17-307 DHA326 Aircraft history to be added
A17-308 DHA327 Aircraft history to be added
A17-309 DHA328 Aircraft history to be added
A17-310 DHA329 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-AUE on 25 June 1946 with P.Padula, Cobar, NSW.
Struck off register 19 December 1947.
Returned to register on 23 December 1947 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Services, Mascot, NSW.
Removed from register on 29 January 1948 as exported to United Kingdom on 09 December 1947 as G-AKYM.
Registered G-AKYM 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-AXU.
Crashed at Rangitumau 20 November 1955.
Cancelled from register at owners request on 10 June 1960.
A17-311 DHA330 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AQI.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-311

A17-312 DHA331 Was VH-APN 01/66.
A17-313 DHA332 Later VH-APZ, VT-CZZ.
A17-314 DHA333 Aircraft history to be added
A17-315 DHA334 Aircraft history to be added
A17-316 DHA335 Currently Registered and flying as VH-FAG.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-316

A17-317 DHA336 Currently Registered and flying as VH-BCZ.
A17-318 DHA337 Aircraft history to be added
A17-319 DHA338 Aircraft history to be added
A17-320 DHA339 Aircraft history to be added
A17-321 DHA340 Flew as VH-BKN

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-321

A17-322 DHA341 Aircraft history to be added
A17-323 DHA342 Aircraft history to be added
A17-324 DHA343 Aircraft history to be added
A17-325 DHA344
T135
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AYI.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-325

A17-326 DHA345 Aircraft history to be added
A17-327 DHA346 Later VH-BEA, VT-CSA. Written off 18/05/48 Damoh.
A17-328 DHA347 Later VH-AYH, VT-DDL.
A17-329 DHA348 Aircraft history to be added
A17-330 DHA349 Sold 05/04/46, cant find any further civil history.
A17-331 DHA350 Aircraft history to be added
A17-332 DHA351 Aircraft history to be added
A17-333 DHA352 Aircraft history to be added
A17-334 DHA353 Aircraft history to be added
A17-335 DHA354 Aircraft history to be added
A17-336 DHA355 Aircraft history to be added
A17-337 DHA356 Aircraft history to be added
A17-338 DHA357 Aircraft history to be added
A17-339 DHA358 Aircraft history to be added
A17-340 DHA359 Aircraft history to be added
A17-341 DHA360 Aircraft history to be added
A17-342 DHA377 Aircraft history to be added
A17-343 DHA378 Aircraft history to be added
A17-344 DHA379 Aircraft history to be added
A17-345 DHA380 Aircraft history to be added
A17-346 DHA381 Currently Registered and flying as VH-WTM.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-346

A17-347 DHA382 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AJG.
Crashed 2002.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-347

A17-348 DHA383 Aircraft history to be added
A17-349 DHA384 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-349

A17-350 DHA385 Aircraft history to be added
A17-351 DHA386 Aircraft history to be added
A17-352 DHA387 Aircraft history to be added
A17-353 DHA388 Aircraft history to be added
A17-354 DHA389 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AYG.
A17-355 DHA390 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-355

A17-356 DHA391 Aircraft history to be added
A17-357 DHA392
T273
Currently flies as VH-AZF

Highlight for Album: DH 82A Tiger Moth A17-357

A17-358 DHA393 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth A17-358

A17-359 DHA394 Aircraft history to be added
A17-360 DHA395
T287
Sold by RAAF and became VH-AOU.
A17-361 DHA396 Aircraft history to be added
A17-362 DHA397 Later VH-BKC, VH-WFY, VH-AMU.
Possibly registered VH-CEC from 27/03/03.
A17-363 DHA398 Aircraft history to be added
A17-364 DHA399 Flying as VH-UZV.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-364

