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Wirraway A20-644 
Laverton 1956
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RAAF Serial Aircraft Type C/No Aircraft History
A20-601 CA-9 802 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.
A20-602 CA-9 803 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/05/42. Issued 7SFTS 30/05/42. Rec CAC ex 7SFTS Dive Bombing Modifications 26/10/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC 07/01/43. Rec 5 Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 18/01/43. Coded BF-U 03/43. Issued 7SFTS ex 5 Sqn RAAF 23/10/43. Accident 26/01/44 whilst stationary at Deniliquin Aerodrome, the aircraft was taxied into by pilot of A20-306. Pilot of A20-306, LAC J D Spencer not injured. Repaired and in service 25/02/44. Rec 7SFTS RS ex 7SFTS 23/10/44. Rec 5SFTS UE ex 7SFTS RS 23/11/44. Tfr 5SFTS RS ex 5SFTS UE 27/03/45. Urgent request (12/07/45) for two A20-600 series aircraft resulted in allocation 18/07/45 to 84Sqn RAAF. Rec 84 Sqn RAAF 04/08/45. Rec 7AD Storage ex 84Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. 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 18/09/53. Rec CAC ex Det B Tocumwal 28/04/54. Issued Det B ex CAC 10/05/55. Rec Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 22/07/55. Accident 20/08/56 when landing at at Point Cook. NFDs. Pilot: S/A/Cdt M Robinson Serv#A14202 not injured. Tfr 1AD ex Point Cook 08/10/56. Held undercover Det B 1AD Tocumwal 15/05/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. The aircraft was sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59, then resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 26/04/60.
A20-603 CA-9 804 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/05/42. Rec 5SFTS 30/05/42. Accident 19/07/42 when engine began to run rough, causing pilot to make emergency wheels up landing some four miles east of Lockhart. Pilot; LAC C Hill Serv#405855 not injured. Repaired. Accident 0930hrs 25/08/42 when aircraft made a forced landing following fuel problems, half a mile from Galore Rd and about 40 miles along the Wagga to Narrandera Rd striking a post and trees on landing. Pilot; F/O D I Baggett and Sgt R B Hubeard Serv#409706 not injured. Issued Clyde Engineering 21/09/42 for repairs. Rec 2AP ex Clyde 19/02/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 2AP 22/02/43. Accident 17/09/45 with aircraft was on cross country flight, when engine failed causing the pilot to make a wheels up landing 25 miles north of Narrandera, some 2 miles north east of Collinroodie, NSW. The pilot F/Sgt E. J. Ride Serv#430942 was not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 5SFTS 27/09/45. At 2CRD 17/12/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex 2CRD 05/03/46. Approved for conversion to components 06/03/46.
A20-604 CA-9 805 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/05/42. Rec 7SFTS 30/05/42. In serv 7SFTSF 1942-1944. Rec 5SFTS ex 7SFTS 30/08/44. Tfr 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 29/08/45. Cat C Storage 01/10/46 Uranquinty. Stored Cat C for post war use 17/08/48. Cat C storage 31/01/51. Allocated 1AD Det A Tocumwal ex 1AD Det B Uranquinty 13/01/53. Issued CAC Fishermans Bend ex Tocumwal 08/02/54. Rec CAC F/B 28/04/54. Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/07/55. Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 15/07/55. Rec 1BFTS ex Point Cook 04/11/55. Rec 2AD ex 1BFTS 17/02/56.Held 2AD for 1AD Det B 18/12/57. Approval to Dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R H Grant 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60..
A20-605 CA-9 806 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/06/42. Issued 1 FW 24/06/43. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 29/06/43. Rec 4RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 22/07/43. Rec 1PRU ex 4RSU 04/08/43. Accident 13/09/43 when landing at Bathurst Island NT, aircraft ran on three points for 30-40 yards when sudden gust of wind flipped aircraft on its back. Pilot F/Lt A R Jones Serv#407003 not injured. Rec 4RSU ex 1PRU 17/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex 4RSU 24/10/43. Allocated 1PRU ex 14ARD 11/03/44. A20-558 issued in lieu. Allocated 2OTU ex PRU 23/06/44. Cancelled. Issued Clyde Engineering 14/01/45. Rec 2AD ex Clyde 30/03/45.Rec 8OTU ex 2AD 07/05/45. Rec 7AD storage ex 8OTU 26/11/45. Cat C Storage 01/10/46. Stored Det B 1AD 31/01/51.Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex 1AD Det B 22/06/51. REc 1BFTS ex 1AD Det B 06/03/52. Accident 04/11/53 when aircraft made wheels up landing at Uranquinty. Pilot, T/Plt W Fewster (A39430) not injured. Repaired. Accident at Uranquinty 01/04/54 when engine started to misfire, forcing pilot to make a emergency landing. Pilot: Flg Off A V Jackson (A05348) not injured. Repaired. Accident at Uranquinty 04/04/55 when landing. Pilot: F/O D W Pinkstone (A02925) not injured. Repaired. Rec 1AD Det B ex 1BFTS 14/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. The aircraft was sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59, then resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 26/04/60.
A20-606 CA-9 807 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/06/42. Accident 21/07/42.Allocated to number 5 Service Flying Training School RAAF. Accident 21/07/42 when pilot forced landed wheels up 8 miles east of Uranquinty near Bullenbung. Pilot LAC C J Neall Serv#413651 and LAC D A Wiskar not injured. Repaired by 17/08/42. Accident 23/03/43 when flash eliminator on left gun came off in flight when making first firing pass at ground target. Struck airscrew and dented leading edge of starboard wing. NFDs. In service with 5SFTS 1943-1945. Issued 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 16/04/45. Accident 08/10/45 on test flight Uranquinty. The aircraft overshot on landing. Whilst taxying back to the runway the starboard wheel collapsed in a ditch. The pilots were F/OFF W. Stickley and P/OFF K. Tilbrook. Repaired. Cat C Storage 01/10/46.Rec 1AD Det B Tocumwal ex Uranquinty 10/07/48. Rec 86 Wing ex 1AD Det B 09/09/48. Rec Pt Cook ex 86 Wing 19/11/48. Rec 1BFTS ex Point Cook 26/11/48. Held Pt Cook Base Sqn 16/02/51.Rec DAP Parafield ex 1AD Det B 25/02/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 01/03/54. Held undercover Det B 1AD Tocumwal 15/05/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. The aircraft was sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59, then resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 12/04/60. Varying reports state that it was on display at a Museum in Toowoomba Queensland Australia.
A20-607 CA-9 808 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/05/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/06/42. Accident 1430hrs 09/06/42 when poor visibility forced pilot to make emergency wheels down landing in a field adjoining Corona Aerodrome. No damage, with aircraft fueled and flown off same day. Pilot; Sgt R F Felgenhaur Serv#416020 and LAC N A Fleming Serv#414217 not injured. In service with 5SFTS 1942-1943. Accident 0841hrs 30/10/43 at Belfrayden Satellite airfield near Uranquinty when aircraft was landing. Aircraft was approaching low and slow at approximately 30 ft off ground when aircraft stalled and flicked on back and crashed. Aircraft exploded on impact. Crew, LAC A J Nilon Serv#432857 and F/Sgt L D Fuller Serv#409534 killed instantly. Rec 5AD ex 5SFTS 05/11/43. Converted to components 16/11/43.
A20-608 CA-9 809 Rec 1AD ex CAC 02/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 04/06/42. Served with 5 SFTS 1942-1944. Accident 1940 hrs on 11/04/44 when the aircraft crashed 1 mile south south west of Uranquinty Aerodrome during a solo night flying patrol of the airfield. LAC J G Cameron Serv#64456 was killed. He had a total flying time of 192.30 hrs with 130.10 on the Wirraway. Approval to convert to components 18/04/44. Rec 2CRD ex 5SFTS 24/04/44
A20-609 CA-9 810 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. In service with 5SFTS 1942-1945. Accident 24/05/45 when starboard main brake seized on landing causing pilot to jam port brake, resulting aircraft flipping onot back at low speed. NFDs. Repaired in service 06/06/45. Accident 1045hrs 03/12/45 when aircraft forced landed at Corown NSW. NFDs. Cat C Storage 01/10/46.Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 09/03/48. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex 1AD 22/07/48. Rec 1FTS ex CAC F/B 03/08/50. Tfr to Point Cook Base Squadron 02/04/51. Issued 24 Sqn CAF ex Point Cook Base Sqn 31/07/51. Served with 24 Sqn at Mallala SA. Authorised for disposal from Mallala 21/05/59. Accident 23/06/57 when landing with airscrew striking ground at Mallala. Crew; Flt Lt B F S Nicholls (A022103) and Flt Lt D S Forbes (A042994)not injured. Repaired. Retained by 24Sqn CAF 17/02/59 so that the trainee pilots on establishment could finish training. Approval to dispose 21/05/59.
A20-610 CA-9 811 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. Accident 1225hrs 31/07/42 when aircraft crashed at Big Springs Bombing and Gunnery Range. Pilot, LAC R N Wallace Serv#409639 was killed. Approval to convert to components 17/08/42.
A20-611 CA-9 812 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. Was allocated to 24Sqn RAAF as replacement for A20-84 28/06/42. Canc. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 04/08/42. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend for D/Bombing modifications ex 4Sqn RAAF 02/09/42. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex CAC 13/09/42. Accident 13/10/42 wheels up forced landing in a paddock near Kingaroy Queensland Australia. Crew; F/Lt H L M Agg and F/Sgt J C Walker Serv#4721 not injured. Rec 10RSU ex 4 Sqn RAAF 26/10/42. Rec 3AD ex 10RSU 05/11/42. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 12/01/43. Coded BF-Q. Rec 13ARd ex 5Sqn RAAF 02/12/43. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 11/05/44. Rec 13ARD RP ex 5Sqn RAAF 09/06/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 13ARD RP 08/12/44. Approval to convert to components in-situ Bougainville 07/01/46. SOC 07/01/46.
A20-612 CA-9 813 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. In service 5SFTS 1942-1944. Accident 0850 hrs 18/05/44 at Uranquinty Aerodrome when A20-564 was taking off, it collided with A20-612 which was taxying along the taxy strip. Crew of A20-564; 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. Approval to convert to components 16/05/44. Issued 2CRD for conversion 29/05/44. SOC 05/06/44
A20-613 CA-9 814 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/06/42. Rec 5SFTS 15/06/42. Accident 07/01/43, when taxying after landing the aircraft was struck by A20-585. After collision, A20-585 burst into flames, trapping the Student pilot. Sgt Conway, after being knock unconscious initially managed to extracate 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. Issued Clyde Engineering 25/01/43. Repaired. Rec 2OTU ex Clyde 08/07/43. On 25/10/44, being Authorised to conduct aerobatics and spins as part of an exercise the aircraft failed to recover from a spin, which was observed from a second aircraft as to spin approximately two or three times. It is thought that the dual stick which had been in place in the aircraft had possibly jammed against the Observers seat. Crew; PLTOFF J.G. Gadsen Serv# 418828 (Pilot) & FSGT C J O'Connell Serv#423858 were both killed. SOC 21/12/44.
A20-614 CA-9 815 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. Issued 5SFTS SR 07/02/45. Tfr 5SFTS ex SR 07/03/45. Stored Cat D 01/10/46. Required post war use 26/02/48 and allocated to CAC. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex 1AD 03/09/48. Rec 1FTS ex CAC 14/10/49. Accident 1555hrs 08/05/50 during an unauthorised low level flight during a air to air gunnery exercise, aircraft crashed during a half roll recovery and caught fire at Lovely Banks (3 miles northwest near Geelong). Pilot; T/Pil Geoffrey D C Harrison Serv# A450913 was killed. Buried at Springvale Cemetery on the 10/05/50. Allocated to Maintenance Sqn ex 1FTS for conversion 22/06/50.

