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RAAF Serials A27-1 to A27-99

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
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Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-1 BPC AN853 A31 (V72) 16 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 416 Rec Ex-USA 30/05/42 to 2AP.
To 4OTU 04/08/42 then onto 2OTU 08/08/42.
To 1AD 3/09/42 for mods.
Rec 2OTU 14/09/42.
05/10/42 to 5AD,
To 4OTU 22/10/42.
6/12/42 at 4OTU.
Rec 15/12/42 at 12Sqn.
Aircraft caught fire 8/02/43 when when tin of fuel ignited under fabric on elevator.
Aircraft repaired at Unit.
Aircraft stood on nose and damaged propellers during taxying 23/02/43.
Rec at 2AD 02/05/43.
Allocated to 4OTU as a reserve aircraft in storage 06/01/44-11/01/44.
Returned to 1AD ex 4OTU 30/01/44.
10-24/04/44 at ANA Airlines for engine change and then allocated to SHQ Flight Laverton Vic 06/06/44.
22/09/44 rec at 5 Comm Unit.
5Sqn Wirraway A20-517 collided with A27-1, 06/11/44 damaging tail unit after landing at Mareeba Strip (Nth Qld).
Repaired within Unit.
13/09/45 rec and stored at 7OTU as flyable reserve.
10/04/46 offered for disposal.
Struck off 16/05/46.
A27-2 BPC AN854 A31 (V72) 17 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 417 Rec Ex-USA 30/05/42 to 2AP.
To 4OTU 04/08/42.
Damage to leading edge 15/07/42.
2OTU until 05/10/42 with servicing and mods at 1AD during this time.
To 5AD 05/10/42.
To 4OTU 22/10/42.
Rec 12Sqn 03/02/43.
06/06/43 to 2AD.
10/03/43 modified to target towing at 2AD.
To 1AD 27/01/44.
11/05/44 to 7OTU for target towing.
Rec 5CU 25/09/44.
1300hrs at Mareeba Strip, starboard undercarriage collapsed on take-off resulting in damage to propellers and wing.
Pilot was F/O H Newman Ser#407334 of 5 Comm Unit. A/Ob was P/O C C Page.
Rec at 13ARD 13/12/44. Repaired.
11/09/45 rec at 7OTU then placed in storage on 20/11/45 at 1AD.
Struck off 16/05/46.
A27-3 BPC AN855 A31 (V72) 18 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 418 "Rec Ex-USA 30/05/42 to 2AP.
To 2OTU 08/08/42.
24/08/42 to 30/09/42 not serviceable.
5/10/42 rec at 5AD for modifications to engine.
Rec 22/10/42 at 4OTU.
08.30hrs 16/08/43 aircraft forced landed after power failure 2 miles west of Williamtown, NSW.
Pilot was Sgt J B Boxsell Ser#411438 and A/Ob was Sgt G C Sykes Ser#418203, both of 4OTU.
Approved for conversion 02/12/43.."
A27-4 BPC AN856 A31 (V72) 19 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 419 "Rec ex USA 30/05/42 to 2AP for erection.
First Vengeance to be test flown in Australia on 24/06/42.
Rec 2OTU 10/08/42.
Eng modification 2AD 30/09/42.
Not serviceable for an extended time till 30/07/43 when rec at SDF.
Rec at 1APU for gun camera installation and tests 18/01/44.
Rec at SHQ Flight Laverton for Target towing duties on 16/06/44.
15/10/44 rec at 5 Comm Unit.
18/10/45 to 7OTU, then to 7AD for storage 05/12/45.
Approved for disposal 10/04/46.
01/11/50 issued to RANFAA.
Departed to RANFAA to Nowra 005/02/51 for firefighting."
A27-5 BPC AN857 A31 (V72) 20 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 420 "Rec ex USA 30/05/42 to 2AP for erection.
10/08/42 in service with 2OTU.
Rec 4OTU 22/10/42.
06/11/42 rec at 2AD.
Rec 20/11/42 at 4OTU.
Rec 17/12/42 at 12 Sqn.
To 2AD 15/05/43.
Crashed on takeoff and burned at Batchelor Airstrip NT following engine fire 1645Hrs 15/05/43 on return flight to 2AD
Pilot F/O D.C. Wilmot Ser#401342 died of third degree burns latter on the 16/05/43,
Nav (of 31 Sqn) Sgt W Cotter Ser#413065 with 2nd degree burns survived.
WILMOT, Delwyn Crossley - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 401342;
File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Vultee Vengeance A27-5; Place - Adelaide River, Northern Territory; Date - 16 May 1943"
A27-6 BPC AN872 A31 (V72) 35 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 435 "Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 24/08/42.
02/10/42 rec at 5AD for modifications.
Rec 4OTU on 22/10/42.
Rec 12Sqn 03/02/43.
10.32hrs 23/03/43 aircraft was forced landed wheels up near shore at low tide near West Point, NT due to electrical failure.
Aircraft submerged at high tide.
Pilot was Sgt A R Fisher Ser#416331 and A/Ob F/Sgt F A H Davis Ser#17902.
10/04/43 Airframe collected by 4RSU and handed over to 14ARD for salvage."
A27-7 BPC AN874 A31 (V72) 37 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 437 "Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 17/08/42.
Rec 06/09/42 at 1AD.
Forced landing on route with no damage.
14/09/42 rec at 2OTU.
30/09/42 rec at 5AD for modifications.
Rec 4OTU on 22/10/42.
Damaged 12.30hrs 18/11/42 at Richmond RAAF when aircraft bellied in on strip.
Pilot was F/Lt R Wallace and A/Ob was Sgt F J Putland both of 4OTU.
Repaired after long period at 2AD.
24/07/44 rec at 7OTU.
Wheels up landing 27/12/44 at 7OTU, Tocumwal.
Pilot was F/O A L Place Ser#424453, Instructor Pilot W/O W G Barnes and A/Ob was AC1 J O'Brien.
Rec 7CRD 08/02/45.
Written off 05/02/45."
A27-8 BPC AN875 A31 (V72) 38 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 438 "Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 21/09/42.
Rec 1AD 28/09/42.
Rec 12Sqn 31/10/42.
Rec 23/06/43 2AD.
Allocated to be converted to Target towing 29/09/43.
To be issued to 3 Comm Unit 16/04/44, but aircraft damaged 25/04/44 on delivery.
Engine failure forcing aircraft to be forced landed one mile north of Snoko Post Office (between Bright and Harrietville Vic.)
Pilot was F/O I Taylor Ser#125943 (RAF) and A/Ob was F/Sgt N J Woods Ser#415371 both of 1AD.
Converted to components 04/06/44."
A27-9 BPC AN876 A31 (V72) 39 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 439 Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 14/09/42.
25/09/42 rec at 1AD for modifications.
Rec 12Sqn 16/11/42.
02/05/43 rec at 2AD.
Rec 12/01/44 at 4OTU.
Rec 1AD 03/02/44.
Rec 7OTU 10/05/44.
Rec 7AD for storage and disposal 4/12/45.
Approved for disposal 10/04/46.
06/11/50 issued to RANFAA.
Departed to RANFAA to Nowra 26/02/51 for firefighting.
A27-10 BPC AN878 A31 (V72) 41 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 441 "Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 31/08/42.
28/09/42 rec at 1AD for modifications.
26/10/42 rec at 12Sqn.
Wheels up landing 10.00hrs 27/10/42, at Oodnadatta SA on delivery to 12Sqn.
Pilot was F/Sgt A J Bond Ser#403899 and A/Ob F/Sgt T N Blanchn Ser#8838, both of 12Sqn.
Aircraft flown back to 1AD for repair 07/12//42 after temporary repairs on site.
Long period of repair.
Allocated 26/04/43 as first trial target towing aircraft.
Rec 25/10/43 at SDF (1AD) Laverton for trials.
Rec 07/01/44 at 3 Comm Unit.
On finishing Drone towing exercise at Bellambi Area,15.05hrs 05/02/44, aircraft was landing at Menangle Strip due to hydraulic failure and was manually putting gear down when suffered engine failure.
Gear maunally up and aircraft landed on belly on adjacent grass strip.
Pilot was F/Sgt J Lee Ser#431810 with A/Ob P/O F Lewis.
Written off 18/08/44 at 5AD. TTHrs 125.35hrs"
A27-11 BPC AN892 A31 (V72) 55 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 455 "RAF Serial AN892 Presentation Vengeance ""Sir Thomas Buckland"", presented by Sir Thomas Buckland, UK.
Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 31/08/42.
28/09/42 rec at 1AD for modifications.
31/10/42 rec at 12Sqn.
Rec 2AD 22/05/43.
Allocated for Target towing conversion 29/09/43.
Rec 2AD 10/01/44.
Rec 1AD 31/01/44.
Issued and rec 1 Comm Unit 26/03/44.
Rec SHQ Flight Laverton 10/05/44.
On 21/05/44,1533 hrs , after dropping target drone at 300ft, the aircraft was force landed in a crop field after engine malfunction some two miles northwest from Laverton RAAF.
Pilot was F/Lt Hoptop Ser#407175 A/Ob was Sgt J K McTiche Ser#430607. Both un-injured.
Approval to convert to components 18/08/44 with 1CRD."
A27-12 BPC AN894 A31 (V72) 57 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 457 Rec ex USA to 3AD 27/07/42.
Rec 2OTU 24/08/42.
05/09/42 Aircraft suffered hydraulic failure and landed with only one main gear extended at Mildura.
Pilot was F/O A Hayes.
Damage to props and bomb doors.
Rec at 1AD for modifications and repairs.
4/10/42.Rec 24/01/43 at 4OTU.
Rec at 12Sqn 03/02/43.
Rec 09/04/43 at 2AD.
29/09/43 allocated to Target Towing conversion.
Rec at 1AD for conversion 27/01/44.
Rec at SHQ Laverton 07/08/44 for Target towing.
Rec 1AD for storage 07/10/45.
Struck off 16/05/46.
A27-13 BPC AN896 A31 (V72) 59 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 459 "Rec ex USA at 3AD 27/07/42.
03/09/42 rec at 1AD for modifications.
Rec 2OTU 14/09/42.
Rec 1AD 29/09/42. 2-20/10/42 used for test flights at 1AD.
Picture of aircraft extant during this period.
Issued to 12Sqn 26/10/42.
On flight, struck fence at Parafield and damaged port hydraulics and bomb bay.
Issued to Australian National Airways for repairs at Parafield on the 28/10/42. Allocation cancelled.
Aircraft flown to and rec at 12Sqn 20/11/42 still with damage bomb bay.
Repaired at Unit.Rec 30/05/43 at 2AD.
Allocated to be modified as Target Towing Aircraft on 29/09/43.
Rec at 4OTU 10/01/44.
Rec 1AD 02/02/44.
Rec 5 Comm Unit 23/04/44 after being fitted for Target Towing.
Rec 13ARDG 13/05/44.
Rec 5CU 11/07/44.
Rec 7OTU 24/07/44.
Rec 1AD for storage 22/11/45.
Struck off 16/05/46."
A27-14 BPC AN897 A31 (V72) 60 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 460 Rec 3AD ex USA 27/07/42.
Erection 3AD 31/07/42.
Allocated 2OTU ex 3AD 01/09/42.
Rec 2OTU ex 3AD 07/09/42.
Allocated 12Sqn RAAF ex 2OTU 27/09/42.
Rec 1AD for W/T fitting prior to 12Sqn RAAF 28/09/42.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/11/42.
Rec 2AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 28/06/43.
Allocated to be modified as Target Towing Aircraft.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 04/02/44.
Issued 3 Comm Unit ex 1AD 24/03/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 3CU 06/08/44.
Issued 7AD ex 7OTU 03/12/45.
Approved to be stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Held Det B 1AD Tocumwal 11/07/49.
Approved allocation to RAN 05/11/50.
Issued to Dept of Navy 01/05/51.

