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A20-401 CA-8 603 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/10/41. Rec OTU ex 1AD 17/11/41. Allocated 2OTU ex OTU 09/04/42. Rec 2OTU Mildura 15/04/42. Accident during taxying 15/01/43 when port oleo collapsed. Pilot, Sgt M A Truman not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD 01/02/46. Storage Cat C at Det C Uranquinty. Allocated Det B Tocumwal 20/10/51. Rec 1AD Det B 04/12/51. Converted to components 17/12/51.
A20-402 CA-8 604 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/10/41. Rec OTU ex 1AD 13/12/41. Allocated 2OTU ex OTU 09/04/42. Rec 2OTU Mildura 15/04/42. Accident during landing 20/10/42 when undercarriage collapsed. Repaired. Accident 11:30hrs 31/03/43 when aircraft forced landed wheels up and struck telegraph post near Lake Victoria. Aircraft was shadow shooting when machine guns rounds shot off props. Crew, P/O D R Baker and P/O O B Morgan were not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 17/07/44. Rec 2OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD 05/11/45.Storage Cat C at Det C Uranquinty. Allocated Det B Tocumwal 20/10/51. Rec 1AD Det B 13/02/52. Held Det B special reserve, under cover 01/07/52. Approved for disposal 18/02/55. Converted to components 25/03/55. Residue offered for disposal 13/01/56. The aircraft was sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-403 CA-8 605 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/10/41. Rec OTU ex 1AD 13/12/41. Allocated 2OTU ex OTU 09/04/42. Rec 2OTU Mildura 15/04/42. Served with 2 OTU Mildura 1943. Rec 5SFTS 10/09/43 ex 2OTU. Into 5SFTS storage and inhibited 07/02/45. Rec CCU(F) at Williamtown NSW 11/09/45. Accident when aircraft after suffering engine failure, force landed 30/10/46 in three feet of water on beach at Nelsons Bay NSW during a training flight. Pilot, F/O L J Hart Serv#419747 injured. Approval for conversion to components 02/12/46. (Accident picture held).

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-403

A20-404 CA-8 606 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/10/41. Rec OTU Nhill 13/12/41. Accident 1330 hrs 12/02/42 near Horsham when aircraft collided with A20-325 in air damaging fin, stern post and rudder. Pilot, P/O D R Baker, made an emergency landing in field. Pilot of A20-325, Sgt W M Booth returned to base with damage to starboard spar, leading edge and bent wing. Repaired. Accident 14/03/42when aircraft crashed into Lake Glenmaggie North of Heyfield Victoria Australia. Crew; SGT Noel Edmund Giddings 416021 (Pilot) who was killed and F/Lt Dawson (Intelligence Officer) injured. SOC 26/03/42 with aircraft insitu. Lake Glenmaggie was dry in 1968 when the engine was recovered and again in 1982 when the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group recovered the port wing from the lake. The next day it was dumped at the Moorabbin tip. The wheels were recovered and form part of a memorial to the crew at the Lake Glenmaggie Dam wall. A majority of this aircraft is being held in storage for long term restoration.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-404

A20-405 CA-8 607 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/10/41. Rec 5SFTS 11/11/41. Safe record of service with 5SFTS into 1945. Issued 5SFTS Storage 16/04/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46. Rec 78 F Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Allotted School L A Warfare ex RAAF24/05/49. SOC 25/10/50.
A20-406 CA-8 608 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/10/41. Rec 5SFTS 14/11/41. Accident 1550hrs 10/12/41 when aircraft on touch down at Uranquinty flipped on back through excessive use of brakes by student, LAC D Spowart. Repaired. Damage to aircraft 31/07/42 when aircraft was performing aerobatics, its engine seized, forcing pilot, LAC N Sullivan to land wheels up at Yarracundry Relief Landing Ground. Repaired. Accident 15/09/42 when aircraft was forced landed wheels up prior to landing at Uranquinty. Crew, F/O L K Harris and WAG Sgt I D Rendell uninjured. Repaired. Accident 02/11/42 when pilot over shoot landing causing damage to mainplane when aircraft ground looped. Crew, P/O I T Wickens and P/O C Jones uninjured. Rec CAC 12/11/42. To ANA for delivery 15/02/43. Rec 1AD ex ANA 15/02/43. Rec Armaments School 15/02/43. Accident 1040hrs 17/03/43 when aircraft made forced landing in six inches of water some 400 yards off the shore of Lake Corangermite. Crew, Sgt A C Dawson Serv# 408672 not injured while Observer P/O L H Farrow was only slightly injured. Issued Ansett 22/03/43. Rec 7AD ex ANA 29/03/43. SOC 11/05/43.
A20-407 CA-8 609 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/10/41. Rec 5SFTS 11/11/41.Accident 15/04/43 when aircraft ground looped at end of Uranquinty runway. Pilot, LAC K A Frost not injured. minimal damage. Repaired. Accident 23/04/43 when aircraft was forced landed with wheels up at Poolaman Road Satellite Strip. Pilot, LAC R J Williams uninjured. Repaired. Used into 1946 by 5SFTS without further mishap. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown NSW 11/09/46. Rec 78 F Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Allotted School ex RAAF 24/05/49. SOC 25/10/50.
A20-408 CA-8 610 Rec 1AD ex CAC 31/10/41. Rec 5SFTS 11/11/41. Accident 25/03/42 at Uranquinty when A20-378, piloted by P/O R R Oberg Serv#411369 struck stationary A20-408 piloted by LAC C H Hill Serv#405855 on take-off. Aircraft suffered airscrew, starboard wing damage as well as oil cooler and cowl damage. Issued to Clyde Engineering for repairs 06/04/42. Rec 2AD ex Clyde Engineering 06/10/42. Rec 4 Communication Unit 30/10/42. Rec 5SFTS 24/05/43. Accident 16/06/44 when A20-408 struck tail of A20-597 on landing run. Pilot F/Lt L Watson not injured. Repaired. Tfr 5SFTS Storage 16/10/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46. Rec 78 F Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Allotted School L/A Warfare ex RAAF 24/05/49. SOC 30/11/49.
Fuselage section marked A20-408 at Lincoln Nitschke Collection, Greenock SA

