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RAAF Serial Aircraft Type C/No Aircraft History
A20-501 CA-9 702 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/02/42. Rec 5SFTS 08/05/42 ex 1AD. Rec 4OTU ex 5SFTS 07/01/43. Accident 25/02/43 when pilot was making cross wind landing at Williamtown NSW. Before pilot caught swing, port main wheel broke off causing damage to port wing. Pilot , P/O McKenzie not injured. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 4OTU 17/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 05/05/43. Rec 8OTU ex 4OTU 13/07/44. Rec 7AD storage ex 8OTU 20/11/45. 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.
A20-502 CA-9 703 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/01/42. Issued Sqn RAAF 10/03/42. Accident 1530 hours 01/04/42 at Benalla Aerodrome when A20-512 piloted by P/O Watchorn collided with A20-502 piloted by P/O Dickson on take-off whilst trying to avoid landing aircraft, A32-2. Damage to tail of aircraft. Repaired. Back in service 06/04/42. Coded with 5 Sqn 08/05/44 as BF-O, Now on 07/04/45 coded as BF-D (with nearly 100 hours and carried out 953 sorties) and during 01/46. This aircraft has no entries on card post 22/11/42 until 04/01/46 when the aircraft was to be allocated to be delivered directly from No 5 Squadron Army Co-op Bougainville directly to SHQ Canberra by sea and road for the AWM. RAAF approval to covert to components on site 07/01/46. Aircraft was destroyed 10/01/46 at Piva. SOC 10/01/46.
Wirraway A20-511 is displayed as A20-502 at Ballarat Aviation Museum

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-502

A20-503 CA-9 704 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 11/03/42. Issued 12Sqn ex 5SFTS 16/03/42. Operational Loss 03/10/42. Aircraft left Batchelor Strip 1050hrs on a anti-submarine sortie between Darwin and Cape Forde Following a 24hour search by aircraft, the aircraft wreckage was sighted crashed near Mount Litchfield Station Northern Territory Australia by SqnLdr R S McDonald and F/Sgt Holmes 12Sqn in A20-542. A Australian Army Party from Litchfield Station found the crew, P/O P. R. F. Hughes and SGT S. V. Corcoran, had been both killed on impact. Wreckage salvaged by 1RSU 10/10/42. Held by 1RSU 05/11/42. SOC12/11/42.
A20-504 CA-9 705 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. Issued CAC ex 5SFTS for D/B Modifications 14/12/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 28/12/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF (Army Co-op) ex 5SFTS 08/01/43. Operational accident 03/02/42 when on landing at Wau PNG aircraft overturned. Crew F/Lt Agg and P/O Walker un-injured. SOC 18/02/43 at Wau PNG.
A20-505 CA-9 706 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14-01-42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 05/02/42. Rec 7RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 27/09/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 07/10/42.Issued Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn RAAF for DB modifications 26/04/43. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 04/06/43. Rec 2AP ex 24Sqn RAAF 12/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AP 13/07/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 05/07/44.Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. With 7AD storage 18/01/46. Rec CMU ex CMU Mildura (7AD) 28/03/46. 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.
A20-506 CA-9 707 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Allocated 23 Sqn RAAF 20/01/42. Allocation cancelled 23/01/42. Rec OTU ex 1AD 23/02/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1 OTU 15/04/42. Accident 1120hrs 23 June 1942, aircraft crashed into Lake Victoria some 50 miles west of Mildura during shadow shooting , when the aircraft flicked off a steep turn (stalled). The crew; Sgt Arthur Robert Ruge Serv#405424 and LAC George Henry Moore Serv#15508 both killed. A search of the lake failed to find the plane and both men are still listed as having no known graves. SOC 17/08/42.
A20-507 CA-9 708 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15-01-42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 05/02/42. Accident 26/05/42 at Bowen. NFDs. Aircraft serviceable 29/05/42. Rec 72AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 30/08/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 17/09/42. Issued to CAC for DB Modifications 01/11/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex CAC 10/12/42. Issued 4 Sqn RAAF 07/01/43. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF 09/01/43 at Berry Strip. No details on 1943-1945 Service, but held by 4Sqn RAAF during period. Coded QE-F 1944, but was it QE-U later in 1945? Bomb damage in operations 21/02/45, when Sqn Ldr B Todd Serv#567 pulled out too slowly when releasing 40lb Fragmentation bombs in the Dague Area. Rec 5RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 18/05/45. Rec 4 Sqn ex 5RSU 29/05/45. Rec 5RSU ex 4 Sqn 27/08/45. Rec 11Communications Unit ex 5RSU 11/10/45. Advised RAAF HQ that aircraft was not fit to ferry to mainland Australia 26/11/45. Approval to convert to components on site 18/12/45. SOC 18/12/45.
A20-508 CA-9 709 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Allocated 23Sqn RAAF20/01/42 , cancelled 23/01/42. Rec OTU 23/02/42. Ground accident 23/03/42 when wind gust caused when installing replacement mainplane. Damage to mainplane and fuselage. Repaired. Rec 2OTU ex OTU (now 1 OTU) as part of third Batch of aircraft delivered to 2OTU Mildura on 09/04/42. Accident on landing at Port Pirie on 29/04/42 during high winds when the aircraft struck a concrete tie down block damaging port mainplane and gear. Pilot, Sgt B Page was not injured. Repaired and in service 29/06/42. Accident 23/12/42 at Mildura when after landing, aircraft collided with Steam Roller. Pilot, Sgt C E Miller was not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 11/02/46.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.
A20-509 CA-9 710 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Rec OTU 23/02/42. Accident 05/03/42 Sale Victoria when on landing the aircraft collided with flagged 44 gallon Drum. Damage to Starboard aileron. Pilot, Sgt A McKenzie -King Serv#408587 not injured. Allocated to 2OTU 09/04/42 and issued to ANA for repairs 13/04/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1OTU 11/05/42. Accident 16/01/43 when aircraft due to engine failure made a forced landing at Lechero Station near Mildura. Pilot, Sgt D B Davies not injured. Repaired. Accident 19/10/43 when on night landing at Mildura aircraft swung in cross winds struck a parked truck near runway. Pilot F/Sgt H J Walsh. NFDs. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44.Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 15/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec 1AD ex Det B for conversion to components. SOC 17/12/51.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-509

A20-510 CA-9 711 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Rec OTU 23/02/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1OTU 11/05/42. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44.Rec 7AD (later CMU)ex 2OTU 18/01/46.Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CMU 28/03/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec 1AD ex Det B for conversion to components. SOC 17/12/51.
A20-511 CA-9 712 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/01/42. Issued 5Sqn RAAF 10/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 5Sqn RAAF 25/01/43. Accident 04/07/44 when electrical control box caused fire when in flight at 5000feet near Uranquinty. Damage to fuselage. Aircraft made forced landing. Crew, F/O Uttley and LAC J H Cunliffe Serv# 440141 not injured. Rec Clyde Engineering 23/07/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 31/10/44. Issued 457Sqn RAAF 06/11/44. Ground accident Broken Hill 08/11/44, when aircraft caught fire when engine started on ferry flight. Damage to fabric on port side. Pilot, W/O W Clifford Serv#413963 2AP not injured. Held by 5CRD for 2AP 19/11/44. Rec 1AD ex 2AP 19/12/44. Not repaired to flying standard. Converted to Instructional Airframe #13 23/01/45. Held at CFS East Sale 07/02/49. Allocated RAAF Station East Sale ex CFS 03/08/50. Last known location 26/09/56 East Sale. NFDs.
Wirraway A20-511 is displayed as A20-502 at Ballarat Aviation Museum