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A20-615 CA-9 816 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. In service 5SFTS from 1942-1945. To be stored Cat C 29/07/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46. Allocated from Uranquinty to CMU Tocumwal for Cat B storage but to remain at Uranquinty. Allocated 1AD Det B to 1AD for conversion to components 30/12/51. Allocated DAP Parafield ex 1AD for conversion to spares 02/04/52. SOC 12/05/52.
A20-616 CA-9 817 Rec 1AD ex CAC 11/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 15/06/42. In service 5SFTS from 1942-1945. Tfr 5SFTS SR ex 5SFTS 12/11/45.To be stored Cat C 29/07/46. Stored Cat C 01/10/46.Rec 1AD ex CMU Uranquinty 05/03/48. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex 1AD 22/07/48. Rec FTS ex CAC F/B 07/09/49. Tfr Point Cook ex 1FTS Uranquinty 01/03/51. Accident 1500hrs 28/06/51 when making a precautionary landing, increased power to fast descent but over checked on round out causing aircraft to balloon on finals and stalling on runway. Starboard wing dropped and scrapped. Crew; F/Lt R A Mackinder and T/Pil R Knight Serv# A33832 not injured. Repaired. Allocated Cat B storage 11/06/54. Rec Cat B Storage 01/11/54 Tocumwal. Held Cat C storage 20/11/56. Recovery of spares 10/12/56. SOC and listed as scrap 03/05/57.
A20-617 CA-9 818 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/06/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 06/07/42. Accident 01/02/43 damaging Starboard mainplane and fuselage. NFDs. Repaired. Allocated Ansett for Dive Bomber modification 28/06/43. Issued Ansett 01/07/43. Rec 7SFTS ex Ansett 08/08/43. Accident 19/11/44 when aircraft performed a forced landing 8 miles west of Jerildive?? NFDs. Aircrew safe. Repaired. Issued AFRU 19/01/45. Rec 5SFTS SR ex AFRU 19/03/45. Rec 86Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS SR 05/08/45. Rec 6CRD ex 86Sqn RAAF with A20-302, 30/10/45. Approved to be converted to components in situ as being uneconomical to repair for return to Australia, 17/12/45.

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A20-618 CA-9 819 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/06/42. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 06/07/42. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend for D/Bombing modifications ex 7SFTS 09/11/42. Rec 7SFTS ex CAC 16/11/42. Rec CFS ex 7SFTS 03/05/43. Rec 7SFTS ex CFS 21/02/44. Stored at AFRU 03/08/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown NSW ex Deniliquin 09/08/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CCU(F) 11/02/47. Rec 86 Wing ex Toc 26/10/48. Rec Point Cook ex 86 Wing 16/11/48. Rec 1FTS ex Point Cook 19/11/48. Accident 1500Hrs 18/07/50 when pupil stalled aircraft on landing at Point Cook damaging starboard wing tip, aileron and flaps. Crew; F/Lt C E Wakeman Serv# A033168 and T/Pil B L Thomson Serv# A32427 both un-injured.Repaired. Issued Base Sqn as Cat B 08/12/50. Rec 1AD ex Base Sqn Pt Cook Cat C 22/06/51. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 20/07/51. Held Cat C Tocumwal 01/07/52. Approval to convert to components 17/11/54. Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56
A20-619 CA-9 820 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/06/42. Issued CAC Fisherman Bend for D/Bomber modification 25/09/42. Rec 5SFTS ex CAC 25/10/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/01/43. Coded QE-R . Accident 07/03/44 when on a travel flight at Gusap when on landing the undercarriage collapsed when the locking device, fouled by mud, failed to lock. The pilot , F/O R McF Whitecross Serv3405334 performed a belly landing. Pilot and Passenger, Sqn Ldr R Widmer Serv#559, were not injured. Repaired. Accident 17/03/44, whilst landing the aircraft at No 4 Strip Nadzab NG on a familiarization flight over Nadzab developed an uncontrollable swing to port and ran off the runway. It hit an embankment and flipped over. The crew were Gp Cpt C. W. Pearce (over 3200 hours) and passenger F/Lt N. C. Vickers Serv3252485 (both of 10th Operational Group). Both un-injured. Rec 11RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 11/04/44. Repaired. Issued 11RSU RP 14/06/44.Issued 4Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU RP 15/06/44. Rec 5RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 14/05/45. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5RSU 27/05/45. Accident 06/07/45, when landing at Labuan from an operational flight the pilot applied brakes in soft ground on strip and overturned the aircraft. Pilot; F/O S N Heysen Serv#431026 not injured. Rec 22RSU for survey ex 4Sqn RAAF 19/08/45. Considered uneconomical to repair. Conversion to components in-situ at Labuan 19/10/45. SOC 31/10/45.