Wirraway A20-408

A20-409 CA-8 611 Rec 1AD ex CAC 31/10/41. Rec 5SFTS 11/11/41. Accident 1545hrs 10/02/42 at Uranquinty when aircraft overturned on landing run due to excessive use of brakes Crew, F/Sgt R W Raine Serv#407254 and LAC R A Bery Serv#22444 un-injured. Rec CAC ex 5SFTS 09/11/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 09/12/42. Issued 4 Sqn RAAF (Army Co-op) ex 5SFTS 13/12/42. Rec 12 RSU ex 4 Sqn RAAF on route at Townsville for repairs. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 12 RSU 24/12/42. Rec 12 RSU ex 4 Sqn RAAF 28/06/43. Rec 4OTU 04/07/43. Rec 5SFTS 13/12/43. Accident 1602hrs 08/04/44 at Uranquinty when pilot correcting drift on landing caused starboard wing to scrape , resulting in aircraft overturning. Pilot LAC J F Allan Serv#439859 un-injured. Repaired. Rec 5SFTS Storage 22/03/46 undercover. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46.Rec 78 F Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Allotted School ex RAAF 24/05/49. SOC 03/05/50.
A20-410 CA-8 612 Rec 1AD ex CAC 31/10/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 11/11/41. Accident 29/01/42 following engine failure forced landed 1 mile west of Wadonga Railway Station. Crew, F/O L R Brown and Sgt R N Milligan un-injured. Repaired. Issued to CAC for Dive bombing modifications 12/10/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 07/11/42. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF(Co-op) 30/01/43. Coded BF-N July 1943.Rec 13ARD 24/10/43. Rec 5Sqn RAAF 06/04/44. Rec 13ARD 16/06/44. Rec 5Sqn RAAF 08/11/44. Crashed 25/12/44 Bougainville Island. F/Lt Gil Cory (pilot) and Flying Officer Bill Tucker of 5 Sqn RAAF loaded with 3 Storepedoes on Xmas Re-supply trip from Piva North Strip (take-off 1045hrs)to the Army suffered a drop in Boost (down to 15 inches of boost) when flying up a gully and crash landed, tearing off both wings on a 60ft x 30ft ledge on a Mountain by stall landing. Both received minor injuries (4 broken ribs for Cory). Natives helped the crew and received a note from Paul Mason (AIB) to stay put. A Cpl White (AIB)and two Police boys escorted them to a village on the 30/12/44. A Wirraway from 5 Sqn RAAF dropped supplies by way of storpedoes on the 05/01/45. They trekked back to 2/8th Cav Commando on the 06/01/45. SOC 18/01/45.
A20-411 CA-8 613 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 11/11/41. Accident 02/02/42 when aircraft landed wheels up due to lever fault. Pilot, Sgt B E Chandler Serv#407861 not injured. Repaired. Accident 12/10/42 when aircraft running low on fuel made an emergency landing at Bundagai in a small field, with the aircraft running through a boundary fence. Pilot, LAC P Homewood not injured. Repaired. Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 18/11/42. Accident 05/03/43 when pilot, who was recovering from dive bombing a splash target 7 miles northeast of Rottnest Island, heard a loud bang, followed by volumes of smoke from exhaust. He then made a safe emergency landing at nearby Rottnest Island strip. Pilot, Sgt W G Cockell and Navigator , Sgt Downie were not injured. Repaired. Allocated 5SFTS 23/07/43. Rec 85 Sqn RAAF 31/07/43. Allocated 7SFTS ex 85 Sqn RAAF 23/08/43. Allocation 7SFTS cancelled 24/08/43. Aircraft remaining with 85Sqn RAAF until 08/09/43 as approval to allocate Wirraway to Sqn not approved. Rec 5SFTS 08/09/43. Accident 25/05/44 Uranquinty when aircraft forced landed. NFDs. Repaired. Storage 22/03/46 Cat C. Cat D Storage 01/10/46. Changed to Cat C Special Storage 08/11/48. Held Cat C Det B 1AD Tocumwal 31/01/51.Approval for Disposal 10/12/56. Conversion to components and listed as Scrap Metal by 31/05/57.
A20-412 CA-8 614 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 14/11/41. Accident 16/12/41 when aircraft ground looped causing left Oleo to collapse, at end of landing run at Uranquinty. Pilot, LAC Spedding Serv#412205 uninjured. Repaired. Accident 1600hrs 18/01/42 at Uranquinty when pilot held off too late on landing causing port wing to hit ground, resulting in Port wing damage and undercarriage to collapse. Pilot, LAC E G Conner Serv#412609 un-injured. Repaired. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF at Batchelor 11/03/42. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 29/03/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4 RSU 05/04/43. Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 29/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 14/06/43. Accident 17/08/43 when on night take-off, left Oleo was sheared off. Pilot, F/O W K Ellwood, made wheels up landing at Williamtown NSW. Rec ANA ex 4OTU 30/08/43. Rec 2AP ex ANA after overhaul 13/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 2AP 22/06/44. Rec 2AD Store ex 2OTU 15/11/45. CMU later Det B 1AD Tocumwal Cat C 17/02/48. Held special reserve undercover Tocumwal 01/07/52. 19/01/53 to be issued to RAN FAA (6 Wirraways for spares A20-18/73/190/412/567 & 579). Held 2AD following transfer 27/07/53 and BOC for RAN. 16/10/53 Held RAN Naval Stores Depot at Bundock Street Randwick unserviceable for RAN as Cat D. Approval to convert to components for RAN at 2AD 29/11/53. BOC cancelled 17/12/53 and aircraft hulks to be disposed. Aircraft BOC at Richmond 11/01/54. The aircraft was sold along with A20-18/73/190/567 & 579 to Willsmore Aviation 21/06/54 through tender Air 7306.
A20-413 CA-8 615 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/11/41. Rec OTU 17/12/41. Accident 1420hrs 09/02/42 near Nhill when engine failed in flight. Aircraft forced landed with wheels up. Crew, Sgt M B Williams Serv#401363 and Sgt R M Francis Serv#411036 un-injured. Issued Australian National Airways (ANA) for repairs 13/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 30/06/42. Accident 22/08/43 (5SFTS A50)when aircraft on take-off at Uranquinty suffered power loss and crossed railway line, then through telegraph wires and boundary fence and crashed landed 200 yards into ploughed field. Pilot, LAC H N Trowbridge Serv#21589 un-injured. Repaired at 5SFTS. Accident 03/11/43 when aircraft was taxied into ditch at Uranquinty following landing. Pilot, LAC M C Ferrier uninjured. Accident 1155hrs 03/03/44 when aircraft lost power and made wheels up landing 6 miles near "the Rock". on landing the aircraft struck a tree with the starboard mainplane. Pilot, LAC R A Cox Serv#422435 not injured. Aircraft issued to Clyde Engineering for repair and overhaul 23/03/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 20/10/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AP 23/10/44. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex 5SFTS storage 11/09/46. To be stored Cat C Williamtown. Rec 78Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Downgraded to CAt E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 24/05/49. SOC 25/10/50.
A20-414 CA-8 616 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/11/41. Rec OTU 17/12/41. Rec 2OTU Mildura 13/04/42. Accident 22/7/42 when aircraft suffered engine failure and made a successful wheels down landing at Mildura. Pilot, Sgt Rutherford un-injured. Repaired. Rec 1AD ex 2OTU 05/04/43. Rec 2OTu ex 1AD 08/04/43. Rec 8OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD Storage 08/10/45. To be stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat C 17/08/48. Storage Unit renamed 1AD Det B 11/07/49. Rec 1AD ex Det B 1AD for conversion to spares 04/12/51.
A20-415 CA-8 617 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 1325hrs 22/02/42 Uranquinty when aircraft ballooned on landing causing pilot to boost throttle causing aircraft to flip over on back. Pilot, LAC V B Pedersen Serv#409438 inured his left hand. Repaired. In service with 5SFTS 02/07/42. Accident 1350 hrs 04/04/45 near Wagga Rd Saudy Creek when during formation flying, A20-391 collided with A20-415. Pilot of A20-391 Sgt M P McGee Serv#442296 killed and Pilot of A20-415 Sgt Mc Dowell Serv#438604 bailed out and survived. Aircraft crashed and was totally destroyed by fire. Converted to components and SOC 19/05/45.
A20-416 CA-8 618 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 01/03/42 when aircraft bounced heavily on approach and damaged port mainplane, aileron and tip. Pilot, LAC A L Marshall Serv#33391 and F/Sgt J O O'Hara Serv#406114 not injured. Repaired and in service 04/05/42. Accident 02/10/42 when on circuit to land, aircraft engine stopped forcing the pilot to overshoot landing. Aircraft went through boundary fence causing damaged to both mainplanes, undercarriage shrouds and fin. LAC H R Garrett not injured. Repaired and in service 16/11/42. Issued 5SFTS Strategic Reserve Storage 14/05/45. Rec CCU (F) Williamtown 11/09/46 ex Det B 1AD Uranquinty. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Allotted School L/A Warfare ex RAAF 24/05/49. SOC 08/08/50.
A20-417 CA-8 619 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 21/01/42 when on landing the aircraft ground looped due to the tail wheel not being locked causing damage to port mainplane, tip and undercarriage. Pilot, LAC L McAuliffe Serv#412624 and Instructor Sgt O J Tomlinson Serv#406426 were not injured. Repaired and in service 12/02/42. Accident 2400hrs 28/10/42 when aircraft was held off on landing and stalled, damaging starboard mainplane and tip. Pilot LAC B C Sellick Serv#417239 and P/O A P Boucaut Serv#407315 not injured. Repaired and in service 12/12/42. Accident 0950hrs 23/04/43 the aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision during a formation break with A20-442 some 3 miles SW of Uberta Post Office near Uranquinty. Pilot, FLT K R Milne and Trainee LAC S J Bromhead Serv#33011 made a forced landing without injury. Crew of A20-442, F/Sgt J F Ward Serv#406086 and LAC I S Parker Serv#429480 both baled out of stricken aircraft without injury. Repaired and in service 03/05/43. Accident night landing 08/12/43 when aircraft overshot landing at Uranquinty on third flare. Pilot, LAC D E McKenzie Serv#434993 not injured. Repaired and in service 04/02/44. In storage Cat D Uranquinty 01/10/46. Held next 10 years there. Offered for disposal 02/01/57. SOC 31/05/57.
A20-418 CA-8 620 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Entire service with 5 STFS to 21/07/45 without accident. Into storage 21/07/45 5 SFTS Reserve. CAT D Storage Det B 1AD Uranquinty 01/10/46. Cat B storage 08/11/48. Cat C Storage 31/01/51. Allocated and SOC 1AD ex Det B 1AD Uranquinty for conversion to spares 30/10/51.
A20-419 CA-8 621 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 1345 hrs 16/02/42 when aircraft made a wheels up landing at Bullsrun Homestead some 10 miles from Currawarna, due to engine failure, damaging flaps, centre section and oil cooler. Pilot, LAC E C Jennings Serv#412539 un-injured. Repaired and in service 04/05/42. Accident 1630hrs 11/09/42 when aircraft stalled high in gusty wind conditions when making a precautionary engine failure landing at Uranquinty. Pilot, LAC J G Biggs Serv#12413 and Instructor, Sgt A E Northover Serv#406187 un-injured. Aircraft suffered wing tip damage. Repaired. Accident 09/11/42 when aircraft forced landed at Yurragundry following engine failure due to pilot not switching tanks. LAC J Preston Serv#421756 injured. Aircraft suffered damage to both wings, fuselage and airscrew. Rec 5AD for conversion and SOC 04/12/42.
A20-420 CA-8 622 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 15/02/42 whilst taxying at Uranquinty when pilot tipped aircraft on nose. Damage to airscrew. Pilot LAC R N Lowe Serv#412257 not injured. Repaired and in service 06/04/42. Accident 08/06/42 at Uranquinty when aircraft landed wheels up due to procedure error. Pilot, LAC R N Wallace Serv#409639 not injured. Damage to Oil Cooler, Flaps, Air Screw and lower cowl. Repaired and in service 31/08/42. Accident 1000hrs 08/02/43 when aircraft suffered engine failure due to failing to change fuel tanks and forced landed at Yarragundry Satellite Airfield. Pilot, LAC D H Parr Serv#427139 not injured. Damage to air screw, cowl and starboard wing root fairing. Repaired and in service 15/03/43. Placed in store 5SFTS Strategic Reserve 16/04/45.Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex 5SFTS storage 11/09/46. To be stored Cat C Williamtown. Rec 78Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Downgraded to Cat E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 30/11/49.
A20-421 CA-8 623 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 0747hrs 18/12/41 when aircraft on take-off suffered engine failure at 300 feet. Aircraft made wheels up forced landing half a mile north from Uranquinty strip damaging airscrew, flaps, port wing tip and cowl. Pilot LAC D Keane Serv#411917 and F/O W R Mc Culloch not injured. Repaired and in service 02/03/42. Accident 04/03/42 when port undercarriage collapsed on landing at Uranquinty. Pilot, F/Lt K H Burns and LAC A L Whiteman Serv#412782 not injured. Damage to Port Wing Tip, flap and Airscrew. Repaired and in service 06/07/42. Accident 28/07/42 when aircraft struck stray horse on night time take-off from Uranquinty. Damage to undercarriage, flaps and oil cooler. Pilot, LAC E F Glasson not injured. Repaired and in service 31/08/42. Accident 25/11/42 when on night approach to Uranquinty dropped port wing damaging port Wing tip and aileron. Pilot F/O G Sullivan Serv#406406 and LAC A Cracie Serv#420935 not injured. Repaired and in service 22/02/43. Placed in store 5SFTS Strategic Reserve 16/04/45.Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex 5SFTS storage 11/09/46. To be stored Cat C Williamtown. Rec 78Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Downgraded to Cat E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 24/08/49. SOC 08/03/50.
A20-422 CA-8 624 Rec 09/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 23/11/41. Accident 07/08/42 when pilot switched wrong fuel tanks in circuit. Aircraft made forced wheels down landing at West Yarragundry. Pilot LAC K A Venn Serv#420721 not injured. Damage to port leading edge and airscrew tips. Repaired and in service 17/08/42. Remained in service with 5SFTS into 1945 without accidents. Issued to Clyde Engineering for overhaul 07/05/45. Rec 2CRD ex Clyde for storage 11/12/45. Rec 7AD storage ex 2CRD 15/02/46 for Cat C Storage. Upgraded Cat B Storage 19/08/49 with Det A 1AD Tocumwal. Rec CAC 22/06/49 for overhaul. Rec 78 Wing ex CAC 06/04/50. Allocated 2OTU Cat B Storage 04/04/52. Issued 22Sqn CAF 05/01/55. Rec 22Sqn CAF ex 2OTU 13/01/55 into Storage. Rec 1AD Tocumwal 01/05/55. Held Tocumwal Cat E until 10/10/56. Offered for disposal 12/01/57. Listed as Scrap 31/05/57.