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-511

A20-512 CA-9 713 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/01/42. Issued to 5Sqn (Co-op) RAAF 10/03/42. Accident 1530 hours 01/04/42 at Benalla Aerodrome when A20-512 piloted by W/O F A Watchorn collided with A20-502 piloted by P/O Dickson on take-off whilst trying to avoid landing aircraft, A32-2. Damage to tail of aircraft. Repaired. Accident 31/05/42 when the aircraft struck Hi-power electrical lines in flight when making a dummy run over Petrie Strip near Brisbane, following a flight from Toowoomba. Pilot, Sgt S R Cater not injured. Damage to port main plane and aileron. Repaired. Issued to 75Sqn F RAAF on loan at Lowood for Kitty-Bomber conversion course 26/06/42. Returned 03/07/42. In service 5Sqn. Rec 7SFTS ex 5Sqn 25/01/43. Accident 1250 Hrs 09/11/44 when the aircraft made a forced landing 10 miles north east of Boort during navigation exercise following engine failure. Pilot, LAC C C Bailey Serv#443650 ok. Issued Clyde Engineering for repairs and overhaul 04/12/44. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 02/04/45. Rec AGS ex 2AD 09/04/45. REc AGS SR U/E 28/05/45. With AGS Storage West Sale 17/08/45. Rec Air Armament School (AAS) 30/08/46. Issued SHQ Flight West Sale ex AAS 27/03/47. Rec CAC ex SHQ West Sale by road. Rec Point Cook Base Squadron ex CAC 31/07/50. In service with 1AFTS Point Cook 1950-1952. Accident when aircraft crashed into sea 2.5 miles south east of mouth of Little River, Corio Bay during the day, 15/8/1952. Captain of aircraft - Flight Lieutenant T D Fitzsummons Serv#02357 and Trainee Pilot P Schell Serv# A37587 were both killed. SOC 29/09/52.
A20-513 CA-9 714 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/01/42. Rec 5Sqn (Co-op) RAAF 23/03/42. Accident 28/11/42 striking ant hill on landing at Toogoolowah Qld. Damaged tyre. Repaired. In service 1942-19463 Coded BF-P from March 43. Rec 13ARD ex 5Sqn 26/10/43.Rec 5Sqn ex 13ARD 13/04/44. Accident 1530hrs 04/05/44 near Tolga, Queensland, aircraft crashed. Crew, F/O F A Mitchell and F/O Percy T Jeffery Serv#205655 both killed. SOC 19/04/44.
A20-514 CA-9 715 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/01/42. Issued 5Sqn (Co-op) RAAF 25/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 5Sqn RAAF 25/01/43. No accidents to 1946. Selected post war use 22/03/46. To be stored Cat D 01/12/46. Stored as Cat C Uranquinty. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 16/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex 1AD 06/12/48. Rec Point Cook ex CAC 01/12/49. Rec Base Sqn 1BSTS Point Cook 23/06/51.Held General Reserve (GR) Point Cook 17/07/58. This aircraft had no accidents in service. SOC 30/10/58 following recovery of certain items.
A20-515 CA-9 716 Rec 1AD ex CAC 25/01/42. Allocated 24Sqn RAAF 23/01/42. Allocated 5Sqn (Co-op) RAAF 24/01/42. Issued 5Sqn (Co-op) RAAF 10/03/42. With 5Sqn destroyed when a 7Sqn Hudson collided with this aircraft on landing at Laverton 26/03/42. A20-527 on issue to USAFIA was also damaged. That Hudson was A16-139 Coded "G". Accident occurred during bad weather and poor visibility, when forced landing 26/03/42 near Croydon Victoria. Hudson Crew F/O A E Adams Serv#692P/O B L Hancock Serv#406481(Injured ribs), Sgt B R Bright Serv#407841 and Sgt B K Chandler Serv#21351. No crew were in A20-515 and A20-527. Aircraft was a total write-off. SOC 19/04/42.
A20-516 CA-9 717 Received 1AD ex CAC 27/01/42 and allocated to 23Sqn 28/01/42. Fitted with Armour and self sealing tanks and finally issued to 23Sqn 06/04/42. Forced landing on 11/05/42 with damage to port and starboard flaps and centre section skin damage at Archerfield. Repaired and in service 23Sqn 20/04/42. Issued to 3AD ex 23Sqn 12/08/42. 16/08/42 in flight loss of oil and returned to 3AD 27/08/42. Allocated and issued to 24Sqn by 14/09/42. 17/01/43 force landed at Richmond Airbase damaging airscrew, oil cooler and Flaps. Pilot was F/O H R Baldwin Ser#2624 and WAG was P/O F W Walsh Ser#34685 were un-injured. 28/03/43 involved in Mid Air Collision during formation practice in adverse weather near Chipping Norton NSW with A20-104. A20-516 was cut in half. Pilot was Sgt. G R Campbell Ser#420137 who managed to bail out, but struck his head on falling debris and was killed. Passenger was F/O T Britten A& ASD Serv#06505, 1 Fighter Sector who was slightly injured during collision made a successful bale out into a small paddock. Received 2AD ex 24Sqn 05/04/43 and approved for conversion 16/04/43.
A20-517 CA-9 718 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/01/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/04/42. Allocated CAC for D/B modifications 01/09/42. Rec 23 Sqn ex CAC 04/10/42. Rec 3AD ex 23 Sqn 15/10/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 24/10/42. Rec 12RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 06/11/42. Allocated ANA ex 12RSU 08/12/42. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex ANA 07/01/43. Coded BF-R. Accident 08/04/43 when making circuits of drome, the pilot made his landing and whilst taxying, made wide birth of another aircraft and struck boundary fence with port wing. Crew, P/O R Mac. Stewart Serv#408505 and Passenger P/O A R Reek. Repaired. Accident 12/09/44 when aircraft ground looped on landing at Mareeba. Damage to airscrew and starboard mainplane. Pilot; P/O J B McLean not injured. Repaired. Accident 11.30hrs 06/11/44, when the aircraft swung off the runway, due to severe crosswind after landing at Mareeba Aerodrome from a flight from Cairns. Despite pilot trying to avert collision with A27-1, it struck both the aircraft and fleeing crew, killing two personnel from 5 Communications Unit who were serving their 5CU Vengeance, A27-1. They were F/OFF R. McTier and WOFF N. J. Burns. Another 5CU member, F/Sgt Hadden dropped down and let aircraft pass over his body, suffering only abrasions. Crew of Wirraway A20-517; F/O Christian Rassmussen Serv#33273 and Captain I W Hill Serv#QX4609 AIF (1ALG) suffered minor injuries. (2 Photos held post incident) Aircraft Rec by 6CRD 30/11/44. SOC 09/01/45.
A20-518 CA-9 719 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/01/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/04/42. Accident 03/05/42 on takeoff , with aircraft damaging port mainplane after hitting flag pole on take-off. Accident 1705hrs 12/05/42 when aircraft suffered engine failure, resulting in pilot making a forced landing at mouth of Pimpama River, south of Brisbane, Queensland. Crew; P/O R S Osment and F/Sgt J N Cain Serv#4419 were not injured. Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 25/05/42. Repaired at 3AD. Taxying accident with 3AD on test, 21/10/42 Amberley. Crew, P/O R H Drabsch not injured. Repaired. Rec 2AD ex 3AD 06/11/42. Rec 3CF ex 2AD 11/01/43. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 3CF 14/02/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 03/08/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AP 07/08/44. Tfr 5SFTS Storage 10/10/45 to 1FTS. Tfr GTU (Ground Training Unit, Wagga) ex 1FTS 08/04/46. Approval to convert to Instr Airframe #18 20/01/47.SOC RMIT 22/09/58.
A20-519 CA-9 720 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/01/42. Issued 4Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/03/42. Coded with 4Sqn "D" Letter. Accident 05/05/42 Canberra when taxying during test, right brake seized causing aircraft to tip on airscrew. Slight damage. Pilot may have been P/O E I found. NFDs. Repaired. Flown to Port Moresby 02/11/42 by F/O T H Saunders and F/Sgt C Hadley in No 2 Flight from Kingaroy Qld. Flown by P/O J S Archer and F/O A K Avery on Recce over Gona 20/11/42. Operational Loss 1100 hrs 21/11/42 on survey landing a Wairopi Strip when aircraft struck soft patch on strip and loss lift, causing it to stall and loose lift halfway along runway, causing a fast involuntary landing run past the end of strip and then striking trees at 80 miles per hour. Aircraft came to rest on nose and port wing. Crew; F/O T H Saunders and F/Sgt D E W Bains Serv#21899 slightly injured. Despite this, both crew trekked back to Kokoda. They were collected individually by two 4 Sqn Wirraways on the 24/11/42 in A20-183 and A20-176 and ferried back to Berry Strip. The airframe was to be salvaged by 15RSU. Rec administratively 15RSU 30/11/42. SOC insitu 31/05/43.
A20-520 CA-9 721 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/01/42. Issued 22Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 30/03/42. Accident 1645hrs 01/05/42 on landing at Richmond Aerodrome NSW. Whilst avoiding another un-identified aircraft on landing, the port wing struck the ground and dug in, causing the aircraft to ground loop and to substantially damaged. Crew, Sgt J Hetherington Serv#415083 and Sgt K C Smith Serv#21580 only slightly injured. Rec 2AD ex 22Sqn RAAF 04/05/42. SOC 16/05/42.
A20-521 CA-9 722 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/02/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/42. Issued 2AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 02/06/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/06/42. Delayed at Bundaberg until Rec 24Sqn RAAF Townsville 18/07/42. Rec CAC for D/B modifications 21/09/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex CAC 21/10/42. Accident 18/11/42 when participating in Dive Bombing practice at Norah Head NSW the aircraft crash landed 100 yards off shore, about one mile south of Norah Head. Crew; F/Lt Stanley Wallace Galton Serv#437 slightly injured and F/Sgt A G Burgoyne Serv#210057 not injured. SOC 10/12/42.
A20-522 CA-9 723 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/02/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF 13/03/42. Accident 19/07/42 when on landing at Ross River Strip, aircraft collided with wandering cow on strip. Pilot; F/Lt S J Richardson not injured, though cow would have been. Rec 1 RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 10/09/42. Rec 24 Sqn ex 1RSU 25/09/42. Rec CAC ex 24 Sqn RAAF for D/B Modifications 25/10/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex CAC 09/11/42. Issued 4 Sqn RAAF ex 24Sqn RAAF 07/01/43. Accident on landing at Berry Strip on end of ferry flight 09/01/43. Crew; F/O Faine and P/O Burgoyne not injured. Repaired. Rec 1RSU ex 4 Sqn RAAF 26/10/43. Rec 9CU (Communications Unit) RAAF 04/11/43. Rec 15ARD ex 9CU for overhaul 02/11/44. Rec 9CU ex 15ARD 19/05/44. Rec 15ARD 04/09/44. Accident 1515hrs 04/09/44 when aircraft was being used for travel flight from Wards to Terapo in connection with a salvage of Anson MG846, when a forced landing was made just beyond of the southern end of Wards Strip, Port Moresby due to engine failure. Crew; F/O D G Raffen Serv#416352 and Passenger, F/O H J Neville Serv#3789 (Engineering Officer) were not injured. SOC 14/12/44.
A20-523 CA-9 724 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/02/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF 13/03/42. Accident 09/07/42 on landing at Townsville when aircraft struck ground heavily, causing undercarriage to collapse. Pilot, Sqn Ldr J Dowling not injured. Issued to 12RSU ex 24Sqn.Repaired.Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 18/10/42. Accident 1030Hrs 24/02/43 when aircraft crashed into Lake Munmorah NSW and was immersed in 14 feet of water. Crew; Sgt H McN Oliver Serv#401717 and passenger Cpl B W Haven Serv#36983 both slightly injured. SOC 22/03/43. (Aircraft remains may still be there as there is no record of salvage).
A20-524 CA-9 725 REc 1AD ex CAC 09/02/42. Rec SHQ Flight Bankstown ex 1AD 16/02/42. Accident 26/02/42 when 2nd Lt Gallagher USAAC 7thPS/49thPG forced landed Wirraway A20-524 and had under carriage collapsed at Bankstown, Aerodrome. Issued ANA ex SHQ Bankstown for repairs 04/03/42. Rec 2AD ex ANA 17/08/42.Issued SQH Richmond 24/08/42. Allocated and Rec 54Sqn RAF 25/09/42. Rec SHQ Flight Richmond ex 54 Sqn RAF 01/12/42. Accident 22/05/43, during take off at Richmond during poor conditions, pilot tried to make precautionary landing but crashed. Crew; P/O J I Righetti not injured. Rec 2AD ex SHQ Richmond 07/06/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 2AD 18/06/43. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 03/12/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AP 23/12/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 22/03/44. Accident 1140hrs 03/07/44 when A20-325 by Sgt P I Anwyl Serv#442319 was carrying out a section attack on A20-524, piloted by Sgt S G Johnstone Serv#118059, 14 miles NNW of Mildura Aerodrome. Sgt P I Anwyl (A20-325)was killed, but Sgt S G Johnstone baled out successfully. Both aircraft were destroyed. SOC 10/08/44.
A20-525 CA-9 726 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/02/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/03/42. Accident 11/06/42 when aircraft was damaged by a landing symbol (Actually a tree causing damage to the Starboard leading edge and mainplane) on landing at Townsville. Pilot; Sgt S C Havard Serv#403868 (Ex 75Sqn F the previous month) not injured. Rec 12RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 16/07/42. Rec 24Sqn ex 12RSU 11/08/42. Accident 07/09/42 whilst carrying out night landing at Moruya, aircraft swung off strip colliding with obstacles. Pilot; Sgt R R Bladwell not injured (Previously on the 03/09/42 , he had also damaged his aircraft in a night landing in A20-98 at Bankstown). Rec 7RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 23/09/42. Rec 2AD ex 7RSU 05/10/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 15/11/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn RAAF 18/02/43. Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 28/03/43. Rec AA&S (Aircraft Armament School later AAGS) ex 24Sqn RAAF 18/06/43. In service with AAGS until 26/08/45. Stored CMU Nhill. Rec 7AD ex CMU Nhill Cat C 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. (Pic held per 24Sqn with GR Code in flight early 1943, wavy camo)
A20-526 CA-9 727 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/02/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF 13/03/42. Rec 2AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 12/08/42. Rec 24sqn RAAF ex 2AD 26/08/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn RAAF 11/02/43. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 11/03/43. On 24 Sqn strength ex 2AD 17/05/43.Rec 2OTU ex 24 Sqn RAAF 20/06/43.Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Accident 1430 hrs 20/09/44 some 7 miles south of Narromine NSW, when aircraft crashed after a mid-air collision with Wirraway A20-120 whilst involved in a 12 aircraft formation exercise. A20-526 immediately went out of control after being struck in the airscrew by A20-120's starboard wing (which broke off) and that F/O Rupert Henry William Gregory Serv#401944(the Instructor pilot) survived, following bailing out and F/O John Allen Walton Serv#16671 was killed. After F/O Gregory bailed out, (refer accident report) it was seen that F/O Walton attempted to force land the powerless A20-526, however aircraft stalled and nose dived from 2000 feet. Pilot of A20-120, Sgt A R Collins Serv#439746, was killed. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 02/10/44. SOC 22/10/44.
A20-527 CA-9 728 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/02/42. Rec SHQ Bankstown RAAF 16/02/42. On loan to USAAC (Used by 7thPS/49thPG at the time). Accident and severely damaged when when 7Sqn Hudson collided with this aircraft on landing at Croydon 26/03/42. Also damaged was A20-525. That Hudson was A16-139 Coded "G". Accident occurred during bad weather and poor visibility, when forced landing. Hudson Crew F/O A E Adams Serv#692P/O B L Hancock Serv#406481(Injured ribs), Sgt B R Bright Serv#407841 and Sgt B K Chandler Serv#21351. No crew were in A20-515 and A20-527. Rec 1AD ex SHQ Bankstown 06/04/42. Allocated 7SFTS ex 1AD 24/04/42. Canc. Allocated SHQ Laverton for USAAF Sqn use ex 1AD 28/04/42.Issued SHQ Laverton 18/06/42. Note per card 13/05/43, that it was used by 43rdBG and 8th Material Sqn whilst at Laverton into 1943 and was still held by USAAC (USAAF). Held by HQ Flight 5AAF Archerfield 31/08/43. NFDs.