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A20-620 CA-9 821 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/06/42. Accident 05/07/42 when aircraft made a forced landing through windward fence following failing to take-off at Uranquinty. Pilot; LAC H D Stone Serv#412854 not injured. Port and starboard mainplane cut and dented. Centre and rear fuselage distorted and fabric torn. Repaired. Issued CAC Fisherman Bend for D/Bomber modification 04/09/42. Issued 5SFTS ex CAC 19/09/42. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 14/10/42. Operational damage and landing accident 01/01/43 when returning from reconnaissance of Buna Area after receiving enemy AA machinegun fire and damage. When coming into landing at Dobodura NG, the hydraulic system failed, causing flaps and Diving brakes to revert to normal position, forcing a high speed landing which resulted in the aircraft overshooting and running off strip. Pilot and Observer, F/O I C Curtiss and F/Sgt H W Phillips were both un-injured. Aircraft suffered bent airscrew, both mainplanes damaged and destroyed undercarriage. Rec 15RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 10/01/43. SOC 15/02/43.
A20-621 CA-9 822 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/06/42. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 30/06/42. In service with 5SFTS 1942-1945. Cat C Storage 5SFTS SR 02/04/45. Cat C Storage 01/10/46 Uranquinty. Allocated CMU Tocumwal ex CMU Uranquinty 28/10/47. Held Uranquinty. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 26/02/48. Rec 1AD ex Uranquinty 15/03/48. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex 1AD 19/08/48. Rec 1FTS Point Cook ex CAC F/B 25/11/49. Accident 01/08/51 at Point Cook when aircraft taxied into Tiger Moth A17-656 parked on tarmac. Pilot; F/Lt Gawsley not injured. Rec Base Sqn ex 1FTS 09/09/51. Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook Base Sqn 05/10/51. Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 30/09/52. Accident 27/07/53 when with 1AFTS on touch down at Pt Cook, aircraft went over on nose after heavy braking. Pilot; F/Sgt Blackwell not injured. Rec Det 1AD Tocumwal ex Pt Cook 21/08/53. Approved for conversion to components 17/11/54.Residue sold to L & M Newman 22/05/56.
A20-622 CA-9 823 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/06/42. Rec 5SFTS 30/06/42.Accident 07/09/42 when aircraft struck boundary fence marker on landing at Uranquinty. Pilot was Sgt R F Feleghaur. Damage to port mainplane only. Later found more damage to centre section. Stored E Star until December 1942. Repaired. Accident 08/12/42 when aircraft landed 150 yards short of aerodrome in wheat field and ran through leeward Boundary fence of Belfrayden Satellite Aerodrome. Pilot was R Martin 5SFTS. Repaired. Accident 1000hrs 10/11/43 at Main Aerodrome Uranquinty. On landing aircraft bounced and landed on port mainplane. Crew: Sgt K E Batley Serv#424721 and LAC P W McHenry Serv#430265 OK. Aircraft sent to Clyde Engineering NSW for repairs and overhaul 26/11/43. Rec 2AP 28/05/44. Issued 452 F Sqn RAAF 05/06/44. Accident 05/06/44 when on delivery to 452 F Sqn RAAF by 2AP aircraft force landed at Burgens Park NSW. Pilot was F/Lt Hutley 2AP. Heavily damaged. Was recovered and sent to Clyde Engineering for survey. Considered beyond repair and converted to components 30/08/44.
A20-623 CA-16 1075 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/11/43 as first Wirraway CA-16 MkIII. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/43. Allocated 77Sqn RAAF 18/05/44. Rec 77Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 11/06/44. Coded "AM". Rec 22RSU ex 77Sqn RAAF 07/04/45. Rec 5RSU ex 22RSU 06/05/45. Aircraft shipped as deck cargo from Noemfoor. Approval to convert to components 06/09/45. Issued conversion and SOC 24/09/45.
A20-624 CA-16 1076 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/11/43. But Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 29/11/43. Issued 75Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/06/44 and coded "GA". Rec 22RSU RP ex 75Sqn RAAF 24/08/44. Rec 75Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU RP 18/09/44. Rec 11RSU ex 75Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Rec 22RSU ex 11RSU 05/02/45. Rec 75 Sqn RAAF ex 22RSU 09/03/45. Rec 5RSU ex 75 Sqn RAAF 19/04/45. Aircraft shipped as deck cargo from Noemfoor. Approval to convert to components 06/09/45. Issued conversion and SOC 24/09/45.
A20-625 CA-16 1077 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/11/43. But rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 28/11/43. Had centre section replaced 17/01/44. Issued 78Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/06/44 and coded HU. Rec 78Sqn RAAF 01/07/44 and coded "HU". Accident 1515hrs 05/04/44 whilst taking off Kamiri Strip Noemfoor. A C-47 "354" "NU" taxied onto the active strip and the pilot of A20-625 attempted to become airborne to avert collision, but had insufficient airspeed. Aircraft veered and struck two C-47 aircraft noses ("241" and "246" and slightly damaged a third C-47 ("233") parked on strip apron. A further aircraft, RAAF Kittyhawk P-40N A29-625 was damaged. Crew; F/Sgt Ian McKenzie Serv#410705 and passenger Cpl O I Jacobs Serv323601 were slightly injured with burns and abrasions. Negligence was on the part of pilot of USAAF C-47 # "354" . Issued 22RSU RP ex 78Sqn RAAF 09/08/44. SOC 29/08/44.
A20-626 CA-16 1078 Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/11/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 29/11/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 09/06/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 14/06/44 coded "UP". Rec 76Sqn RAAF ex 79Sqn RAAF 15/09/44 and recoded "SV". Rec 22RSU ex 76Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Accident 17/12/44 when damaged by fire caused by backfire on engine start. Rec 5RSU ex 76Sqn RAAF 06/05/45. Aircraft shipped as deck cargo from Noemfoor. Approval to convert to components 06/09/45. Issued conversion and SOC 24/09/45.
A20-627 CA-16 1079 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/11/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 06/12/43. Issued 54Sqn RAF ex 5SFTS 01/06/44 and coded "DU". Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 09/06/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 13/06/44. Accident 1655hrs 16/09/44 when aircraft was landing when into 350 yards of landing run, aircraft swung to port and ground looped. Crew; Pilot F/Lt H C Leonard RAF Serv# 119838 and passenger, F/O B M H Heffernan Serv# 123900 RAF were both un-injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 09/06/44. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 18/09/44. Issued 8CRD ex 7RSU 25/09/44. SOC 05/10/44.
A20-628 CA-16 1080 Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/11/43. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 07/12/43. Issued 80Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 29/05/44. Rec 80Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 20/09/44 coded "BU". Rec 12RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 21/10/44. Rec 80Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 26/11/44. Rec 11RSU ex 80Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 14RSU RP ex 11RSU 26/04/45. Rec 5RSU ex 14RSU RP 18/05/45. Aircraft shipped as deck cargo from Noemfoor. Approval to convert to components 06/09/45. Issued conversion and SOC 24/09/45.
A20-629 CA-16 1081 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/12/43. Rec CFS Parkes ex 1AD 20/12/43. Rec CFS Point Cook ex CFS Parkes 16/09/44.Allocated 54Sqn RAF 23/11/44. Canc. Tfr Point Cook Reserve 15/10/45.Rec CMU Tocumwal ex Point Cook Reserve 19/02/46. Cat B Storage 01/07/49. Allocated to 23Sqn CAF 01/07/49. Accident when aircraft forced landed at Goulburn 29/07/49. Pilot; F/Lt J Murray not injured. Repaired. Rec 23Sqn CAF Archerfield Qld 11/08/49. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 23Sqn CAF 22/04/53 for Cat B storage. Held Cat C 20/11/56. Recovery of spares 10/12/56. SOC and listed as scrap 02/05/57. SOC 31/05/57.
A20-630 CA-16 1082 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/12/43. Rec CFS Parkes ex 1AD 16/12/43. Accident 23/06/44 when aircraft landed at Parkes with wheels retracted. Repaired. NFDs. Rec CFS Point Cook ex CFS Parkes 16/09/44.Allocated 54Sqn RAF 23/11/44. Canc. With CFS Point Cook 04/11/45. Tfr Point Cook Storage ex CFS 24/09/46.Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex Point Cook Reserve 06/03/51. Cat C Storage 01/07/52. Issued CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal 11/02/54. Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/07/55. Rec East Sale ex 1AD 07/09/55. Held U/E for CFS. Used by Base Sqn for School of Air Navigation 1955-56. Accident 05/11/56 when forced landed at East Sale. Pilot; P/O R M Nayes Serv#A031626 not injured. Rec Det B 1AD ex East Sale 13/02/57.Retired from RAAF service 1958. Was in Storage at 1AD Tocumwal NSW 1958. Sold to CAC 26/08/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40825, cost 750 pounds. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-631 CA-16 1083 Rec 1AD ex CAC 19/12/43. Rec CFS ex 1AD 28/12/43. Allocated 452Sqn RAAF 23/11/44. Allocation Canc 28/11/44. Tfr Point Cook Reserve ex CFS 15/10/45. Tfr CFS ex Pt Cook Res 04/02/46. Tfr Pt Cook Store ex CFS 09/05/46. Rec CFS ex Pt Cook Store 26/07/46. Rec Pt Cook ex CFS 27/08/46. Rec CFS ex Pt Cook 13/09/46. Rec PT Cook Store ex CFS 24/09/46. Held Cat B Storage 1946-1950. Held Cat C Point Cook 06/02/51. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex Point Cook 29/05/51. Held Det B 1AD Cat C 01/07/52. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 25/04/54. Rec Pt Cook Base Sqn ex CAC F/B 19/02/56. Approval granted for disposal 21/05/59 ex Pt Cook. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59.
A20-632 CA-16 1084 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/12/43. Rec CFS ex 1AD 03/01/44. Tfr Pt Cook ex Parkes 16/09/44. Allocated 452Sqn RAAF 23/11/44. Allocation Canc 28/11/44. Tfr Point Cook Store ex CFS 27/05/46. Tfr CFS ex Pt Cook Store 26/07/46. Tfr Pt Cook Store ex CFS 24/09/46. Held Cat B Storage 1946-1950. Held Cat C Point Cook 26/06. Cat C Storage cancelled, now to be used as Instructional airframe 13/10/50. Rec Pt Cook Base Squadron for use as Instructional Airframe No 24 06/02/51. Held Point Cook 02/06/52 as Special reserve. Approval granted for conversion 01/08/55 Pt Cook. SOC 13/10/58.
A20-633 CA-16 1085 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/03/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 10/03/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 05/06/44. Accident 1810hrs 20/11/44 when participating in a low level search for a missing airman, LAC M E Wise Serv#88327,the aircraft stalled in a turn that was too low to recover from, sending the aircraft crashing into heavy forest near a sawmill, 15 miles due east of Sattler Strip NT. The aircraft caught fire after impact. Crew; F/O G.I. Etherington Serv#403804 died on the way to hospital, with F/O T.C. Smith being killed in the crash. Issued 8CRD ex 452Sqn RAAF 24/11/44. SOC 14/12/44.
A20-634 CA-16 1086 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/03/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 14/03/44. Issued 457 Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 25/05/44. Accident 1113hrs 27/05/44 when the aircraft crashed at Island Lagoon, a salt pan some 120 miles north west of Port Augusta, South Australia, whilst on route to Strauss Strip NT whilst being flown by 1AD Test and Ferry Flight Crew. During this part of ferry flight, due to low cloud ceiling of 1000feet, the pilot tried to come down below mist at 450 feet. The aircraft had appeared to impacted inverted. The crew, W/O George Frederick Quinn Serv#416999 (Ex 77Sqn P-40 pilot in 1943)and F/Sgt J.J. Hayes Serv#409406 were both killed. Both buried at Port Pirie Cemetery. SOC 10/06/44. The Engine and other portions were recovered in May 1967 by ARDU for the Woomera Natural?? History Society and placed on display. (These details on E/E88 Card)