A17-365 DHA400 Was VH-AYW 01/66.
A17-366 DHA401 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-AQN on 03 May 1946 with K. Virtue, Yerongpilly, Queensland.
Struck off register 19 December 1947.
Returned to register on 10 January 1950 with K. Virtue, Yerongpilly, Queensland.
Removed from Australian register on 13 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 29 September 1950.Added to the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVJ and added to the fleet of James Aviation Ltd, Hamilton in early 1951. Sold to Aerial Suprespread on 30 April 1956.
Crashed near Whakawhitira while being operated by Aerial Superspread Ltd on 17 September 1956.
Cancelled from register on 08 April 1958 as remains exported to Australia on 28 March 1957.
A17-367 DHA402 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BBR on 07 July 1947 with Royal Queensland Aero Club, Brisbane. Struck off register 10 October 1947.
Rejoined register on 12 December 1947 with W. Mayne, Texas, Queensland.
To T. Watson, Neutral Bay, NSW on 28 July 1950.
Removed from Australian register on 13 February 1951 and exported to New Zealand.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVI and added to the fleet of James Aviation Ltd, Hamilton in early 1951.
 Burst into flames and destroyed near Taumarunui while being operated by R.M. Robertson on 26 October 1969.
Exported to Australia partially rebuilt in 1986.
Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-AQN on 29 December 1988 with B. McGarvie, Broadbeach, Queensland.
Force landed on 05 December 1998 as a result of engine failure.
To D. Kerr, Cleveland, Queensland on 22 April 1999 and still current on the register.
A17-368 DHA403 Later VH-AYT, VT-CMH.
A17-369 DHA404 Flew as VH-RVH

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-369

A17-370 DHA405 24/05/1941 Received 2 AD ex de Havilland with Gipsy Major Ser. No. 193
25/06/1941 Trans Canberra for storage
06/09/1941 Allotted 1 EEFTS ex Canberra
08/09/1941 Received 1 EFTS ex Canberra
16/02/1942 Inspection notes U/S engine
23/03/1942 Inspection notes U/S engine
01/06/1942 Inspection notes U/S engine
14/12/1942 Inspection notes Main Planes damaged
28/07/1943 Allotted Guinea Airways ex 1 EFTS (for complete overhaul)
02/08/1943 Allotted Guinea Airways ex 1 EFTS
19/08/1943 Above allotment cancelled
19/08/1943 Allotted V.I.A. (Victorian & Intersate Airways) ex 1 EFTS for complete overhaul
23/08/1943 Issued V.I.A. ex 1 EFTS
27/08/1943 Being disassembled and cleaned
10/09/1943 Fuselage ready for covering
08/10/1943 Assembly proceeding
15/10/1943 Being prepared for test flights
25/10/1943 Received 1 AD ex V.I.A.
25/10/1943 Allotted 1 EFTS ex 1 AD
27/10/1943 Issued 1 EFTS ex 1 AD
01/11/1943 Received 1 EFTS ex 1 AD
28/02/1944 Crashed Parafield aerodrome. Mainplane port lower 50% (M), Mainplane port upper 10% (M), O/S 100% (W), front interplane strut port 100% (S). Recommend airframe be repaired at unit. (I believe A17-695 taxied into A17-370, see its E88 card for confirmation)
28/02/1944 Port interplane strut rear 150% ?S
06/03/1944 Return to service
07/10/1944 Transferred Storage Tamworth ex 1 EFTS
20/02/1946 U/S and stored at CMU Tamworth under Cat. D. (less cylinder heads)
07/06/1946 Offered for Disposal.
Sold by C.D.C. to Australian Associated Aero Clubs, 160 Castlereach St Sydney - 100
23/10/1946 Issued to above

TTAF at this point: roughly 2400hrs

Never civil registered in Australia

06/1949 Export document to India with Indian registration VT-CUO
Rumored "government work"
11/11/1955 Registered to Air Technical Training Institute at Dum Dum airport, near Calcutta
1972 CofA expired, aircraft overhauled
1973 Withdrawn from use in favor of newer training aircraft, pickled and stored indoors
09/2000 Registration canceled
24/05/2003 Exported to Canada
Stored private hangar, Abbotsford Int'l Airport
16/04/2016 Purchased by Liz Matzelle
18/09/2016 Moved to private hangar, Arlington WA, for restoration to flight

Data plates on all control surfaces and vertical stabilizer show V.I.A. overhaul and dates which fit the dates listed here. Except for the port aileron which has an RAAF plate and a date which fits the "incident" of February 1944.