Wirraway A20-527

A20-528 CA-9 729 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/02/42. Rec SHQ Flight Williamtown 14/02/42. Used by USAAC 9th Pursuit Sqn/49th Pursuit Group at Williamtown 14/02/42 to 13/04/42 . Allocated 2CF(Communications Flight) ex SHQ Williamtown for exclusive use by USAFIA 16/05/42. Used by USAAF 5th Fighter Command's OTU for conversion training of new P-40 Pilots for 4 weeks from 27/08/42. Accident 20/08/42 at Williamtown when 2nd Lt J L Rowe made a 90 degree turn on finals with flaps and gear down, causing aircraft to spin in. No records of when 4OTU(Unit where A20-528 was transferred to 2AD from) obtained aircraft (perhaps abandoned after 5FC OTU moved to Townsville late August 1942). Aircraft approved for conversion 12/01/43 at 2AD due to condition following crash of 2nd Lt J L Rowe.
A20-529 CA-9 730 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/02/42. Issued SHQ Flight Williamtown for USAFIA (US Armed Forces in Australia) use 14/02/42. Issued 2 Communications Flight (CF) ex SHQ Williamtown for exclusive use by USAFIA. Allocated for AM OTU (American Fighter OTU Townsville) 27/08/42. A/c crashed on route 08/09/42.NFDs. Rec 2AD ex AM OTU Williamtown 08/10/42 without airscrew and log books. Allocated 457Sqn RAAF 15/10/42. Allocation cancelled 17/12/42. Repairs completed at 2AD for ferrying 28/12/42. Issued 7SFTS ex 2AD 05/01/43. Accident 1000hrs 26/02/43 when aircraft was forced landed four miles north of Sunbury due to broken reduction gear in engine. Crew, Sqn Ldr B S Kearney and F/Sgt G P Clarke not injured. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 7SFTS 03/05/43. Rec 7SFTS ex Clyde 25/06/43. In service 7SFTS until 1945. Rec AGS ex 7SFTS 27/04/45. Issued AGS Storage West Sale 14/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal 11/11/47. (Special Reserve) 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 (Newmarket)22/05/56.
A20-530 CA-9 731 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/02/42. Rec 1OTU ex 1AD 23/03/42 (One of 17 Wirraways on strength). Accident 02/04/42 when landing at Sale, pilot forgot to lower landing gear. Pilot, Sgt H Launder Serv#405629 not injured. Repaired. Rec 2OTU ex 1OTU 15/04/42. Accident 1130hrs 21/04/42 when aircraft stalled on landing, striking port wing tip, aileron and airscrew at Port Pirie. Pilot, P/O AT Smith not injured. Repaired. Accident 07/06/42 at Mildura when pilot of A20-199, Sgt K Gillard, swung and struck starboard mainplane of A20-530, piloted by P/O T W Williams. No injuries. Repaired by the 22/06/42. Accident 0710hrs 24/04/43 near Mildura whilst engaged in a section combat, collided with A20-451. Crew of A20-451, Sgt C M Cripps Serv#410955 and F/Lt E K Kildey (injured slightly)bailed out with aircraft crashing into a vineyard near Mildura. Crew of damaged 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. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 2OTU 09/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex Clyde 13/07/43.Rec 5SFTS ex 2OTU 01/12/43. Transferred 5SFTS SR (Service Reserve) 16/04/45. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS SR 07/05/45. Due to War's end, not overhauled by Clyde. Issued 2CRD ex Clyde 14/12/45. Approved to be converted to components 17/04/46. Converted to components 22/11/48.
A20-531 CA-9 732 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. Accident 29/05/42 when aircraft ground looped after heavy landing, breaking off starboard Oleo leg at Forrest Hill. Pilot, LAC A R White Serv#413102 not injured. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS 07/09/42. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 10/01/43. Rec 7SFTS ex 2AP 10/01/43. Issued storage AFRU SR 19/01/45. Rec CFS ex AFRU SR 28/04/45. Rec Point Cook ex CFS 27/05/46. Rec CFS ex Point Cook 26/07/46. Rec Point Cook store ex CFS 17/09/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Point Cook Store 21/07/49. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 30/05/50 for use by 1FTS. Accident 30/07/51 on landing at Point Cook. Crew, F/Lt J Grime and T/pilot R A Russell not injured. Minor repairs. Accident 20/11/51 Kapooka Army Training Grounds NSW when aircraft damaged on landing. Pilot, Cadet E? A Board, injured. NFDs. Airframe removed and Rec 1AD 26/12/51. Held U/S 1AD 02/06/55. Authorised and approved conversion of residue to scrap 21/08/56.
A20-532 CA-9 733 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/02/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF at Archerfield 06/04/42. Accident the next day when aircraft stalled and crashed 2 miles north of Toowoomba Aerodrome 07/04/42. Crew, Pilot, Sgt Robert Eric Fraser Serv#405304 and Sgt James Alexander Mant Serv#5799 Observer were killed. Sgt Fraser's parents lived in Holberton Street,Toowoomba not far from the crash. Converted to components 25/04/42. (Fuselage Fabric held in Toowoomba 2008, Photo held).
A20-533 CA-9 734 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/02/42. Rec 23Sqn RAAF at Archerfield 06/04/42. Rec 10RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 21/08/42. Rec 3AD ex 10RSU 30/08/42. Issued 23Sqn RAAF 24/09/42. Issued CAC for D/B modifications 10/11/42. Rec 23 Sqn ex CAC 16/12/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 09/01/43. Accident 0930hrs 06/04/43 when aircraft made forced landing 100 yards off shore some 4 miles north west of Kapa Kapa PNG. The crew were taken off by native canoe and returned to unit the following day. Crew; F/O K J Ranson Serv#412267 and Navigator Sgt J L Coulston Serv#19712 were not injured. Issued 15ARD ex 4 Sqn RAAF. Approved conversion insitu 03/05/43.
A20-534 CA-9 735 Rec 23/02/42 1AD ex CAC. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/03/42. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF Darwin ex 5SFTS 09/03/42. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 21/01/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 06/02/43. Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/05/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 12/06/43. Rec 8OTU ex 4OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Accident 15/12/44 aircraft made forced wheels up landing after losing starboard wheel on take off at Mildura due to bearing failure. Pilot, F/Lt A K Neill not injured. Repaired. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex Mildura 28/03/46. Stored Cat C Tocumwal. Aircraft damaged in hanger by Storm 12/05/47. Converted to components with residue to DAP 13/12/49. SOC 20/01/50.
A20-535 CA-9 736 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/02/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/03/42. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF Darwin ex 5SFTS 09/03/42. Accident 11/12/42 when aircraft during night landing blew starboard tyre near end of landing run. Pilot, F/Lt J C Black not injured. Repaired. Accident 1605hrs 01/04/43 during a training formation flight 25 miles south of Adelaide River NT when aircraft spun into the ground some 4 miles south of the Goodilla Railway Siding after breaking formation from approximately 2500ft. Crew; SGT K.E. Spedding Serv#412205 (Pilot) and SGT W.S. Walker Serv#405946 (Wireless Op/Air Gunner), were both killed. Both were buried on the 02/04/43 at the Adelaide River War Cemetery in RD2 and RD3 sections. SOC 05/05/43.
A20-536 CA-9 737 Rec 1AD ex CAC 25/02/42. Allocated 5SFTS 04/03/42. Canc. Allocated Aircraft Performance Test Flight 1AD 13/04/42. Accident 0950hrs 02/06/42 at Point Cook Bombing range, Werribee Vic, when at 4400ft engine failure forced pilot to make forced landing in field. Crew; Sgt D H Bennett Serv#413065 and AC1 B L C Stevens Serv#5572 were not injured. Repaired. Accident 02/12/42 forcing pilot to make a emergency landing at Wooloomanatta Aerodrome when engine pressure dropped. Pilot again was Sgt D H Bennett Serv#413065 who was not injured. Repaired. Accident 08/06/43 when aircraft was ground looped on landing at Fisherman Bend, Vic on dusk. Pilot, Sqn Ldr J J Holden not injured. Allocated CAC 09/06/43. Rec 1AD ex CAC 17/08/43. Issued 1APU ex APT Flight 1AD 20/12/43. Rec Point Cook Reserve Storage ex 1APU 05/08/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex Pt Cook SR 19/02/46. Cat C storage Det B 1AD Tocumwal 17/08/48. Held 31/01/51 Det B 1AD Tocumwal. Rec CAC for overhaul ex Det B Tocumwal 02/11/51. Rec Point Cook 1FTS ex CAC 14/05/52. Accident 05/11/53 on landing at Point Cook aerodrome. Pilot: Plt Off W B Pollock Serv#022397 not injured. Repaired. Accident 14/11/55 when aircraft made a forced landing at Savernake some 25 miles NW of Tocumwal. Pilot, Air Cadet O G Worth. Serv#A25035 . The aircraft was taking part in a navigation exercise from Point Cook to Wagga. Allocated Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1FTS 25/11/55. Approval to convert to components 13/03/56. Conversion completed 09/06/57. Scrap31/05/57 Tocumwal.
A20-537 CA-9 738 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/02/42. Issued 5Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/03/42. Accident 20/03/42 at Laverton when aircraft was parked in hanger, it was damaged by a out of controlled truck which struck the hanger doors. One of the doors struck the rear of the aircraft. Rudder and tab damaged. Repaired. In service with 5 Sqn 1942-1943. Coded BF-S in 1943. Mid Air Accident 1400hrs 22/08/43 when the A20-537 and A20-549 were performing air combat practice some 5 miles east of the 110 degree strip near Mareeba, QLD. After climbing to 8000 feet A20-537 was overtaking A20-549 and slid underneath while A20-549 was performing a break away. The pilot of A20-549 throttled back expecting A20-537 to overshoot, but in doing so, A20-537 splurged up colliding with A20-549's starboard wing. The pilot of A20-537 felt something striking his tail as his aircraft went above A20-549. A20-537 went into a spin, forcing the pilot to bale out. Pilot, F/O John S Archer Serv#409285 was not injured. (Note: Pilot of A20-103 that shot down the only Zero by a Wirraway on 26/12/42) The pilot of A20-549,F/O R R Paxton Serv#402133, now also in a spin due to damage to his starboard wing, baled out from a height of 3000 feet after trying corrective control methods. He was slightly injured. Both aircraft crashed. Airframe allotted 12RSU ex 5Sqn RAAF 24/08/43. SOC 06/09/43.
A20-538 CA-9 739 Rec 24/02/421AD ex CAC. Issued 5 Sqn RAAF 30/03/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 5Sqn RAAF 25/01/43. Accident 06/03/43 on landing, student failed to lower gear 9 miles west of Deniliquin NSW . Pilot; P/O A R Briggs and Student, LAC M R Peart Serv#418461 not injured. Damage to starboard flaps. In service 10/05/43. With 7SFTS 02/10/44. With AFRU 07/05/45. Transferred 7SFTS SR 03/10/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Deniliquin 09/08/46. Rec 78 (F) Wing ex CCU(F) Williamtown 26/06/47. Allotted Cat B Storage East Sale 23/03/48. Canc Allotment 28/04/48. Offered CDC for disposal 23/08/48. Allotted School of Land/Air Warfare for destruction. SOC 30/11/49.
A20-539 CA-9 740 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/02/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 11/03/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 16/03/42. in service 12 Sqn RAAF. Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 26/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 04/06/43. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 4OTU for D/B modifications 09/07/43. Cancelled, returned to 4OTU ex Clyde 15/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 27/03/44. Rec 8OTU Narromine NSW ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Accident 1200hrs 19/11/44 seven miles south of Parkes NSW when the aircraft collided midair with A20-477. Pilots, F/O W P Killalea (A20-477) slightly injured after baling out and P/O A Watkins not injured (A20-539) and landed the damaged aircraft at Parkes NSW. Rec 7AD ex 8OTU 15/11/45.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. Rec CAC ex Det B 1AD 04/11/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC Fisherman Bend 08/10/54 and held Cat B Storage. Held Class 4 Status 08/08/56. Approval to to dispose 10/12/56. Residue sold to L & M Newman 31/05/57.
A20-540 CA-9 741 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/02/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 11/03/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 16/03/42. in service 12 Sqn RAAF. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 14/04/43.Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 26/04/43. Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 29/04/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 28/05/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 12/07/44. Rec 2OTU ext 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 11/02/46. 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 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-540