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A20-635 CA-16 1087 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/03/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 29/03/44. Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 30/05/44. Accident Pearce RAAF Base 09/06/44 when aircraft forced landed during test flight take-off at 30 feet, following engine failure after taking off. Crew; Sqn Ldr J B Hooper and F/O N F Alvous not injured. Repaired. Allocated 2OTU 23/06/44. Allocation cancelled 02/07/44. Rec 8OTU ex 25Sqn RAAF 12/07/44. Rec 7AD storage 26/11/45. Stored Cat C 29/07/46. Cat C Storage 17/08/48. Held Cat C Det B 1AD Tocumwal 163/04/51. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 02/11/51. Rec Pt Cook ex CAC 14/05/52. Accident 06/02/53 when with AFTS [Applied Flying Training School] landing at Point Cook Airfield. Pilot: T/Plt K M Dodds A25474 not injured. Repaired. Accident 12/04/54 with 1 AFTS [Applied Flying Training School] when overshot landing at Point Cook airfield. Pilot: W Off R Wood A33174 not injured. Held Cat B at Point Cook from 1954-1955. Approval granted for disposal 21/05/59 ex Pt Cook. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59.
A20-636 CA-16 1088 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/03/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 10/03/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 7SFTS 30/05/44. Rec 17RSU ex 85 Sqn RAAF 30/08/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 13/09/45. Rec Pearce SHQ Flight ex 85Sqn RAAF 05/01/46. Held Pearce Cat C Store following Star Service 04/06/46. Allocated Cat B Storage Pearce SHQ flight as U/E 31/03/47. Accident 1530hrs 13/05/48 when aircraft was forced landed at Three Springs WA following engine oil pressure drop. Pilot, F/Lt G W Beamish Serv#427755 not injured. Repaired following engine change. Accident 1115 Hrs 26/10/48 when engine failed on take-off at Pearce RAAF forcing the pilot to make a forced landing. Pilot, again F/Lt G W Beamish Serv#427755 and passenger not injured. Repaired. Issued and rec 25 Sqn CAF ex Pearce SHQ Flight 23/06/49. Accident 03/04/52 at Pearce RAAF on landing. P/O D S Williamson Serv#A051320 not injured. Repaired. In service with 25 Sqn CAF until 12/11/58. Rec Det B 1AD ex 25 Sqn CAF 02/02/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60. (Picture held in flight 25Sqn CAF)

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A20-637 CA-16 1089 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/05/44. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44. Coded QE-E. Accident 1245hrs 16/10/44 near Alexishhafen PNG during a travel flight from No4 Strip Nadzab to Madang. Weather closed in when attempting flight through the mountain gap near Dumpu. Unable to continue, the pilot spent nearly one and a half hours looking for the coast when they signaled a nearby C-47 using two red Verey flares. The C-47 escorted the pilot to the coast. With the fuel exhausted near Alexishhafen Strip, the pilot force landed on a road. The crew were P/O P. H. Sanders Serv#457954 and LAC N. D. Mead Serv#133702, both were not injured. Rec 10RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 02/11/44. SOC 07/11/44. Issued salvage 21/11/44.
A20-638 CA-16 1090 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/04/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 16/04/44. Rec 82 Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 31/05/44 and coded FA. Rec 22RSU ex 82 Sqn RAAF 23/03/45. Rec 5RSU ex 22RSU 06/05/45. Aircraft shipped as deck cargo from Noemfoor 13/08/45. Approval to convert to components 14/09/45. Issued conversion and SOC 14/09/45.
A20-639 CA-16 1091 Rec 1AD ex CAC 17/04/44. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44. Rec 5RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF to have installed extra fuel tank 18/05/45. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 5RSU 29/05/45. Allocated 5SFTS ex 4 Sqn RAAF 12/09/45. Canc due to condition. Rec 1RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 22/11/45. Approval granted to convert to components in -situ 07/01/46.
A20-640 CA-16 1092 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/04/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 16/04/44. Rec CGS ex 4SFTS 04/06/44. Ground accident 05/02/45 at Cressy when A20-640 was struck by taxying A58-104. Pilot, F/O R Watson was not injured. Repaired by CGS. Rec 1AD Test & Ferry Flight ex CGS 15/10/45. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex 1AD T&F 15/03/46. Held Cat C Storage Det B Tocumwal 17/08/48. Rec 21 Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal 27/07/49. Accident 28/03/54 with wing scrap on landing at Laverton Vic. Pilot Cadet G D Lowe Serv#A37189 not injured. Ground Accident on Laverton tarmac 18/11/54 NFDs. Repaired. Accident 21/06/56 with an emergency landing at Mangalore NSW. NFDs. Pilot: Flt/Lt J R Gillan Serv#033190 not injured. Tfr Det B 1AD 16/01/59 and held special Reserve. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-641 CA-16 1093 Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/05/44. Rec 4Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44. Rec 5RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF to have installed extra fuel tank 17/05/45. Rec 4 Sqn RAAF ex 5RSU 29/05/45. Allocated 5SFTS ex 4 Sqn RAAF 12/09/45. Canc due to condition. Rec 1RSU ex 4Sqn RAAF 22/11/45. Approval granted to convert to components in -situ 07/01/46.
A20-642 CA-16 1094 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/05/44. Rec 1APU ex 1AD 16/05/44 (in Training Yellow) used for performance testing of Wirraway III. Rec 1AD ex 1APU 06/06/44. Issued 457 Sqn RAAF 08/06/44 after repainting forest green overall. Accident 1245hrs 01/08/44 when aircraft crashed at the Roman Catholic Mission Station Strip on Bathurst Island whilst carrying out local flying exercises of landing on foreign strips. Aircraft overshot landing and crashed over cliff on beach. Pilot; F/Lt J R Sturm Serv#407133 was slightly injured with laceration on left elbow and instructor pilot, F/Lt C W Stantom Serv3 262803 was not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 08/08/44. Issued 8CRD ex 9RSU 14/09/44. Approved for conversion to components 19/09/44. SOC 21/09/44. (Several photos held, both APU tests and 457Sqn Accident)
A20-643 CA-16 1095 Rec 1AD ex CAC 08/05/44. Rec 83 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/06/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 83 Sqn RAAF for replacement of A20-642, 17/08/44. Accident 1620hrs 06/10/44 after taking off from Sattler Strip while attempting a climbing roll at low level without sufficient speed causing the aircrafts nose to drop. The aircraft then out of the roll went into a spiral dive and crashed into the ground from approx 400-500ft. The airframe impacted and burst into flames closed to Bamboo Creek (a Sqn bivouac area) , approximately 15 miles north east of Marakai Homestead. Crew; F/Sgt John Murdoch Campbell Serv#426532 (pilot) and Sgt Francis Robinson Broadbent Serv#15432 (PR Fitter IIA) were both killed. Issued 8CRD 11/10/44. SOC 30/10/44.
A20-644 CA-16 1096 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/05/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 01/06/44. Allocated 2OTU ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/06/44. Canc. Rec 8OTU ex 54 Sqn RAF 21/07/44. Accident 21/01/45 when aircraft forced landed 16 miles west of Parkes NSW on training flight. NFDs. Rec 7AD ex 8OTU 19/11/45. Held Det B 1AD Cat C 17/08/48.Rec 2AD ex Det B 1AD 03/10/51. Rec 21 Sqn CAF ex 2AD 03/03/53. Tfr Det B 1AD ex 21 Sqn CAF 16/01/59 and held special Reserve. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.

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A20-645 CA-16 1097 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/05/44. Rec 549 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 02/07/44. Accident 24/12/44 when aircraft crashed on landing at Darwin Civil. NFDs. Rec 7RSU ex 549 Sqn RAF 26/12/44. Rec 549Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 04/05/45. Taxying Accident at Darwin Civil 30/05/45 when aircraft ran off strip. NFDs. Rec 7RSU ex 549Sqn RAF 02/06/45. Rec 549Sqn RAF 01/08/45. Rec 7AD storage ex 549Sqn RAF 08/10/45. Cat C storage 17/08/48. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 25/06/51. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC 18/01/52. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 19/03/52. Accident 02/03/54 at Uranquinty Tarmac due to engine fire when starting it backfired during maintenance. Pilot: Nil . Rec 2AD ex 1BTFS 20/08/54. Held 2AD until 1957.Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 18/05/57. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-646 CA-16 1098 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/05/44. Was allocated 86 Sqn RAAF 19/05/44. Canc. Rec CGS ex 1AD 02/06/44. Allocated 549Sqn RAF 23/11/44. Canc. Accident 31/12/44 at Cressy on starting, engine backfired causing fire damage. Repaired. Rec 1AD OT&F ex CGS 15/10/45. Stored undercover 1AD 01/07/46. Cat C Storage 17/08/48. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 03/03/50. Held Cat C storage. Upgraded Cat B storage 19/06/52. Rec DAP Parafield ex Det B 1AD 04/07/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex DAP Parafield 30/03/53. Held Cat C Tocumwal 01/11/54. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60.
A20-647 CA-16 1099 Rec 1AD ex CAC 22/05/44. Was allocated 86 Sqn RAAF 19/05/44. Canc. Rec CGS ex 1AD 02/06/44. Allocated 549Sqn RAF 23/11/44. Canc. Accident 31/12/44 at Cressy on starting, engine backfired causing fire damage. Repaired. Rec 1AD OT&F ex CGS 15/10/45. Stored undercover 1AD 01/07/46. Cat C Storage 17/08/48. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal 03/03/50. Held Cat C storage. Upgraded Cat B storage 19/06/52. Rec DAP Parafield ex Det B 1AD 04/07/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex DAP Parafield 30/03/53. Held Cat C Tocumwal 01/11/54. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60.
A20-648 CA-16 1100 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/06/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 26/06/44. Allocated 548Sqn RAF and departed 29/11/44. Tfr 5SFTS ex 548Sqn RAF 07/03/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex Uranquinty 12/03/48. Issued 86 Wing 24/09/48. Rec point Cook ex 86 Wing 19/11/48. Rec 1FTS ex point Cook 26/11/48. Tfr Point Cook base ex 1FTS 01/03/51. Accident 10/10/51 on landing Point Cook. NFDs. Crew; Trainee Pilot R J Tedd and W/O B E Goy not injured. Repaired. Accident 20/03/52 at Point Cook when forced landed by Trainee Pilot Jake W Newham* who was not injured. Repaired. Held Point Cook until 1958.Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60.
A20-649 CA-16 1101 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/06/44. 10/06/44 allocated to 2OTU. Cancelled. Rec 8OTU 11/07/44. Rec 7AD for storage 26/11/45. Category C Storage 17/08/48. 04/07/51 upgraded to Category B. Rec 2AD 11/09/51 for refurbishment. Issued 1BSTS ex 2AD 08/07/52. Awaiting Spares at 1BSTS Uranquinty. Accident with 1 BFTS [Basic Flying Training School] - Place: Uranquinty - Date: 26 March 1954 - Pilot Flg Off V Jackson (05348) dropped starboard wing on landing damaging S/B Wing tip and flap. Repaired. Held as reserve aircraft per 1BSSTS until 18/01/57. Rec 1AD ex 1BSTS 14/02/57.Retired from RAAF service 30/10/58 Was in Storage at Det B 1AD Tocumwal NSW 1958. Sold to CAC 26/08/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40825, cost 750 pounds. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares The aircraft registration VH-WIR was reserved for the aircraft. (not taken up). The aircraft was stored at RAAF Base Point Cook Victoria Australia. The aircraft was sold to Kermit Weeks and shipped to the USA 1993. The aircraft was damaged by a hurricane which demolished the hangar in which the Weeks collection was stored..