The engine currently fitted to the aircraft is a 1939 British-built Gipsy Major (Ser. No. 82077) originally fitted to N9257. This Tiger Moth was shipped to Australia and arrived 02/22/1940. It was at 1 EFTS from 12/04/1940 until 25/11/1940. I presume during this time its engine was pulled and replaced for some reason, and that engine was then installed on A17-370 due to its originally fitted engine being marked repeatedly U/S during routine inspections. After that time, its E88 card shows it served with 3 EFTS, 11 EFTS and 9 EFTS, never directly crossing paths with A17-370 as far as I can tell.
(This entry kindly written by current owner Liz Matzelle)

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-370

A17-371 DHA406 Aircraft history to be added
A17-372 DHA407 Reported as going to SAAF as 2341.
Later ZS-BCN.
A17-373 DHA408 Flew as VH-RVK

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-373

A17-374 DHA409 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BCJ.
Later VP-CAV, CY-ANN, 4R-AAN.
A17-375 DHA416 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AKE.
A17-376 DHA417 Aircraft history to be added
A17-377 DHA418 Was under restoration Moorabin Air Museum, now complete and on display hung from the roof.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-377

A17-378 DHA419 Aircraft history to be added
A17-379 DHA420 Aircraft history to be added
A17-380 DHA421 Aircraft history to be added
A17-381 DHA422 Aircraft history to be added
A17-382 DHA423 RAAF history to be researched.
30/03/1948 Re-Sold by CDC to Hire or Fly Yourself Air Services Pty Ltd (326 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne) for
175.
08/09/1948 Sale cancelled.
27/09/1948 Withdrawn from CDC to be held Cat "D" storage pending further advice,
31/10/1948 Approved for free transfer to RAN,
Transferred to RAN.

Sold to an Aero Club in 1958.
A17-383 DHA424 Aircraft history to be added
A17-384 DHA425 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-AXZ on 31 July 1950 with T. Watson, Sydney.
Removed from the Australian register on 13 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 25 September 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVK and added to the fleet of James Aviation Ltd, Hamilton in late 1950.
Damaged in accident at Rotorua on 14 December 1956.
Rebuilt and sold to Waverley Aero Club in 1957.
Badly damaged in a gale at Waverley on 22 May 1959 when the hangar it was housed in was destroyed.
Rebuilt and later crashed into Lake Tekapo while being operated by S. Brodie on 12 February 1967.
Cancelled from register on 13 November 1973.
Extant Mandeville stored 2000.
A17-385 DHA426 Flew as VH-AKE

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-385

A17-386 DHA427 Flew as VH-RVF

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A17-387 DHA428 To 7EFTS 07/09/42.
On 14/09/42 collided with another aircraft during landing approach, minor damage.
Offered for disposal 06/12/45.
Aircraft sold for 70 pounds 31/05/46, issued to new owner 26/06/46.
Registered VH-ASC up to 15/06/04.
Registered VH-MJW from 16/05/04.
Currently flies as VH-JJW

Tiger Moth A17-387

A17-388 DHA429 Later VH-AUX, VT-CKC.
A17-389 DHA430 Aircraft history to be added
A17-390 DHA431 Aircraft history to be added
A17-391 DHA433 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BDZ.
Later VR-SCX.
Ditched 24/06/59 off Singapore.
A17-392 DHA434 Was VH-BKB 01/66.
VH-ATL,
N5446.
Located at the Caboolture Warplane Museum.
 