A20-541 CA-9 742 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/03/42. Rec SAC (School of Army Co-op) Canberra ex 1AD 18/05/42. In service SAC 1942. Accident 04/03/43 when pilot taxied out of aircraft line, having dismissed his airman on wingtip, struck airscrew of another aircraft with starboard wing tip of his aircraft. Pilot, P/O R M Ellis not injured. Aircraft repaired. Accident 26/07/44 when landing at Canberra, aircraft ground looped. Pilot; F/O G T Harrison not injured. Repaired and held on strength 1945. 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.
A20-542 CA-9 743 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 11/03/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 16/03/42. in service 12 Sqn RAAF. Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 16/02/43.Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 23/03/43. Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 28/04/43. Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 02/06/43. Rec 2OTU ex 4OTU 24/02/44. Rec 8OTU ext 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 15/11/45. 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 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-543 CA-9 744 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 19/03/42. Canc. Accident 2230hrs 14/12/42 at Uranquinty when A20-490 was taxying, it collided with A20-543. Pilot of A20-490, LAC Wilfred Frank Sparrow Serv#421092 was slightly injured. Damage to A20-543 was extensive. In service 11/01/43. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS 04/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex Clyde 23/06/43. In service 24/01/44. Transferred Storage 5SFTS SR 07/02/45. Held 5SFTS U/E 13/03/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec Tocumwal Det B 1AD ex Uranquinty 05/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 01/04/49. Rec 1FTS point Cook ex CAC F/B 19/12/49. Tfr Point Cook Base Sqn (PC BS) ex 1FTS 02/04/51. Rec 2AD ex PC BS by road 06/08/51. Held serviceable at 2AD 29/10/53. Rec Det B Tocumwal 09/12/53 for Cat B storage. Approval to to dispose 10/12/56. Residue sold to L & M Newman 31/05/57.
A20-544 CA-9 745 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 19/03/42. Accident 1545 hrs 02/08/42, were aircraft crashed after loosing the port wing during a practice dive bombing attack at Pine Creek in the Northern Territory. The aircraft was completely wrecked and burnt. The crew, P/O Ronald Victor Ellyard Serv#406932 and Sgt Angus Milton Nicholls Serv#32805 were both killed. Allocated 1 RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF SOC 25/08/42.
A20-545 CA-9 746 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 11/03/42. Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 19/03/42. in service 12 Sqn RAAF. Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 10/07/42.Rec 4RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 19/01/43. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4RSU 14/02/43. Accident 25/02/43 whilst on Anti-submarine patrol the aircraft forced landed in a swamp on Howard Island NT due to engine failure. The crew were F/O Cyril McPherson Serv#408697 and P/O Lindsay Hope. Both survived the accident without injury. The aircraft was salvaged and repaired on site then flown off a temporary strip built , on the 06/05/43. Issued 4RSU ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/05/43. Rec 2AD ex 4RSU 14/06/43. Used by SHQ Flight Richmond, in lieu of their own A20-99(Ex USAAF Issue) for Met Flights during period. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 20/07/43. Accident 17/08/43 when aircraft crashed near Mildura on training flight. Crew; F/O T P Power Serv#408700 and P/OM P S Dicken Serv#419115 were both killed. Issued2AD ex 2OTU 23/08/43. SOC 06/09/43.
A20-546 CA-9 747 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 19/03/42. Canc. In service 5SFTS 1942-1945. Accident 23/10/45 when aircraft made wheels up landing in field due to engine failure 7 miles north west of Uranquinty aerodrome. Pilot, F/Sgt K B Cantwell not injured. Repaired, in service 06/11/45. Transferred into 5SFTS SR. Stored at 1FTS Point Cook sometime in 1946. Rec GTU (Ground Training Unit) ex 1FTS 09/04/46. Approved conversion to Instructional Airframe #19 20/01/47. Held at RTC 07/06/51. Allocated RAAF Richmond 23/08/51. Issued RAAF Station Rathmines 01/10/51. Issued and Rec ex RAAF School of Technical Training Det A Rathmines to Det B RSTT RAAF Canberra 21/05/53. Tfr and Rec OTS Rathmines 14/01/54. Held OTS Rathmines until approved to dispose 28/05/58.
A20-547 CA-9 748 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/03/42. Returned to CAC 19/03/42 to have 2 blade airscrew replaced by three blade airscrew. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/05/42. Accident 05/08/42 when A20-542 , piloted by LAC H M Callen collided during taxying with a parked A20-447 at Uranquinty. In service 24/08/42. Accident 1715hrs 12/10/42 at Uranquinty Aerodrome when engine failed on take-off causing pilot to make wheels down forced landing. Crew; W/O G F Redman Serv#407066 and LAC L G Robinson Serv#420274 not injured. No damage. In service 5SFTS 1942-1945. In service 1FTS 05/03/46. Allocated CMU Tocumwal 28/10/47. Allocation canc 26/02/48. Rec 1Ad ex Uranquinty 05/03/48. Rec CAC F/B (Fisherman Bend) 01/04/49. Rec Point Cook ex CAC 19/12/49. Rec 1FTS ex Point Cook RS 10/03/50. Accident 16/06/50 when aircraft made a wheels up landing at Werribee Strip. Pilot, Pupil /Pilot P J S Brandon not injured. Repaired by Unit. Tfr Base Squadron 01/03/51. Tfr 1FTS ex PC BS 02/04/51. In service 2AFTS 1953. Accident 16/06/53 at Point Cook when wing was dropped wing tip and scrapped on forced landing. Pilot P/Pilot D A Oswald not injured. Accident 24/06/53 when pilot made forced landing some 17 miles north of Cressy with wheels up after engine failure. Severe damage. Pilot, P/P H L Darby injured. Airframe only, Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 15/08/53. Held Cat C Tocumwal 01/07/54.Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.Under Restoration Lavington NSW.
A20-548 CA-9 749 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/03/42. Rec OTU 23/03/42. Issued 2OTU ex 1OTU 13/04/42. In service 2OTU 1942-1944. Accident 24/04/44 when engine failed immediately on take -off at Mildura Aerodrome forcing the pilot to make a wheels up landing. Instructor Pilot, F/Lt Adrian Goldsmith DFC. DFM. (Spitfire Ace) Serv#402500 not injured. Repaired by unit. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 13/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec CMU Tocumwal 28/03/46. Held Cat C 17/08/48. Rec 1AD ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal for conversion to components 18/12/51. SOC 18/12/51.
A20-549 CA-9 750 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/03/42. Rec 5Sqn RAAF 13/04/42. In service 5 Sqn RAAF 1942-1943. Coded BF-T 04/43. Mid Air Accident 1400hrs 22/08/43 when the A20-537 and A20-549 were performing air combat practice some 5 miles east of the 110 degree strip near Mareeba, QLD. After climbing to 8000 feet A20-537 was overtaking A20-549 and slid underneath while A20-549 was performing a break away. The pilot of A20-549 throttled back expecting A20-537 to overshoot, but in doing so, A20-537 splurged up colliding with A20-549's starboard wing. The pilot of A20-537 felt something striking his tail as his aircraft went above A20-549. A20-537 went into a spin, forcing the pilot to bale out. Pilot, F/O John S Archer Serv#409285 was not injured. (Note: Pilot of A20-103 that shot down the only Zero by a Wirraway on 26/12/42) The pilot of A20-549,F/O R R Paxton Serv#402133, now also in a spin due to damage to his starboard wing, baled out from a height of 3000 feet after trying corrective control methods. He was slightly injured. Both aircraft crashed. Airframe allotted 12RSU ex 5Sqn RAAF 24/08/43. SOC 06/09/43.
A20-550 CA-9 751 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/03/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/03/42. In service 5SFTS 1942-1945. Accident when forced landed at Gundagai NSW (Dog on top of Tucker Box fame)09/09/42. Pilot, LAC A.R. White not injured. No damage. In service 5SFTS 1942-1945. Tfr 5SFTS SR (Service Reserve) 07/02/45. Rec 5SFTS UE 07/03/45. Tfr 5SFTS SR 02/09/45. Rec GTU(Ground Training Unit) 1FTS 09/04/46 as Instructional Airframe #20. Held RTC 07/06/51. Held RSTT Wagga 14/10/53. Tfr and Rec OTS Rathmines 14/01/54. Held OTS Rathmines until approved to dispose 28/05/58.
A20-551 CA-9 752 Rec 1AD ex CAC 16/03/42. Issued 4Sqn RAAF 29/03/42. Rec 12 Sqn RAAF 06/11/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 12 Sqn RAAF 18/11/42. Operational loss on 04/12/42 when aircraft along with another Wirraway was on Land Recce and Arty/Spotting in Buna and Gona Area landed at Popendetta to refuel. On take-off, struck a concealed stone in grass with starboard main gear. Aircraft damaged beyond repair. Crew; F/O I C Curtiss and F/Sgt H W Phillips Serv#8746 not injured. Rec 15RSU to be salvaged 11/12/42. Approved for conversion 11/02/43.
A20-552 CA-9 753 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 20/03/42. Accident 1240hrs 03/07/42, near Mangoplah Road, approximately 42 miles south east of Uranquinty NSW aircraft spun out of control and crashed. Crew; LAC Bruce Sydney McCredie Serv#413010 and LAC Cecil Teys Serv#405945 both killed. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 28/07/42. SOC 28/07/42.
A20-553 CA-9 754 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/03/42. Rec 7SFTS 20/03/42. Accident 0325hrs 19/04/42 when aircraft crashed on night take-off after hitting the tops of trees at Deniliquin NSW. Pilot; LAC F R G Strickland Serv#409249 slightly injured. SOC 04/05/42.
A20-554 CA-9 755 Rec 1Ad ex CAC 21/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 28/03/42. In service with 5 SFTS 1942-1945. Accident 1418hrs 10/09/45 when aircraft suffered an engine failure on take off at Uranquinty Aerodrome. When the Instructor pilot attempted to turn back to the airfield, the aircraft stalled and crashed 300 yards outside the northern boundary fence. Crew; F/Lt N.B. Everett Serv#409791 (Pilot) and Sgt Maxwell Peck Serv#438265 both killed. SOC18/10/45. Photos held of accident and Report. Aircraft trainer Yellow overall with Black side number "554" . Eng#342.
A20-555 CA-9 756 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 09/04/42. Accident 02/06/42 when A20-505 was taxied into 12 Sqn RAAF A20-232 at taxy post. Pilot, LAC R L McMinn Serv#412646 not injured. Damage to Port Mainplane of A20-232 and Airscrew of A20-555. Repaired. In service 5SFTS 1942-1945. Tfr 5SFTS SR 16/04/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 13/04/51. Approval to convert to components 30/10/51. SOC30/10/51.
A20-556 CA-9 757 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 28/03/42. Accident 17/04/42 when pilot made precautionary landing with wheels up when he became lost and short of fuel near Harden NSW. Pilot; LAC J W Scott Serv#404939 not injured. Repaired and in service 04/05/42. REc 75 F Sqn RAAF for night flying training 16/11/42. Accident 1450Hrs 29/12/42 at Breddan Strip FNQ, when after making three point landing, the starboard oleo slowly folded with right wing tip touching the ground, pilot eased aircraft off strip. Pilot, Sgt H R Sly 75 Sqn RAAF not injured. Rec 10RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 31/12/42.Rec 12RSU ex 10RSU 11/07/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 12RSU 12/08/43.In service 5SFTS 1943-1945. With 1FTS 01/03/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 13/04/51. Approval to convert to components 30/10/51. Held Cat C Det B Tocumwal 22/04/53. Held Cat C Det B Tocumwal 10/12/56. Scrapped and SOC 31/05/57.
A20-557 CA-9 758 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/03/42. Rec 7SFTS 30/03/42. Issued CAC for D/B Modifications 18/10/42. Issued 7SFTS ex CAC 09/11/42. Rec 4OTU ex 7SFTS 23/11/42. Accident 01/03/43 when undercarriage failed to lower on landing at Tamworth Aerodrome. Aircraft made wheels up landing. Pilot, Sgt J L K Andrews not injured. Issued CFS ex 4OTU 03/03/43. Repaired. Rec 4OTU ex CFS 20/03/43. Accident 23/02/44 when engine failed on take off at Williamtown aerodrome, forcing the pilot to force land. Pilot, F/Sgt J N Walsh not injured. Issued to Clyde Engineering for repairs and overhaul 01/03/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 04/08/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 2AP 07/08/44. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec CFS SR (Central Flying School Service Reserve) ex AFRU SR 28/04/45. Tfr Pt Cook Res ex CFS SR 15/10/45. Rec 7AD ex Pt Cook for Storage 11/02/46. To be stored Cat C 01/10/46, Det B 1AD Tocumwal. Upgraded Cat B 01/07/49. Rec 78 Wing ex Tocumwal 25/07/49. Rec CAC ex 78Wing 11/04/50. Rec 21 Sqn CAF ex CAC Fisherman Bend 22/11/50. Accident Werribee Satellite Strip 30/07/51 when aircraft stalled on landing. Damage to mainplane, centre section and airscrew. Crew, P/O M Cottee and F/Lt B Costello(CAF) slightly injured. Repaired by unit. In service 05/03/53. Accident 17/09/55 when aircraft forced landed with wheels up at Laverton RAAF Base. Pilot, Cadet W M Kennedy Serv#A310402 not injured. In service 1955/56 21Sqn CAF. Accident 16/02/56 when aircraft scrapped wing on landing at Laverton. Pilot, F/O J A Payne Serv#A035028 not injured. Held servable 21Sqn CAF 14/12/56. The aircraft had Kangaroo Roundels applied 1956. Held U/R 21Sqn CAF 12/12/58. Rec 1AD Tocumwal 29/01/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold 09/12/59 and delivered to the R. H. Grant Trading Company on 12/02/60.
A20-558 CA-9 759 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/03/42. Rec 7SFTS 30/03/42. Issued CAC for D/B Modifications 18/10/42. Issued 7SFTS ex CAC 09/11/42. Rec 4OTU ex 7SFTS 23/11/42. Accident 01/03/43 when undercarriage failed to lower on landing at Tamworth Aerodrome. Aircraft made wheels up landing. Pilot, Sgt J L K Andrews not injured. Issued CFS ex 4OTU 03/03/43. Repaired. Rec 4OTU ex CFS 20/03/43. Accident 23/02/44 when engine failed on take off at Williamtown aerodrome, forcing the pilot to force land. Pilot, F/Sgt J N Walsh not injured. Issued to Clyde Engineering for repairs and overhaul 01/03/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 04/08/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 2AP 07/08/44. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec CFS SR (Central Flying School Service Reserve) ex AFRU SR 28/04/45. Tfr Pt Cook Rec ex CFS SR 15/10/45. Rec 7AD ex Pt Cook for Storage 11/02/46. To be stored Cat C 01/10/46, Det B 1AD Tocumwal. Upgraded Cat B 01/07/49. Rec 78 Wing ex Tocumwal 25/07/49. Rec CAC ex 78Wing 11/04/50. Rec 21 Sqn CAF ex CAC Fisherman Bend 22/11/50. Accident Werribee Satellite Strip 30/07/51 when aircraft stalled on landing. Damage to mainplane, centre section and airscrew. Crew, P/O M Cottee and F/Lt B Costello (CAF) slightly injured. Repaired by unit. In service 05/03/53. Accident 17/09/55 when aircraft forced landed with wheels up at Laverton RAAF Base. Pilot, Cadet W M Kennedy Serv#A310402 not injured. In service 1955/56 21Sqn CAF. Accident 16/02/56 when aircraft scrapped wing on landing at Laverton. Pilot, F/O J A Payne Serv#A035028 not injured. Held servable 21Sqn CAF 14/12/56. The aircraft had Kangaroo Roundels applied 1956. Held U/R 21Sqn CAF 12/12/58. Rec 1AD Tocumwal 29/01/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold 09/12/59 and delivered to the R. H. Grant Trading Company on 12/02/60.
A20-559 CA-9 760 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/03/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 30/03/42. Accident on the night of 25/06/42 when aircraft forced landed on the Mulwala Canal , one and half miles from Denniliquin Aerodrome. Crew; W/O E B Heath Serv#407059 not injured, and LAC Tristram Joseph Harper Serv# 416959 being slightly injured with concussion and abrasions. Tfr 7AD ex 7SFTS 21/07/42 with fuselage to be used as a engine stand. SOC 29/07/42.
A20-560 CA-9 761 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/03/42. Rec SHQ Flight Bankstown 30/03/42. Allocated 2AP SHQ Bankstown 08/05/42. Accident 0936hrs 13/06/42 when in circuit some three quarters of a mile from Bankstown Aerodrome, the aircraft banked and dived to the ground from 1500 feet. Crew, P/O Peter James Cust Serv#409089 and Passenger, Sgt York (USAAF), 11 Material Squadron USAFIA, both killed. SOC 15/07/42.
A20-561 CA-9 762 Rec 1Ad ex CAC 29/03/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF 04/05/42. Issued CAC for D/B Modifications ex 24Sqn RAAF 03/09/42. Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex CAC 28/09/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 24Sqn RAAF 08/10/42. In service 24 Sqn RAAF 12/10/42. Accident 1505hrs 02/12/42 when aircraft forced landed at Wambahal Aerodrome. Crew; F/Sgt F M Blenkhan Serv#408170 and P/O L J Lyne were un-injured. Repaired. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 24Sqn RAAF 09/01/43. Coded QE-B 1943. Accident 1030hrs 06/03/44 when on ferry flight from Nadzab to Berry Strip, during rain clouds was forced to make a wheels up landing on Koaru Beach, Freshwater Bay, halfway between Kerema and Terapo. Crew; F/Lt C W Fress Serv#401643 and passenger F/Lt T King Serv#411352 were both un-injured. Rec 15ARD ex 4Sqn RAAF 18/03/44. Rec 9CU(Communications Unit) ex 15ARD 23/06/44. Rec 15ARD ex 9CU 07/09/44. Allocated 5SFTS 28/09/45. Canc 04/10/45. Approval to convert to components insitu 07/01/46.
Wirraway A20-687 restored by Dick Hourigan and Ron Lee, is painted as A20-561 at RAAF Museum Point Cook Vic.
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A20-562 CA-9 763 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/03/42. Issued 23Sqn RAAF 11/05/42. Issued Ansett Airways ex 23 Sqn RAAF 10/04/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex Ansett via 23Sqn RAAF 12/04/43 for D/B modification. Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex Clyde 14/05/43. Issued 5SFTS ex 23Sqn RAAF 26/06/43. Accident 22/07/43 Uranquinty when aircraft failed to see A20-150 on port side until last moment when night taxying, hit aircraft with port wing . Crew; Sgt J H Walsh and LAC S P Joel not injured. Repaired. In service 24/08/43 to 27/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec Tocumwal Det B 1AD ex Uranquinty 10/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 31/05/49. Rec 1FTS point Cook ex CAC F/B 28/06/50. Tfr Point Cook Base Sqn (PC BS) ex 1FTS 02/04/51. Rec 2AD ex PC BS by road 06/08/51. Held serviceable at Point Cook 29/10/53. Held at point Cook until 06/03/58 until due for E service. Approval to to dispose 18/08/58. SOC 30/10/58.
A20-563 CA-9 764 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/03/42. Rec 5SFTS 06/04/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS 26/06/43 for D/B modifications. Rec 5SFTS ex Clyde 29/06/43. Accident 22/07/43 at Uranquinty when aircraft hit with port wing taxy post with starboard wing after deviating flare path on night landing. Pilot, LAC McCulloch not injured. Repaired. Accident 04/10/43 when aircraft forced landed north east of Uranquinty after pilot allowed aircraft to loose height when checking instruments; made contact with ground with airscrew. Aircraft bellied in causing substantial damage in adjacent field to strip. Pilot, LAC N O Svenson Serv#432631 not injured. Repaired and in service 22/11/43. Issued Clyde Engineering for overhaul 13/03/45. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 02/07/45. Rec 5SFTS SR ex 2AD 03/07/45. Rec 8OTU ex 5SFTS SR 02/08/45. Rec 7AD ex 8OTU 19/11/45.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec Tocumwal Det B 1AD ex Uranquinty 10/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 16/09/49. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 12/05/50. Issued 2AD ex Point Cook 10/06/52. Rec 1BFTS Point Cook ex 2AD 11/06/52. Accident 1440hrs 30/06/52 when aircraft lost power at 4000 feet and made forced landing in paddock 3 miles north east of The Rock along the Mangoplah railway line. Pilot; F/Sgt N M Woodroffe Serv#A4451 and T/Pilot G A Banfield Serv#A37553 not injured. Under going repairs 1BFTS Uranquinty until 18/09/52. In service 1BFTS 26/11/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1BFTS 06/02/57. Approval to dispose 18/08/58. Resold to CAC 25/03/60