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A20-650 CA-16 1102 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 22/06/44. Allocated 87Sqn RAAF ex 2OTU 23/11/44. Canc. Mid Air Accident 1335 hrs 13/02/45 over Mildura when A20-650 and A20-175 were involved in a mid-air collision at 7500 feet during a line astern chase. A20-175 managed to make a safe landing after the collision, despite having port wing damage with its pilot, Sgt J G T Read Serv#443570 not being injured (Picture held of post accident). A20-650 was seen to develop a deep spiral dive after receiving damage to its Starboard wing. The aircraft struck the ground and caught fire on the corner of 14th Street and Sandilong Avenue Mildura, killing its pilot, Sgt Ronald Stewart Young Serv#443716. Approval for conversion 13/03/45. SOC 15/03/45.
A20-651 CA-16 1103 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 30/06/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 10/07/44. Rec 87Sqn RAAF ex 8OTU 14/12/45. Rec 1FTS ex 87 Sqn RAAF 27/05/46. Issued CMU Uranquinty ex 1FTS 08/11/48. Held Cat B Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Allotted for survey DAP Parafield ex Det B 1AD 09/05/52. Damaged in high winds at Uranquinty 02/06/52. Rec DAP Parafield ex 1AD 20/06/52. Rec Det B Retired from RAAF service.. The AD Tocumwal ex DAP 15/10/53. Held Cat C storage Tocumwal 27/04/54. Approval to dispose 08/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 12/04/60.The aircraft was put into storage at the Hawker DeHavilland Historical Section at Fishermans Bend Victoria Australia. Owned by Museum of Victoria. Now on Display at Australia's Museum of Flight - Nowra, NSW. Coded QE-B

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A20-652 CA-16 1104 Rec 1AD ex CAC 04/07/44. Allocated 1AD Pilot Test Training Flight 06/07/44. In service at 1AD PTTF 17/07/44. Taxy accident at Laverton Vic 19/09/44 when pilot, W/O W H Bleach 1AD slight damaged to aircraft when collided with Grader. Repaired by Unit. Allocated storage 1AD Store 06/08/46. Rec 1AD Store 16/09/46. Category C Storage status 17/08/48. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD Storage Laverton 17/03/50. Rec DAP Parafield ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal 04/07/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex DAP Parafield 15/04/53. Approval to dispose 08/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60 at Essendon Airfield. The aircraft was sold by CAC and placed on display outside of a service station at Pascoe Vale Victoria Australia. Acquired by a syndicate of three people. The aircraft was restored magnificently and was then registered as VH-WIR from 26/08/86. It was painted silver with a black anti glare panel yellow stripes around the wings and fuselage and Kangaroo roundels on the sides. A reflection of the dedication by the syndicate. Outside of the scope of this website, the follow-on history will show one of the members advertising this aircraft on E-Bay for a stated reserve amount resulting in numerous challenges in 2007-2008. The new owner in accordance with the E-Bay advertising guidelines, was successful in obtaining this aircraft following a successful High Court challenge which upheld his appeal of the E-Bay Guidelines. The aircraft resided in Parafield, South Australia and was flown regularly in 2009/10.
A20-652 was flown from Parafield to Caloundra Qld by Matthew Denning. It became the first aircraft for the Queensland Air Museum to fly in to Caloundra on delivery to the museum since it moved there. Following a flying display it was handed over to the museum at Caloundra on 18/12/10.

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A20-653 CA-16 1105 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/08/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 16/08/44. Allocated 548Sqn RAF 23/11/44. Canc. Issued 5Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/01/45. Aircraft held by 1AD pending Radio fit 18/05/45. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/07/45 and coded BF-F. Approved for conversion to components in situ 07/01/46 due to material condition. Airframe remains acquired by Malcolm Long. The aircraft was Registered as VH-BFF 05/12/75 to 21/04/76, 03/12/76 to 22/01/79 and from 10/06/80. The aircraft was placed on display at Airworld Aviation Museum Wangaratta Victoria Australia. Now on display/Flying at Temora Aviation Museum NSW.

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A20-654 CA-16 1106 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/08/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 16/08/44. Allocated 457Sqn RAAF 23/11/44. Canc. Issued 5Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/02/45. Aircraft held by 1AD pending Radio fit 18/05/45. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/07/45 and coded BF-G. Approved for conversion to components in situ 07/01/46 due to material condition.
A20-655 CA-16 1107 Rec 1AD ex CAC 15/08/44. Had been re-allocated back to CAC for repairs due to cracked elevator hinge bracket 10/08/44. Rec 1Ad ex CAC 21/08/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 06/09/44. Allocated 457Sqn RAAF 23/11/44. Canc and returned ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Issued 5Sqn RAAF ex 5SFTS 05/02/45. Aircraft held by 1AD pending Radio fit 18/05/45. Rec 5Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/07/45 and coded BF-C. Approved for conversion to components in situ 07/01/46 due to material condition.
A20-656 CA-16 1108 Rec 1AD ex CAC 21/08/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 28/08/44. Rec CMU for Cat C Storage ex 5SFTS 29/09/45. Cat C Storage Uranquinty 01/03/46. Allocated CMU Tocumwal ex Uranquinty but remaining at Uranquinty 08/11/48. Rec DAP Parafield ex Uranquinty 20/06/52 for survey. Rec Det B Tocumwal ex DAP Parafield 09/12/53. Held Cat C Strategic Reserve 27/04/55. Approval to dispose 08/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 20/04/60. Later acquired by Pearce Dunn for his Warbirds Aviation Museum at Mildura Victoria Australia. Acquired by Ron Lee.. Acquired by a syndicate consisting of Brian Jones, Rob Black and Graham Waddington. Stored pending restoration in Melbourne.
A20-657 CA-16 1109 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/08/44. Rec 1APU ex 1AD 13/09/44. Used in contamination tests with modified rear canopy. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF 08/01/45. Canc. Returned to 1APU 15/01/45. Rec 1AD Store Cat C ex 1APU 26/11/46. Held Cat C Storage 17/08/48. Tfr Cat C Storage Det B 1AD 09/02/50. Held Cat C Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 19/12/51. Rec 1BTFS ex CAC 22/04/52. Rec CAC ex 1BTFS 06/08/52. With 1BTFS ex CAC 18/09/52. With 1BTFS till ferried to Det B 1AD 18/01/57. Approval to dispose 08/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Delivered 12/02/60.