  • Image of A17-392. (Grahame Higgs)
  • A17-393 DHA435 Aircraft history to be added

    Tiger Moth A17-393

    A17-394 DHA436 Currently Registered and flying as VH-DHV.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-394

    A17-395 DHA439 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BKD.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-PVZ.
    A17-396 DHA440 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-397 DHA441 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-398 DHA442 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-399 DHA443 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-400 DHA444 Sold by RAAF and became VR-RBB.
    Written off 23/05/55 Ipoh.
    A17-401 DHA445 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-402 DHA446 Flew as VH-RVP

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-402

    A17-403 DHA447 A17-403 crashed at Narromine on 3/02/44, killing F/Sgt John Lewis Tedge. The other crew member - LAC Cecil Beaufort Webber, 439952 - survived, receiving a broken nose and suffering from shock. The aircraft was serving with 5 EFTS at the time.
    According to the status card, the aircraft was repaired and overhauled. It was allotted to 10 EFTS, but it appears that was cancelled and it remained in storage before being sold to the Newcastle Aero Club in November 1945.
    A17-404 DHA448 Sold by RAAF and became VR-RBC.
    Later VR-SDA. Written off 23/05/82.
    A17-405 DHA566 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-406 DHA569 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AVA.
    Later VR-RED, 9M-ALA.
    A17-407 DHA582 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-408 DHA583 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-409 DHA584 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-410 DHA585 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-411 DHA586 Aircraft history to be added

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-411

    A17-412 DHA587 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-413 DHA588 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AME.
    Later VH-RBF.
    Written off 06/12/52.
    A17-414 DHA589 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAP.
    Later VH-ADM,
    Currently registered as VH-CDM. Was marked as A17-593 but now wears correct identity of A17-414

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-414

    A17-415 DHA590 Accident in the Snow at Mount Kosciuszko 09/42 in which it overturned.
    Sold by RAAF and became VH-AIL, VH-AIL, VH-CBF.
    A17-416 DHA591 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-417 DHA592
    T185
    Sold by RAAF and became VH-ART.
    A17-418 DHA593 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-419 DHA594 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-420 DHA595 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-421 DHA596 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AZL, VH-TUG,
    Currently flies as VH-CKF.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-421

    A17-422 DHA597 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-423 DHA598 Marked 'T202'. VH-UIE, VH-AZH,
    Currently registered and flying as VH-GAV.
    A17-424 DHA599 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-425 DHA600 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-426 DHA607 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-427 DHA609 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-428 DHA611 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-429 DHA613 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-430 DHA615 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-431 DHA617 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-432 DHA619 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-433 DHA621 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-434 DHA623 Registered VH-IHU.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-434

    A17-435 DHA625 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-436 DHA627 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-437 DHA629 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AJA.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-437

    A17-438 DHA631 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-439 DHA633 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-440 DHA635 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-AYG on 24 October 1946 with the Bourke Aero Club, Bourke, NSW. Struck off register 19 December 1947.
    Rejoined register on 19 May 1949 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Services, Mascot, NSW.
    Removed from register on 27 December 1950 as exported to New Zealand on 24 November 1950.
    Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AWB and added to the fleet of Gisborne Aerial Topdressing Co. Ltd, Gisborne in early 1951.
    Registration cancelled 15 August 1968 as exported to Canada.
    To N5050 on US register 15 August 1969.
    To N82FD on 04 April 1990.
    To N17440 on 19 September 1998.
    Current with D. Harris, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.

    Tiger Moth A17-440

    A17-441 DHA637 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ASB.
    A17-442 DHA639 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-443 DHA641 Located at the Tiger Moth Memorial, old site of No.8 EFTS at Narrandra.

    Highlight for Album:  DH82A Tiger Moth A17-443

    A17-444 DHA643 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-445 DHA645 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BGL.
    A17-446 DHA647 Aircraft history to be added

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-446

    A17-447 DHA649 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-448 DHA651 Registered VH-ATM.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-448

    A17-449 DHA653 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-450 DHA655 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-451 DHA657 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-452 DHA659 Inverted upon landing Point Cook, 15/02/1951

    Highlight for Album:  DH82A Tiger Moth A17-452

    A17-453 DHA661 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-454 DHA663 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-455 DHA872 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-456 DHA873
    T253
    Sold by RAAF and became VH-ATJ.
    A17-457 DHA874 Aircraft history to be added