.Wirraway A20-563

A20-564 CA-9 765 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/03/42. Allocated 5SFTS 21/05/42. Issued CAC F/b for DB Modifications 07/09/42. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 15/02/43. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC via 1AD 28/02/43. Accident 0850 hrs 18/05/44 at Uranquinty Aerodrome when A20-564 was taking off, collided with A20-612 which was taxying along the taxy strip. Crew; F/Sgt D B Benson Serv#402487 and LAC W R McKimm Serv#431327 both slightly injured. Pilot of A20-612, LAC J A MacGibbon Serv#439487 was also slightly injured. Issued 2CRD ex 5SFTS for conversion to components 25/05/44. SOC 20/05/44.
A20-565 CA-9 766 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 06/04/42. Rec CAC F/B ex 5SFTS for D/B Modifications 09/11/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC F/B 02/12/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 08/01/43. Coded QE-L April 1943. Aircraft ground straffed at Goroka Strip by Japanese aircraft 07/11/43 . Rec 15ARD ex 4Sqn RAAF 09/12/43. Approval to convert to components 16/10/44. SOC 20/10/44.
A20-566 CA-9 767 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/04/42. Rec 5SFTS 20/04/42. Accident 04/09/42 when on landing run, pilot applied brakes hard two thirds along his landing run and tipped aircraft on nose at Uranquinty Aerodrome. Pilot, LAC J H Tippett Serv#414174 not injured. Repaired and in service 14/09/42. Accident 0520 hrs 21/11/43 when aircraft struck vehicle tender when landing on flare path of the main runway at Uranquinty. Pilot, LAC R G Day Serv#435115 not injured. Driver of Tender, ACW B D L Luckman Serv#109767 was seriously injured. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 07/12/43.Converted to components and SOC 04/01/44.
A20-567 CA-9 768 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 09/04/42. Accident 27/10/42 at Uranquinty when on landing after finishing dive bombing exercises, the student pilot held off and stalled on landing in a cross wind, causing the aircraft's starboard wing to hit the ground with the aircraft ground looping 180 degrees, then damaging the port wing and aircraft engine when the aircraft flicked on its opposite side. Instructor Pilot, Sgt J G Conner , not injured, and LAC Frederick Bingemann Serv#420119 was slightly injury. Issued Clyde Engineering 12/11/42. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 18/08/43. Rec USAAF ex 2AP 26/03/43. Used by USAAF on loan FEAF 1943-1945. Rec 4CU temporarily ex USAAF 15/06/45. Allotted permanently ex USAAF to 4CU 17/07/45. Rec 7AD ex 4CU 11/02/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 15/02/52. Held special reserve Cat C. To be transferred to RAN FAA 09/02/52. Issued RANFAA 19/01/53 (6 Wirraways for spares A20-18/73/190/412/567 & 579). Never flown by RAN FAA. Aircraft inspected at Randwick and found unsuitable for use. Held Cat D at Randwick, pending conversion to components. To be BOC by 2AD ex RAN. Approval to convert to components by 2AD 27/11/53. SOC 12/03/54.
A20-568 CA-9 769 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 09/04/42. In service with 5SFTS from 1942 to 1945 without accidents. Stored Cat C 29/07/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Required post war use Cat C 17/08/48. Allocated to CMU Tocumwal for Cat C storage 08/11/48. Stayed at Uranquinty. Allocated Det B 1AD Tocumwal 31/01/51. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Approval to convert to components 30/10/51. Allocated DAP Parafield ex 1AD 02/04/52. SOC 18/05/52.
A20-569 CA-9 770 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 09/04/42. Accident 26/11/42 at Uranquinty when the pilot dropped his starboard wing on landing during gusty winds, making contact with the ground. Pilot, Sgt E D Butcher Serv#405392 and LAC J D Cowley Serv#421188 not injured. Damage to starboard mainplane and wing tip. In service 11/01/43. Accident 1320hrs 19/08/43 at Collingullie Bombing and Gunnery range when aircraft spun into ground some 100 yards to the rear of marker's shelter, following stall at 1000 feet, when turning in to attack target. Pilot, LAC S H Sturmer Serv#429460 killed. SOC 24/08/43. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 30/08/43 for conversion.
A20-570 CA-9 771 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 20/04/42. In service 1942-1945 with 5SFTS without accident. Stored Cat B 22/03/46. To be stored Cat D 29/07/46. upgraded to Cat C 01/10/46. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 05/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex 1AD 31/05/49. Rec Base Sqn Point Cook ex CAC F/B 01/03/50. Accident landing at RAAF College Point Cook Airfield on 03/11/54 Pilot: S/A/Cdt J R Batchelor Serv#A34491 not injured. Accident on landing RAAF College Point Cook 27/01/55. Pilot: Flg Off E A Palmer Serv#0216240 not injured. Accident when on a Wagga Training Detachment when taxying at Williamtown 15/11/56. Pilot, A/Cdt B Squires Serv#A216046 not injured. Placed in Storage at Point Cook 1958. Sold to CAC 02/05/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40232, cost 750 pounds. Collected from Point Cook 15/07/58 and flown to Fishermans Bend. Used by CAC as a pilot conversion trainer for the Ceres program. Marked CA9-763 on fuselage. Used radio call sigh VH-AAZ. Dismantled at end of Ceres program, parts used in various Wirraway restorations.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-570