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A20-658 CA-16 1110 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/09/44. Rec 7SFTS ex 1AD 13/09/44. Held storage AFRU 26/03/45. Rec CCU(F) Williamtown NSW ex AFRU Deniliquin 09/08/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CCU(F) 08/01/46. Issued 86 Wing ex CMU 24/09/48. Rec Point Cook ex 86 Wing 19/11/48. Rec 1TFS ex Pt Cook 26/11/48. Accident 07/10/49 when aircraft struck high tension power lines in cross country flight 1 mile north west of Werribee Vic. Pilot, P/Plt K A Grant Serv#A29172 (RAN) not injured. Repaired. Tfr Pt Cook Base Sqn ex 1FTS 02/04/51. Tfr 1AD ex Pt Cook 08/05/52. Held 1AD. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 18/05/56. Approved to dispose 14/12/56. Listed as scrap 31/05/57. SOC 22/07/57.
A20-659 CA-16 1111 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/09/44. Rec 5SFTS ex 1AD 23/10/44. Tfr 1FTS ex CMU Uranquinty 05/03/46. To be stored Cat C CMU Tocumwal but held Uranquinty 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 07/03/52. Rec AFS Point Cook ex CAC F/B 04/08/52. Accident landing at Point Cook 20/09/52 . Crew; F/Lt G L Hullin and F/Sgt B J McBube (Doubt on spelling of both names) not injured. Repaired. Rec 1Ad ex Pt Cook 16/10/52. Approved to convert to components 02/06/55. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD 28/06/55. Conversion completed 23/07/56. SOC 02/08/56.
A20-660 CA-16 1112 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/09/44. Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec CGS ex 1AD modified 26/12/44. Tfr to Store Reserve 04/07/45. Tfr to Unit use ex Store 17/07/45. Rec 7AD ex CGS 09/01/46. To be stored Cat C 01/10/46 Tocumwal. Held Cat C Det B Tocumwal 13/04/51. Upgraded to Cat B ex Cat C 07/04/52 for CAC F/B. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 06/06/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CAC F/B and held Cat B 27/10/52. Rec 24 (F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 13/05/53. Accident 29/08/54 when pilot performed a forced landing 11 miles south south west of Mallala South Australia. Pilot Cadet A W White Serv#A41816 not injured . Repaired. Accident 25/01/55 at Mallara South Australia on take-off . Pilot: F/Lt J C F Lane Serv# 06238 not injured. Repaired and in service with 24 Sqn until 1959. Rec Det B 1AD ex 24 (F) Sqn CAF 18/01/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60. (Photo Held 24Sqn )
A20-661 CA-16 1113 Rec 1AD ex CAC 18/09/44. Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45.Tfr to Store Reserve 14/05/45. Tfr to Unit use ex Store 22/05/45. Tfr AGS Store West Sale 24/11/45. Stored Cat B 01/04/46. Rec Det B 1AD ex West Sale Cat C 08/10/47. Upgraded Cat B 07/04/52. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 05/05/52. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 23/09/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD Cat B 22/04/53. Rec East Sale ex Det B 1AD 23/07/53. Held serviceable East Sale 07/12/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex East Sale 13/02/57. Approval to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to CAC 26/08/58 and listed in favour for CAC 04/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40825, cost 750 pounds. Converted to CA28 Ceres C CA28-11. Registered VH-CEM 13/09/60 to 08/03/61. Exported to New Zealand as ZK-BSQ. Crashed at Coleman's Strip Raetihi New Zealand 5/68 wfu used spares cx 1/73.
A20-662 CA-16 1114 Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 18/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS Res 27/05/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 14/11/45. Rec CMU West Sale ex AGS Res 09/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B Sale 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex West Sale 21/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 14/05/52. Rec 23 (F) Sqn CAF ex CAC F/B 31/10/52. Accident 26/02/53 when aircraft held off too high, wing tip striking ground during recovery, on landing at Archerfield. Pilot: P/O I R Anderson Serv# A032544 was not injured. Repaired. Accident 17/08/55 wing scrap on landing at Amberley. Pilot: F/O K J Harnetty Serv# 033180 and Cadet Officer D Linnett Serv#A15127 not injured. Repaired. Accident 26/08/55 wing scrap when landing at Archerfield . Pilot: Cadet Officer D S Linnet Serv#A15127 not injured. Repaired. Rec Det B 1AD ex 23 (F) Sqn CAF 29/01/59. Approval granted for disposal 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-663 CA-16 1115 Rec 1AD ex CAC 02/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 18/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS Res 22/05/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 14/11/45. Rec CMU West Sale ex AGS Res 09/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B Sale 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 26/05/52. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 09/10/52. Accident 13/11/53 when pilot made forced landing following dive with rear canopy left open, Two miles south of Werribee. Pilot: F/Lt G F McInerney Serv# A034419 of the Maintenance Sqn Pt Cook. Was 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 and flown to Fishermans Bend 16/07/58. Eng # SRW 246 installed at time of disposal. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-664 CA-16 1116 Rec 1AD ex CAC 016/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 18/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS Res 22/05/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 14/11/45. Rec CMU West Sale ex AGS Res 09/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B West Sale 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex West Sale 21/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 06/06/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 27/10/52. Rec 24 (F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 05/05/53. Held post 17/02/59 so that CAF Cadet Pilots could finish wings graduation status to 13/05/59. Authorised for disposal from Mallala 21/05/59. Held 12/06/59.Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-664
A20-665 CA-16 1117 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS Res 28/05/45. Tfr AGS Res ex AGS 03/09/45. Rec CMU West Sale ex AGS Res 09/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B West Sale 01/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 04/05/52. Rec 23 (F) Sqn CAF ex CAC F/B 06/11/52. Accident 17/01/53 at Archerfield when pilot dropped port wing on landing. Pilot, Cadet Officer A G Lee not injured. Repaired. Accident 14/12/58 at Amberley on landing. Pilot K F North Serv#A15898 not injured. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60
A20-666 CA-16 1118 Rec 1AD ex CAC 10/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec CGS ex 7AD 13/05/45. Tfr 7AD Storage ex CGS 17/12/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B 1AD 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 06/06/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 22/04/53. Rec 24 (F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 22/03/53. Incident Charters Towers 29/05/56 requiring engine change due to low oil pressure. Pilot was P/O M J Kempfe Serv# A035098. Repaired. Incident at Tocumwal with Pilot being Sgt N B Williams. Nfds. Accident 23/07/58 when pilot made precautionary landing due to oil pressure dropping at Mallala SA. NFDs. Authorised for disposal from Mallala 21/05/59. Held 12/06/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-666

A20-667 CA-16 1119 Rec 1AD ex CAC 16/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec AGS ex 7AD 10/05/45. Tfr 7AD Storage ex CMU Nhill 22/01/46. Rec 7AD ex CMU Nhill 07/03/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B 1AD 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 20/11/52. Rec Pt Cook ex CAC F/B 14/08/52. Accident 06/09/57 when with 1AFTS when aircraft crash landed at Point Cook. Pilot F/Lt B J Reynolds Serv# 032564 not injured. Approval given to convert to components 07/10/57. Eng 661 placed into store. Airframe burnt by Pt Cook Fire Section during training on the 01/05/58.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-667

A20-668 CA-16 1120 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/11/44. Rec CGS ex 7AD 13/05/45. Rec 7AD Storage ex CGS 17/12/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C CMU Tocumwal 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 11/07/52. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 12/12/52. Accident 12/10/54 when pilot dropped wing on landing at Point Cook. Pilot, F/Lt J E Sherwood Serv# 0215042 not injured. Held U/S Point Cook until 1957. Approval to convert to components 14/06/57. Conversion not required due to state 13/09/57. Collected by Purchasers 17/03/58 ex Point Cook.
A20-669 CA-16 1121 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/10/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec CGS ex 7AD 07/05/45. Tfr 7AD Storage ex CGS 17/12/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B 1AD 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 06/06/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CAC 20/11/53 and stored Cat B. Held Cat B at Det B IAD until 1957. Approval to dispose 08/02/57. Listed as Scrap 31/05/57.
A20-670 CA-16 1122 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 17/05/45. Tfr 7AD Storage ex CMU Nhill 22/01/46. Rec 7AD ex CMU Nhill 19/02/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Held and upgraded Cat C Det B 1AD 01/10/46. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 15/08/52. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 15/125/52. The fuselage frame was fitted out and loaned for display at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook Victoria Australia. Accident 24/04/56 when aircraft made forced landing due to fuel shortage at Ballarat Victoria when with No 1 AFTS [Applied Flying Training School]. Pilot: T/Plt J O Pickwell Serv# A114604 not injured. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex Point Cook 21/01/58. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60.
A20-671 CA-16 1123 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec AGS S/R ex 7AD 13/05/45. Rec 7AD ex CMU Nhill 07/04/46. To be stored Cat C 29/07/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal Cat C Storage 21/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 15/08/52. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 29/10/52. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Not collected. Delivered to Tocumwal 12/02/60.
A20-672 CA-16 1124 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/11/44. Rec AGS S/R ex 7AD 27/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 08/07/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 03/09/45. Issued Richmond Target Towing Flight ex AGS S/R 09/05/46. Canc. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46 . Rec 2AD ex TT Flight Richmond 08/10/46. Rec CMU Tocumwal Cat C Storage ex 2AD 22/08/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 27/06/52. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 10/04/53. Accident 17/07/58 when canopy blew out during flight near Cressy. NFDs. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered to Tocumwal 12/02/60.
A20-673 CA-16 1125 Rec 1AD ex CAC 07/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 17/10/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Rec AGS S/R ex AGS 28/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 08/07/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 03/09/45. Issued 1CU ex CMU West Sale 13/05/46. Canc. Issued Richmond Target Towing Flight ex CMU West Sale 14/05/46. Canc. Issued 1CU 18/05/46. Rec 1AD ex 1CU 16/09/46. To be stored Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 03/03/50. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 25/08/52. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 13/05/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD 01/04/54. Rec Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 19/09/56. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered to Tocumwal 12/02/60. The remains of the aircraft were recovered from Tocumwal and stored at Point Cook Victoria Australia in the 80's. The aircraft was purchased by Dave Jones and is currently under restoration possibly at Point Cook VIC. Registered VH-WAY from 16/02/98.
A20-674 CA-16 1126 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 13/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 24/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 26/03/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGR S/R ex AGS 14/11/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 15/08/52. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 21/04/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD 22/05/53. Rec Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 17/09/56. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered to Tocumwal 12/02/60.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-674