    Tiger Moth A17-457  
Photo via Mike Brown

    A17-458 DHA875
    T196
    Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BDR on 25 November 1947 with R. Whitaker, Sydney.
    To B. Hall, Madang, New Guinea on 22 September 1948.
    Damaged at Goroka on 01 October 1948.
    Removed from Australian Register on 14 February 1949 as sold abroad.
    Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-BDG and added to the fleet of Aircraft Service NZ Ltd, Auckland in February 1954.
    Later used for seeding work before being withdrawn in 1961.
    To B. Barrow (Weedair NZ Ltd.) and reduced to spares at Mangere by March 1962.
    Parts used in the restoration of ZK-AUT.
    Cancelled from register on 31 March 1965 as reduced to spares.
    Believed to be under restoration at Matamata.
    A17-459 DHA876 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-460 DHA877 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-461 DHA878 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-462 DHA879 Currently Registered and flying as VH-LRB. was previously VH-BLR.
    A17-463 DHA880 Later VH-AOC, VT-CUI.
    Written off 27/05/52.
    A17-464 DHA881 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-465 DHA882 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-466 DHA883 Later VH-AOD, VT-CUL.
    Written off 22/10/55.
    A17-467 DHA884 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-468 DHA885 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ATE.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-SSK.
    A17-469 DHA886 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-470 DHA887 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-471 DHA888 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-472 DHA889 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-473 DHA890 Later VH-AHZ, VT-CUJ.
    A17-474 DHA891 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-475 DHA892 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-476 DHA893 Crashed 19/07/42, El Arish Area QLD.
    A17-477 DHA894 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-478 DHA895 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-479 DHA896 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-480 DHA897 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
    A17-481 DHA898 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-482 DHA899 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
    On 11/12/42 crashed on takeoff at Rockhampton QLD, pilot Sgt H.J.Flint #11838.
    Aircraft immediately burst into flames with pilot dying an hour latter in Rockhampton General Hospital.
    A17-483 DHA900 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-484 DHA901 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BGG.
    Registered VH-BGG from 21/07/03.
    A17-485 DHA908 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BKG.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-AIP.
    A17-486 DHA909 Flew as VH-RVD

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-486

    A17-487 DHA910 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-488 DHA911 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-489 DHA912 Delivered 14/05/42.
    To 2 AD 14/05/42.
    To 1 AOS 18/05/42.
    To 5 EFTS 16/06/42.
    To De Havilland 02/05/44.
    To 2 AP 25/06/44.
    To 5 AD 27/06/44.
    To 11 EFTS 19/11/44.
    To 13 ARD 19/02/45.
    To 12 LASU 26/05/45.
    Struck obstruction during takeoff 30/05/45.
    Struck Treetops after takeoff 04/07/45. Aircraft considered repairable.
    To 8 CU 18/01/46.
    Offered to CDC for disposal 19/01/46.
    To 111 ASRF 25/02/46.
    Stored 29/07/46.
    Sold to Mandated Airlines for 175 pounds 03/12/46.
    Issued to new owner 17/04/46. T
    his 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 September 14, 1945, probably the only Japanese General to ever fly in a Tiger Moth.
    There is a Tigermoth, N17489, marked as A17-489 flying in the USA.
    Some parts of it have been identified as being from A17-119.
    A17-490 DHA913 Received 2AD 11/05/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
    Served with 5 EFTS Narromine
    To storage 2CRD Richmond 12/11/45
    Approved for Conversion to components 2CRD Richmond 7/02/1946
    A17-491 DHA914 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
    Served with 5 EFTS Narromine, 10 EFTS Temora
    Offered for sale 7/06/46. Sold for 300 pounds to JF McSparron of New Farm, Qld. Registered VH-BAI 18/12/46
    Registration cancelled 16/05/61 and exported to USA
    Flies in USA registered
    N12731 to Leon Whelchel of Vinton, Iowa