Highlight for Album: Vengeance A27-14

A27-15 BPC AN898 A31 (V72) 61 Mk.1a BAC A-1555 461 "Rec 3AD ex USA 27/07/42.
Awaiting erection 3AD 31/07/42.
Allocated 2OTU ex 3AD 13/08/42.
Rec 2OTU ex 3AD 05/10/42.
Reallocated 4OTU ex 3AD 30/09/42.
Rec 5AD ex 2OTU 05/10/42.
Rec 4OTU ex 5AD 22/10/42.
Rec 2AD ex 4OTU 06/11/42.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 02/12/42.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 4OTU 15/12/42.
Rec 3AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 12/04/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 12/05/43.
Accident 30/07/43 when pilot taxied into stump at edge of taxiway at Williamtown.
Pilot, Sgt D K Pearce not injured.
Rec Clyde Engineering ex 4OTU 16/08/43.
Issued 2AD ex Clyde 02/05/44 for conversion to Target Towing.
Rec 2CRD ex 2AD 10/10/44 due to material condition.
Authorised for write-off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Withdraw from DAP action 30/12/48.
Approval granted to convert to components at 2AD 25/01/49."
A27-16 41-30928 EZ880 V72/RA-31 201 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 601 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF 26/03/43.
Canc. Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 07/04/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 22/12/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 07/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 16/04/44.
Stored under cover RMGI 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 21/05/46.
Rec for storage Cat E 22/05/46.
Passed for DAP action 24/02/48.
A27-17 41-30929 EZ881 V72/RA-31 202 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 602 "Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF 26/03/43. Canc.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 06/04/43.
Accident 0800hrs 12/08/43 when pilot, P/O K Gillard Serv#26813 applied brakes and damaged airscrew at Williamstown. Pilot and the Navigator, Sgt Hall were not injured.
Repaired.
Accident 30/08/43 when taxying Williamtown when aircraft struck port wing of A27-43 which was parked. Pilot, F/Sgt K I Carrucan was not injured. Repaired.
Accident 1143hrs 20/10/43 when low on fuel aircraft attempted landing at Williamstown.
On second go around due to traffic congestion, aircraft ran out of fuel and was forced landed wheels up in a field about half a mile from strip at Half Mile Aerodrome School.
Crew; S/Ldr C J Sharpe Serv#361 not injured , with Nav, P/O Robert Clarence Dawson Serv#418817 suffering from lacerations and concussion to head.
Aircraft had 253hrs TT.
Issued 2CRD ex 4OTU 21/03/44.
SOC 09/05/44. Wright Cyclone Eng#63046"