Wirraway A20-422

A20-423 CA-8 625 Rec 11/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Allocated 4 Sqn RAAF 15/11/41. Returned CAC ex 1AD 25/11/41. Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/11/41. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF 08/12/41. Rec 2AD ex 4 Sqn RAAF 22/07/42. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 04/08/42. Accident 1500hrs 25/10/42 when aircraft undershot landing and collided with fence at Wondai, some 20 miles north west of Kingaroy. Pilot, P/O K H Ranson and WAG Sgt G Grubb Serv#24599 not injured. Aircraft suffered damaged to both mainplanes, cooler, airscrew and tailplane. Rec 3AD 05/11/42. Repairs made to centre section also. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 12/01/43. Rec Clyde Engineering 25/03/43. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 06/04/43. Allocated 2OTU 18/06/43. Cancelled. Rec Clyde Engineering 22/06/43. Rec 8OTU ex Clyde 13/07/44. Rec 7AD Storage ex 8OTU 15/11/45. Held Cat C Det B 1AD Tocumwal 01/07/52. Approval for disposal 18/02/55. Remains sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-424 CA-8 626 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/11/41. Rec CFS 25/11/41. Rec 2AD ex CFS 23/11/42. Rec CFS ex 2AD 25/11/42. Rec 5SFTS 20/12/42. Rec CFS ex 5SFTS 29/01/43. Rec CFS Point Cook ex Parkes CFS 16/09/44. Into storage at Point Cook Reserve ex CFS 15/10/45. Rec 7AD Storage 11/02/46.Cat C Storage 17/08/48 CMU Tocumwal. Held Det B 1AD Tocumwal 31/01/51. SOC and issued 1AD ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal for conversion 17/12/51.
A20-425 CA-8 626 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/11/41. Rec CFS 25/11/41. Rec 2AD ex CFS 16/01/43. Rec CFS ex 2AD 19/01/43. Rec CFS ex 5SFTS 29/01/43. Accident 20/03/44 Goobang Strip when aircraft landed with wheels up. Pilot F/Lt R B McPherson and pupil not injured. NFDs. In service 29/05/44. Rec CFS Point Cook ex Parkes CFS 16/09/44. Into storage at Point Cook Reserve ex CFS 15/10/45. Rec 7AD Storage 11/02/46. Cat C Storage 17/08/48 CMU Tocumwal. Held Det B 1AD Tocumwal 01/07/54. Approved for conversion 18/02/55. Remains sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-425

A20-426 CA-8 627 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 6SFTS ex 1SFTS 02/03/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 6SFTS 30/03/42. Accident 1630hrs 02/12/42 aircraft made a forced landing at Deniliquin due to engine failure. Pilot, LAC R J Sherrah Serv#39187 un-injured. Damage to centre section, undercarriage, flaps and cowl. Repaired and in service 14/12/42. In service with 7SFTS until placed in AFRU Storage 23/10/44. Rec Storage Reserve with 5SFTS SR 27/03/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CCU(F) 06/03/47. Airframe allocated for conversion to spares 30/10/51 from Det B 1AD to 1AD Laverton. Rec 1AD and SOC 17/12/51.
A20-427 CA-8 628 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 6SFTS ex 1SFTS 02/03/42 . Rec 5SFTS 30/03/42. Accident 0448hrs 12/07/42 at Uranquinty Aerodrome when Pupil Pilot applied the brakes too harshly causing the aircraft skid 50 yards and then flip onto its back. Crew, LAC H W Roberts Serv#409225 and Sgt A G Andrew-Street Serv#18069 both slightly injured with shock, fractures and abrasions, including the amputation of little finger of the right hand for former. Issued Clyde Engineering 16/08/42 for repairs and overhaul. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 22/12/42. Accident 1830hrs 01/03/43 when due a engine failure, made a forced landing between Dandy Hollow and Kerbabee. Crew, P/O D Mulcahy not injured with Sgt C J Limerick Serv#420894 slightly injured. Issued Clyde Engineering for repairs 06/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex Clyde 22/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 2OTU 01/12/43. Allocated storage on strength 5SFTS 10/01/45. Selected for post war use and stored Cat B 22/03/46. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 30/11/49.
A20-428 CA-8 629 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 6SFTS ex 1SFTS 02/03/42 . Rec 5SFTS 30/03/42. Issued ANA ex 5SFTS 29/03/43. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 11/05/43. In service with 5SFTS to 1945. Transferred into storage 5SFTS SR 10/10/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48 after a accident free life. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 05/05/50.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-428

A20-429 CA-8 630 Rec 1Ad ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1SFTS 06/04/42. Rec 2OTU ex 5SFTS 17/01/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 12/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD Storage ex 2OTU 11/02/46. To be stored Cat C 29/07/46. Cat C Storage CMU 17/08/48. Held Cat C 31/01/52 Det B Tocumwal. To be reduced to spares 31/10/51. Rec 1AD ex Det B Tocumwal 04/12/51. SOC 17/12/51.
A20-430 CA-8 631 Rec 1Ad ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Accident 12/02/42 when the pilot cut the switches and tipped on airscrew at Point Cook. Pilot, LAC A R Spencer Serv#412348 uninjured. Repaired. Rec 5SFTS 13/04/42. Rec 2AD ex 5SFTS 07/08/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AD 21/08/42. Allocated storage 5SFTS SR 10/01/45. Issued 5SFTS SR 16/04/45. Selected for post war use and stored Cat B 22/03/46. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School L/A Warfare 25/04/49. Not yet destroyed 29/08/50. Aircraft destroyed 31/10/50. SOC 30/01/53.
A20-431 CA-8 632 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1SFTS 15/12/41. Stayed with 5SFTS until 1945 without accidents. Allocated Storage 5SFTS SR 10/01/45. Rec CCU(F) ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48 after a accident free life. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School Land /Air Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 20/02/50.
A20-432 CA-8 633 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 12/10/42 when due to fuel shortage, trainee pilot made wheels up landing near Yass. Pilot, LAC E S Nicholls not injured. Damage to airscrew, lower cowl and oil cooler. Repaired and in service by 02/11/42. Accident 02/05/44 when pupil forced landed due to weather some 20 miles south of Corowa. NFDs. No damage. Issued 5SFTS SR 16/04/45. Rec CCU(F) 78 Wing ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Ferried to CMU Tocumwal 09/01/47. Rec 86 Wing 09/09/48. Rec store Point Cook ex 86 Wing 16/11/48. Rec 1SFTS ex Point Cook Store 19/11/48. Issued 21 Sqn CAF 31/07/51. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 22/04/53 for Cat C Storage. Held Tocumwal Cat E until 10/10/56. Offered for disposal 12/01/57. Listed as Scrap 31/05/57.