A20-571 CA-9 772 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 20/04/42. Issued CAC Fishermans Bend for Dive Bombing Modification 21/10/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC 30/10/42. Rec 12RSU ex 7SFTS 19/12/42. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 21/12/42. Accident when taking off at Berry Strip PNG 12/01/43, when it ran into a large ditch at 12 Mile Strip Port Moresby. (Photo held of accident). NFDs. Rec 3AD ex 4 Sqn RAAF 23/02/43. Rec Clyde Engineering ex 3AD 26/03/43. Rec 5SFTS ex Clyde 30/05/43. Fitted with drogue towing equipment 24/11/43. In service 5SFTS 1943 to 1945. Allotted to 1APU 05/07/44. Allocation cancelled 28/01/45. Drogue towing gear removed by 15/04/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Required post war use Cat C 08/11/48. Allocated to CMU Tocumwal for Cat C storage 08/11/48. Stayed at Uranquinty. transferred by road to Det B 1AD Tocumwal 06/07/53. Approval to to dispose 18/02/55. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-572 CA-9 773 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 20/04/42. Issued CAC F/B for Dive Bombing Modifications ex 7SFTS 16/11/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC F/B 14/12/42. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 12/01/43. Coded QE-H 04/43. Rec 13ARD ex 4 Sqn RAAF 17/06/43 as A46 Boomerangs came on strength. Allocated 5Sqn RAAF as replacement for A20-274. Canc. Issued 7SFTS ex 13ARD 20/10/43. Accident 22/10/43 Charleville. NFDs. Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 07/11/43. Held 3AD but not repaired due to workload of unit. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 3AD 16/06/44. Rec 2Ap ex Clyde 21/11/44. Issued to 80Sqn RAAF ex 2AP 27/11/44. Canc, ret 2AP. Rec 452Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/12/44. Allocated 14ARD ex 452Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 87Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 18/01/45.Ground accident 19/04/45 when engine caught fire on start up. Pilot, F/Lt G Lundberg Serv#404607 and F/Lt Baily not injured. Engine change. Accident 0930hrs 22/06/45 Coomallie when aircraft veered to the port on take-off when flown from rear cockpit. The first pilot took over control, then continued the take off after clearing a ditch, when the aircraft contacted a tree with the port mainplane causing some damage. After making a circuit of the strip, the aircraft was landed safely. Crew; F/Lt G C Henry Serv#413715 and F/Lt N G Johnston Serv#262640 not injured. Repaired in unit. Accident 1435hrs 23/11/45 when landing at Canberra after a travel flight from Parkes NSW, with the aircraft high speed taxying at 30mph, a sudden gust of wing from the port quarter caught and lifted the port wing, causing the port Oleo to snap off when aircraft righted. Crew; P/O D C Adams* Serv#5510 and Passenger Sqn Ldr L W Law Serv#144 not injured. Approval for conversion 18/12/45. SOC 18/12/45. * Flew last operational WW2 Sortie by 87Sqn Mosquito over Timor with F/O Kerr 03/10/45 in A52-613.
A20-573 CA-9 774 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 20/04/42. In service 7SFTS 1942-1944. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Issued Storage AFRUS SR 19/01/45. Rec CFS SR ex AFRU SR 28/04/45. In service CFS 15/05/45. Rec Point Cook ex CFS 27/05/45. Allocated BCOF Japan 11/07/46. Canc. Rec CFS ex Point Cook 26/07/46. Rec Point Cook Store 17/09/46 ex CFS. Cat C storage 17/08/48. Rec CAC F/B 21/07/49. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 31/08/50. Allocated 1 AFTS Point Cook 21/07/53. The aircraft went missing whilst on a night cross country exercise 2109hrs 21/07/53 whilst on a night cross country flight from Point Cook - Cressy-Ballarat-Baccus Marsh and return to Point Cook. The last radio message was "abeam of Baccus Marsh". The trainee pilot was Terence Peter Hallinan Serv#A14167. On 16/08/54 a forest worker discovered the wreckage of the aircraft about 1 mile north of the peak of Mount Disappointment near Kilmore Victoria. The pilot and a few items of equipment were recovered and the rest of the aircraft was buried in the crater it made on impact. SOC 04/09/53.
A20-574 CA-9 775 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/04/42. Rec 7SFTS 20/04/42. Service with 7SFTS 42-44. E Star 17/05/43.(Fabric replacement). Rec AFRU 18/09/44.Held in Immediate Reserve. Placed into Storage AFRU 25/05/45 Deniliquin. Placed back into Immediate Reserve AFRU 06/08/45.Rec CCU(F) ex-Deniliquin 09/08/46 in Cat B Storage. Allocated FTS Uranquinty (78th Wing) 08/01/47. Amended 21/01/47 with aircraft placed in Cat B Storage CMU Tocumwal. Cat B Storage 17/08/48.18/07/50 downgraded as Cat C. Approval to convert to components 30/10/51. Rec 1AD for conversion 11/12/51. SOC 17/12/51.(Note: Port side fuselage fabric cover exists today, with Dk Earth and Green camo and Type 1941 RAF Yellow surround Roundel, introduced RAAF in Australia 12/41).
A20-575 CA-9 776 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. Accident 29/04/42 when aircraft ground looped at Deniliquin damaging port Oleo and main plane. NFDs. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 7SFTS 17/07/44. Rec 2OTU ex 8OTU 29/10/44. Rec 7AD ex 2OTU 15/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec 1AD ex Det B for conversion to components 31/10/51. SOC 17/12/51.
A20-576 CA-9 777 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 7SFTS 16/07/43. Modified to D/B configuration. Rec 7SFTS ex Clyde 06/08/43. Accident 15/03/44 when pilot held off on landing, stalled and landed heavily at Deniliquin. Damage to airscrew and port wing. Pilot; LAC A W King Serv#430853 not injured. Repaired, in service 20/03/44. Accident 1550 hrs 22/06/44 spun in and crashed, following recovery from loop during test preparation of night exercise 4 miles east of Mundiwah, New South Wales. Crew; P/O John Ashton Gerrard Serv# 11853 and passenger AC1 K G Williams Serv# 134833 both killed. Both buried at Deniliquin War Cemetery (Graves C.2 and C.4 respectively). Rec 7CRD ex 7SFTS 26/06/44. SOC 04/08/44.
A20-577 CA-9 778 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. Accident 1516hrs 15/12/42 at Uranquinty Aerodrome when pilot held off too high and stalled on landing. Pilot; LAC W P Ryan Serv#422747 not injured. Repaired and in service 18/01/43. Accident 0600hrs 13/03/44 when aircraft due to undercarriage problems, overturned on landing at Deniliquin Aerodrome. Pilot; LAC S J H Sheppard Serv# 431543 injured slightly. Repaired and in service 17/04/44. Rec 7SFTS SR ex 7SFTS 23/10/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 7SFTS SR 20/11/44. Rec CGS ex 7SFTS 15/01/45. Rec 7AD ex CGS 17/12/45. 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 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-578 CA-9 779 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. In service 7SFTS 1942-1944. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec AFRU SR ex AFRU 25/06/45. Accident 13/06/45 when landing on Deniliquin runway with strong cross winds. Aircraft collided with starboard wing Oxfords A25 BM694 and LW919. Pilot, F/O D Smythe, AFRU, not injured. Issued Clyde Engineering ex AFRU 16/07/45. Due to war's end, authorised to be converted to components, Rec 2CRD 03/12/45. SOC 22/11/48.
A20-579 CA-9 780 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. Issued CAC F/B for D/B Modifications 10/12/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC 02/01/43. Rec 12RSU ex 7SFTS 19/01/43. Allocated 4Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 11/02/43. Not Tfred. Rec 2AD ex 12RSU 12/06/43. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 31/07/43. Rec 7SFTS ex 5 Sqn RAAF 27/10/43.Fitted with drogue towing gear 30/11/43. Issued AFRU ex 7SFTS 19/01/45. Rec AGS ex AFRU 27/04/45. AGS SR Storage 11/06/45.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex AGS Storage 18/11/47. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/52. To be issued to RAN FAA 19/01/53 as one of 6 Wirraways for spares. Issued RAN FAA Naval Stores Randwick 06/08/53 (6 Wirraways for spares A20-18/73/190/412/567 & 579). Condition of aircraft not acceptable, changed to Cat D. Approval to convert to components cancelled 17/12/53. Approval to dispose 12/03/54. The aircraft was sold to Willsmore Aviation 23/08/54.
A20-580 CA-9 781 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. In service 7SFTS 1942-1944. Rec AFRU SR ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec CFS SR ex AFRU SR 28/04/45. Tfred CFS ex CFS SR 06/05/45. Rec 7AD Storage ex CFS 11/02/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 13/04/51. Approval to convert to components 30/10/51. SOC30/10/51.
A20-581 CA-9 782 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 27/04/42. Accident 06/09/43 when aircraft swung violently during landing run at Wandock strip causing port oleo to collapse. Damage to centre section, port mainplane and undercarriage. Pilot, LAC J PhillipsServ3437540 not injured. Repaired and in service 13/09/43. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec 5SFTS SR ex AFRU 13/03/45. Tfred 5SFTS I/E 07/03/45. Accident 17/07/45 when aircraft struck tree with starboard mainplane in low flight over hill near Rankin Springs. Pilot, F/O D J Thomlinson not injured. Tfred 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 14/09/45.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 13/02/51. Allocated and issued 1AD 26/08/52. Issued 1BFTS ex 1AD 15/09/52. Approval to convert to Wirraway Instructional Airframe #22 20/12/54. Rec 1AD ex 1BFTS 23/01/56. Approved conversion 03/06/57. Listed as Scrap Tocumwal 31/05/57. Instructional Airframe conversion not completed and SOC 11/09/57.
A20-582 CA-9 783 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 02/05/42. Accident 23/05/42 when aircraft forced landed wheels down 4 miles north east of Uranquinty when student became lost. Pilot, LAC H F Watts Serv#413296 not injured. No damage. Accident 0830 hrs 23/04/43 7 miles north of Marrar near Mirrulbale Station when aircraft struck trees when performing solo cross country flying. The aircraft continued forward flight for a short distance before impacting into another tree, where it crashed and caught on fire. Pilot; LAC L L Bloom Serv#423303, with 157 hrs 25mins flying time, was killed instantly on final tree impact. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 25/04/42. SOC 11/05/42. LAC Bloom was buried at Wagga Civil Cemetery 25/04/43.
A20-583 CA-9 784 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 02/05/42. Accident 07/10/42 when aircraft suffered seized engine and forced landed at Roping Pole Lake. Pilot, LAC R M Stewart not injured. Damage to Cowl ring, oil cooler flaps and pilot tube. Repaired and in service 19/10/42. Accident 1550 hrs 24/03/44 3 miles east of Mangoplah NSW when engine seized at 4000 feet whilst carrying out instrument flying practice. Instructor Pilot, after advising pupil to remove blind flying hood, attempted forced landing overshot the intended field at 120 mph , hit tree stump and ballooned , striking a telegraph pole along Holbrook Road , then overturned. Instructor pilot, Sgt Edward William Fleming Serv#432634 killed, and student, LAC J M Nesbitt Serv#433616 not injured. Issued 2CRD 17/11/44.SOC 28/11/44.