Highlight for Album: Vengance A27-17

A27-18 41-30930 EZ882 V72/RA-31 203 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 603 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Accident 30/03/44 when aircraft collided with tree with port mainplane near Musswellbrook on low level cross country flight to Glendon Strip.
Aircraft was forced landed wheels down at Glendon Strip.
Crew; Sgt R G Hammond and Sgt W A Carran not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 10/04/44 after temporary repairs.
Allocated 2AD ex 5AD 19/05/44. Canc.
Stored under RMGI 13/11/45 at Wagga.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-19 41-30931 EZ883 V72/RA-31 204 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 604 "Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 04/04/43.
Accident 03/04/44 when taxying Williamtown when starboard undercarriage leg collapsed when brake was applied.
Aircraft had been flown for 271Hrs TT
Crew; Pilot Sgt H McGowan Serv#430214 and Instructor, Sgt I E McDonald not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 07/05/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-20 41-30932 EZ884 V72/RA-31 205 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 605 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 06/04/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 22/12/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 05/01/44.
Accident 0900Hrs 03/03/44 when aircraft was forced landed at Williamtown following an engine failure during dive-bombing practice.
Crew; F/Sgt B A Bremer Serv#408792 and Sgt A A Jessuar Serv3437273 were not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 10/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-21 41-30933 EZ885 V72/RA-31 206 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 606 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 04/04/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 16/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-22 41-30934 EZ886 V72/RA-31 207 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 607 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 06/04/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-23 41-30935 EZ887 V72/RA-31 208 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 608 "Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 04/04/43.
Accident 1445hrs 14/06/43 whilst taxying on perimeter track at Williamtown, struck right wing tip on small wooden and iron timekeeper's box placed at edge of taxiway.
Crew; F/O W K Ellwood and QFI Sgt Jeffries not injured.
Rec Clyde Engineering for repairs ex 4OTU 23/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex Clyde 01/07/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 10/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-24 41-30936 EZ888 V72/RA-31 209 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 609 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 06/04/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 22/12/43.
Rec 1APU ex 3AD 29/03/44.
Rec 1APU C ex 1APU 04/04/44.
Rec 1AD ex CRU 26/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/11/45.
Allocated 1AD for storage 13/02/46. Allocation Cancelled 23/02/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
 Passed to DAP 26/125/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-25 41-30953 EZ905 V72/RA-31 226 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 626 Rec 1AD ex USA 16/02/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-26 41-30954 EZ906 V72/RA-31 227 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 627 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 18/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 24/06/43.
Served with 4 OTU.
Accident 1000hrs 05/10/43, when aircraft crashed into the sea some 2 miles (3.5 kms) off coast on a bearing of 135 Degrees from Williamtown during dive bombing practice.
Crew; F/Sgt John Kevin O'Sullivan Serv#403950 and P/O G.P.Woods Serv# 415295 both missing believed killed.
Struck off Charge 18/10/43."
A27-27 41-30955 EZ907 V72/RA-31 228 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 628 Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 18/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 24/06/43.
Served with 4 OTU.
Accident 01/07/43 when landing at Moruya NSW when pilot applied brakes to avoid stationary aircraft on strip.
Aircraft tipped on nose damaging airscrew.
Crew; P/O F R Berry not injured.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 27/12/43.
 Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 05/01/44. R
ec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-28 41-30956 EZ908 V72/RA-31 229 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 629 "Rec 1AD Ex USA 16/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 08/06/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44. Coded SJ-N.
Accident 05/11/44 when pilot landed with wheels retracted after in flight engine failure at Sawyers, WA.
Pilot was F/Sgt G J Lowe Ser#430178 and WAG was F/Sgt F C Bannister, both not injured.
Aircraft TT 275.40Hrs.
Rec 17 RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF (replaced by A27-66) 02/08/44.
Issued 4CRD ex 17RSU (actually 25Sqn RAAF) 08/11/44.
Struck off 05/12/44."
A27-29 41-30957 EZ909 V72/RA-31 230 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 630 "Rec 1AD Ex-USA 16/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 18/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 24/06/43.
Accident 1020hrs 04/08/43 when either due to weather or engine failure, the aircraft crashed and burned 10 miles south of Goulburn, New South Wales.
Crew were Sgt Leon Patrick Gilbert Ser#410972 and Sgt Alan Kenneth Fleay Ser#413939 both killed.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 25/08/43.
Struck off 23/08/43."
A27-30 41-30958 EZ910 V72/RA-31 231 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 631 Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 24/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 28/06/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 03/01/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 15/03/44.
Rec 4AD storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-31 41-30959 EZ911 V72/RA-31 232 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 632 "Rec 1AD Ex-USA 16/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 09/06/43.
Rec 4OTU 24/06/1943.
Accident 0825hrs 14/09/43 when aircraft was carrying out a dive-bombing attack with 250lb HE Bombs, the aircraft exploded at 4000ft above Williamtown RAAF.
The aircraft was the third in a flight of four diving.
Crew, Sgt J H Robertson Ser#437008 (Pilot) and F/Sgt Donald Sinclair Ser#415742, were killed.
Aircraft totally destroyed in flight.
Issued 2AD ex 4OTU 15/09/43.
Struck off 29/09/43."
A27-32 41-30961 EZ913 V72/RA-31 234 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 634 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 13/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/10/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 11/03/44.
Rec 4AD storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-33 41-30962 EZ914 V72/RA-31 235 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 635 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 15/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 12/10/43.
Rec 1APU ex 23Sqn RAAF 19/06/44.
Rec 13ARD ex 1APU 04/12/44.
Rec CRU (Chemical Research Unit for Gas Bombing Experiments) ex 13ARD 28/12/44.
Rec 13ARD ex CRU 20/06/45.
Rec 6CRD ex 13ARD 24/09/45.
Allocated 13ARD ex 6CRD 13/02/46.
Storage Cat E 23/04/46.
Approval for conversion 09/07/46.
Completed 16/08/46.
A27-34 41-30963 EZ915 V72/RA-31 236 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 636 Rec 1AD ex USA 22/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 18/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 24/06/43.
Accident 01/08/43 at 15.15hrs when aircraft hit tree during strafing run. Damage to Wing.
Crew; Pilot R F Barry Ser#411984 and A/Ob Sgt N A Gundersen Ser#417301 landed safely.
Repaired. Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 10/06/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-35 41-30967 EZ919 V72/RA-31 240 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 640 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 19/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 20/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 09/01/44.
Accident 0840hrs 07/02/44 whilst performing air to ground gunnery the pilot failed to pull out of dive, resulting in contact with ground, causing the aircraft to crash some 600 yards from impact point.
Pilot, F/Sgt Thomas Patrick Keenan Ser#425022 and A/Ob P/O George Freeman Deas Serv#415860 were both seriously injured.
Rec 2CRD ex 4OTU 21/02/44.
Approval to write off 04/03/44.
Struck off 09/03/44. TTHrs 96"
A27-36 41-30968 EZ920 V72/RA-31 241 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 641 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 21/09/43 .
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-37 41-30969 EZ921 V72/RA-31 242 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 642 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45. S
tored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-38 41-30974 EZ922 V72/RA-31 243 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 643 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 26/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 06/09/43.
Accident 15/09/43 when pilot performed a wheels up landing at Lowood after returning from DR Exercise.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt G A F Limbrick Serv#42089 and Nav F/Sgt D T Griffiths Serv#426505 not injured.
Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 22/09/43.
Recommended for conversion 20/05/44.
Approval for conversion 04/07/44.
Forwarded to 3CRD ex 3AD at Amberley 18/07/44. TThrs 32.25
A27-39 41-30975 EZ923 V72/RA-31 244 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 644 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 21/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 3AD 17/01/44.
Allocated as replacement aircraft for A27-287 12Sqn RAAF 15/04/44. Cancelled.
Rec 1AD ex 15ARDRP 27/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/11/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Offered for Disposal 12/04/46.
Passed to DAP 26/12/47.
Action Completed 08/02/49.
A27-40 41-30976 EZ924 V72/RA-31 245 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 645 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 01/07/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-41 41-30977 EZ925 V72/RA-31 246 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 646 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 11/10/43.
To 13ARD RP ex 23Sqn RAAF 14/06/44.
26/11/44 to be issued to 25Sqn.
To 4ADRP 27/11/44 ex 1AD on ferry flight.
Crash landed some 400 yards inside boundary fence whilst landing at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 28/11/44.
Due to cross wind, aircraft had landed heavily on Port Leg, causing Port Brake to lock, ground looping followed by undercarriage collapse.
Pilot, F/O R V E Nathan Ser#418458 and A/Ob F/Lt Scothweld not injured.
Issued 4CRD ex 4ADRP 11/12/44
Approval to Write Off 25/12/44.
Held Western Australia ATC 06/11/51 to 09/07/58 when approval to dispose granted 09/12/58.
SOC 12/12/58. TThrs 180"
A27-42 41-30982 EZ930 V72/RA-31 251 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 651 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/42.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 25/04/44 after modification and repair.
Rec at 1APU (Actually aircraft was assigned to Chemical Research Unit for Gas Bombing Experiments) 19/06/44.
It was during this tenure,10/10/1944, that it was damaged on a landing at Proserpine, North Queensland during landing run. Pilot veered when still traveling at 70mph, to miss bullock that strayed on runway.
Port gear collapsed with further damage resulting.
Pilot was W/O R W J Charlier.
Aircraft not repaired , but placed in storage with 3CRD 04/04/45.
Struck off 09/07/46."
A27-43 41-3098 EZ931 V72/RA-31 252 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 652 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Issued 4OTU ex 1AD 13/07/43.
Accident 30/08/1943 struck A27-17 wing when taxying out of dispersal.
Pilot was F/Sgt K J Carrucon Ser#408625.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-44 41-30984 EZ932 V72/RA-31 253 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 653 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 22/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/10/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 12Sqn RAAF for storage 02/07/44.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 17/04/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/48.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-45 41-30985 EZ933 V72/RA-31 254 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 654 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 15/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 09/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 22/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 20/06/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 27/06/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 23/10/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-46 41-30986 EZ934 V72/RA-31 255 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 655 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/42.
Allocated 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/09/43. Cancelled.
Rec 1AD for fitting of VHF Equipment 04/01/44.
Rec at 1APU ex 1AD 28/02/44.
Issued and Rec 1AD ex 1APU 11/03/44.
Rec 3AD ex 1AD 19/03/44.
Rec 5AD storage ex 3AD 27/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 5AD storage 25/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD for storage 22/10/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 12/04/46.
Passed to CAC 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-47 41-30987 EZ935 V72/RA-31 256 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 656 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 12/07/43 .
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-48 41-30988 EZ936 V72/RA-31 257 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 657 "Rec 24/04/43 ex USA to 1AD.
Rec 4OTU 11/07/43.
23/11/43 Taxying Accident at Williamtown, when aircraft's starboard wing struck parked truck that stopped at taxiway. Crew; Sgt D M Whitwell and QFI P/O F N Arethstall not injured.
Repaired at Unit.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-49 41-30989 EZ937 V72/RA-31 258 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 658 "Rec Ex-USA 24/04/43 to 1AD.
Rec 21Sqn 16/09/43,
20/12/43 rec at 3AD.
Rec 27/02/44 at 1APU.
Accident 11.45hrs 25/05/44, when leading a formation from Laverton to Sydney, crash in company with A27-92 into high ground on Mt Disappointment, 6 miles north of Whittlesea.
Crew A27-49; (Pilot) P/O R L Eskerine Ser#419119, Passenger Sgt P West Ser#41360 and (A/Ob) F/O K A Woods Ser#419363.
Crew A27-92; (Pilot) F/Sgt R J Hall Serv#426002 and Cpl W J Falahey Serv#51407.
All Killed.
Struck off 16/05/46."
A27-50 41-30990 EZ938 V72/RA-31 259 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 659 Rec 24/04/43 ex USA to 1AD.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 15/04/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAf 11/10/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 13/11/43.
Issued 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Engine repairs required in transit.
Allocated 5CRD for repairs ex 25Sqn RAAF 04/07/44.
Rec 1AD ex 5CRD 30/08/44.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Offered to CAC for disposal 12/09/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-51 41-30991 EZ939 V72/RA-31 260 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 660 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 19/12/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 3AD 07/01/44.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-52 41-30992 EZ940 V72/RA-31 261 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 661 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/42.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 09/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 2AD 15/11/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 12/01/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Allocated 23Sqn RAAF ex 5AD 19/03/44. Cancelled.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-53 41-30993 EZ941 V72/RA-31 262 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 662 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/42.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 12/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 25/06/43. Coded ""53"".
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-54 41-30994 EZ942 V72/RA-31 263 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 663 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 15/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 9/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 10/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-55 41-30995 EZ943 V72/RA-31 264   k.1a RFDA-2648 664 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 24/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 09/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 18/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 23/06/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU as replacement for A27-247 24/08/44
.Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 27/11/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 16/12/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-56 41-30996 EZ944 V72/RA-31 265 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 665 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/42.
Allocated 2AD ex 1AD 08/06/43. Cancelled.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 04/07/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 22/12/43.
Rec 1APU ex 3AD 22/02/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1APU 15/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 09/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-57 41-30997 EZ945 V72/RA-31 266 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 666 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 24/04/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 22/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 06/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/11/43.
Accident 16/02/44 during taxying when aircraft struck A27-270 with airscrew (F/Sgt A B Todd Serv#418208 and Navigator (BW)F/Sgt J M Kirby Serv#415281 ) Nadzab PNG.
Pilot: F/Lt R G Marshall and P/O Sillett not injured.
Operational again by the 20/02/44.
Rec 1RSU HF ex 23Sqn RAAF 09/06/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1RSU HF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 12/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-58 41-30960 EZ912 V72/RA-31 233 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 633 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 04/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 2AD 24/11/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP to replace A27-250 03/02/44. Coded GR-F.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation cancelled 21/09/45. Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
Pic with White Tail PNG
A27-59 41-30964 EZ916 V72/RA-31 237 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 637 "Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 29/07/43.
Allocated 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 30/09/43. Cancelled.
Allocated to 4OTU ex 2AD 02/10/43. Cancelled.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/10/43, but on ferry flight to Lowood Qld, the pilot forced landed at Evans Head NSW following engine trouble and streaming fuel from bomb bay some 10 miles north of strip.
Aircraft caught fire on landing.
Single Crew; P/O P B Craven Ser#416326 was not injured.
Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 25/10/43.
Struck off 23/10/43. "
A27-60 41-30965 EZ917 V72/RA-31 238 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 638 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 22/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/11/43. Coded MJ-N.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 17RSu ex 25Sqn RAAF 28/08/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 13/09/44. Coded SJ-O.
Accident 05/11/44 forced landed after engine failure near East Yarloop near Pearce WA.
Pilot; F/Sgt K M Warren not injured.
Issued 4CRD ex 25Sqn RAAF.
SOC 05/12/44.
A27-61 41-30966 EZ918 V72/RA-31 239 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 639 "Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 01/08/43.
Accident 26/08/43 when involved in collision with Wirraway A20-456 on approach to Williamtown.
Pilot F/Lt A A Hayes Ser#260751 and A/Ob Sgt C A Robinson Ser#426160.
Aircraft struck starboard mainplane of Wirraway, resulting in main landing gear of Wirraway to collapse.
Pilot of Wirraway, Sgt K M Warren Serv#417254 not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 06/09/43.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-62 41-30978 EZ926 V72/RA-31 247 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 647 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 26/07/43.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/10/43.
Issued 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 21/02/44.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF (Ferry)24/02/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Allocated 1AD ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/06/44.
Held 21/06/44. Rec 1AD
Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Allocated 4AD RP ex 1AD 28/08/44.
Held 1AD. Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 16/01/45.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage29/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-63 41-30979 EZ927 V72/RA-31 248 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 648 "Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 03/08/43.
Accident 1330hrs 16/08/43, when aircraft failed to pull out of dive on bombing run some 5 miles SW of Williamtown.
Crew; Pilot, Sgt Ronald Leslie Perske Serv#425895 and Navigator; Sgt A.S.Collins Ser#415756 were both killed.
Buried Sandgate Cemetery Newcastle.
Rec 2AD ex 4OTU 27/08/43.
SOC 31/08/43. TTHrs 21.45"
A27-64 41-30980 EZ928 V72/RA-31 249 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 649 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 06/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 19/12/43.
Rec 14ARDRP ex 21Sqn RAAF 01/07/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 05/09/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-65 41-30981 EZ929 V72/RA-31 250 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 650 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 03/08/43.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Rec2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 23/12/43.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 21Sqn RAAF 22/06/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 04/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-66 41-30998 EZ946 V72/RA-31 267 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 667 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 26/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 20/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 31/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 25/09/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 09/12/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 30/12/44.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-67 41-30999 EZ947 V72/RA-31 268 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 668 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 29/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 3AD 09/01/44.
Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 10/02/44.
Issued 15ARDRP ex 15ARD 13/02/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 19/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 27/03/44 and Coded NH-G.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 15/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-68 41-31000 EZ948 V72/RA-31 269 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 669 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 20/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 12/10/43.
Issued 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 22/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF 24/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 07/07/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1AD Storage 20/09/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/11/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-69 41-31001 EZ949 V72/RA-31 270 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 670 Rec 1AD Ex-USA 18/05/1943.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 18/11/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-70 41-31002 EZ950 V72/RA-31 271 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 671 "Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 01/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 10/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/01/44.
Ground accident 04/03/44 when taxying when it was involved in collision with petrol tanker truck when passing a Kittyhawk at Nadzab Strip with Groundcrew on each wing guiding the Pilot. Struck tanker with Starboard wing Damage.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt D L Neilson Ser#412653 and Navigator ""W"" F/Sgt H J Bollingmore Serv#412882 not injured.
AHG Airman on wings, LAC J Vardy Serv#120769 and LAC T Curnington Serv#126765 were also not injured.
Issued 11RSU and Repaired 05/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 21/03/44.
Issued 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 23/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 23Sqn RAAF 19/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 13ARD 26/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 29/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49. "
A27-71 41-31003 EZ951 V72/RA-31 272 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 672 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/07/43.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/11/43.
Allocated 13ARDRP ex 23Sqn RAAF 19/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 13ARDRP 20/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 30/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-72 41-31004 EZ952 V72/RA-31 273 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 673 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/09/43.
Rec 22RSU ex 21Sqn RAAF 24/10/43.
Rec 9RSU ex 22RSU 21/11/43.
Rec 1CRU ex 9RSU 16/04/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-73 41-31005 EZ954 V72/RA-31 275 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 675 "Rec 1AD ex-USA 18/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 29/07/43.
Rec 23Sqn ex 2AD 28/08/43.
Ground accident 02/09/43 involving taxying collision by Wapiti A5-42, piloted by F/O Lewis, on ground when A27-73 was parked at Richmond. Repaired.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 11/10/43.
Accident 1550hrs 13/10/43 at South Lowood Aerodrome, Queensland when aircraft was last seen in 60degree high speed dive at 400feet before impacting at this angle into the ground. All fabric on elevators were examined as being torn off.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt Edward Warren Cosh Ser#409086 and A/Ob F/Sgt Norman Lloyd Jenkins Ser#409712 were both killed instantly.
Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 16/10/43.
SOC 06/11/43. TTHrs 14.06"
A27-74 41-31006 EZ953 V72/RA-31 274 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 674 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 25/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 07/09/43.
Rec 2AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 11/10/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 2AD 24/11/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 19/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Stored under cover RMGI 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 21/05/46.
Rec for storage Cat E 22/05/46.
Passed for DAP action 24/02/48.
A27-75 41-31007 EZ955 V72/RA-31 276 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 676 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 21/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 19/12/43.
Issued 24Sqn RAAF 25/01/44.
Allotted 13ARD ex 24Sqn RAAF 13/03/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Allotted 7CRD ex 5AD for storage 13/09/45.
Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored under cover RMGI 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 21/05/46.
Rec for storage Cat E 22/05/46.
Passed for DAP action 24/02/48.
A27-76 41-31008 EZ956 V72/RA-31 277 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 677 "Rec 1AD ex-USA 20/05/43.
Allocated 2AD ex 1AD 08/06/43 for fuel pump modifications. Allocation cancelled.
Accident 1535hrs 04/09/43.
FLt Richard Henry Roe Ser#400488, of 1AD (Production Test and Ferry Flight) was instructed by No 4 (Maintenance) Group to give a dive-bombing demonstration at Flemington Race Course on the 4th September 1943.
Accompanied by P/O James Noel Harris Serv# 400432.(Wireless Airgunner).
They performed two dives on a simulated target at the Race Course. After the second dive, the aircraft rolled and then went inverted, continuing to flight in that manner till it crashed into a grain store killing both crew.
Time was 15.35 hrs EST.
Findings of the Air Investigation attributed the cause to the pilot's elbow pressure accidentally forcing the safety harness to release, with the pilot, half extricated from cockpit, unable to control the aircraft in flight.
The crash site was a Grain storage building at McCauley Street, near Royal Park North Melbourne VIC not far from the Flemington Race Track.
Witnessed by many including Noel Sproles.
A combined service was held for both members 1415hrs on the 07/09/43 at St John's Church at Toorak, Melbourne with the burial later taking place at the War Graves Cemetery at Springvale for both.
Allocated 1AD for conversion.
SOC 24/09/43."
A27-77 41-31009 EZ957 V72/RA-31 278 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 678 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 16/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Issued 24Sqn RAAF 03/02/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 24Sqn RAAF 20/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF coded NH-H ex 13ARDRP 10/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 13ARD 10/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 13/11/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46. Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-78 41-31010 EZ958 V72/RA-31 279 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 679 Rec 1AD ex USA 21/05/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 01/07/43.
Accident 04/10/43 when landing at Williamstown with the starboard undercarriage failing. NFDs.
Issued 11RSU ex 4OTU 16/10/43. Canc.
Rec 4OTU ex 11RSU 24/10/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-79 41-31011 EZ959 V72/RA-31 280 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 680 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 30/09/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 10/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-80 41-31012 EZ960 V72/RA-31 281 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 681 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Issued 4OTU ex 1AD 05/10/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-81 41-31013 EZ961 V72/RA-31 282 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 682 "Rec 1AD ex USA 21/05/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 01/07/43.
Accident 0942Hrs 14/10/43 when aircraft was crash landed at Williamstown due to hydraulic failure.
Crew; Pilot, F/O D G Southwell Ser#407869 and A/Ob F/Sgt D A Kirby Ser#415863 were not injured.
Rec 2CRD ex 4OTU 21/04/44.
Request to converted to components 17/06/44.
Approval 20/06/44. TTHrs 190.45"
A27-82 41-31014 EZ962 V72/RA-31 283 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 683 "Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/10/43.
Issued 2AD ex 23 Sqn RAAF 10/11/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AD 14/11/43.
Rec 21 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 22/12/43.
Operational Loss Madang PNG 05/03/44.
F/Sgt James Jarman Richards Ser#418466 (Pilot) and F/Sgt Leslie Stewart (Navigator, WAG) Ser#418197, both 21Sqn, went missing on bombing mission near Madang on the 5th March 1944. As #3 in formation of 6 aircraft, smoke began emmitting from exhaust near Gusap. Following and lagging behind, they regained formation with reduction of smoke. However when the aircraft rejoined the formation, the aircraft's engine started to pour black smoke from the exhaust. A forced landing was made on the water some 5 miles due east of Madang. It was witnessed as a heavy landing and there was no movement from the cockpit. The aircraft sank and soon disappeared after in 5 seconds.
It was considered that the damaged was caused by anti-aircraft fire resulting in the loss of both crew.
Further investigation post war confirms that F/Sgt Leslie Stewart survived the crash and was captured by the Japanese during his swim in the sea.
He was taken to Amron and executed by pistol along with F/Sgt F G McDonald Serv#418154 who was the pilot of an earlier Vengeance force landing (A27-273) on the 24/02/44.
Both deaths are listed as executed POWs as of the 31/03/44 at Amron PNG. SOC 14/03/44."
A27-83 41-31015 EZ963 V72/RA-31 284 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 684 "Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 30/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 21/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21 Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF as replacement for A27-290 10/01/44.
Operational accident when forced landed near Leron River at Kiapit 0945hrs 27/02/44 during mission to Alexishaven Strip with eleven other Vengeances of 23 and 24 Sqns, escorted by 12 P-40Ns of 78Sqn RAAF.
Crew; F/Sgt K B Morgan Serv#412019 and P/O K H Pike Serv#417113 were not injured. salvaged.
Issued 11RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 03/03/44.
Written off Nadzab."
A27-84 41-31016 EZ964 V72/RA-31 285 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 685 "Rec ex USA 20/05/43 to 1AD.
Rec 21Sqn 21/09/43.
16/11/43 Whilst carrying out a formation dive bombing attack, a bomb from the third aircraft in formation struck engine cowling causing significant damage.
Aircraft made a forced landing at Gawler Airfield resulting in further damage.
Repaired at Gawler by 1AD staff for ferry to 1AD Laverton.
Was assigned to become Instructional Airframe, cancelled and flown to 5AD into storage.
Struck off 16/05/46."
A27-85 41-31017 EZ965 V72/RA-31 286 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 686 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/1943.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 21/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21SQn RAAF for Modifications 09/12/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 3AD 08/01/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 06/03/44.
Accident when the aircraft collided with Beaufort A9-336 of 7 Sqn ( Pilot F/Sgt R E Southee Ser#415559) 01/05/44 during landing at Higgins Field QLD.
Pilot was F/Sgt A B Todd Ser#418208 (pilot) and LAC R A Vickers Ser#78005 (Passenger).
One of three Vengeances (others A27-274 and A27-277) landing.
The pilot was watching his leader and was unaware of the Beaufort until he struck it.
Received at 1RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 15/06/44 following shipment by sea and rail.
Tfr to 1AD for storage.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 13ARD 10/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 13/11/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-86 41-31018 EZ966 V72/RA-31 287 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 687 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 21/09/43.
Rec 3AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
Issued 24Sqn RAAF 25/01/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1RSU 13/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 13/11/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-87 41-31019 EZ967 V72/RA-31 288 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 688 "Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/1943.
Issued to 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/09/43.
Accident 18/09/43 when aircraft was being ferried to Adelaide during adverse weather.
Smoke was seen entering the cockpit.
The pilot, F/Sgt M J W Ord Ser#400937, made a precautionary emergency landing in a field near Colac Victoria (S W of Geelong). T
he ground was wet resulting in the aircraft sliding and running through a fence with the undercarriage being damaged.
Crew included P/O P A Fisken (Wireless Officer) and Warrant Officer Barclay.
All of the Production Test and Ferry Flight of 1AD.
Damage to the airscrew, engine cowling, flaps and undercarriage fairings.
Rec 1AD ex 21Sqn RAAF 27/09/43.
It was approved to be repaired 28/09/43, but was later assessed as damaged beyond repair, converted to components and written off on the 3/11/1943."
A27-88 41-31020 EZ968 V72/RA-31 289 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 689 Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 26/07/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45.
Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-89 41-31021 EZ969 V72/RA-31 290 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 690 "Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43..
Rec 2AD ex 1AD 08/07/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 2AD 23/09/43.
Accident 0915hrs 17/09/43 when landing in a cross wind at Williamstown, causing the starboard undercarriage to collapsed, followed by port side with the aircraft striking a dirt mound and coming to rest on its belly.
Pilot was F/Sgt A N Roseler Ser#405880 was un-injured.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 23/09/43.
Issued 2CRD ex 5AD 20/06/44.
Approved Service write-off 18/08/1944.
SOC 21/08/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 18/09/44."
A27-90 41-31022 EZ970 V72/RA-31 291 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 691 "Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 13/07/43.
Accident 0845hrs 23/07/1943 due to engine malfunction, causing the pilot to force land 10 miles N E of Gulgong.
Pilot was Sgt L P Lilbert Ser#410972 and WAG Sgt A K Fleahy Ser#415938 not injured.
Allocated 2AD ex 4OTU 24/07/43.
Approval for Aircraft write off 07/09/1943"
A27-91 41-31023 EZ971 V72/RA-31 292 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 692 Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43.
Received 4OTU ex 1AD 08/07/43.
Accident 10.07hrs 07/04/44 when the aircraft crashed into sea off Port Stephens Nelsons Bay NSW whilst carrying out Dive Bombing exercises. Aircraft was recovering from dive when it struck the water at 45 degree angle. Aircraft exploded on impact some 200 yards from target boat.
Navy divers found wreck in 18ft of water from this point.
Crew; P/O James Percival Plastow Ser# 6734 and F/Sgt Basil Oliver Lowe Ser#412555 were both killed.
Plastow was attending the 10th Vengeance conversion course.
Plastow's body was not located until 11/04/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 4OTU 21/04/44.
Approved for conversion 22/05/44.
SOC 25/05/44.
A27-92 41-31024 EZ972 V72/RA-31 293 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 693 "Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 08/07/43.
Rec 3AD ex 4OTU 22/12/43.
Issued 1APU ex 3AD 29/02/44.
During ferry flight from Amberley to Laverton, the aircraft suffered engine problems at 17.30hrs, 02/03/44, on its way to Laverton Vic, from Wagga, with the aircraft being forced landed at Camperdown Race Course due to fuel problems.
The pilot was F/Sgt R J Hall Serv#426002 who was not injured. Repaired.
Rec 1APU ex 3AD 06/03/44.
Accident 11.45hrs 25/05/44, with the same pilot whilst on a travel flight to Sydney NSW, whilst in formation with A27-49 , the aircraft crashed into high ground on Mt Disappointment, 6 miles north of Whittlesea.
Crew A27-92; (Pilot) F/Sgt R J Hall Serv#426002 and Cpl W J Falahey Serv#51407. All Killed.
Crew A27-49; (Pilot) P/O R L Eskerine Ser#419119, Passenger Sgt P West Ser#41360 and (A/Ob) F/O K A Woods Ser#419363 also all killed.
Allocated 1CRD ex 1APU 31/05/44.
SOC22/06/44."
A27-93 41-31025 EZ973 V72/RA-31 294 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 694 "Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43.
Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 07/07/43.
Following Dive bombing practice flight, aircraft struck leeward boundary fence on approach.
Pilot was Sgt D J Myer Ser#419805 and A/Ob P/O S A Poultney not injured.
Rec 5AD 12/04/44 for storage.
Allocated 7CRD for storage 13/09/45. Allocation Cancelled 21/09/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "

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A27-94 41-31026 EZ974 V72/RA-31 295 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 695 "Rec 1AD ex USA 03/06/43. Rec 4OTU ex 1AD 11/07/43.
Damaged on landing 27/07/43 when port main gear failed to lower for landing at Morula.
Pilot; Sgt L P Gilbert not injured.
Repaired.
Accident 1800hrs 26/11/43 when aircraft crashed landed on cross country navigation exercise at Muloon, some 15 mile from Braidwood, NSW.
Crew; Pilot , P/O Leonard Hardie White Serv#413809 and A/Ob F/Sgt R M Cater Ser#415210 both killed.
Rec 2AD ex 4OTU 06/12/43.
SOC 07/12/43."

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A27-95 41-31047 EZ995 V72/RA-31 316 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 716 "Rec 3AD ex USA 16/06/43.
Rec 21 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 10/12/43.
Accident when pilot applied brakes putting aircraft on nose during taxying at Nazdab 17/04/44.
Crew; Pilot, P/O Cockel and F/Sgt McDonald not injured.
Rec 4ADRP ex 21 Sqn RAAF 13/06/44.
Rec 4AD ex 4ADRP 01/08/44.
Issued 25 Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 13/09/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 13/12/44.
Rec 4ADRP ex 17RSU 09/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48."
A27-96 41-31048 EZ996 A-31-NO 317 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 717 Rec 3AD ex USA 16/06/43.
Rec 21 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 21 Sqn RAAF 08/06/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25 Sqn RAAF 07/10/44.
Rec 4AD ex 17RSU 05/01/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approval to Write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
Action completed 22/06/48.
A27-97 41-31049 EZ997 A-31-NO 318 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 718 Rec 2AD ex USA 20/06/43.
Rec 2AD 30/10/44.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 12/02/46.
Authorised for write off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Approval to transfer to RANFAA for ground instruction 27/04/48.
Cancelled 11/06/48.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49.
A27-98 41-31050 EZ998 A-31-NO 319 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 719 Rec 2AD ex USA 20/06/43.
Rec 2AD 30/10/44.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 12/02/46.
Authorised for write off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Approval to transfer to RANFAA for ground instruction 27/04/48.
Cancelled 11/06/48.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49.
A27-99 41-31051 EZ999 A-31-NO 320 Mk.1a RFDA-2648 720 Rec 2AD ex USA 20/06/43.
Rec 2AD 30/10/44.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 12/02/46.
Authorised for write off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Approval to transfer to RANFAA for ground instruction 27/04/48. Cancelled 11/06/48.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Issued to DAP 17/09/48. SOC 06/09/49.
Was located at the Sydney Technical College, Ultimo, Sydney NSW.
Still exists as the only complete Vengeance in the world.
It is based at the Camden Museum of Aviation at Narellan NSW.