Wirraway A20-432

A20-433 CA-8 634 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 20/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 02/01/42 when A20-433 taxied into A20-451 damaging port wing tip and portside. Pilot, LAC R O Sandell Serv#411608 not injured. Repaired and in service 16/02/42. Accident 17/03/42 when aircraft made a forced landing one mile north of the Rock due to engine failure. Pilot, LAC D Kearne Serv#411917 not injured. Repaired and in service 06/04/42. Issued ANA for overhaul 1/07/43. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 11/07/43. Issued Storage 5SFTS SR 16/04/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School Land /Air Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 30/03/53.
A20-434 CA-8 635 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/11/41. Accident 0930hrs 15/03/42 Uranquinty Forced landing 6 miles west of the Rock due to engine failure. Wing tip and undercarriage damaged. Pilot LAC R.D. Gilburt Serv#413168 not injured. Aircraft repaired and in service 10/08/42. in service until 08/10/45 with 5SFTS. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Allocated 1FTS 08/01/47. Ferried to CMU Tocumwal 08/01/47. Issued 86 Wing 24/09/48. Rec store Point Cook ex 86 Wing 19/11/48. Rec 1SFTS ex Point Cook Store 26/11/48. Accident 12/12/49 when aircraft was forced landed 3 miles west of Laverton by trainee pilot Keith Meggs. Rec Point Cook Storage Cat B 12/01/50. Downgraded to Cat C from Cat B 26/06/50. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 06/03/51 for Cat C Storage by road. Held Tocumwal Cat C until 17/11/54.Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Offered for disposal 13/01/56. Listed as Scrap and sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-435 CA-9 636 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/11/41. In service with 5SFTS from 1941 to 1945, with no recorded accidents. Issued 5SFTS SR 16/04/45.Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Uranquinty 11/09/46. Rec 78 Wing 26/06/47. Down graded to CAT E 24/05/48. Offered for disposal 23/08/48. Authorised Write-off 01/10/48. Disposed to School Land /Air Warfare 25/04/49. SOC 20/08/50.
A20-436 CA-9 637 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/11/41. Issued 24 Sqn RAAF 11/12/41. Combat Loss 20/01/42, made a crash landing at Vunkanau after PLTOFF Tyrrell, who had been standing up at his gun, had been thrown out of the aircraft when the aircraft entered a spin. His parachute opened without his aid and he parachuted to safety. Soon after he came across a party of A.I.F members who had been searching for a supposed Japanese parachutist. Crew; SGT W.O.K. Hewett Serv#407428 and his Observer PLTOFF J.V Tyrrell Serv#3491 Left damaged or destroyed by enemy action, at Rabaul 23/01/42. SOC 29/01/42. There is an Aircraft at Wangaratta Air World Marked as A20-436, but it is really A20-704.
A20-437 CA-9 638 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/11/41. Issued 24 Sqn RAAF 11/12/41. Damaged by shrapnel and burnt along fuselage cockpit area in dispersal fire caused by enemy action 08/01/42 at Lakunai. Deemed a complete write-off 12/01/42. Lost to enemy action and invasion 22/01/42. SOC 29/01/42.
A20-438 CA-9 639 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1SFTS 15/12/41. Rec 2OTU 30/04/43 ex 5SFTS. Rec 7SFTS 06/12/43. Tfr to storage Deniliquin 03/10/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown 09/08/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal 07/03/47 ex CCU(F). Rec Point Cook 18/11/48. Rec 1SFTS 26/11/48. Accident 02/08/49 when aircraft made wheels up landing at Point Cook. Trainee Pilot, E D Armit not injured. Repaired. Rec 1AD Det B ex 1SFTS 05/07/51. Issued to CAC ex Det B 1AD 14/04/52 for overhaul. Rec 23 Sqn CAF ex CAC 15/09/52. Accident 05/03/54 when aircraft forced landed at Archerfield aerodrome by Pilot Plt Off G S Bear Serv#05380. Repaired. Rec 22Sqn CAF ex 23Sqn CAF 16/12/54. Accident 20/01/56 Richmond when aircraft performed a wheels up landing. Pilot, F/Lt R J McKimm Serv#022084 not injured.. NFDs. Issued 2AD ex 22Sqn CAF 05/04/56. Rec Det B 1AD ex 2AD 21/05/56 by truck. Listed as Scrap metal 31/05/57.
A20-439 CA-9 640 Rec 1AD ec CAC 23/11/41.Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Issued ANA 14/02/43. Rec 5SFTS 08/04/43.Into storage 5SFTS RS 10/10/45. To be stored Cat C Uranquinty 17/08/48. Allocated to Tocumwal 08/11/48. Held Det B Tocumwal 31/01/51. Held Cat C Tocumwal to 01/07/54. For Disposal 13/01/56. SOC 22/05/56. The aircraft was sold to L & M Newman.
A20-440 CA-9 641 Rec 1AD ec CAC 23/11/41.Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. 01/03/43 collided with A20-131 approximately 10 miles north west of Wagga Wagga. The crew of A20-131 baled out, though one crew member (LAC Rayner) was killed when his parachute opened too late. A20-440 was landed by LAC Utting.  It was then realised that the pilot (W/O Averill) had suffered fatal head injuries. Both of those killed are now buried at the Wagga Wagga General Cemetery…Averill - http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=9066 Rayner - http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=9080   Rec 5SFTS 08/04/43. Into storage 5SFTS RS 10/10/45. To be stored Cat C Uranquinty 17/08/48. Allocated to Tocumwal 08/11/48. Held Det B Tocumwal 31/01/51 Held Det B Tocumwal 30/10/51. Allocated DAP for disposal ex 1AD 02/04/52. SOC.
A20-441 CA-9 642 Rec 23/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 1SFTS 28/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 1340 Hrs 04/04/42 when aircraft made forced landing 5 mile north west of Uranquinty following engine failure caused by three cracked cylinders. Pilot, LAC W H Stockdale Serv#409455 not injured. Repaired and in service 18/05/42. Accident 22/06/42 when pilot made precautionary landing at Adelong Strip and over ran boundary fence. Pilot LAC R J Griffin not injured. Received 10EFTS 17/08/42 without engine. (At this time 5SFTS in July 42 had out of 100 IE had 39 aircraft waiting for engines to be repaired.) Used for instructional purposes without engine 18/01/43. To Clyde Engineering in 1943. Rec 2AP 23/02/44 ex Clyde. Rec 7SFTS 24/03/44. Accident 2100 24/07/44 when on night flight got lost and made forced landing at Bushworth near Tafura Victoria. Pilot, LAC D J Nicholls Serv#39786 was uninjured. Issued CAC Fisherman Bend for complete overhaul 07/08/44. Recommended following survey to be converted to components 24/11/44. SOC 19/12/44. Rec 1CRD 07/02/45.
A20-442 CA-9 643 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/11/41. Rec 1SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41.Accident 0950hrs 23/04/43 the aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision during a formation break with A20-417 some 3 miles SW of Uberta Post Office near Uranquinty. Crew of A20-417, Pilot, FLT K R Milne and Trainee LAC S J Bromhead Serv#33011 made a forced landing without injury. Crew of A20-442, F/Sgt J F Ward Serv#406086 and LAC I S Parker Serv#429480 both baled out of stricken aircraft without injury. Wreckage rec 5AD 26/04/43. SOC 08/05/43.
A20-443 CA-9 644 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/11/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 1040hrs 09/02/42 Uranquinty when pilot held off too late and applied power causing aircraft to ground loop. Pilot, LAC P P Burroughs Serv#412383 not injured. Aircraft suffered considerable damage to fuselage, centre section, undercarriage, cowl, wings and airscrew. Issued to Clyde Engineering 16/03/42. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 14/09/42. Rec 5SFTS 26/09/42. Issued to USAAF (5thAAF) 28/06/43. Request to return to RAAF ex 5thAAF with 5th Maintenance Group to inspect 18/03/44. Inspection by 5MG found aircraft uneconomical to be repaired and recommended RAAF to charge 5thAAF under reciprocal Lend-Lease Agreement 21/03/44. SOC.
A20-444 CA-9 645 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/12/41. Rec 22 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/01/42. Issued 24 Sqn RAAF ex 22 Sqn RAAF 01/02/42. Accident 19/03/42 Garbutt/Bowen following forced landing. NFDs. Repaired. Accident 17/06/42 when engine failed in flight over Townsville. No damage. NFDs 24Sqn. Rec 12RSU ex 24 Sqn RAAF 05/08/42. Rec 23 Sqn RAAF 08/08/42. Rec 10RSU ex 23 Sqn RAAF 05/10/42. Rec 23 Sqn RAAF 13/10/42. Accident Lowood 2200hrs 09/11/42, Pilot Sgt R.R.Cowley Serv#405834 was practicing night take-offs prior to converting to Airacobras, when he raised under-carriage too soon and bent prop tips. Aircraft managed to continue flight and land normally. Airscrew was only damaged slightly. Rec ANA for Dive Bombing Mods 13/03/43. Rec 23 Sqn RAAF 08/04/42 and coded NV-J. Rec 7SFTS ex 23 Sqn RAAF 26/07/43. Issued AFRU 19/01/45. Rec 5SFTS SR 27/03/45. Rec 8OTU 22/04/45. Issued Clyde Engineering 27/07/45. Issued to CAC 23/08/45. Canc. Issued to 2CRD ex Clyde 06/09/45. Rec 2CRd ex Clyde 03/12/45. Approval to convert to components 06/02/46. Date 22/10/48, conversion carried out.
A20-445 CA-9 646 Rec 28/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 2008hrs 21/01/42 near RAAF Barracks at Uranquinty when the aircraft stalled on recovery from high speed dive over base and spun in. Crew, Pilot F/O G W Meig Serv#727 and LAC G B Mofries Serv# 26790 were both killed. SOC 09/02/42. Eng#373.
A20-446 CA-9 647 Rec 28/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 07/12/41. Accident 1315hrs 22/12/41 Uranquinty when aircraft stalled on approach and ballooned 5-6ft on landing. Port wing tip struck ground. Slight damaged. Crew, F/O N.K.M. Brown and LAC F Matthews Serv#412465 uninjured. A/C Repaired and in service 23/02/42. Rec Ansett for overhaul 07/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex Ansett 11/07/43. Issued 5SFTS SR 16/04/45. Rec GTU (Ground Training Unit, part of 1FTS) 09/04/46. Approved for conversion to Instructional Airframe, Instr#15 on 20/01/47. Held at RAAF Technical College 07/05/51. Rec Wagga 23/06/54.Rec Rathmines 30/10/57. Approved to be used as target, Williamtown 13/03/58. Destroyed and SOC 28/05/59.
A20-447 CA-9 648 Rec 28/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 07/12/41. Accident 05/08/42 when A20-542 , piloted by LAC H M Callen collided during taxying with a parked A20-447 at Uranquinty. Issued to CAC and repaired by 16/11/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 20/12/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 08/01/43. Destroyed on the ground (Moresby) and lost 26/02/43 by enemy action. SOC 05/04/43.
A20-448 CA-9 649 Rec 28/11/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 07/12/41. In service with 5SFTS 42-43. Issued ANA for overhaul 07/06/43. Rec 5SFTS 23/06/43. Transferred into 5SFTS SR 16/07/45. Rec GTU (Ground Training Unit ex 1FTS).Approved for conversion into Instructional Airframe #16 20/01/50 for RAAF Technical College. Held RTC 07/06/51 with Wasp Instr Eng #51 installed. Held RSTT Wagga 01/08/59. NFDs.
A20-449 CA-9 650 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 05/12/41. Rec 5Sqn RAAF 17/10/42 ex 5SFTS. Accident 29/11/42 when part of a four aircraft flight, when second section taking off, when the leader caused the second aircraft to veer off the strip at Toogoolawah. The aircraft struck an ant hill with the starboard main wheel, causing the aircraft to tip forward, bending the airscrew tips. The pilot manage to clear some stumps, with the aircraft resting in some fallen timber. Crew, F/O T T Laidlaw Serv#401970 and Sgt G T Svenson uninjured. Rec 3AD ex 5Sqn RAAF 09/12/42. Repaired. Allocated 24 Sqn RAAF 10/02/43. Issued 24 Sqn RAAF 14/02/43. Accident on ferry flight forced landed near Beaudesert at Rathdowney 0945hrs 14/02/43. Crew, P/O L S Wright and F/Sgt R Harmen slightly injured. Rec 3AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 17/02/43. Rec Clyde Engineering 23/06/43. Rec 7SFTS 04/10/43 in overall trainer Yellow scheme. Fitted with drone towing gear 30/11/43. Rec 1APU 12/09/44. Rec Laverton Station Flight 05/01/45. Rec CGS 11/01/45. Rec 7AD Storage ex CGS 15/01/46. Stored Cat C 29/07/46. Cat C Storage 17/05/48 Det B Tocumwal. Held Cat C Tocumwal to 01/07/52. For Disposal 10/12/56. SOC 31/05/57. The aircraft was sold to L & M Newman. Photo held 1APU in Yellow Trainer scheme late 1943.

Wirraway  A20-499 
TT Test 1 AD  
NAA via the GRB Collection

A20-450 CA-9 651 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 19/04/42 when aircraft carried out forced landing with wheels retracted near Uranquinty. Crew, LAC W V Calvert not injured. Repaired. Accident 1120hrs 14/09/42 when aircraft crashed into Lake Cullivel. Pilot, LAC R J Griffin Serv#413759 injured (to Nose and face, with shock). Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 12/10/42. SOC 21/10/42 and converted to components.
A20-451 CA-9 652 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 02/01/42 when A20-433 taxied into A20-451 damaging port wing tip and portside. Pilot, LAC R O Sandell Serv#411608 not injured. Repaired by 23/02/42. Rec 2OTU ex 5SFTS 17/01/43. Accident 0710hrs 24/04/43 near Mildura whilst engaged in a section combat, collided with A20-530. Crew of A20-451, Sgt C M Cripps Serv#410955 and F/Lt E K Kildey (injured slightly) bailed out of A20-451 which crashed into a vineyard near Mildura. Crew of A20-530, Sgt G C Baker Serv#422097 and Sgt J B O'Connor Serv#403753 were not injured and managed to make a wheels up landing at Mildura. SOC 30/05/43.
A20-452 CA-9 653 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Served continuously with 5 SFTS. Accident 11.30hrs 18/04/44 when the aircraft crashed south of Forbes township during a night cross-country navigational exercise. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. Crew; LAC A.E. Williams Serv#439507(Pilot) and LAC L.A. McNamara Serv#439490 were both killed. Rec 2CRD ex 5SFTS SOC 25/05/44.
A20-453 CA-9 654 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 28/02/42 when on landing the aircraft overshot the boundary and ran through a fence. Pilot, LAC H Taylor not injured. Aircraft undamaged. Accident 15.15hrs 17/03/42 when aircraft forced landed with wheels retracted one mile north of the Rock on Landsdowne Station due to engine blowing oil. Pilot, LAC D Keane Serv#411917 not injured. Repaired. Issued to CAC for D/B Mods 01/12/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 20/12/42. Rec 12RSU ex 5SFTS 20/01/43. Allocated 4 Sqn RAAF (Army Co-op) 20/02/43 Ex 12RSU. Rec 2AD ex 12RSU 12/06/43. Rec 2OTU 23/07/43. Accident 26/07/43 when the aircraft ground looped on landing with undercarriage collapsing at Mildura. Pilot, F/O J L Waddy not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 10/07/44. Rec 2OTu ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Accident 20/04/45 when the aircraft caught fire at Swan Hill when being started. Pilot, F/Lt R R Williams Serv#402675 not injured. Was to be issued to Clyde Engineering for repairs. Held 2OTU, then issued to 1CRD for conversion. Approval granted to convert to components 09/07/45.
A20-454 CA-9 655 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Issued 08/03/42 12 Sqn RAAF Darwin. With 12 Sqn RAAF 30/03/42. Accident 3/04/42 on landing at Batchelor Strip when port tyre blew causing aircraft to swing off strip. Pilot, F/Lt F A McLeod and F/Sgt N E Mitchell un-injured. In service 17/06/42. Allocated RSU 24/08/42. Allotment cancelled 30/09/42. In service 12 Sqn . Accident 28/03/43 at Batchelor when on landing, swung to starboard due to cross wind, damaging starboard flap. Pilot, P/O P M Kitchen not injured. Rec 2Ad ex 12 Sqn 28/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 08/06/43.Rec 2OTU 22/03/44. Rec 8OTu ex 2OTU 16/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Allocated 7AD ex 2OTU for Cat C Storage 18/01/46.Rec CMU Tocumwal 28/03/46 ex CMU Mildura. Cat C Storage 17/05/48 Det B Tocumwal. Held Cat C Tocumwal 17/11/54. For Disposal 13/01/56. SOC 22/05/56. The aircraft was sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-454