    Tiger Moth A17-491

    A17-492 DHA915 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-493 DHA916 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-494 DHA917 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted to 46th Air Base Group Darwin from 2 AD Richmond 10/05/42 USAAF designation PT-24
    A17-495 DHA918 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted to 46th Air Base Group Darwin from 2 AD Richmond 10/05/42 USAAF designation PT-24
    A17-496 DHA919 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-497 DHA920 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-498 DHA921 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-499 DHA922 Currently flies as VH-KNX.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth 2A17-499

    A17-500 DHA923 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-501 DHA924 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-502 DHA925 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-503 DHA926 Marked T256.
    Sold by RAAF and became VH-BMY, VH-RNM, then VH-BTU.
    Sold to USA as N3862.
    On 14/5/82 reg in UK as G-AGZZ, this is still current as of 13/04/2005.
    A17-504 DHA927 Sold By RAAF and became VH-BTH.
    A17-505 DHA928 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-506 DHA929 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-507 DHA930 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-508 DHA931 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BEB. Later VP-CAY.
    Written off Colombo 09/04/49.
    A17-509 DHA932 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-510 DHA933 Later VH-BAI, VH-CKI.
    A17-511 DHA934 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-512 DHA935 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-513 DHA936 A17-513 was serving with 5 EFTS when it crashed at Clergate, near Orange, on 2/12/43. F/O Richard Trevor Bennett was killed. The other crew member - LAC Victor Edward Mahy, 436202 - survived.
    The aircraft was issued to 2 AD and subsequently written off.
    A17-514 DHA937 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-515 DHA938 On 23/06/42 crash landed at Rockhampton QLD and damage undercarriage and left Wing.
    A17-516 DHA939 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-517 DHA940 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-518 DHA941 Registered VH-BGX VH-BIF.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-518

    A17-519 DHA942 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-520 DHA943 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-521 DHA944 Sold by RAAF and became VH-FAH.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-521

    A17-522 DHA945 Later VH-BGS, VT-CXS. Written off 15/01/52 Barroda.
    A17-523 DHA946 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-524 DHA947 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-525 DHA948 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-526 DHA949 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-527 DHA950 Currently Registered and flying as VH-BFD.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-527

    A17-528 DHA951 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-529 DHA952 Sold by RAAF and became VH-WAL.
    To the UK.
    Shipped to New Zealand and took part in Millenium Rally from North Cape to Bluff between 09 and 18 February 2000.
    Returned to England by ship on 06 March 2000.

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-529

    A17-530 DHA953 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-531 DHA966 Flew as VH-BMH

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-531

    A17-532 DHA967 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
    A17-533 DHA968 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-534 DHA969 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-535 DHA970 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-536 DHA971 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-537 DHA972 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-538 DHA973 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-539 DHA974 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-540 DHA975 20/06/1942 Recieved 2 AD ex de Havilland,
    13/07/1942 Issued 1 AOS ex 2 AD,
    27/07/1942 At 1 AOS,
    02/09/1942 Allotted 8 EFTS ex 1 AOS,
    06/09/1942 Received 8 EFTS ex 1 AOS,
    09/11/1942 Allotted to de Havilland, Mascot ex 8 EFTS,
    14/11/1944 Issued to de Havilland, Mascot ex 8 EFTS,
    12/01/1945 Airframe and components being doped.
    09/02/1945 Undergoing AID inspection,
    02/1945 Being prepared for RAAF acceptance,
    06/03/1945 Received 2 AD ex de Havillands,
    06/03/1945 Allotted 1 AOS (Stored reserve at 2 AD),
    06/09/1945 Arranged for inspection to de Havilland, settlement of claim for aircaft destroyed,
    08/09/1945 Received 1 AOS Stored Reserve ex 2 AD,
    07/09/1945 To be issued on loan to (name?) N.S.W. Aero Club in full settlement of claim for A/C destroyed.
    10/09/1945 Issued on loan to (name?) ex CMU,
    18/09/1945 A/C will be available to your club under agreement with you. tiger moths have not yet been offered to Disposals Commission.
    19/09/1945 Arrange immediate issue "Hood Blind Flying" to Royal Aero Club, Mascot, NSW for use in Tiger Moth A/C.
    24/09/1945 Complete and blind flying hood being handed over to royal Aero Club.
    To VH-AGK,
    17/06/1947 Crashed Rosebery NSW?
    To RAN December 1948
    Further details sought.
    A17-541 DHA976 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-542 DHA977 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-543 DHA978 Currently Registered and flying as VH-DBC.
    A17-544 DHA979 Registered VH-UDH 19/06/03.
    A17-545 DHA980 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-546 DHA981 Was VH-BLH 01/66.
    Later N87677.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-546