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RAAF Serials A27-200 to A27-299

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-200 BPC AN550 A31(V72) 212 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4312 "Rec 1AD ex USA 17/03/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/04/43. Coded NH-A 12 Sqn and named ""Ye Boss"" and ""Y' GottaBkwik"".
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 29/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49."
A27-201 BPC AN556 A31(V72) 218 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4318 "Rec 11/03/43 ex USA to 1AD.
Rec 25/04/43 at 12Sqn RAAF and coded NH-B.
Damaged Merauke 28/02/44 when port undercarriage failed to extend.
Aircraft landed on taxiway.
Pilot was F/O C W Skerman Ser#405329 and A/Ob was F/Sgt G S Simonds Ser#405326, were okay.
Written off 12/10/44 Merauke."
A27-202 BPC AN559 A31(V72) 221 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4321 Rec 17/03/43 ex USA to 1AD.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF 04/05/43 and coded NH-C.
Forced landed Cairns Strip 12.20hrs 10/06/43.Pilot Sqn Ldr Hooper Ser#270547did not see that the strip was under repair. Had no Hydraulic pressure to raise flaps and gear was committed to land and did so.
A/Ob was F/O Richardson Ser#266363.
Shipped to Laverton.
Received at 1AD 19/08/44 for storage and stripping.
Struck off to DAP 26/04/47.
A27-203 BPC AN579 A31(V72) 241 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4341 Rec 17/03/43 ex-USA to 1AD.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF 26/04/43 and coded NH-E.
Rec 28/10/43 at 1RSU.
Allocated to 5th Comm Unit.
Taxy Accident 12/07/44 when port wheel hit culvert damaging port mainplane and undercarriage.
Ground crew on wings thrown off.
Cpl T J Young and LAC J Mc Booth Killed.
Pilot was P/O R Mc Tier Ser#428344 who was not injured.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 13/07/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1RSU 14/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 29/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-204 BPC AN558 A31(V72) 220 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4320 Rec 1AD ex USA 23/03/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF and coded NH-F.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 31/01/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 09/06/44.
Rec 1AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 29/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-205 BPC AF943 A31(V72) 198 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4298 Rec 23/03/43 ex-USA to 1AD.
Rec 25/04/43 at 12Sqn RAAF and coded NH-G.
15/10/43 to 1RSU.
Rec 12Sqn 23/11/43.
Crash-landed at Merauke with Port u/c retracted and starboard extended.
Pilot was F/Sgt L J Hoare Ser#418413 and A/Ob was F/Sgt J J Renshaw Ser#432803.
Extensive damage.
To 13ARD and was written off Written off 12/10/44 at Merauke.
A27-206 BPC AN539 A31(V72) 201 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4301 Rec 24/03/43 ex USA to 1AD.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF 02/05/43 and coded NH-H.
Operational accident on 23/04/44 when the aircraft forced landed on beach 20 miles north west of Merauke due to engine failure whilst in company with A27-209 on Mer38 patrol in Zone P.
Crew; Pilot F/Lt J G Gould Ser#411811 and F/Sgt Jorgenson uninjured and picked up by crash boat.
Site 08125 139 57East.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 26/04/44.
Approval for conversion 20/05/44.
SOC 25/05/44.
A27-207 BPC AF941 A31(V72) 196 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4296 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/04/43 and coded NH-J.
Accident at Cooktown Qld, 30/09/43, aircraft had port U/c collapsed on landing.
 F/O J A Groves Ser#406846 and Sgt H J Ross Ser#412859 not injured.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 05/10/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 27/10/43.
Operational accident whilst on Mer 43 "P" Patrol with A27-67 NH-B on the 27/04/44, due to engine failure, the aircraft was force landed 400 yards in sea off Frederick Henry Island (07Degrees-27' South, 138Degrees-15' East).
Crew; Pilot F/O John Gardner Conner Ser#412807 and F/Sgt Hudson not injured and took to life raft.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 05/05/44.
Write off, with aircraft still sitting there 1 mile off shore in 8 feet of water.
SOC 30/05/44."
A27-208 BPC AN574 A31(V72) 236 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4336 "Rec 1AD ex USA 25/03/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 04/05/43 and Coded NH-K.
Served with 12 Sqn.
Accident 1500hrs 23/05/43 due to electrical fire, aircraft was force landed during training formation flight on a beach at low tide on Dum In Mirrie Island, Port Patterson, NT.
Aircraft was not recovered.
Crew; Pilot Sgt J E S Sheehan Ser#412198 and Nav Sgt K C Williams Ser#415001 not injured.
Issued 7RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 01/06/43.
SOC 17/06/43. TTHrs 47.30"
A27-209 BPC AN540 A31(V72) 202 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4302 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/04/43 and Coded NH-L. Named by Crew as ""Dianne"".
Accident 26/05/43 when aircraft suffered a birdstrike at 1000ft, damaging the leading edge.
Crew; F/Lt McPerson and F/Sgt K G Smith Serv#21580 not injured.
Repaired.
Operational loss 05/03/44 08.10hrs in formation at 3000ft with A27-230 NH-S, when formation changed course to avert a heavy cloud.
After flying through the cloud, A27-230 was alone and flew back a reciprocal course to approximate location.
Found oil slick on sea. A27-209, NH-L had gone in.
F/Sgt Laurence Michael Devitt Serv#10424 and A/Ob P/O Timothy Felix Hayes Serv#426223 killed.
A27-230, Pilot F/O J A Groves and Sgt N J Ross Ser#412859, returned and headed towards Frederick Henry Island and recovered at Merauke.
Crew missing and believed killed in impact.
SOC 10/03/44.

Highlight for Album: Vengeance A27-209

A27-210 BPC AN565 A31(V72) 227 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4327 Rec 1AD ex USA 25/03/43.
Used for RDF and IFF prototype installation.
Allocated Special Duty Flight 1Ad ex 1AD 03/08/43.
Issued 13ARDRP ex 1AD 03/11/43.
Rec 1AD ex 13ARDRP 26/06/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 04/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-211 BPC AN543 A31(V72) 205 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4305 "Rec 1AD ex USA 29/03/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/05/43 and coded NH-M. Named ""Biddles"" by crew.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/11/43 at Higgins Field.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 08/01/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 09/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49."
A27-212 BPC AF926 A31(V72) 181 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4281 Rec 1AD ex USA 29/03/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 04/05/43 and coded NH-N.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 12/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-213 BPC AN544 A31(V72) 206 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4306 "Rec 1AD ex USA 02/04/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/05/43 and coded NH-O.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 04/12/43.
Rec 12Sqn 04/03/44.
Accident 08/05/44 when aircraft was ground looped Merauke Strip and heavily damaged.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt G W Law Ser#414048 and A/Ob Sgt R J Chambers not injured.
Approval to write off 01/07/44.
SOC 04/07/44 Merauke."
A27-214 BPC AN548 A31(V72) 210 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4310 "Rec 1AD ex USA 02/04/43.
Allotted to 12Sqn RAAF but crash landed at Laverton RAAF Base 1640hrs 27/04/43 after striking Gun Butts and catching on fire near the boundary fence some 25 yards on.
Crew; Pilot Sgt Robert Ronald Munro Serv#416360 had third degree burns and died later at 2225hrs and F/O M.W.Baker Ser#406127, Safety Pilot in rear, was injured.
Aircraft Written off.
Sgt Munro had previously survived a collision between A29-173 (his aircraft) and A29-181 on 13/4/43.
SOC 08/05/43."
A27-215 BPC AN570 A31(V72) 232 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4332 Rec 1AD ex USA 02/04/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 04/05/43 and coded NH-P.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 14/10/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 10/11/43.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 09/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-216 BPC AF934 A31(V72) 189 Mk.2a AC24664 4289 Rec 1AD ex USA 02/04/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/05/43 and coded NH-Q.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 22/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-217 BPC AF940 A31(V72) 195 Mk.2a AC24664 4295 "Rec 1AD ex USA 04/04/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/05/43 and coded NH-K.
Accident when force landed 18.35hrs 05/07/43 on beach near Port Douglas QLD, 20 miles north of Cairns after loosing way and failing a DF request.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt C E Cagnacci Ser#405147 and Navigator Sgt H Hawking.
Aircraft was submerged, but was salvaged by 12RSU and sent to 5AD.
Rec 5AD ex 12RSU 10/09/43.
SOC 03/05/44. TThrs 73.40"
A27-218 BPC AF942 A31(V72) 197 Mk.2a AC24664 4297 "Rec 1AD ex USA 04/04/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/05/43 and coded NH-R.
Accident 1100hrs 30/05/43 when aircraft lost power on take-off and was stalled which caused aircraft to land back on strip and was severely damaged at Batchelor .
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt K.B.Morgan Ser#412019 and Navigator P/O P.M. Corney Ser#408062 survived.
Rec 14ARD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 08/06/43.
Approved for conversion 16/04/44 at Batchelor.
SOC and issued to 8CRD 05/10/44."
A27-219 BPC AN973 A31(V72) 136 Mk.2a AC24664 536 Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 04/05/43 and coded NH-T.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 12/01/44.
Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 07/02/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 22/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/11/47.
Action completed 08/02/49.
A27-220 BPC AN576 A31(V72) 238 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4338 Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/05/43 and coded GR-A.
Rec 1APU ex 24Sqn RAAF 10/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 1APU 14/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 12/09/44.
Rec GTS Wagga ex 2CRD 16/10/46.
Authorised to dispose 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
SOC 08/08/49.
A27-221 BPC AN549 A31(V72) 211 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4311 "Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/05/43 and coded GR-N.
Allocated 1AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 17/06/44.
Accident during ferrying when forced landed 1 mile on a beach north of Lockhart River Mission in Lloyd Bay, North Queensland on 26/06/44.
Crew from 1AD ferry Flight; UNkn
Written off 10/07/44. NFDs"
A27-222 BPC AN569 A31(V72) 231 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4331 Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43 and coded GR-B.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 19/09/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 20/08/46.
Authorised to dispose 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
SOC 16/09/49.
A27-223 BPC AN571 A31(V72) 233 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4333 Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43 and coded GR-Q.
Accident 29/09/43 when taxying when bomb doors were grounded.
Rec 15ARD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 02/10/43. Repaired.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 30/10/43.
Rec 26RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 02/01/44.
Issued 24 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 09/01/44.
Accident 05/02/44 when pilot selected gear up on take-off before attaining flight at Nadzab Strip.
Aircraft sunk back onto strip with gear raised.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt L Hanson Serv#25485 and F/Sgt C Lee not injured.
Issued 11RSu ex 24 Sqn RAAF 28/02/44.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 21/03/44.
Rec Accident 20/03/44 when aircraft forced landed in low tide on shore near Warrier Island on a flight from Wards Strip to Higgins Field.
NFDs per Crew.
SOC 17/05/44.
A27-224 BPC AN578 A31(V72) 240 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4340 "Rec 1AD ex USA 08/04/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 21/05/43.
Accident 01/06/43 when forced landed due to fuel failure in ploughed field at Wallaville, some 30 miles south west of Bundaberg Qld.
Pilot was F/Sgt M J Lavery from 1AD.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARDRP 05/06/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 12/03/44 and coded GR-C.
Accident 13/03/44 during ferrying with 15 other Vengeances of 23 Sqn RAAF from Nazbah to Higgins Field when aircraft was forced down at Cliffy Point , Cape York.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt WH Larkin Serv#411027and Navigator Sgt Lethlean Serv#415803 both not injured.
His logbook entry for 13/3/1944 says Nadzab NG - Higgins Field Australia. Fuel shortage - engine failure - forced landing Cliffy Point Cape York. Unhurt - aircraft slightly damaged but probably unsalvageable.
Picked up by Lt Gardiner & Lt Anning in MV ""Reliance"" after 5 hours on beach.
Allocated 1RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 15/03/44.
Allocated 13ARD ex 1RSU 04/04/44.
SOC 17/05/44.
Allocated 6CRD ex 13ARD 17/04/44. "
A27-225 BPC AN553 A31(V72) 215 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4315 "Rec 1AD ex UK (USA) 17/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43 and coded GR-P.
Accident 19/09/43 when damaged starboard bomb door whilst taxying at Dobodura PNG
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt K Smith Serv#421476 and Navigator F/O H G Dalliston Serv#409900 not injured.
Repaired.
Issued 2AP ex 24Sqn RAAF for ferrying to 5AD 03/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 07/03/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-226 BPC AN564 A31(V72) 226 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4326 "Rec 1AD Ex UK Allotment, USA, 17/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn ex 1AD 04/06/43. Coded GR-D.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 12/09/44.
Allocated 2AD Storage ex 2CRD 13/02/46.
Offered for disposal to CDC 20/08/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 20/08/46.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-227 BPC AN546 A31(V72) 208 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4308 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 30/06/43. Coded NV-B.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 29/08/43.
Accident 26/01/44 during taxying struck object with wing at Nadzab in preparation of take-off per mission NAD/19 on attack to Frederick Carl Harbour near Madang.
F/Sgt Barry and Sgt Gunderson not injured.
Issued 2AP 03/02/44.
Rec 1APU ex 24Sqn RAAF 10/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 1APU 14/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 12/09/44.
Allocated GTS Wagga ex 2CRD 24/07/46.
Offered for disposal to CDC 20/08/46.
Authorised for Disposal 21/05/46.
Rec GTS Wagga ex 2CRD 16/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
SOC 08/08/49.
A27-228 BPC AN547 A31(V72) 209 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4309 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Point Cook 26/06/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/07/43. Coded SJ-A.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48.
A27-229 BPC AN551 A31(V72) 213 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4313 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Point Cook 07/07/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/07/43. Coded SJ-B.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48.
A27-230 BPC AN552 A31(V72) 214 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4314 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 06/06/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 16/07/43. Coded NH-S.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-231 BPC AN554 A31(V72) 216 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4316 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/07/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 23 Sqn RAAF 02/09/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 12/10/43.
Inspection of aircraft engine 15/10/43 showed aircraft engine required overhaul.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 12 Sqn RAAF 16/10/43.
Issued 13ARD ex 13ARDRP 09/11/43.
Rec 1AD ex 13ARD 08/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 12/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47. SOC 08/02/49.
A27-232 BPC AN555 A31(V72) 217 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4317 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Point Cook 08/07/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/08/43.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 30/12/44.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48.
A27-233 BPC AN557 A31(V72) 219 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4319 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/06/43. Had white Pegasus Emblem on cowl, coded NV-P.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 29/08/43. Coded GR-F.
Accident 1030hrs 30/08/43 aircraft made safe landing at Tin Can Bay near Maryborough.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt R L Partridge Serv#416989 and Nav W F/Sgt J M Vale Serv#409625 were not injured.
Flown out 04/09/43 by the crew to Maryborough and then on to Amberley to 3AD on the 11/09/43.
Returned to 24Sqn RAAF 10/09/43.
Issued 2AP for ferrying to 5AD 07/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 07/02/42.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48. Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-234 BPC AN560 A31(V72) 222 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4322 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/06/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 29/08/43.
Operational loss 11.20hrs 19/12/43, crashed on landing, following being damaged by AAA fire whilst attacking a bridge near Gasmata 19/12/43.
Undercarriage and hydraulics partially shot away.
On approach to the north strip at Kiriwana, aircraft struck coral on edge of strip and crashed.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt Oliver Henry Shaw Serv#411195 and Navigator F/Sgt William Bruce Follent Serv#412580 were both injured.
Allocated 12RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/12/43.
SOC 04/01/44."
A27-235 BPC AN561 A31(V72) 223 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4323 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Allocated 25Sqn RAAF 30/06/43. Canc.
Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 04/07/43.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 26/07/43. Coded NH-R.
Operational Loss 1250hrs 04/08/43, during an Outer Anti-submarine patrol as Carton 382, along with two other Vengeances, was forced landed and ditched following fuel line failure, onto Ruby Reef, 35 miles south east of Cooktown QLD.
Aircraft sank.
Crew; Pilot, P/O A J Bond Serv#403899 and Navigator (BW)F/O D S Holmes Serv#7180 were not injured.
Crew picked up 3 hours later at 1730hrs by 20 Sqn RAAF Catalina and returned to Cairns RAAF.
SOC 25/08/43. TTHrs 35"
A27-236 BPC AN567 A31(V72) 229 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4329 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 24/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Point Cook 07/07/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 23/07/43.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder. Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48.
A27-237 BPC AN568 A31(V72) 230 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4330 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/06/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 23Sqn RAAF 23/09/43.
Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 15/10/43. Canc.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 13ARDRP 24/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 22/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 10/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47. SOC 08/02/49.
A27-238 BPC AN580 A31(V72) 242 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4342 Rec 1AD ex USA 05/05/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/06/43. Coded NH-K.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 10/03/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1RSU 07/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 27/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 10/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47. SOC 08/02/49.
A27-239 BPC AF861 A31(V72) 116 Mk.2a AC24664 4216 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Point Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Point Cook 16/06/43.
Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 12/07/43.
Aircraft deemed not suitable for operations due to air intake problems.
Rec 4OTU ex 13ARDRP 04/08/43.
Rec 5AD storage ex 4OTU 12/04/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48. Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-240 BPC AF893 A31(V72) 148 Mk.2a AC24664 4248 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/06/43. Coded GR-E.
Allocated 13ARD ex 24Sqn RAAF 13/03/44.
Rec 5AD storage ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-241 BPC AF901 A31(V72) 156 Mk.2a AC24664 4256 Rec 1AD ex USA 22/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/07/43. Coded GR-S.
Allocated 13ARD ex 24Sqn RAAF 13/03/44.
Rec 5AD storage ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-242 BPC AF909 A31(V72) 164 Mk.2a AC24664 4264 Rec 1AD ex USA 22/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/07/43.
Allocated 13ARD ex 24Sqn RAAF 13/03/44.
Rec 5AD storage ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 12/09/44.
Allocated GTS Wagga ex 2CRD 24/07/46.
Offered for disposal to CDC 20/08/46.
Authorised for Disposal 21/05/46.
Rec GTS Wagga ex 2CRD 16/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
SOC 08/08/49.
A27-243 BPC AF911 A31(V72) 166 Mk.2a AC24664 4266 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 23Sqn ex 1AD 24/06/43. Coded NV-H.
Rec 24 Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 29/08/43.
Damaged Trobriand Island 26/12/43. NFDs.
Rec 12RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 27/01/44.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 07/02/44.
Rec 11RSU ex 124Sqn RAAF 14/03/44.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 11 RSU 21/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 22/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 10/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47.
SOC 08/02/49.