A20-455 CA-9 656 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 15/12/41. Accident 27/06/42 when on night landing, aircraft dropped heavily on landing, causing damage to starboard wind, both undercarriages and fuel tanks in wing. Pilot, LAC Berrick Deal Serv#409880 and Sgt B Boxsell Serv#411438 not injured. Repaired. Accident 17/07/42 when aircraft made wheels up landing at Uranquinty. Pilot, LAC J M Mullavey Serv#409571 and LAC T A Taylor Serv#413620 not injured. Repaired. Accident 27/08/42 at Uranquinty when aircraft was stalled on landing at 15 feet damaging starboard wing and undercarriage. Pilot, Sgt Boxsell Serv#411438 not injured. Repaired. In service 5SFTS 07/09/42. Issued to CAC for D/B Modifications 15/12/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 06/01/43. Rec 4Sqn RAAF 01/02/43 at Berry as ferried by F/Lt Pilcher. Accident 10.45Hrs 10/03/43 in operations PNG. On a flight between Nadzab to Berry, and running low on fuel, the aircraft made a forced landing on Mei Beach, some 3 miles west of Kerema, PNG. Pilot, F/O C McKenzie Serv#421493 not injured. Issued 15ARD ex 4Sqn RAAF 29/03/43. Rec 15ARD 4 Sqn RAAF 19/04/43. Converted to components 23/08/44.

Wirraway A20-455

A20-456 CA-9 657 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/12/41. Rec 22Sqn 20/12/41.Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 22Sqn RAAF 08/05/42. Issued 3Ad ex 24 Sqn RAAF 22/06/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/09/42. Accident 15/09/42 on ferry flight to Sqn. Aircraft suffered engine failure near Singleton NSW and made forced landing in paddock and running through fence. Pilot, Sgt D B Davies not injured. Rec 7AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 27/09/42. Issued 24 Sqn RAAF 01/10/42. Accident 05/11/42 with wing damage. NFDs. Issued to Clyde Engineering 15/02/43. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 20/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 24Sqn RAAF 13/06/43. Rec Clyde ex 4 OTU 21/06/43. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 21/06/43. Accident Williamtown bombing range NSW, 1115 Hrs 20/10/43 the aircraft was engaged in a series of practice dive bombings when after recovering from the last dive the aircraft went into a steep turn to the right and slowly lost height until the right wing struck the ground. The aircraft then burst into flames. Crew; FSGT C.J.W. Rothe Serv#422713 killed. SOC 21/10/43.
A20-457 CA-9 658 Received at 1AD ex CAC 04/12/41, allocated to 22Sqn 06/12/41, issued 22Sqn 13/12/41, received 22Sqn 20/12/41, allocated 24Sqn Townsville 26/01/42, issued 24Sqn 01/02/42, received 24Sqn 09/02/42. With 24 Sqn 10/05/42 forced landed on Great Palm Island Aircraft abandoned and written off. Pilot for flight was Sgt. R H Glassop 403921 and Wireless Observer Gunner was Sgt. J R McVinish 406643, both of which were unharmed. Wreck removed to Townsville and held there by the 18/05/42. Approval was given to convert to components on the 04/06/42. Conversion completed at 12 RSU 25/09/42.
A20-458 CA-9 659 Rec 08/12/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/12/41. In service with 5SFTS throughout service life with no accident until 0/09/07/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Cat C Storage 17/05/48 Uranquinty. Issued to 1AD Det for conversion to components 30/10/51. Allocated 1AD 02/04/52. Converted 12/05/52. Aircraft A20-719 was restored and painted up to represent this aircraft. Registered as VH-WRX Painted as A20-458 30/05/1999. (The aircraft crashed at an Airshow at Nowra New South Wales Australia.)
A20-459 CA-9 660 Rec 08/12/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 20/12/41. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF 16/03/42. Accident 26/08/42 on landing at Pell Strip when aircraft ran off side of strip. Pilot F/Sgt P Kitchen and Sgt Kefford were not injured. Issued RSU 07/10/42. Issued ANA for rebuild 30/10/42. Repaired and modified D/B issued to 2AP 30/09/43. Rec 7SFTS ex 2AP 04/10/43. Fitted with Drogue towing gear 30/11/43. Issued ex Strength to Storage 7SFTS Store 19/01/45. Held AFRU. Fitted Target Towing 09/04/45. Rec AGS 27/04/45 ex AFRU. Tfr into AGS Reserve 10/10/45 West Sale . Rec Cat C Storage 21/07/47 CMU Tocumwal. Held Cat C Special Reserve Tocumwal 17/11/54. For Disposal 18/02/55. SOC 22/05/56. The aircraft was sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-460 CA-9 661 Rec 08/12/41 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS 20/12/41.Accident 1610Hrs 09/03/42 when aircraft held off on landing at Uranquinty Aerodrome striking starboard wingtip. LAC R O Sandell Serv#411608 and LAC G B Rich Serv#412695 not injured. Repaired. In service 5SFTS 13/07/42 to 09/02/45. Held Cat C Uranquinty 18/02/48. Tfr to Det B 1AD Tocumwal Special Reserve 13/01/53. For Disposal 18/02/55. SOC 22/05/56. The aircraft listed as scrap metal 31/03/57.
A20-461 CA-9 662 Rec 08/12/41 1AD ex CAC. Issued 4 Sqn RAAF 29/12/41. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4Sqn 14/01/42.
The RAAF School of Army Co-operation was set up to train "Pilot" Officers and NCOs (with a maximum of 15 students per class) on the art of Air to ground support/ Reconnaissance/ Message dropping and basic map reading in support of the Australian Army Ground forces. It was also to train Army personnel in the reverse manner. Basically to be trained by Australian Army and Air Officers and senior NCOs in identifying prominent cartographic features in grid maps from the air in the first instance to know where they were, then followed by lessons in identifying troops, positions and vehicles during aerial searches and to report accurately their findings in standard formats. Additionally, to train Pilots to set their aircraft up correctly so that a rear crew member (Wireless/Air Gunner/ Observer) can use hand held cameras for photographic reconnaissance. From there they would go onto 4 and 5 Squadron (Army Co-op) RAAF who were situated at Canberra and Laverton, respectively in this period.
Accident 13/07/42 when on landing at Canberra, the aircraft scrapped the port mainplane and wing tip. Pilot, F/Lt K G Gaydon not injured. Repaired. Accident 14/08/42 when aircraft on landing bounced and ground looped. Pilot, P/O D D Darbishire not injured. Repaired. Issued Canberra SHQ Flight ex SAC 07/09/42 . Rec SAC ex Canberra SHQ Flight 12/10/42. Accident 1505 hrs 08/05/43 at Tarago, NSW, aircraft made a wheels up forced landing due to engine failure. Pilot F/O H S R Cameron RNZAF, and Observer Lt K E Noblett Serv# NG2091 were not injured. Repaired. Accident 10/07/43 when on landing at Canberra, a high tensile bolt failed on tail wheel and strut, causing inner elevator hinge to be jammed. P/O N K G Beeck Serv#426286 (On Course # 18) was not injured. Rec Clyde Engineering ex SAC 03/08/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AP 22/08/43. Accident 0850 hrs 29/01/44 when on solo cross country flight between Berrigan and Darlington Point at 4000 feet, deviated to Marrar Township where relatives lived. Whilst proceeding to "shoot up" the home of the pilot's relatives, the aircraft struck trees and crashed. Pilot, LAC Page Herbert Penfold Serv#433621 was killed. He was interned in Wagga Wagga Cemetery 01/02/44. Wreckage Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 04/02/44 for conversion to components. SOC 17/02/44.
A20-462 CA-9 663 Rec 09/12/41 1AD ex CAC. Issues 4 Sqn ex 1AD 29/12/41. Accident 13/01/42 when aircraft suffered a wing strike on landing at Canberra damaging the Port Main plane . Pilot was P/O A Miller -Randle of 4 Sqn RAAF. Repaired. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4 Sqn 14/01/42. Accident 1050hrs 27/02/42 when aircraft crashed and burned in the Bungendore District 27/02/42 ACT/NSW when on a map reading exercise . Crew; P/O F.W Powell Serv#405529 and observer Capt. W.J. McCutcheon (AIF) both from school of Army Co-op, were killed. The Air investigation (Director of Personnel Services , DPS) convened on the 7th March 1942 at Canberra. SOC 23/03/42.
A20-463 CA-9 664 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/12/41. Issued 4 Sqn 29/12/41. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4 Sqn 14/01/42. Accident 23/01/42 when landing at Canberra when aircraft wingtip struck ground on landing. Minor damage and repaired. Pilot, P/O A Miller -Randle not injured (Refer A20-462). Remained in service with SAC till into 1944 when aircraft had accident 04/12/44. On take-off from Canberra, the engine cut out forcing the pilot to perform a wheels up landing at the edge of the aerodrome. Pilot, F/Lt D (or BW) Chaffey not injured. Rec 7AD ex SAC 17/01/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-464 CA-9 665 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/12/41. Issued 4 Sqn 29/12/41. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4 Sqn 14/01/42. Remained in continued service with SAC until accident 04/01/44.At 0955hrs the aircraft made a forced landing following engine failure some 6 miles from Bungendore. Pilot, F/O C M Murray and Observer Capt R A Scott ASN# VX112281 were not injured. Aircraft repaired and returned to service by the 18/01/44. Rec 7AD ex SAC 17/01/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-465 CA-9 666 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/12/41. Issued 4 Sqn 29/12/41. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4 Sqn 14/01/42. Accident 11.30hrs 28/08/42 when aircraft was held off too high on landing causing starboard wing tip to strike ground at Cootamundra strip. Damage to wing tip and Aileron. Pilot, P/O K J Raeson and passenger, LAC B A Thorpe Serv#21897 were un-injured. Repaired. Remained in continued service with SAC until 1945. Accident 1315hrs 11/06/45 Fairbairn RAAF Base Canberra ACT. Here whilst taxying, a/c collided with port main plane a Taxying NEIAF Fighter Pool Aircraft C3-519 P-40N Kittyhawk . Pilot F/O Johnson L.F(Serv#417958). Crew Pilot F/O L.F Johnson Serv#417958 not injured, but Observer Capt J.G. Myers Serv#NX112665 (2AIF) suffered lacerated fingers. Both A/C suffered severe damage. Caused by fractured brake line on A20-465. Issued to Clyde Engineering 20/06/45 for survey. Rec 2CRD ex Clyde Engineering 16/11/45. Recommended for conversion 18/03/46. Conversion not taken place when aircrame was transferred to DAP for disposal 22/11/48.
A20-466 CA-9 667 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/12/41.Issued 4 Sqn 29/12/41. Rec School of Army Co-operation (SAC) ex 4 Sqn 14/01/42. Accident 06/04/42 when aircraft collided with leading edge of wing with message pole when picking up message exercise at Robertson NSW . Pilot , P/O J M Utber not injured. Returned to service. Accident 24/12/42 when on landing at SAC Canberra, aircraft blew port main tyre, causing the gear too sheer off. NFDs. Repaired. Accident 23/06/43 when on landing, aircraft collided with boundary marker at Currandooley damaging prop tips. Pilot, F/O A Moore not injured. Repaired. Allocated to Ansett for D/B modifications 28/06/43. Cancelled. Landing accident at Canberra 27/01/44 when pilot held off too high and dropped port wing, causing starboard undercarriage to collapse and retract. Pilot, P/O J G R Rose not injured. Repaired. Accident 15/06/44, when aircraft collided in flight with flock of birds over Canberra. Pilot, F/O J S Ross Serv#404708 not injured. Damage to both mainplanes. Repaired. Rec 7AD ex SAC 17/01/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-467 CA-9 668 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/12/41. Rec 25Sqn RAAF 29/12/41. Accident 14/07/42 Pearce when aircraft was taxying at , it struck a fuel drum causing a dent in the leading edge. Pilot, Sgt G M Mitchell and Observer Lt Currie not injured. Repaired. Accident 30/03/43 when aircraft suffered vibration and emitted smoke. Pilot throttled back and made a forced landing at Moora Aerodrome. Pilot , Sgt H Martin and Observer Sgt Fairbairn not injured. Repaired. Issued 2OTU 23/07/43 and delivered to 7SFTS 27/07/43. Rec 7SFTS Store Reserve 23/10/44, later know as AFRU. Rec ex AFRU to Point Cook 21/08/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal 19/02/46. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-468 CA-9 669 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/41. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF 29/12/42. Accident 16/04/42 at Darwin when aircraft taxied over picketing spike bursting tyre. Pilot, Sgt L C Dwyer not injured. Repaired. Accident 30/07/42 at Pell Strip NT when aircraft during crosswind landing veered off strip and struck tree with port mainplane. pilot, Sgt V A White not injured. Repaired. In service 12 Sqn 07/09/42. Rec 1 RSU 25/09/42. Issued ANA ex 1RSU 15/10/42. Held by ANA 1942 to 1943 for repairs and modification to D/B. Rec SAC ex ANA Mascot 04/11/43.Rec 7AD ex SAC 17/01/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec 16/02/52 CAC. Rec 1 BFTS Point Cook 11/07/52. Underwent minor repairs Point Cook 15/09/52.Accident 26/11/53 aircraft on landing struck ground with wing at Uranquinty. Pilot, T/Pilot C H Pick not injured. Flown 30/08/55 to Temora Airfield by F/Lt V Williams Serv#05862. On 30/11/55 at Uranquinty with engine problems. Pilot F/Lt A J Fookes not injured. Approval to convert to components 1BTFS 27/02/56. SOC 06/02/57.
A20-469 CA-9
CA-20
670 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/41. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 05/02/42. Accident 14/05/42 when aircraft landing in cross wind damaged wingtip. NFDs. Rec 2AD ex 24Sqn 22/06/42. Rec 24 Sqn ex 2AD 01/07/42. Rec 7RSU ex 24 Sqn 23/08/42. Rec 24 Sqn ex 7RSU 07/09/42. Issued to Clyde Engineering for D/B Modifications 11/03/43. Rec 24 Sqn ex Clyde 23/03/43. Accident 1045hrs 06/04/43, forced landed 4.5 miles north of North Bulli Pass after engine failure. Crew Sgt N A Stronach Serv#405778 and Sgt K C Garing serv#409537 WAG uninjured. Rec 11RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 11/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 11RSU 10/06/43.Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 22/03/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2 OTU 12/07/44. Accident 05/09/44 when on landing roll following circuits and landings at Narromine NSW, student applied port brake and flipped aircraft on back. Pilot, Sgt Charles Milton Hawdon Serv#439761 (slightly injured) and Instructor Pilot, F/O W R Binning Serv#421881 who was not injured. Rec Clyde Engineering 13/09/44 ex 8OTU. Rec 2AP ex Clyde Engineering 18/12/44. Rec 79Sqn (F) RAAF 29/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15/01/45. Allocated 2OTU for use by NEI Training 02/03/45. Rec 2OTU ex 6AD 14/05/45. Accident 03/06/45 when aircraft was forced landed wheels up 15 miles SE of Lake Boga at Lake Charm. Pilot, P/O N R Ellis Serv#413183 and W/O D G Harden Serv#432892 not injured. Rec 7AD for storage 19/02/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec 2AD ex 1AD for overhaul 17/03/52.
Modified to CA-20 and transferred to the RAN at Nowra 30/09/52.
Navy Side Number #902 applied.
The
RAN retired the aircraft from service 1955.
The aircraft was sold to Lund Aviation Pty Ltd.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-469