    A17-547 DHA982 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted from 3 AD Amberley 18/12/42 USAAF designation PT-24.
    A17-548 DHA983 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-549 DHA984 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-550 DHA985 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-551 DHA986 Was VH-CYA 01/66.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-CYA.
    A17-552 DHA987 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-553 DHA988 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-554 DHA989 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-555 DHA990 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-556 DHA991 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-557 DHA992 Later VH-AUZ, VT-CMV.
    A17-558 DHA993 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-559 DHA994 Later VH-AUL, VT-CPR.
    A17-560 DHA995 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-561 DHA996 Currently Registered and flying as VH-LJM.

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-561

    A17-562 DHA997 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-563 DHA998 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-564 DHA999 Flew as VH-RVA

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-564

    A17-565 DHA1000 1000th Australian produced Tiger Moth.
    Was VH-FBR 01/66.
    Later N17565, G-BCRD.
    Currently owned by Richard Dent.
    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-565
    A17-566 DHA1001 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-567 DHA1002 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
    Flew as VH-BEK

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-567

    A17-568 DHA1003 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-569 DHA1004 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-570 DHA1005 Registered VH-WEM.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-570

    A17-571 DHA1006 Flew with Albury Flying School as VH-AXK

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-571

    A17-572 DHA1007 Flew as VH-RVC

    Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-572

    A17-573 DHA1008 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-574 DHA1009 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-575 DHA1010 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-576 DHA1011 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-577 DHA1012 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-578 DHA1013 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-579 DHA1014 Flies as VH-GVA

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-579

    A17-580 DHA1015 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted from 2 AD Richmond 6/10/42. USAAF designation PT-24
    A17-581 DHA1016 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted from 2 AD Richmond 6/10/42. USAAF designation PT-24
    A17-582 DHA1017 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted from 2 AD Richmond 6/10/42. USAAF designation PT-24.
    A17-583 DHA1018 Issued by RAAF to USAAF Fifth Air Force, allotted from 2 AD Richmond 6/10/42. USAAF designation PT-24.
    Later VH-AUK.
    A17-584 DHA1019 Sold by RAAF and became VH-RSG.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-ULR.
    A17-585 DHA1020 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-586 DHA1021 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-587 DHA1022 Crashed 29/04/44, Daru, Horn Island QLD.
    Must have been rebuilt as it was sold by RAAF as VH-BIT.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-587

    A17-588 DHA1023 Later VH-GMF.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-RIN.

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-588

    A17-589 DHA1024 Lost on flight 24/09/44 Daru Papua
    A17-590 DHA1025 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-591 DHA1026 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-592 DHA1027 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BBD.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-SSB.
    A17-593 DHA1028 Became Instructional Airframe 17.
    Sold by RAAF and became VH-AOM.
    Tiger Moth  VH-CDM was marked as A17-593. It is believed to be substantially A17-414 (c/n 589) with parts of A17-593

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-414

    A17-594 DHA1029 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-595 DHA1030 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-596 DHA1031 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-597 DHA1032 Aircraft history to be added
    A17-598 DHA1033 Currently flies as VH-XWL

    Tiger Moth A17-598

    A17-599 DHA1034 Flew as VH-BJD

    Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth A17-599

    A17-600 DHA1035 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ALU.
    Later 9V-BDX, VR-RCU.
    Currently Registered and flying as VH-EFZ.
     
         

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