Highlight for Album: Vengance A27-243

A27-244 BPC AF924 A31(V72) 179 Mk.2a AC24664 4279 Rec 1AD ex USA 22/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 04/06/43. Coded GR-C.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48. Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-245 BPC AF925 A31(V72) 180 Mk.2a AC24664 4280 Rec ex-USA to 1AD 24/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn 26/06/43. Coded GR-R.
Crashed on landing at Nadzab Strip 25/01/44.
Crew; F/Sgt Tippett and F/Sgt Lehmann were not injured.
Rec 11RSU 10/02/44.
SOC 24/02/44.
A27-246 BPC AF927 A31(V72) 182 Mk.2a AC24664 4282 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 08/07/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/08/43.
Accident 0830hrs 19/09/43 when over Pearce RAAF Base on meteorological flight, aircraft dived into low hill, one mile east.
Crew; Pilot F/O Leslie Chester Master Garling Serv#402333 and Navigator ""W"" P/O Frederick Cecil Smith Serv#38259 were both killed.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 03/10/43.
SOC 11/10/43. TThrs 79.35.
Both F/O Garling and P/O Smith buried at Karrakatta War Graves Cememtery (No3 and No2 , Compartment HC respectively)"
A27-247 BPC AF929 A31(V72) 184 Mk.2a AC24664 4284 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 07/07/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 23/07/43.
Accident Aircraft accident on landing at Pearce WA 19/09/43. NFDs.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 19/08/44.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 01/10/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48.
Was on display, partially assembled, at the Malcolm Green Aircraft Museum, Whaleworld, Albany, WA.
Currently at Precision Aero at Wangarratta, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Vengeance A27-247