A20-470 CA-9 671 Rec at 1AD ex CAC 15/12/41, allocated 5 Sqn 17/12/41, Allocation cancelled 24/01/42 and allocated to 24Sqn, issued to 24Sqn 01/02/42, and received at 24Sqn at Townsville 05/02/42. On the 14/06/42 it had a mid-air collision with A20-473 over Woodstock (USAAF Kelso Field), near Townsville. Pilot F/O M W Burrows Serv#702 and WAG F/Sgt. R WM Orr Serv#405800 both made a successful parachute jump. Aircraft was written off near Kelso Field; Date - 7 May 1942.
A20-471 CA-9 672 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/12/41, allocated 5 Sqn 17/12/41, Allocation cancelled 24/01/42 and allocated to 24Sqn, issued to 24Sqn 01/02/42, and received at 24Sqn at Townsville 05/02/42. Whilst deployed at AOB Horn Island, A20-471 was damaged on the 3/04/42 when it struck an oil drum after landing, causing undercarriage damage. On the 30/04/42 it was strafed by Enemy Zeros on the ground and damaged beyond repair. Pilot was Sgt. D W Kelly Serv#406398 and WOG was LAC C R Gould Serv# 210009 Advisement to SHQ Townsville 08/05/42 and written off by Enemy air action 11/05/42.
A20-472 CA-9 673 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/12/41, allocated 5 Sqn 17/12/41, Allocation cancelled 24/01/42 and allocated to 24Sqn, issued to 24Sqn 01/02/42, and received at 24Sqn at Townsville 05/02/42. On the 30/04/42 it was strafed by Enemy Zeros on the ground and damaged beyond repair. Pilot was Sgt. D B Davies Serv#406924 and WOG was LAC A G Burgoyne Serv# 211067. Advisement to SHQ Townsville 08/05/42 and written off by Enemy air action 11/05/42.
A20-473 CA-9 674 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/12/41, allocated 5 Sqn 17/12/41, Allocation cancelled 24/01/42 and allocated to 24Sqn, issued to 24Sqn 01/02/42, and received at 24Sqn at Townsville 05/02/42. On the 14/06/42 it had mid-air collision with A20-470 over Woodstock (USAAF Kelso Field), near Townsville. Pilot was Sgt. D B Brown Serv#406924, who parachuted successfully and WAG Sgt. M K Russell Serv#403670 who was killed, having failed to evacuate from aircraft due to injuries sustained in the collision. Aircraft was written off.
A20-474 CA-9 675 Rec 1AD ex CAC 17/12/41. Allocated 5 Sqn 17/12/41. Cancelled. Rec 24Sqn 05/02/42 at Townsville. Major damage 21/05/42 to airscrew and starboard wing and Aileron Townsville or Horn Island. NFDs. Repaired. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn 31/03/43. Rec 24Sqn ex Clyde 21/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 24Sqn 13/06/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 22/03/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2 OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 19/02/46.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-475 CA-9 676 Rec 1AD ex CAC 17/12/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 24/12/41. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF 11/03/42 at Bachelor ex 5SFTS. Rec RSU ex 12Sqn 08/06/42. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF 23/08/42. Rec 4RSU ex 12Sqn 21/01/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 03/02/43. Rec 4RSU ex 12Sqn RAAF 08/04/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 13/04/43. Accident 23/04/43 with damage to aircrew. Repaired and Rec 2AD Ferry Flight 28/04/43.Rec 1AD ex 2AD FF 04/05/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 02/11/43. Stored 5SFTS SR 09/04/45. Selected for post war use in Cat B storage 22/03/46. Rec Det B Tocumwal 10/03/48. Rec 86 Wing 09/09/48. Rec ex 86Wing at Pt Cook 16/11/48. Rec 1FTS Point Cook 19/11/48. Allocated to Base Unit Storage 19/12/50 for storage. Rec Det B Tocumwal 10/01/51 for Cat B Storage. Rec CAC for survey 15/02/52. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex CAC 12/03/52 for Cat B storage. Rec CAC for overhaul 26/05/52. Rec ex CAC and held Cat B Storage 1BFTS Point Cook 19/09/52. Rec 1BFTS 18/06/54. Accident 11/01/55 on landing at Point Cook Airstrip. Pilot was Flg Off B L Thomson Serv#032427. NFDs. Became Instructional Airframe #23. Disposal granted 06/02/61.
Perhaps last Wirraway off the RAAF Books.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-475