A20-584 CA-9 785 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/04/42. Issued 5SFTS 09/05/42. Accident 1130hrs 17/02/43 when aircraft suffered engine failure, forcing the pilot to make a forced landing 5 miles west of Tootal Road near The Rock. The aircraft overshot the paddock and ran through boundary fence. Pilot, LAC J Murphy Serv#423307 not injured. Repaired and in service 08/03/43. Mid air Accident 08/08/43 when A20-584 collided with A20-215 following a diving attack on formation flying exercise. The aircraft pulled up under A20-215 and collided and then partially disintegrated. Both aircraft crashed within one and half miles of each other. Crew A20-584; Pilot W/O Frank Kenneth Smith Serv#407450 (staff instructor pilot), and LAC J.C. Chantler Serv#422931 (trainee pilot), both killed. Crew A20-215; Pilot Sgt L H White Serv#413809 (staff instructor pilot) parachuted and survived with shock and injury to right foot, and LAC R T Cooper Serv#428633 (trainee pilot), was killed. Sgt L.E. White parachuted to safety. SOC 23/08/43.
A20-585 CA-9 786 Rec 1AD Ex CAC 24/04/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 08/05/42. Accident 22/05/42 when aircraft forced landed with undercarriage retracted at Uranquinty Aerodrome due to failure of warning device. Pilot, LAC T L Cook Serv# 412399 not injured. Repaired and in service 19/10/42. Ground accident 2310 zulu 07/01/43, when aircraft, on Hooded Instrument flying practice, struck A20-613 whilst taking off at Befrayton Satellite Strip. A20-585 veered off the intended path as A20-613, having just completed a instrument landing, saw the approaching A20-585. The solo pilot tried to taxy to a position so that the other aircraft could see it. After collision, A20-585 burst into flames, trapping the Student pilot. Sgt Conway, after being knock unconscious initially managed to extricate himself before the fire reached his cockpit. Crew of A20-585; Sgt Maxwell John Conway Serv#205784 slightly injured, with Student Pilot, LAC John Thomas McCarthy Serv#421998 being killed. Pilot of solo A20-613, LAC Charles Wilson Wannan Serv#421948 uninjured. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 19/01/43. SOC 23/01/43. LAC John Thomas McCarthy buried at Wagga Wagga Cemetery.
A20-586 CA-9 787 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 04/05/42. Accident 02/07/42 when pilot swung on take-off and went through boundary fence at Deniliquin Aerodrome on his first solo flight. Pilot, LAC LAC McLachlan Serv#416977 (Course 24) not injured. (Just 5 days later on his first post accident flight on the 07/07/42; along with an instructor pilot (F/O R Clay), his engine failed on take-off in A20-120. He was not injured). Repaired and in service 27/07/42. In service 1942-1943. Issued Ansett ex 7SFTS 19/04/43. Accident 31/05/43 whilst with Ansett when aileron was damaged. NFDs. Rec 7SFTS ex Ansett 16/06/43. Issued 7SFTS SR (Later named AFRU)ex 7SFTS 19/01/45. Rec Point Cook ex AFRU 21/08/45. Rec 7AD Storage ex Point Cook 11/02/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/05/52. Approval to convert to components 10/12/56. Held Cat C Det B Tocumwal 10/12/56. Scrapped and SOC 31/05/57.
A20-587 CA-9 788 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/04/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 04/05/42. Issued CAC ex 7SFTS for D/B Modification 08/12/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC 08/01/43. Rec CFS ex 7SFTS 08/05/43. Accident 02/07/44 when engine failed in flight during instructional straffing runs, with pilot making wheels up forced landing near Goonumbla near Parkes NSW. Pilot, F/Lt A Mums not injured. Rec CFS Point Cook for storage ex CGS Parkes 16/09/44.Repaired and in service CGS 18/02/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CFS Point Cook 19/02/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/54. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-588 CA-9 789 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/05/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 18/05/42. Accident 09/10/42 when aircraft forced landed near Deniliquin Aerodrome. Crew; F/O A C McLean and LAC C W King Serv#420682 both injured. Issued CAC for repairs and modification to D/B 10/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC F/B 07/01/43. Rec 1AD ex 7SFTS 20/01/43. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 31/01/43. Accident 0910hrs 28/04/43, when aircraft forced landed with wheels retracted at Berry Strip. Crew; F/Lt D K Matthews Serv#407004 and passenger, F/O D E Hutton Serv#407581 not injured. Issued 15ARD ex 4Sqn RAAF 01/05/43. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 20/12/43. Accident 1200hrs 04/05/44 when aircraft on travel flight was landing at Newton Field Nadzab, ground looped and damaged mainplane and undercarriage. Crew; P/O J G Buckland Serv#429646 and Passenger, LAC C R Evans Serv#65762 un-injured. Repaired 15ARD. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD. NFDs on dates. Accident 0900hrs 27/06/44 when crew started engine for courier flight to Nadzab when it caught on fire. Crew; F/O G D Lillie Serv#406181 and Sgt E W Clarke Serv#4176 not injured. Rec 10RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 02/07/44. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 10RSU as replacement to A20-410 and painted Forrest Green, coded BF-R with "588" repeated on top cowl, with white tail. Not flown back to mainland after war's end. Converted and SOC on site at Piva 07/01/46.
A20-589 CA-9 790 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/05/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 18/05/42. In service 7SFTS 1942-1944. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec AGS ex AFRUS Storage 11/04/45. Tfred AGS SR West Sale 14/05/45.Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Rec AAS ex CMU West Sale 30/08/46. Rec East Sale ex AAS 05/11/46. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex East Sale 13/10/50. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/54. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-590 CA-9 791 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/05/42. Allocated 7SFTS ex 1AD 10/05/42. Accident 06/05/42 with 1AD when ferrying aircraft to 7SFTS,when on engine start, engine caught on fire at Wooloomamata Aerodrome, causing damage to pipelines and wiring at rear of engine. Pilot, Sgt G W Cook not injured. Allotment to 7SFTS cancelled. Repaired and in service 01/06/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 06/07/42. Accident 24/07/42 when pilot of A20-332 failed to see A20-590 on landing and struck airscrew and wireless mast with undercarriage. Crew of A20-590; F/Sgt N Turner and Student Pilot, LAC Weidenbach Serv#417023 not injured. Solo Pilot of A20-332, LAC W N Fisher Serv#415470 slightly injured in resulting post collision crash landing (A20-332 was damaged beyond repair). Repaired and in service 03/08/42. Accident 1550 hrs 20/02/44 when aircraft crashed during circuit at Deniliquin NSW. LAC Kevin Kenneth Massey Serv#439492 killed. (Name per Casualty file, whereas Accident Record Serial#735 has LAC D M Reilly Serv#439492, again whereas Wirraway 1943 Register has a LAC T M Reilly as does 7SFTS ORB). Error in NAA RAAF File Name, pilot was LAC T M Reilly Serv#439492. Rec 7AD ex 7SFTS 27/02/44 for conversion to components. SOC 04/04/44.
A20-591 CA-9 792 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 13/05/42. Accident 07/06/42 when aircraft was landed with tail wheel unlocked and ground looped at Uranquinty. Crew, LAC H Wright Serv#413067 and LAC K M K Lowe Serv#409420 not injured. Damage to port mainplane, flaps and oleo. Repaired and in service 15/06/42. Accident 1230 hrs 28/10/42 when pilot held off too high on landing at Narromie Aerodrome. Aircraft staled and landed heavily, damaging port mainplane and flaps. Pilot, LAC F W Lippiatt Serv#414579 not injured. Repaired and in service 11/01/43.Issued ANA for overhaul 21/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex ANA 10/07/43. Issued 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 16/04/45. Issued Clyde Engineering for overhaul 07/05/45. War's end, allocated 2CRD ex Clyde pending disposal 06/09/45. Conversion carried out DAP 22/11/48 per Authorisation 24/06/48.
A20-592 CA-9 793 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/05/42. Issued 5SFTS ex 1AD 13/05/42. Accident whilst on delivery flight, experience very bad weather over the heavily forested Hume ranges when after entering a spin, abandoned the aircraft at 4000 feet about 12 mile west of Taggerty in Victoria on the 12th May 1942. The pilot, Sgt R W Henshaw, from 1AD Ferry Flight, after landing by parachute successfully, walked towards Yea before being found. SOC 11/06/42. The aircraft was not found until 01/03/54 by woodcutters.
A20-593 CA-9 794 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/05/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 18/05/42. In continuous service with no recorded accidents from 1942 to 1945. Issued into AFRU storage 19/01/45. Rec Point Cook SR ex AFRU SR 21/08/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex Point Cook SR 19/02/46. Cat C Storage 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51.Held Tocumwal Cat C Special Reserve 01/07/52. Held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 01/07/54. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-594 CA-9 795 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/05/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 18/05/42. Accident 29/10/43 when aircraft forced landed after engine failure with undercarriage down some 8 miles north east of Deniliquin. On landing the aircraft overturned on its back. Pilot, LAC S T Lawrie Serv#428614 slightly injured. Issued ANA Parafield ex 7SFTS for repairs 03/01/44. Held by ANA for over 20 months until, due to labour issues, sent to Clyde Engineering on 28/06/45, but stored there until 18/08/45. Rec 2CRD ex Clyde Storage 16/11/45. Due to war's end, approval given to convert to components 18/03/46. Conversion not undertaken by 2CRD, passed to DAP for disposal 22/11/48. SOC 22/11/48.
A20-595 CA-9 796 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/05/42. In service with 5SFTS 1942 to 1943. Issued 5th AAF USAAF on loan ex 5SFTS 28/06/43. USAAF insignia applied. Advised USAAF NEA that aircraft would be accepted back after overhaul 18/03/44. Rec 13ARD Brendan ex Det Garbutt, USAAF, without log book or records 17/04/44. Rec 13ARD Garbutt ex 13ARD Brendan 04/05/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 13ARD 06/09/44. Rec AFRU Deniliquin ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec CCU(F) ex CMU Deniliquin 09/08/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CCU(F) Williamtown 03/01/47. Rec 78 Wing ex CMU Tocumwal for BCOF Training Japan 27/08/47. Rec 1AD ex 78 Wing 11/03/48. Held did not go to BCOF Japan. Rec CAC F/B ex 1AD 24/06/48. Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/08/49. Rec 1FTS ex 1AD 06/07/49. Tfred to Base Sqn Point Cook 02/04/51. With 1ATFS 1952. Accident 1130hrs 22/05/52 when solo pilot struck a tree and crashed during a low level cross country exercise 8 miles SE of Rokewood, Victoria. Date - 22 May 1952. Pilot, Trainee Pilot C I S McKenzie Serv# A35103 was killed. Wreckage Rec 1AD ex 1AFTS Point Cook 25/06/52. SOC 18/07/52.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-595