A27-248 BPC AF932 A31(V72) 187 Mk.2a AC24664 4287 "Rec 1AD ex USA 11/06/43.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/06/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 29/08/43 and named ""Hewetts Revenge"" on starboard side.
Operational accident 1330hrs 24/01/44 when aircraft aborted due to hydraulic failure prior to completing mission ""NADZAB 16"" per attack on Gragat Mission near Madang.
Crew, Pilot, F/Sgt Oliver and Navigator (W)F/Sgt Puls not injured.
Repaired and flown on ""NAD 22"" mission 27/01/44.
Operational accident 1200 hrs 29/01/44 when the aircraft was forced landed on outward bound from target, Orgeruna, at Chivasing PNG due to hydraulic failure.
Crew; Pilot P/O Stevens and F/Sgt Main, Radio callsign ""Gunroo #9"" were not injured.
Crew of A27-227 directed truck to location 1700hrs.
Rec 11RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 23/02/44.
SOC 06/05/44."
A27-249 BPC AF935 A31(V72) 190 Mk.2a AC24664 4290 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 19/07/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 08/08/43. Coded SJ-M.
Accident 1105hrs 28/03/44 following the completion of gunnery practice, the pilot commenced a series of dives and stall turns, when aircraft performed a slow turn, stalled and dived at 700 feet, failing to pull out of the dive fully and crashed onto a small hill near Pearce RAAF .
Crew; Pilot, Sgt Mervin Lee Berthelsen Serv#426451 and Navigator (W) F/Sgt George Owen Crichton Serv#415893 were both killed.
Both were buried at Karrakatta War Cemetery in Graves #15 and 16 respectively.
Approved conversion 29/04/44.
SOC 02/05/44.TTHrs 306.10"
A27-250 BPC AF936 A31(V72) 191 Mk.2a AC24664 4291 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/06/43. Coded GR-F.
Rec 12RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 21/01/44.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 07/02/44.
Rec 11RSU ex 24Sqn RAAF 11/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 21/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 12Sqn RAAF 11/07/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1RSU 22/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD Storage 22/10/45.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/01/47.
A27-251 BPC AF939 A31(V72) 194 Mk.2a AC24664 4294 Rec 1AD ex USA 24/04/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 20/08/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48.
A27-252 BPC AN541 A31(V72) 203 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4303 "Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/06/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 29/08/43.
Accident 25/09/43 when starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing. NFDs.
Repaired.
Operational Loss 04/11/43 when aircraft with 10 other Vengeances, was proceeding from Dobodura to attack enemy barges at Sio. Approximately some 30 miles into flight over the Huon Gulf, the engine burst into flames. The pilot immediately left the formation to proceed to the emergency landing strip at Morobe, but the engine cut out forcing him to ditch some 200 yards off the shore in 12 feet of water at the mouth of the Singaut River.
Crew; pilot F/Sgt Keith Barry Morgan Serv#412109 and Navigator (W) F/O Kenneth H Pike Serv#417113 were not injured.
SOC 24/11/44."
A27-253 BPC AN562 A31(V72) 224 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4324 "Pre-delivery Accident 07/02/1943 Palm Springs Colorado.
Lt George K Burrus, 62nd Ferry Sqn, 4th Ferry Group from Memphis, Tennessee, aborted take-off due to engine misfiring.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 11/06/43.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 11/06/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 23Sqn RAAF 02/09/43.
Accident 1200hrs 03/11/43 on landing after test flight when starboard brake froze on application, causing aircraft to tip on nose at Breddan Strip near Charters Towers.
Pilot, F/Lt John Le Gay Brereton (Ex 75Sqn RAAF P-40E Pilot) not injured.
Rec 13ARD ex 13ARDRP 07/11/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 13ARD 09/08/44.
Rec 1AD ex 13ARDRP 26/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 29/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 10/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 21/11/47. SOC 08/02/49. Pic Held"
A27-254 BPC AN563 A31(V72) 225 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4325 "Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/06/43.
Accident 17/07/43 when aircraft was taking off from Oodnadatta Aerodrome lost lift following undercarriage being raised and settled back on strip on its belly at 110 mph.
Crew; Pilot, F/O C R Lenton Serv#411151 and Navigator(W) F/Sgt R A Shaw Serv#5837 were not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 20/09/43 via Broken Hill by rail.
Issued 2CRD ex 5AD 02/07/44.
SOC 21/08/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 5AD 19/09/44."
A27-255 BPC AN572 A31(V72) 234 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4334 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 09/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 16/07/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/08/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 25/08/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 28/08/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48.
A27-256 BPC AN577 A31(V72) 239 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4339 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 22/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 23/07/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/08/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Selected by School of Mines Kalgoorlie WA 05/02/47 for free of charge.
Nil advice received by RAAF from School of Mining.
Aircraft sold by auction (Held 14-18/04/47) 14/05/47.
A27-257 BPC AF896 A31(V72) 151 Mk.2a AC24664 4251 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 28/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 26/06/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/07/43. Coded SJ-M.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48. Nbs:
Original Eng#36357 then Eng#63121 Nov 1943
A27-258 BPC AF906 A31(V72) 161 Mk.2a AC24664 4261 "Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec Pt Cook ex 1AD 09/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 16/07/43.
Issued 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/09/43.
Rec 4AD ex 1AD 10/09/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 10/09/43.
Accident 1613hrs 15/02/43 when on test flight following 40hourly, poor engine performance forced pilot to immediately land his aircraft. On landing, the starboard leg collapsed, damaging the starboard wing and underside of aircraft.
Crew; F/O J P Demster Serv#406436 and passenger, F/Sgt N Payne (fitter IIE ) Serv#8983 were not injured.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 17/02/44.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 17/11/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
 Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48. Nbs:Eng# 35945 on issue."
A27-259 BPC AF916 A31(V72) 171 Mk.2a AC24664 4271 "Pre-delivery Accident Nashville Tennesee USA, with USAAF 10/09/1942.
Pilot was Lt L D Berry. NFDs. Repaired to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/06/43.
Rec 3AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 04/08/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 04/10/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 30/12/44.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48. "
A27-260 BPC AF938 A31(V72) 193 Mk.2a AC24664 4293 Rec 1AD ex USA 18/05/43.
Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 04/07/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 16/07/43. Coded NH-D.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1RSU 19/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 17/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 10/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 02/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-261 BPC AN538 A31(V72) 200 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4300 "Acc USAAF, Pre-delivery accident 12/02/1943 when it had a take-off accident Nasville Tennesee USA.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Richmond Waller, 59thFerry Sqn/4th Ferry Group.
Repaired, to Australia.
200th Vultee Vengeance on contract.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/06/43. Canc.
Rec 1AD ex 12 Sqn RAAF 04/07/43.
Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 06/08/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 06/08/43.
Rec 1RSU ex 12Sqn RAAF 11/07/44.
Rec 1AD Store ex 1RSU 07/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 29/10/45 by road.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47. SOC 08/02/49."
A27-262 BPC AF821 A31(V72) 76 Mk.2a AC24664 4176 Acc 24/06/42 USAAF.
Allocated RAAF 07/07/42. Memphis 10/03/43 for modifications.
Air delivered from Downey Field California 18/03/43 to New York.
Shipped ex New York 20/05/43 to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/05/43.
Allocated 12Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/06/43. Canc.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/07/43.
Suitable for training only.
Rec 4OTU ex 23 Sqn RAAF 13/08/43.
Rec 5AD ex 4OTU 26/04/44.
Stored under cover RMGI 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 21/05/46.
Rec for storage Cat E 22/05/46.
Passed for DAP action 24/02/48.
SOC 08/08/49
A27-263 BPC AF838 A31(V72) 93 Mk.2a AC24664 4193 "Accepted 05/07/42 USAAF. Cond 13/01/43.
To Australia 26/04/43.Rec Pt Cook ex USA 02/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 19/07/43.
Deemed suitable for training only.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/08/43.
Accident 22/10/43 on landing run at Pearce when pilot accidentally selected undercarriage up instead of flaps down.
Aircraft bellied damaging airscrew, bomb doors and fuselage buckled.
Pilot; F/Sgt E S Johnstone Serv#421660 was not injured.
Rec 17RSU ex 25 Sqn RAAF 01/11/43.
Rec 4AD ex 17RSU 14/11/43.
AMSE approval for conversion 31/05/44.
SOC 06/06/44.
A27-264 BPC AF944 A31(V72) 199 Mk.2a AC24664 4299 "Rec Pt Cook ex USA 02/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 13/07/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/08/43.
Accident 23/10/43 when landing , undercarriage collapsed. NFDS (could be error per actual A27-263).
Aircraft flying Anti Submarine patrol 03-4/11/43.
Issued 17RSU 20/12/43.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48. "
A27-265 BPC AF913 A31(V72) 168 Mk.2a AC24664 4268 Rec Pt Cook ex USA 02/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex Pt Cook 13/07/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/08/43.
Rec 17RSU ex 25 Sqn RAAF 03/06/44.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 18/06/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25 Sqn RAAF 16/09/44.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 14/10/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48. Nbs: Eng#36002 on disposal.
A27-266 BPC AF905 A31(V72) 160 Mk.2a AC24664 4260 "Accident pre-delivery USA 26/03/43, when pilot hit parked Aircraft at Patterson Field, Ohio.
Repaired. Shipped to Australia.
Rec 3AD ex USA 16/06/43.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 3AD 01/10/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 25/10/43. Coded NH-R.
Operational loss 0818hrs 20/04/44, flying a Peter Patrol, Mer34 #1, with A27-213, when after exhausting fuel supply north of Merauke River DNG, the aircraft was landed on mud bank some 600 yards from shore.
Crew; pilot, F/Lt P A Wright Serv#A401 and Navigator (BW) P/O L D Phillips Serv#437157 were not injured.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 30/04/44.
AMSE approval for conversion 27/05/44.
SOC 30/05/44."
A27-267 BPC AF907 A31(V72) 162 Mk.2a AC24664 4262 "Acc USAAF 07/09/42. Accident USA 05/10/42 at Hensley Fld Texas when it had a gear up landing.
Pilot was S/Sgt A M Gray.
Repaired. Shipped to Australia 09/05/43.
Rec 3AD ex USA 16/06/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 30/09/43.
Accident 1430 hrs 17/12/43 when engine failed and then undercarriage failed to lower for landing at Pearce. Pilot carried out successful belly landing.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt D Wilson Serv#414115 and passenger Cpl J G Cameron Serv#17852 were not injured.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 26/12/43.
AMSE approval for conversion 31/05/44.
SOC 06/06/44."
A27-268 BPC AF920 A31(V72) 175 Mk.2a AC24664 4275 "Pre-delivery Accident 16/09/1942 with USAAF at Nashville, Tennesee, USA landing accident.
Pilot Lt C W Tucker not injured. Repaired To Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 20/06/43.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 15/02/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25 Sqn RAAF 05/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48. "
A27-269 BPC AF870 A31(V72) 125 Mk.2a AC24664 4225 Rec 2AD ex USA 14/07/43.
Issued 24 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/02/44.
Rec 5AD ex 24 Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Stored Cat D 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 12/05/46.
Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. Nbs;
Colour Photo in USAAF Markings held
A27-270 BPC AF874 A31(V72) 129 Mk.2a AC24664 4229 "Rec 2AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 27/11/43.
Accident 16/02/44 during taxying at Nadzab when aircraft was struck by A27-57 airscrew.
A27-270 Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt A B Todd Serv#418208 and Navigator (BW)F/Sgt J M Kirby Serv#415281 not injured.
Crew of A27-57; Pilot, F/Lt R G Marshall and P/O Sillett not injured.
Issued 11RSU ex 23 Sqn RAAF 22/02/44.
AMSE Approved conversion 04/04/44. TTHrs 297.15"
A27-271 BPC AF878 A31(V72) 133 Mk.2a AC24664 4233 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/11/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 09/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-272 BPC AF912 A31(V72) 167 Mk.2a AC24664 4267 " Accepted USAAF 02/09/42.
Taxiing accident when collided with tail of another V-72 at Louisville Kentucky 12/11/1942.
Pilot 2nd Lt C L Uncaper.
Repaired. Shipped Australia 1943.
Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Issued 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/11/43.
Accident 04/11/43 during ferrying flight to North, the aircraft was forced landed in paddock at Nabias, Kempsey NSW owing to adverse weather. On the following morning, 05/11/43, Pilot and passenger attempted take-off. With only 900 yards of wet Buffalo Grass for a strip, his take-off at around 200 yards to go was deemed insufficient to take-off, the pilot throttled back and applied brakes. Aircraft skidded on the wet grass and then went through the property fence, colliding then with fallen timber and logs.
Crew; Pilot F/O E G Hughes Serv#407139 and Passenger F/O Carter (33Sqn) were un-injured.
Rec 2AD ex 23 Sqn Allotment 28/11/43.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 12/04/44.
SOC 13/04/44.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD 03/05/44. TThrs 237.25hrs"
A27-273 BPC AN542 A31(V72) 204 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4304 "Pre-delivery Landing Accident at Topton Airport Missisippi USA 11/12/1942.
Pilot 2nd Lt Edwin H Crow. Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Allocated 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/11/43. Canc.
Allocated 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/11/43. Canc.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 24/04/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 11/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12 Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 09/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-274 BPC AF796 A31(V72) 50 Mk.2a AC24664 4150 "Accepted 19/06/42 USAAF.
To Australia 13/05/43.
Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/11/43.
Accident 1545hrs 04/03/44 on landing at Newton Airfield (Nadzab, PNG) following an attack on Mindiri Plantation.
The pilot was unable to lower landing gear and circled for 40 minutes. Deciding to land wheels up, the aircraft was belly landed.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt H J Martin Serv#416355 and Navigator (BW) F/Sgt A R Boxall Serv#416738 were not injured.
The aircraft was not damaged greatly and it was repaired in 4 days. TThrs 581.35hrs as at accident.
Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 21/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF 24/03/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 07/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-275 BPC AF810 A31(V72) 63 Mk.2a AC24664 4163 "Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/11/43.
One of two operational Losses 24/02/44 on operations between Hansa Bay and Alexishafen, PNG. With eleven other 23Sqn aircraft, it was hit by AAA near Hansa Bay PNG.
The aircraft was then seen to dive straight down towards a beach. No impact was witnessed despite another Vengeance crew, A27-283 following the ill-fated aircraft down. They flew over the crash site.
Crew; Pilot, F/O Noel George Burnell Ser#409289 and Army Observer Captain W P Watson Ser# NX112723 (AIF 50th Air Liaison Unit) were both killed.
Current listing, status unknown.
SOC 14/03/44."
A27-276 BPC AF841 A31(V72) 96 Mk.2a AC24664 4196 "Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 9/11/43.
One of two operational Losses 24/02/44 on operations between Hansa Bay and Alexishafen PNG attacking enemy positions.
The aircraft was hit by AA fire at approximately 1230hrs. The pilot started the return journey back, but fell away with black smoke coming from the aircraft and was last seen flying through cloud south west of Alexishaven.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt Frank Graeme McDonald Serv#418154 and Navigator (BW) F/O Charles McAllister Serv#23352 were posted as missing.
Further investigation post war confirms that F/Sgt F G McDonald Serv#418154 who survived his crash in A27-276 was captured and taken to Amron and later executed by pistol along with F/Sgt Leslie Stewart (A27-82) who survived his ditching on the 05/03/44 .
Both death dates as executed POWs were recorded as the 31/03/44 at Amron PNG.
Entered E/E-88 Card 27/02/44 as missing on operations.
SOC 14/03/44."
A27-277 BPC AF854 A31(V72) 109 Mk.2a AC24664 4209 "Rec 1AD ex ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/11/43.
Based at Higgins Field, the aircraft was flying in formation with two other Vengeances (A27-70 and A27-243)on a Army Co-op Mission over Hammond Island on the 04/05/44 when, at 14.35Hrs, the engine failed at 3000ft. The pilot was forced to attempt a force landing on Hammond Island beach in the Torres Straits. On the attempted forced landing, aircraft stalled 300ft and crashed some 200 yards off Hammond Island killing both crew members .
Crew; Pilot, P/O S I Porter Serv#412681 and Navigator (BW) F/Sgt H J Addision Serv#413936 were both killed.
Aircraft remains there in 18ft of water as the airframe was not salvaged except for tail and minor equipment.
Rec 1RSU ex 23 Sqn RAAF 08/05/44. AMSE
Approval to convert to components 27/05/44.
SOC 20/05/44."
A27-278 BPC AF855 A31(V72) 110 Mk.2a AC24664 4210 "Acc USAAF Pre-delivery Accident, piloted by 2nd Lt Donald Batten of the 309thBS 86th BG, damaged the aircraft on landing at Key Field Missisippi USA, 16/12/1942.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex-USA 19/08/43.
Rec 4ADRP ex 1AD 21/06/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 4ADRP 24/06/44.
Allocated 4ADRP ex 25Sqn RAAF 28/06/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 4ADRP 26/08/44.
Accident 12.50hrs 13/10/44 at Pearce RAAF when aircraft was landed wheels up due to a hydraulic line failure causing the gear to remain retracted.
Crew; Pilot, W/O H J Martin Serv#416355 was un-injured and Navigator (BW) F/O A N Lamb was slightly injured.
Issued 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 15/10/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 10/11/44.
SOC 12/11/44. TThrs 344.05"
A27-279 BPC AF858 A31(V72) 113 Mk.2a AC24664 4213 Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/11/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 04/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-280 BPC AF871 A31(V72) 126 Mk.2a AC24664 4226 "Pre-delivery accident with USAAF on 05/10/1942 when piloted by 2nd Lt Dale Garrels the undercarriage collapsed on landing.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/11/43.
 Rec 11RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 31/03/44.
Accident 09/05/44 when on landing in crosswind at Higgins Field Cape York Penisula, starboard main gear collapsed which resulted in the Port collapsing soon after. Aircraft skidded to stop on belly.
Crew; Pilot , F/O M E McAnna Serv#416974 and Navigator (BW) F/Sgt L J Marrow Ser#416773 were both un-injured.
Issued 6CRD ex 23Sqn RAAF 13/09/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 01/07/44.
SOC 04/07/44."
A27-281 BPC AF889 A31(V72) 144 Mk.2a AC24664 4244 Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/12/43.
Issued 11RSU ex 21Sqn RAAF 11/03/44.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 22/03/44.
Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 23/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/11/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-282 BPC AF895 A31(V72) 150 Mk.2a AC24664 4250 Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/11/43.
Rec 11RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 26/02/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 11RSU 12/03/44.
Issued 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 23/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 12Sqn RAAF 24/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 10/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 07/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-283 BPC AF914 A31(V72) 169 Mk.2a AC24664 4269 Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/11/43.
Rec 1RSU ex 23Sqn RAAF 16/03/44.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1RSU 20/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 02/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-284 BPC AF793 A31(V72) 47 Mk.2a AC24664 4147 "Pre-delivery accident 21/08/1942 when landing at Hunter Field Georgia, USA.
Pilot was Lt Lewis Kerrick.
Repaired, To Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/05/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 12/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-285 BPC AF803 A31(V72) 56 Mk.2a AC24664 4156 "Pre-Delivery Landing Accident Love Field, Dallas, Texas USA. 22/04/43 Mr Henry Webb Pilot following test flight.
Repaired.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/12/43.
Rec 4ADRP ex 21Sqn RAAF 13/06/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 4ADRP 15/07/44 as replacement for A27-278.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 05/10/44. Engine change.
Accident 18.10hrs 13/10/44 when the aircraft was force landed on its belly during test flight at Learmouth RAAF Strip after the engine failed.
Crew; Pilot, W/O A O D Lanham Serv#414411 and Navigator (BW) F/O J H Slattery Serv#427732 were both seriously injured.
Issued 4CRD ex 17RSU 13/11/44.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 11/11/44.
Issued 4CRD ex 17RSU 13/11/44.
SOC 14/11/44. TTHrs 140.55Hrs"
A27-286 BPC AF809 A31(V72) 62 Mk.2a AC24664 4162 "Pre-delivery Accident USAAF on 06/12/1942 at Hunter Field Georgia.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Howard Teague 304thBS .
Repaired, To Australia. Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Modified with plough carburetor intake 10/11/43.
AMSE approval to convert to components 18/11/43 at 1AD.
NFDs, perhaps SOC because of material condition?"
A27-287 BPC AF836 A31(V72) 91 Mk.2a AC24664 4191 "Pre-delivery Accident USAAF on 02/12/1942 at Key Field Missisippi USA.
Pilot Thomas Tierney.
Repaired, To Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 23/11/43.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 23Sqn RAAF 23/3/44. Coded NH-H.
Operational Loss 11/04/44, when aircraft was part of a two aircraft flight involved in dropping supplies and mail to ground units stationed at Kombies near Princess Marianne Passage, PNG.
Aircraft lost controlled when flown into leading aircraft's slipstream (A27-206). Loss of control forcing aircraft to ditch.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt E D Butcher Ser#405392 and Navigator (BW) F/Sgt Barnes both survived ditching.
SOC 01/05/44."
A27-288 BPC AF842 A31(V72) 97 Mk.2a AC24664 4197 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/12/43.
Rec CFS Parkes ex 21 Sqn RAAF 06/06/42.
Camouflage stripped back to natural metal finish with black anti glare on forward cowl.
Rec CFS Pt Cook ex CFS Parkes 18/09/44.
C at CFS 18/06/45.
Transferred to Pt Cook Reserve ex CFS 22/09/45.
Rec Pt Cook ex CFS 09/05/46.
Authorised for write off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 21/12/49.
Collected by DAP ex Pt Cook 08/10/51.
Sold 29/06/51 via RH Grant to Horsham Foundry
A27-289 BPC AF884 A31(V72) 139 Mk.2a AC24664 4239 "Pre-delivery Landing accident on landing at Hunter AAF Georgia USA with USAAF on 01/10/1942.
Pilot was Lt Gerald R Brown.
Repaired, another accident on landing at Hunter Field, Georgia on the 12/09/1942.
Pilot 2nd Lt Stuart Ferguson.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec Special Duty Flight 1AD ex 1AD 26/11/43.
Rec 1APU ex 1AD 30/12/43.
Rec 1AD RC 13/12/43.
Rec 1APU D Sigs ex 1AD 22/02/44.
Issued 4ADRP ex 1APU 30/06/44.
Accident 07/07/44 when aircraft was being ferried from 1APU to 4ADRP.
Aircraft landed at Nhill NSW.
After refueling, aircraft was taking off when appear to have struck object on selecting gear up.
Aircraft felt sluggish as nose increased incidence.
Aircraft shuddered and pilot put aircraft down in adjoining paddock wheels down after selecting undercarriage.
Aircraft was damaged when it ground looped, damaging port wing.
Crew; Pilot, F/O J A Groves Serv#406896 and W/O N J Woods were not injured.
Rec 1CRD ex 4ADRP 20/07/44.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 31/07/44.
SOC 03/08/44."
A27-290 BPC AF891 A31(V72) 146 Mk.2a AC24664 4246 "Acc USAAF, Pre-delivery Accident 19/12/1942 when 2nd Lt Edmund J Whiting 57thBS damaged aircraft on landing at Key Field, Missisippi USA.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 1AD 04/12/43.
Allocated 24 Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 14/12/43.
Accident 1500hrs 20/12/43 at Wards Aerodrome when the aircraft crashed on take-off whilst on a test flight.
Aircraft swung left on take-off run during high cross winds, leaving strip, and slewed in rough ground, ripping off undercarriage legs.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt K B Morgan Serv#412019 and passenger, P/O K H Pike were not injured.
AMSE approval to convert to components 06/01/44.
SOC 06/01/44."
A27-291 BPC AF917 A31(V72) 172 Mk.2a AC24664 4272 "Pre-delivery accident when landing at Key Field, Missisippi 01/12/1942.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Jim White.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 1AD 04/12/43.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 22/12/43.
Rec 5AD ex 24Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
Allocated 7CRD ex 5AD 13/09/45. Canc.
Stored under RMGI 13/11/45 at Wagga.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Approval to Write off 21/05/46.
Passed to DAP 24/02/48.
Action completed 08/08/49. "
A27-292 BPC AF921 A31(V72) 176 Mk.2a AC24664 4276 "Pre-delivery accident at Pawnee Emergency Field from flight from Love Field, Dallas Texas. 24/04/1943.
Pilot Arthur Hall.
Repaired. To Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Issued 15ARDRP ex 1AD 31/12/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 24/05/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 06/06/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 12/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47. S
OC 08/02/49."
A27-293 BPC AF933 A31(V72) 188 Mk.2a AC24664 4288 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43.
Rec 21Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/12/43.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF ex 21Sqn RAAF 31/03/44.
Rec 12Sqn RAAF ex 23 Sqn RAAF 27/03/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 12Sqn RAAF 09/07/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 04/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47. SOC 08/02/49.
A27-294 BPC AF778 A31(V72) 42 Mk.2a AC24664 4142 "Pre-delivery Accident on 31/07/1942 at Hunter Field Georgia. Repaired.
Involved with accident#2 in USAAF Service Acceptance when engine failed at Waycross Georgia on landing 12/12/42.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Vernon M Clapton. Gunner was injured.
Repaired. Rec 1AD ex USA 08/10/43.
Rec 15ARDRP ex 1AD 09/02/44.
Accident 1150hrs 10/02/44 when aircraft made forced landing on the road due to fuel shortage during ferry flight between Back Creek and Tambo Queensland after departing Charleville earlier. On landing, due to the camber of the road, veered and hit the road ditch causing the undercarriage to collapse.
Crew from 1AD; Pilot F/Sgt B M Cardwell Serv#411743, WOAG P/O A E Wright Serv#408604 and Navigator (W) F/Sgt J L Adams Serv#426855 were not injured.
Rec 3AD ex 15ARDRP 11/03/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 01/07/44.
SOC 04/07/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 22/07/44. "
A27-295 BPC AF800 A31(V72) 54 Mk.2a AC24664 4154 "Rec 1AD ex USA 08/10/43.
Allocated 15ARDRP ex 1AD 04/12/43. Canc.
Issued 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/06/44. Coded SJ-O.
Accident 27/08/44 aircraft went missing on a navigational flight with three other aircraft from Pearce to Corrigin.
At 10.15hrs the aircraft, now separated from the rest of the flight due to bad weather on a return heading to Burakin from Corrigin, the crew requested by radio, DF bearings. Still lost and running low on fuel, they sent an SOS at 1051hrs and then the crew, W/O A J Ingram and F/Sgt C L King discussed baling out. It would transpire that a communication error caused Sgt King to bale out some 15 minutes before W/O ordered that he do, for when the appropriate time the pilot ordered his WAG to bale, he had already done so some 10 minutes before. Consequently he had no response from his WAG. Pilot was found 4 days later whereas F/Sgt King was never found despite a thorough search by both Army, Air Force and police.
The aircraft crashed several miles west of Kokardine WA/51 miles due east of Narembeen WA.
Search for F/Sgt King was eventually called off on the 8th September 1944.
Issued 4CRD ex 25Sqn RAAF 18/09/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 09/10/44.
SOC 09/10/44."
A27-296 BPC AF849 A31(V72) 104 Mk.2a AC24664 4204 "Pre-delivery Accident USAAF 19/10/1942 on landing at Hunter Field Georgia, USA.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Frank Turner.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 08/10/43.
Allocated 15ARDRP ex 1AD 21/12/43. Canc.
Rec 25 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 22/10/44.
Rec 4AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 02/01/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48. "
A27-297 BPC AF758 A31(V72) 20 Mk.2a AC27424 4120 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. 21st Vultee Vengeance built.
Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 11/02/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 13/02/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 21/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-298 BPC AF768 A31(V72) 30 Mk.2a AC27424 4130 "Pre-delivery accident.
Damaged 06/07/42 when aircraft ran out of gas 3 miles east of Hunter Field.
Pilot was 1st Lt Douglas K Strope.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 18/02/44.
Held 3AD on issue to 2AD 23/11/44 for special duties.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 10/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 21/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49."
A27-299 BPC AF781 A31(V72) 45 Mk.2a AC27424 4145 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43.
Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 07/02/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 07/02/44.
Rec 4CU ex 3AD 12/12/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU 15/09/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 21/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
     