A20-476 CA-9 677 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/12/41. Rec 5SFTS 24/12/41. Accident 1335hrs 28/12/41 Uranquinty, when aircraft held off too high on landing and stalled at 10 feet causing starboard wing to strike ground. Starboard Wing, Centre section, airscrew and undercarriage damaged. Pilot, LAC J Smithers Serv#412853 Not injured. Rec Clyde Engineering 01/02/42. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 29/07/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AD 10/08/42. Accident 24/09/42 when aircraft stalled on night landing at Uranquinty, causing damage to wing. Pilot, Sgt G B Davis not injured. Rec CAC ex 5SFTS 26/10/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 30/11/42. Rec 12 RSU ex 5SFTS 17/12/42. Issued 4Sqn RAAF 02/01/43. Accident on delivery at RCF 03/01/43. Held not repaired waiting for mainplane at 12 RSU for 10 months. Rec 13ARD ex 12RSU 24/10/43. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 18/05/44 and Coded BF-B. Following a successful combat mission leading in RNZAF Corsairs on the 06/07/45, the aircraft on returning to Pivoe Strip Bougainville commenced a right turn which saw the starboard wing hit the water, causing the aircraft to crash. Crew F/O Brian O'Connell Serv#437192 and Navigator P/O John Richard Hatfield Serv#25350. Eye witness report seeing the aircraft strike the sea, with crew getting out of aircraft and attempting a boarding a life raft that Hatfield had deployed. O'Connell, his head covered in blood and dazed from striking his head on impact, was unable to get into the life raft, despite Hatfield trying to bring him aboard. O'Connell disappeared underneath the raft and drowned. Hatfield himself also suffering a fractured skull, was rescued by AIF troops after paddling to shore and was the conveyed to MDS. He was later evacuated to Australia by air to 2/1 Australian General Hospital. Airframe approved for write-off and was SOC 16/07/45 per AMSE and issued 10 RSU 06/08/45 ex 5Sqn RAAF.
A20-477 CA-9 678 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/12/41. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF 23/03/42. Accident 15/06/42 Camden Aerodrome whilst taxying the pilot applied brakes causing aircraft to skid 3 yards then on its nose damaging airscrew. Pilot, P/O Deague not injured. Repaired. Accident 12/08/42 Camden Aerodrome on night landing when pilot struck obstruction damaging prop and centre section panel. Cause was brake failure. Pilot, F/Lt William Allen Marr Serv#399 was not injured. repaired. Issued on loan to 12RSU 06/11/42. Rec 4 Sqn ex 12RSU 18/11/42. Accident 11.45hrs 17/12/42 at Berry Aerodrome NSW when on landing the aircraft suffered airscrew and engine damage. Pilot, Sqn Ldr W F Allshorn uninjured and F/Lt Willian Allen Marr Serv#399 slightly injured. Rec 15RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 23/12/42. Rec 3AD ex 15RSU 11/02/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 3AD 26/03/43. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 05/09/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 01/04/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Accident 1200hrs 19/11/44 seven miles south of Parkes NSW when the aircraft collided midair with A20-539. Pilots, F/O W P Killalea (A20-477) slightly injured after baling out and P/O A Watkins not injured (A20-539). SOC 20/12/44.
A20-478 CA-9 679 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/12/41. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 24/12/41. In service with 5SFTS till 1943.17/06/43, engine seized on ground test. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS 21/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex Clyde 16/07/43. Accident during night flying 0030hrs 23/11/43 crashed 3 miles north after failed approach to Uranquinty Aerodrome. Pilot, LAC Frederick St John Page Serv# 433129 was killed. SOC 29/11/43.
A20-479 CA-9
CA-20
680 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/12/41. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF 23/03/42. Rec CAC ex 4Sqn RAAF 21/09/42. Rec 4Sqn ex CAC 16/11/42. Taxying accident striking drum following landing at Berry (Bomam) Strip PNG 21/11/42 from single aircraft recon of Gona. Pilots, F/O G Hocking Serv# 405250 and F/O B C Rowe not injured . Rec 15RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 04/01/43. Rec 3AD ex 15RSU 23/03/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 3AD 11/06/43. Rec 2AP Ferry Flight ex Clyde 06/01/44. Rec 2AD Ferry Flight ex 2AP Ferry Flight 29/01/45. Renamed 2AD Test and Ferry Flight 17/12/45.To be issued to CMU Tocumwal for Cat Storage 01/04/46, but held. CMU Storage Cancelled 20/08/46. Rec 2AD storage 27/08/46 ex 2AD T&F. Stored Cat C 01/10/46.
Approval to transfer to Dept of Navy 27/01/49.
Transferred to the RAN 28/02/49.
A20-480 CA-9 681 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/12/41. Plague fixed to aircraft as Presentation aircraft "" Spirit of Illawarra"" 24/12/41.Rec 4Sqn 21/01/42. Ground Accident Canberra 05/03/42 when aircraft on completion of flight suffered fire damage. Engine was running slow, however flooded carburettor caused flames from exhaust and started fire, causing damage on starboard fabric panel. Rear occupant of aircraft Sgt B H Smith Ser#8603, suffered burnt forearm. Pilot; P/OR H Drabsch not injured. Repaired by Squadron. Between 12RSU and 4Sqn for services over next year. Coded QE-V. Ground accident, 26/02/44, when taxying aircraft from dispersal at Gusap. Aircraft hit fuel dolly causing damage to airscrew. Pilot was F/O J Ahern Ser#426817. Repaired. Aircraft missing 15/04/44 after taking off at 07.55hrs on a operational tactical reconnaissance flight over the Wantoat area from Gusap Strip, New Guinea. In December 98 the aircraft was discovered and a team of RAAF members traveled to the site of the crash. After talking with local villagers it was found that one villager who, only still a boy, had trekked to the site with other villagers and discovered the aircraft and it's dead crew. The crew were then buried next to the aircraft on the hill where it crashed. After some interviewing of some villagers it was found that the pilot reportedly crashed while being chased by a Japanese A6M ""Zero"". The crew were buried with full honours at Lae War Cemetery on 13 January 1999. Crew; FLTLT Denis John Unkles Ser#408766 (Pilot) & LT John Rawden Fetherstonhaugh (Observer) Ser# VX20171 45Air Liaison Unit. Wirraway A20-480 missing 15 Apr 44, found Dec 98.
A20-481 CA-9 682 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/12/41. Rec 4Sqn RAAF 23/01/42. Accident 0745hrs on 01/05/42 when the aircraft was making a forced landing due to engine failure at Howlong, 7 miles east of Wodonga whilst conducting Army Co-op Mission with 5 other Wirraways of 4 Sqn RAAF with 3rd Division Headquarters. Aircraft struck trees on approach. Crew, P/O R G Beveridge and Sgt B H Smith Serv#0603 both killed. Rec 5AD ex 4 Sqn RAAF 11/05/42 for conversion. SOC 25/05/42.
A20-482 CA-9 683 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/12/41. Rec 4Sqn RAAF 16/01/42. Accident 18.15hrs 18/06/42 when landing at Camden Aerodrome NSW on a night approach, the aircraft damaged inner landing flaps and three bent airscrew tips when the pilot undershot the strip. Pilot; P/O A K Dineen slightly injured with abrasions to forehead, and P/O N St George Miduleton not injured. Held U/S 4Sqn until repaired in Sqn 18/08/42. In service 31/08/42. Rec 12RSU 05/11/42. Rec 14/11/42 4Sqn RAAF. Accident 24/12/42 when aircraft overshot landing at Berry Strip Dobodura on returning from a travel flight over Buna. Pilot, P/O K J Ranson and Public Relations Officer, F/Lt Gilleson not injured. Damage to aircraft was one blade damaged, starboard inner flap, ribs , rudder base and camera doors on monocoque fuselage crushed. Repaired. Rec 12RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 17/04/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 12RSU 31/05/43. In service 5SFTS to 1945. Issued to 5SFTS Strategic Reserve store 16/04/45. Became Ground instruction Airframe and issued to 1 Ground Training Unit ex 1FTS 27/03/46 as Instructional Airframe #17. Rec 1GTU 07/04/46. Approved for conversion 20/01/47. Still held 22/06/51. Held ASTT. SOC 07/11/57.
A20-483 CA-9 684 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/01/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 23/02/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF 16/03/42.Rec RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 01/06/42. Rec 12 Sqn ex RSU 31/08/42. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn 24/02/43. Issued 12Sqn ex 4RSU 09/03/43. Rec 12RSU ex 12Sqn 29/04/43.Rec 2AD ex 12RSU. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 04/06/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 27/03/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 7AD Storage ex 8OTU 26/01/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-484 CA-9 685 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/01/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 09/01/42. Accident 03/08/42 retracted undercarriage on landing at Uranquinty due to faulty lowering mechanism. Damage to oil cooler, lower cowl and airscrew. Pilot, Sgt W G Casley Serv#403425 not injured. In service 05/10/42. Accident 23/03/43 whilst taxying, pilot, LAC Fenton, collided with parked Wirraway A20-597. No damage to A20-597. NFDs. In service. Accident 03/11/43 when landing at Uranquinty. NFDs. Held storage 5SFTS SR 13/03/45. Rec 5SFTS ex 5SFTS SR 02/07/45. Rec 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 02/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Allocated 1AD for conversion to components 30/10/51. SOC 12/05/52.
A20-485 CA-9 686 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF 16/01/42. Accident 10/03/42 when aircraft's pilot applied brakes to miss obstacle, damaging airscrew tip. Repaired. Accident 01/05/42 when pilot made precautionary forced landing at Bugowannah NSW. Pilot P/O J R Mowbray and Sgt K W French Serv#9152 not injured. Card error in stating this aircraft thought destroyed per details of A20-481. No damage. In service 4Sqn RAAF. Rec 12RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 05/11/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 06/11/42. Missing on Ops with 5 other 4Sqn Wirraways 11/12/42 on bombing mission carrying two 250lb bombs each, to Buna. Following take-off from Berri Strip, the aircraft went missing going over the Owen Stanley Ranges with A20-51 after seeing entering cloud. Crew of A20-51 bailed out of aircraft (F/O A K Dineen found wounded with natives and Sgt Winters was still missing). Crew of A20-485 , P/O AT Smith Serv#411613 and Sgt Douglas Elgin Withers Bain Serv#21899 MIA Berry/Buna.
A20-486 CA-9 687 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Issued 5SFTS 13/01/42. Issued ANA ex 5SFTS 28/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 12/07/42. Accident 03/10/43 when Solo Pupil on night sortie became lost and made a wheels up forced landing with the aid of a parachute flare and landing lights five miles east of Wangarratta. Damage to centre section, Airscrew, fuselage, mainplanes, engine, firewall and wheels. Pilot, LAC S C Haddon Serv# 409407 was not injured. Allocated Clyde Engineering 11/10/43. Considered at first for write -off and conversion. Issued Clyde 09/11/43. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 22/05/44. Rec 9CU 08/06/44. Rec 15ARD ex 9CU 04/09/44. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF and coded BF-F 01/06/45. Aircraft unserviceable 12/09/45 when cork was found in Fuel tank Selector valve. Flying local still with valve removed with all fuel feeding into one tank to engine on 23/11/45. Considered to be unsafe to ferry home to mainland Approved conversion 07/01/46 instu Piva Bougainville.
A20-487 CA-9 688 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Issued 5SFTS 13/01/42. Rec 24 Sqn ex 5SFTS 25/03/43 for Vengeance conversion use. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn RAAF 26/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 15/06/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 4OTU 26/06/43. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 01/07/43.Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 01/04/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 7AD SR ex 8OTU 26/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-488 CA-9 689 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Issued 5SFTS 13/01/42. Accident 10/02/42 at Uranquinty when on landing, aircraft suffered a burst port main after a heavy landing causing the aircraft to skid. Damage was confined to a bent oleo. Crew, F/O Polley and Sgt Daymond were not injured. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 11/03/42. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 11/02/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4 RSU 24/02/43. Rec 2AD ex 12Sqn RAAF 09/05/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 16/06/43. Accident 1610 hrs 10/08/43 struck tree on unauthorised low flying and crashed on Bob's Farm, 14 miles north of Williamtown. Pilot, Sgt John M Eadie Serv#419462, was killed. Rec 2AD ex 4OTU 19/08/43. SOC 19/08/43.
A20-489 CA-9 690 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Issued 5SFTS 13/01/42. In service with 5SFTS. Rec ANA 30/06/43 for D/B Modifications. Rec 5SFTS 02/08/43 ex ANA. In service to 1945 with 5SFTS. Held for post War Service and in 5SFTS SR store 19/03/45. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex Uranquinty 10/03/48 for storage. Issued 86Wing ex Det B 24/09/48. Rec 1FTS ex 86 Wing 26/11/48. Served with 1FTS. Crashed Kilmore VIC 07/11/49. Accident 1040Hrs 07/11/49 when engine failed in flight, with trainee pilot attempting to force land aircraft. near Kilmore Victoria. Aircraft struck trees in decent, then crashed and burned. Pilot - Prob/Pilot J B Sheridan A36176 RAN - killed. Approved for conversion and struck off 14/12/49.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-489