A20-675 CA-16 1127 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 13/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 24/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 26/03/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 06/08/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E Special Reserve 01/10/46 .Upgraded Cat C 10/07/47. Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 28/08/52. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 26/05/53. Rec ARDU 30/07/54 replacing A20-236. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD 18/05/56. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-676 CA-16 1128 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 13/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 24/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 26/03/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 10/10/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 19/09/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CAC F/B 09/07/53. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 15/06/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 14/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Approval to dispose 18/08/58. Sold to CAC 26/08/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40825, cost 750 pounds. To CAC 10/12/58. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-677 CA-16 1129 Rec 1AD ex CAC 14/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 15/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 04/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 03/09/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 09/09/52. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CAC F/B 09/07/53. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 22/02/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 14/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Approval to dispose 18/08/58. Sold to CAC 26/08/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Sales Advice SV.40825, cost 750 pounds. To CAC 28/01/59. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-678 CA-16 1130 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 28/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/11/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 02/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 03/09/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 19/05/52. Issued to 1AD ex CAC F/B 31/07/53. Accident prior to ferry flight to 1AD, aircraft ground looped during cross wind landing at Avalon (Vic). Pilot, Sqn Ldr K Busby Serv#022172 of 1AD not injured. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 28/08/53.Approval to convert to components 26/11/53.
A20-679 CA-16 1131 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 05/12/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 22/12/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 28/03/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45 West Sale. Rec CMU West Sale 21/10/47. Category C Storage 17/08/48 Det B 1AD Tocumwal under cover. Issued to CAC for survey 19/02/52. Held at Det B Tocumwal till 28/09/53 when issued to CAC for survey. Rec 1AD ex CAC 01/10/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal for Category B storage 15/10/53 until issue to Point Cook 07/09/56. Rec 1AD ex Det B 1AD 12/09/53. Rec Point Cook 19/09/53. In use with 1 AFTS Point Cook. During a recovery from a dive bombing pass over the Werribee Air Weapons Range 1204hrs 01/04/58 the aircraft was overstressed resulting in the catastrophic failure of the port wing which then caused the aircraft to crash. Pilot was Warrant Officer E F Dillon Serv#A52716 was killed instantly. Request for conversion 14/04/58.SOC 17/07/58.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-679

A20-680 CA-16 1132 Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/11/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 28/11/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 02/12/44. Issued AGS ex 7AD 02/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 06/08/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec CMU Tocumwal ex CMU West Sale 08/10/47. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 15/05/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex CAC F/B 28/08/53. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 18/01/56. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 14/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 25/01/57. Sold to CAC 20/03/57 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Became Ca28 Ceres Prototype CA28-01. Registered VH-CEA 13/08/58 to 22/03/61. Crashed near Seymour VIC 22/03/61. Rebuilt as CERES C c/n CA28-18. Registered VH-CEX 24/08/61 to 02/63. Registered VH-SSV 02/63 to 23/08/69 until heavily damaged whilst topdressing at Walcha, NSW, 1969, and then rebuilt and registered 27/08/73 to 21/03/75. Withdrawn from use.
A20-681 CA-16 1133 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec AGS ex 7AD 02/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 06/08/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 01/10/46 . Rec RAAF East Sale ex CMU West Sale 05/12/46. Rec AAS ex CMU East Sale 05/07/49. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex R/S East Sale 28/09/50. Rec R/S East Sale ex CAC F/B 13/04/51. Issued Det B 1AD ex R/S East Sale 08/04/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 14/10/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 23/04/53. Rec Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 12/09/56. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59.Delivered Tocumwal 12/02/60.
A20-682 CA-16 1134 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/12/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 02/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 10/10/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat B Special Reserve 29/07/46 . Rec RAAF East Sale ex CMU West Sale 05/12/46. Rec AAS ex CMU East Sale 05/07/49. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex R/S East Sale 20/09/50. Rec R/S East Sale ex CAC F/B 20/04/51. Issued Det B 1AD ex R/S East Sale 08/04/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 06/10/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 25/02/53. Rec Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 09/09/56. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59.Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-683 CA-16 1135 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/12/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 02/04/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 03/09/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat B Special Reserve 29/07/46. Rec RAAF East Sale ex CMU West Sale 05/12/46. Rec AAS ex CMU East Sale 30/08/46. Tfr R/S East Sale ex AAS 25/08/50. Rec U/E East Sale ex R/S East Sale 01/02/51. Rec Det B 1AD ex East Sale R/S 08/04/52 . Issued and rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 18/09/52. Rec 1BTFS ex CAC F/B 04/02/53. Accident 14/12/53 when the aircraft forced landed 3 miles west of Uranquinty following accidentally jettison the canopy, damaging the tail plane. Pilot: Trainee Pilot P W Hayes Serv#A39497 not injured. Repaired. Accident 08/10/54 at Uranquinty. Nfds. Pilot: Sqn Ldr C A V Bourne Serv#05805 not injured. Repaired. REc Det B AD ex 1BTFS 06/02/57. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Delivered to CAC 05/04/60.
A20-684 CA-16 1136 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 15/12/44 per Wirraway Order #101. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/12/44. Rec AGS ex 7AD 28/03/45. Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/05/45. Tfr AGS ex AGS S/R 22/05/45.Tfr AGS S/R ex AGS 14/11/45. Held Cat B CMU West Sale 02/04/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat B Special Reserve 29/07/46. Rec RAAF East Sale ex CMU West Sale 05/12/46. Rec AAS ex CMU East Sale 30/08/46. Tfr R/S East Sale ex AAS 25/08/50. Rec U/E East Sale ex R/S East Sale 02/02/51. Rec Det B 1AD ex East Sale R/S 08/04/52 . Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 06/10/52. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 18/03/53. Accident at Tocumwal 23/11/53. NFDs. Pilot Sgt J D Todd Serv#A33623 of 1AD not injured. Issued Base Sqn Point Cook ex Det B 1AD 22/06/54. Accident 14/05/58 at Point Cook when on landing aircraft damaged starboard wing due to brake failure. NFDs. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered to Tocumwal 12/02/60.
A20-685 CA-16 1137 Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD 15/12/44 per Wirraway Order #101. In service with 1AD 1944-45. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 30/07/45. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 29/07/46.Upgraded to Cat B 06/11/50. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 30/11/50. Rec Base Sqn Point Cook ex CAC F/B 06/08/51. Accident 23/06/53 on landing and taxiing at Point Cook with AFTS struck Wirraway A20-203. Pilot: PNA(P) D J Orr Serv# A47498 (RAN) was not injured. Repaired. Rec Det B 1AD ex Point Cook 14/01/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to Mr Col.J.Toben of Albury. Delivered 05/03/60 with the intention of converting the aircraft for aerial crop-dusting with Marshall Spreading Service, Albury, NSW, which did not eventuate. The aircraft remained in storage until purchased by the Museum from Marshall Spreading Service in 1967. Currently held at the Camden Museum of Aviation.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-685

A20-686 CA-16 1138 Rec 1AD ex CAC 24/12/44. Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec AAGS S/R ex 7AD 31/05/45. Rec 7AD ex CMU Nhill 19/02/46. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 29/07/46.Upgraded to Cat B 06/11/50. Rec CAC Fisherman Bend ex Det B 1AD 16/03/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 02/10/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 15/10/53. Issued 22 (F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 17/11/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 22 (F) Sqn CAF 16/01/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59.Delivered 12/02/60.
A20-687 CA-16 1139 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/12/44. Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 02/01/45. Allotted 7AD S/R ex 7AD 22/05/45. Rec 7AD S/R ex 7AD 25/06/45. To be stored Cat E. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 29/07/46. Upgraded to Cat B 06/11/50. Held Det B 1AD Tocumwal 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 27/05/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 13/11/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 27/11/53. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 04/03/55. Accident 04/11/55 damaging port main plane on landing at Uranquinty. Pilot: PNA(P) M G Rowney Serv#A50445 not injured. Repaired by unit. Incident 24/01/56 whilst at Belfrayden Satellite. NFDs. Pilot: T/Plt N B Williams Serv# A42352 not injured. Repaired by unit. Accident 23/04/56 when engine cut out and pilot made forced wheels up landing at Uranquinty. Pilot: PNA(P) J B McNaughton Serv#A45695 not injured. Repaired. Rec Pt Cook ex 1BTFS 23/08/56. Accident 13/09/56 when aircraft was damage on landing at Point Cook. Crew; P/O L V H Barnes Serv#025334 and T/plt K D Thompson Serv#A311884 not injured. Repaired. Rec Det B 1AD ex Point Cook 22/12/58. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. Sold to Mr Col.J.Toben of Albury. In-situ 23/10/59 and not collected until 15/04/60. There may have been the intention of converting the aircraft for aerial crop-dusting with Marshall Spreading Service, Albury, NSW, which did not eventuate, before being purchased by Mr Baird of Geelong. Purchased by Mr R Hourigan and Mr P Capron in 1968, A20-687 was transported to Moorabbin for restoration 17/08/68. Over the next eight years, an extensive restoration of the aircraft was undertaken, including the fitment of operational equipment applicable to a CA-9 Wirraway operated in the dive-bomber role. Restoration of the aircraft was completed in 1977 and A20-561 was placed on loan to the RAAF Museum for display in July 1977. The RAAF Museum purchased this aircraft in May 1999 for display as A20-561 coded QE-B of 4 Sqn RAAF.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-687 
displayed as A20-561

A20-688 CA-16 1140 Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/12/44.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/01/45. Rec CGS ex 7AD 19/05/45. Tfr 7AD ex CGS 08/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat B Special Reserve 01/10/46. Held Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 19/05/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 14/10/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 15/10/53. Rec 25(F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 23/01/56. Held 25(F) Sqn CAF 13/03/58. Approval to dispose granted 30/10/58. Held 12/04/59. Aircraft transferred Midland Technical College. Airlifted by helicopter to Bull Creek, 20/07/73 for RAAF Association Museum Bull Creek Western Australia. The aircraft has been painted up in the code BF-R per 5Sqn RAAF (though never serving in that Sqn) and is on display