A20-596 CA-9 797 Rec 1AD ex CAC 16/06/42. Issued 7SFTS ex 1AD 21/06/42. Fitted with experimental cowl with CAC for Boomerang development between 15/05/42 and 16/06/42. To CAC 02/07/42 to have standard cowl fitted. Rec and in service 7SFTS ex CAC 17/08/42. Accident 1500hrs 08/12/42 when aircraft suffered landing accident at Wandock Satellite Strip following engine failure. Crew; F/Sgt N S Kelso Serv#401645 and LAC P Cawthorne Serv#417049 not injured. Repaired and in service 04/01/43. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44.Transferred Service Reserve for post war use 30/08/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown ex Deniliquin Store 09/08/46. Rec 78 Wing ex CCU(F) 26/06/47. Down graded to Cat D 24/05/48. Allocated School of L/A ex RAAF Williamtown 24/05/49 for destruction . SOC 28/03/50.
A20-597 CA-9 798 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/05/42. Fitted with two bladed Propeller #4026, due to three blade shortage. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/05/42. Accident 17/08/42 when aircraft struck high tension power lines whilst pilot was carrying out an un-authorised low flying some 3 miles north of The Rock on the main road. Crew; F/Lt V Polley and F/O R Paxton not injured. Aircraft was landed safely. Damage to lower cowl and port centre section leading edge. Repaired and in service 26/10/42. Accident 23/03/43 whilst taxying A20-484, LAC Fenton, collided with parked Wirraway A20-597. Damage to A20-597 not stated. In service 24/05/43 after engine repairs. Accident 10/08/43 when due to oil shortage, aircraft made wheels down landing. NFDs, Not damaged. In service 08/43. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 7SFTS 28/06/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 27/11/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AP 28/11/44. Cat C Storage 01/10/46 Uranquinty. Tfred CMU Tocumwal but remains at Uranquinty 08/11/48. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B Uranquinty 26/02/51. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex CAC F/B 23/10/51. Rec 23Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 18/01/52. Accident Archerfield 16/02/54 when aircraft forced landed wheels up. Pilot, Air Cadet K R Mole Serv#A114384 not injured. Repaired and in service 23Sqn CAF 09/09/54. In service until 1959. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 23 Sqn CAF 01/05/59. Approval granted for disposal 21/05/59. Retired from RAAF service 12/02/60. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-597

A20-598 CA-9 799 Rec 1Ad ex CAC 16/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/05/42. Issued Clyde Engineering ex 5SFTS 30/06/43. Rec 5SFTS ex Clyde 04/08/43. Accident 13/01/44 at Uranquinty when engine cut-off on take-off at 15 feet with the aircraft running through the north boundary fence with wheels retracted, hitting a large stump, causing it to pivot around and damage another fence before coming to a stop. Pilot, F/Sgt F J Bull not injured. Issued Clyde Engineering for repairs and overhaul ex 5SFTS 26/01/44. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 04/08/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 2AP 09/08/44. Rec AFRU ex 7SFTS 18/09/44. Rec 5SFTS SR ex AFRU 27/03/45. Tfred 5SFTS U/E 16/04/45. Tfered 5SFTS SR ex U/E 10/10/45. Tfred CMU Tocumwal, but remaining at Uranquinty 08/11/48. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Damaged at Uranquinty during gale (along with A20-651, A20-16 and A20-148) 01/06/52. Rec DAP Parafield ex 1AD 20/06/52 for repairs. Rec and held Tocumwal Cat C under cover 30/11/53. Approval for disposal 18/08/58. Sold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered by road to CAC F/B 17/05/60.
A20-599 CA-9 800 Rec 1AD ex CAC 16/05/42. Rec 2OTU on attachment ex 1AD 29/06/42. Rec 1AD ex 2OTU 31/07/42. Issued 1PRU ex 1AD 11/08/42. Served with 1 PRU. Destroyed by Enemy Air Raid on Hughes Strip Near Darwin on 23/08/42. SOC 29/10/42.
A20-600 CA-9 801 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/05/42. Mid Air accident when individual aircraft on delivery 7 aircraft delivery flight to Uranquinty with A20-547/595/597/598/602 and 603, was struck by a flock of birds causing damage to starboard mainplane and top half of engine cowl ring. NFDs on pilot etc. Repaired and in service 22/03/43. Tfred 5SFTS storage ex 5SFTS 07/02/45. Tfred 5SFTS ex 5SFTS SR 07/03/45. Cat C Storage 01/10/46 Uranquinty. Allocated CMU Tocumwal ex CMU Uranquinty 28/10/47. Held Uranquinty. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 10/03/48. Rec CAC F/B ex 1AD 22/07/48. Rec 1FTS ex CAC F/B 06/07/49. Tfred Point Cook base Sqn ex 1FTS 01/03/51. Accident 27/02/51 when aircraft made a wheels up landing near Little River Victoria. Pilot, T/Pilot C J Roffe not injured. Issued 2AD ex Base Sqn Point Cook 06/08/51. Approval to convert to components 28/12/51. SOC 04/07/52.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-600

 
     

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