A20-490 CA-9
CA-20
691 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/01/42. Issued 5SFTS 09/03/42. Accident 2230hrs 14/12/42 at Uranquinty when aircraft was taxying, it collided with A20-543. Pilot, LAC Wilfred Frank Sparrow Serv#421092 was slightly injured. Issued ANA 19/04/43. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 07/06/43. In service with 5SFTS to 1945. Earmarked for post war use 29/07/46. Stored Cat C. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 07/04/48. Rec CAC ex 1AD 06/12/48. Issued Station Point Cook ex CAC 05/12/49. Rec 3Sqn RAAF ex Point Cook 07/02/51. 04/03/52 down graded to Cat B Storage. WEF 01/04/52. Rec 1BFTS ex 3Sqn RAAF 01/05/52. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex 1BFTS 10/07/53.
Transferred to RAN ex Tocumwal 30/11/53.
NFDs.
A20-491 CA-9 692 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/01/42. Issued 5SFTS Uranquinty 13/01/42. Accident 1820hrs 27/01/42 when aircraft made forced landing some 9 miles west of the Rock when the aircraft suffered engine failure. Pilot, SGT R V Roberts Serv#400847 and Sgt R L Bodie Serv#401487 were un-injured. Little damage and repaired soon after. Rec ANA ex 5SFTS 06/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 07/06/43. In service until 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-492 CA-9 693 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/01/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF 24/01/42. Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 26/11/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 07/12/42. Rec CAC ex 23Sqn RAAF for D/B mods 27/12/42. Allocated 4Sqn RAAF 31/12/42. REC 23Sqn RAAF ex CAC 06/01/43 for Ferry flight. Rec 4Sqn 09/01/43. Lost on 16/01/43 when the aircraft crashed on a reconnaissance operation in the Gona Area 16/01/43 at Giruwa (5 miles NW of Gona), at some 120yards from road in small clearing. Crew of two bodies discovered at 0300hrs Z on the 19/01/43 by soldiers of the 2/18thBattalion Australian Army. Though the area was held by Japanese Troops at the time of the forced landing, it is not sure if they were captured and executed, or were killed trying to evade capture (remains found some 80 yards near the wreck by the signals Officer present at that time). Crew killed: W/O S.J.Hart (Pilot) Serv#406204 and Sgt H.W.Phillips WAG/Observer Serv#8746. SOC 31/01/43.
A20-493 CA-9 694 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/01/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF 24/01/42. Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 25/11/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 07/12/42. Issued ANA ex 23Sqn RAAF 13/02/43.D/B Mods. Rec 23Sqn RAAF 06/05/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/07/43. Accident during night flying 13/04/44 when the aircraft crashed one and a half miles to the north when in circuit at Wagga Wagga. Aircraft was in low cloud, when emerging was seen diving before crash. Pilot, LAC Geoffrey Clyde Harkness Serv#433422 killed. Held H at 5SFTS 17/04/44. Rec 2CRD 25/04/43. SOC 16/05/44.
A20-494 CA-9 695 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/01/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 05/02/42. Accident 04/06/42 at Mackay when aircraft struck dispersal bay on night take-off. The crew were F/Sgt Arthur George Hodges Serv#5825 and F/Lt J. M. Davidson Serv#564 not injured. SOC 07/07/42. NFDs.
A20-495 CA-9 696 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 05/02/42. Accident at Toowoomba 09/09/42 when pilot held off too late on strip. P/O G R Cory not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 14/09/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF 28/09/42. Issued Clyde Engineering 22/01/43. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 17/02/43. Rec 2OTU ex 24Sqn RAAF 20/06/43. Accident 05/10/43 when on take-off at Mildura, the engine lost power forcing the pilot to abort take-off, running through boundary fence into shrubs. Pilot, Sgt R R Shea not injured. Damage to airscrew, fuselage and undercarriage. Repaired. Accident 20/03/45 when Fire extinguisher in cockpit became detached in flight inhibiting the use of the undercarriage selector on landing at Mildura. Aircraft made a wheels up landing. Pilot, F/O J A C McDonald Serv#430622 not injured. Repaired. Accident 26/11/45 when aircraft made a Wheels up landing at Mildura. Pilot, F/O L F Kilgarity not injured. Repaired. Allocated 7AD Mildura 18/01/46. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CMU 23/03/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Approval to convert to components 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-496 CA-9 697 Rec 1AD ex CAC 25/01/42. Rec 22Sqn RAAF 22/03/42. Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 22Sqn RAAF 16/03/42. Accident 21/04/42 when Sgt D R Austin precautionary landing near Archerfield or Brisbane NFDs, damaging wingtip and airscrew. Repaired. Ground Accident 14/07/42 at Kingaroy, when aircraft being towed into hanger was struck on Starboard wing edge. Repaired. Accident 09/09/42 when landing at Lowood, Pilot held off on landing damaging port wingtip. Crew, P/O G R Cory and Army Captain B M Lovett not injured. Repaired. Rec 3AD 20/10/42 ex 23Sqn RAAF for engine change. Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 28/10/42.Coded "TM" 23Sqn RAAF 04/43. Rec 10RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 02/11/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 10 RSU 13/11/42. Rec ANA 10/05/43 ex 23Sqn RAAF for D/B Modifications. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex ANA 17/06/ 43. Rec 13ARD ex 23 Sqn RAAF 21/07/43. Rec 7SFTS ex 23Sqn RAAF 12/10/43. Rec CFS ex 7SFTS 28/04/45.Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CFS Point Cook 15/03/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Allocated 1AD for conversion to components 30/10/53. Still held Tocumwal 1957. Rec 1AD 11/12/57. SOC 17/10/57.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-496

A20-497 CA-9 698 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/02/42. Rec SHQ Flight Canberra 02/03/42. Used by USAAC 8th Pursuit Sqn/49th Pursuit Group at Canberra 02/03/42 to 08/04/42 for advanced flying and dual training for new P-40E pilot from the United States, before they re-located to NT. Rec School of Army Co-op ex SHQ Canberra 18/05/42. Rec 1 Communication Flight ex SAC 08/06/42. Issued to USAAF 25/06/42. SOC RAAF 30/10/42 NFDs.
A20-498 CA-9 699 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/02/42. Rec SHQ Flight Canberra 02/03/42. Used by USAAC 8th Pursuit Sqn/49th Pursuit Group at Canberra 02/03/42 to 08/04/42 . Rec School of Army Co-op ex SHQ Canberra 20/07/42. Ground Accident 02/09/43 when aircraft was being taxied collided with Boundary fence. NFDs. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex SAC 16/01/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-499 CA-9 700 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/02/42. Rec OTU ex 1AD 23/03/42. Rec 2OTU Mildura 09/04/42. Accident 18/06/42 Mildura when pilot struck starboard wing of A20-506 when landing. Pilot of A20-499, Sgt D Scott. Pilot of A20-506 was Sgt J J Willis. Both not injured. Accident 1640hrs 14/10/42, whilst on exercise, dived and crashed into Lake Victoria in New South Wales. Pilot, F/Sgt Lloyd George Wellington Serv# 407472, killed. Airframe salvaged on 27/10/42 from Lake. SOC 04/12/42.
A20-500 CA-9 701 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/02/42. Rec SHQ Flight Bankstown 09/03/42. Rec 2AP ex SHQ Bankstown 13/07/42. Allocated USAAF OTU Bankstown on loan 27/08/42. (ntu, allocation cancelled 9/10/42) With 2AP 07/09/42. Rec 4 Communications Flight ex 2AP 27/10/42. Rec SHQ Flight Richmond ex 4CF 17/12/43. Rec 3Communications Unit ex SHQ Richmond Flight 31/03/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 3CU 14/07/44. Selected post was use 22/03/46. Rec CFS Point Cook ex Uranquinty CMU Storage 10/03/48. Rec 1AD ex CFS 07/09/48. Rec CAC ex 1AD 04/07/49. Rec 1FTS ex CAC for Reserve storage 19/05/50. Rec Point Cook Base Squadron 01/03/51. Held Point Cook Was in Cat B Storage 04/07/51.In use with 1ATFS 17/10/52 to 17/11/55. Accident on flight 17/11/55 aircraft made forced landing at Little River Satellite Strip Victoria. Pilot, WgCdr H C Plenty Serv#03103 not injured. Repaired and in service 17/09/56. Approval to dispose of from Storage at Point Cook 06/05/58. Sold to CAC 02/05/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. SOC 03/07/58. Sales Advice SV.40232, cost 750 pounds. No details are know at this stage on which if any Ceres it became. 1953 Colour Pic held.
 
     

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