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-688

A20-689 CA-16 1141 Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/01/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 18/02/45. Rec 7AD S/R 25/06/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 08/06/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 07/12/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 09/02/54.Rec 1BTFS ex Det B 1AD 04/03/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BTFS 06/02/57. Approval granted to dispose 30/10/58. Sold to CAC 10/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-690 CA-16 1142 Rec 1AD ex CAC 05/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Accident when aircraft caught fire on starting at 1AD 27/02/45. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/02/45. Rec 7AD S/R 25/06/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 01/06/53. Rec Point Cook ex CAC F/B 27/11/53. Accident 20/11/56 when taxiing, aircraft collided with "warning" sign in arming up bay at Point Cook damaging port leading edge. Pilot; F/O J H Johnston Serv#022178 not injured. Repaired in unit. Ground incident 09/01/57 when stationary A20-690 was damaged slightly by A20-659. Rec Det B 1AD ex Point Cook 07/01/59. Approval request to dispose 02/02/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 1960.
A20-691 CA-16 1143 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 12/02/45. Rec 7AD S/R 25/06/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 01/06/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 13/11/53. Rec Det B 1AD Tocumwal ex 1AD 16/03/54. Rec 1AD ex Det B 1AD 12/09/56.Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 29/04/56. Rec 10 MR Sqn RAAF ex Point Cook 07/01/57 replacing A20-748. Accident on landing run 1450Hrs 08/01/57 at Townsville during cross wind causing damage to wing. Aircraft ended up 90 degrees to the runway Pilot; Sgt I W Symonds Serv#A32517 and passenger not injured. Rec 10 MR Sqn RAAF S/R ex 10 MR Sqn RAAF 27/01/57. Repaired. Approval request to dispose 02/02/59. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60 Tocumwal.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-691

A20-692 CA-16 1144 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Issued CAC F/B to rectify Winch 27/02/45. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 20/03/45. Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 03/04/45. Rec 7AD S/R 22/10/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 25/08/53. Rec 1AD ex CAC F/B 01/02/54. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1AD 05/03/54. Sold to Super Spread Pty Ltd 45 Huntley Road East Brighton, Melbourne Vic with A20-696 for a total of 14000 per List AIR7308. They had been experimenting spraying brigalow scrub in Queensland and felt that these aircraft were good at the task and that representation to the RAAF in 1954 initiated this. Registered VH-SSF 11/06/54 to 10/04/56 operating out of Moorabbin. Withdrawn from use. Sold to CAC for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Became CA28 Ceres C CA28-13. Registered VH-CEO 23/01/61 to 09/04/63. Super Spread Pty Ltd was taken over by Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd in the latter 1960s. Registered VH-SSF 09/04/63 to 08/08/69, 10/01/71 to 27/02/75, 06/07/76 to 07/08/76 and 21/12/77 to 16/08/85. Crashed 01/03/78 near Carcoar NSW. Registered VH-SSF from 02/04/87.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-692

A20-693 CA-16 1145 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 16/04/45. Rec 7AD S/R 25/06/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 31/01/51. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 31/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 20/03/54. Rec 1BTFS ex Det B 1AD 17/09/55. Accident 04/05/56 at Uranquinty when aircraft had wing scrap on landing, damaging starboard flap. Pilot; PNA (P) C J Patterson RAN not injured. Repaired by Unit. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BTFS 17/01/57. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to CAC 04/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Delivered CAC 17/02/59. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-694 CA-16 1146 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 27/02/45. Rec 7AD S/R 02/07/45. Held 7AD Storage 22/10/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 25/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 11/02/54. Rec 1BTFS ex Det B 1AD 02/12/55. Accident 08/06/56 at Uranquinty when aircraft's Rudder was damaged on tarmac. Pilot: F/Sgt W D Monaghan Serv#A21625 not injured. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BTFS 18/01/57. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to CAC 04/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Delivered CAC 20/01/59. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-695 CA-16 1147 Rec 1AD ex CAC 27/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 28/02/45. Held 7AD Storage 15/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 25/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 10/03/54. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 17/09/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BTFS 18/01/57. Approval granted for disposal 30/10/58. Sold to Horsham Foundry 11/06/59. Resold to CAC 25/03/60. Stored at CAC Fishermans Bend plant for CA-28 Ceres production, but not used. Up for disposal, 11/63 ex CAC F/B. Sold to W. Gordon Scrap Metals, Werribee 11/63. Collected and held by Pearce Dunn of Warbirds Aviation Museum, Mildura from 1970-1982. Obtained by Jack McDonald 1982. Bought by Ed Field & David Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, and held 1986-1991 pending restoration commencing in 1993. The aircraft was registered as VH-MFW from 21/01/97. First post restoration flight, 08/07/97. Now owned by Warplanes P/L Jindalee QLD.

Highlight for Album: Wirraway A20-695

A20-696 CA-16 1148 Rec 1AD ex CAC 20/02/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 02/03/45. Rec 7AD S/R 02/07/45. Held 7AD Storage 15/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 28/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 26/03/54. Sold to Super Spread Pty Ltd 45 Huntley Road East Brighton, Melbourne Vic with A20-692 for a total of 14000 per List AIR7308. They had been experimenting spraying brigalow scrub in Queensland and felt that these aircraft were good at the task and that representation to the RAAF in 1954 initiated this. Registered VH-SSG 11/06/54 to 10/04/56 operating out of Moorabbin. Withdrawn from use. Sold to CAC for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Super Spread Pty Ltd was taken over by Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd in the latter 1960s. Converted into a Ceres?
A20-697 CA-16 1149 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/03/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 19/03/45. Tfr 7AD S/R 02/07/45. Held 7AD Storage 15/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 28/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 21/05/54. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 17/09/55. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BTFS 18/01/57. Approval granted for disposal to CAC for conversion to a CA28 Ceres 25/01/57. Delivered to CAC F/B 02/07/57. Became CA28 Ceres B CA28-02. Registered VH-CEB 13/08/58 to 31/01/69. On 03/06/60 the aircraft lost power on takeoff and struck some timber at Glenrock Station near Scone NSW. The starboard wing and undercarriage were damaged and the aircraft went to CAC for repairs. Written off on take-off at Walcha NSW 31/01/69.
A20-698 CA-16 1150 Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/03/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/04/45. Tfr 7AD S/R 02/07/45. Held 7AD Storage 15/01/46. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 31/08/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 21/05/54. Rec 22 (F) Sqn CAF ex Det B 1AD 04/08/55. Rec 1BFTS Uranquinty ex 22 (F) Sqn CAF 04/10/55. Accident 08/02/56 when damaged on landing at Uranquinty. Pilot: T/Plt W C Muir Serv#A217292 not injured. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 14/02/57. Approval request to dispose 18/08/58. Approval granted to dispose 21/05/59. The aircraft was sold to the R. H. Grant Trading Company 09/12/59. Delivered 12/02/60 Tocumwal.
A20-699 CA-16 1151 Rec 1AD ex CAC 13/03/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/04/45. Tfr 7AD S/R 02/07/45. Held 7AD Storage 22/10/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 11/11/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 03/11/54. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 15/06/55. Accident 13/07/55 when landing at Point Cook. Pilot, F/Lt D K McLaughlin not injured. Repaired. Accident 1530hrs 01/08/55 when at 7000 feet, when pulling out of a dive, the canopy emergency panel blew out damaging the leading edge, some 10 miles west of Uranquinty. Pilot; T/Plt R A S Teale Serv#A217000 was not injured and landed at Uranquinty. Accident 27/10/55 when aircraft wing scrapped on landing, damaging starboard flap, at Uranquinty. Pilot: F/Lt A J Fookes (Serv#A033200) Instructor and T/Plt G V Treatt (Serv#A29116) Trainee not injured. Repaired. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 06/02/57. Approval to dispose granted 30/10/58. Sold to CAC F/B 04/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres. Delivered CAC 24/02/59 with Eng#54. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
A20-700 CA-16 1152 Rec 1AD ex CAC 09/04/45.Modified for target towing at 1AD per Wirraway Order #101 dated 16/12/44 . Rec 7AD ex 1AD modified 22/04/45. Tfr 7AD S/R 02/07/45. To be stored Cat E 29/07/46. Upgraded Cat C Special Reserve 17/08/48. Held Det B 1AD 01/07/52. Rec CAC F/B ex Det B 1AD 17/11/53. Rec Det B 1AD ex CAC F/B 08/10/54. Rec 1BFTS ex Det B 1AD 17/09/55. Accident 20/03/56 at Uranquinty. NFDs. Pilot F/Lt A J Fookes Serv# 033200) not injured. Rec Det B 1AD ex 1BFTS 18/01/57. Approval to dispose granted 30/10/58. Sold to CAC F/B 04/12/58 for conversion to a CA28 Ceres with Eng#389. Delivered CAC 10/02/59. No details are known at this stage on whether this aircraft was used in CAC Ceres production or for spares
 
     

The Author of this page is Gordon Birkett.

Source: Australia/Townsville at War Website, Australian Aviation Magazine, Australian Aviation Annual 2001/2002, National Archives, Flightpath Magazine, Glory in Chaos, RAAF Wirraway Accident Data Cards, Darwins Air War, CASA Aircraft Records, Australian War Memorial Website and Photographs, Tom Trimble, Logbook of Roy F Goon.

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