 

RAAF Serials A27-300 to A27-321

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-300 BPC AF797 A31(V72) 51 Mk.2a AC27424 4151 "Pre-delivery ground accident with USAAF Savannah, Georgia on 25/07/1942.
Pilot 2nd Lt James J Binter not injured. Repaired.
To Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 07/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 21/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49."
A27-301 BPC AF814 A31(V72) 69 Mk.2a AC24664 4169 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43.Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Allocated 24 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/02/44. Canc.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-302 BPC AF820 A31(V72) 75 Mk.2a AC24664 4175 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43.Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 07/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-303 BPC AF828 A31(V72) 83 Mk.2a AC24664 4183 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 4CU ex 3AD 12/12/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU 31/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-304 BPC AF840 A31(V72) 95 Mk.2a AC24664 4195 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 07/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-305 BPC AF859 A31(V72) 114 Mk.2a AC24664 4214 "Pre-delivery Accident at Hunter Field Georgia, 29/08/1942.
Pilot was 2nd Lt T W Templeton.
Repaired, To Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 2AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44 but held 3AD.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 10/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49."
A27-306 BPC AF860 A31(V72) 115 Mk.2a AC24664 4215 "Acc USAAF. Pre-delivery Accident on landing Hunter Field, Georgia on 25/09/1942 with pilot 2nd Lt Glenn Doughty.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43.Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Issued 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 14/02/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49."
A27-307 BPC AF862 A31(V72) 117 Mk.2a AC24664 4217 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43.Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 07/02/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/05/45. Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 21/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-308 BPC AF869 A31(V72) 124 Mk.2a AC24664 4224 "Acc USAAF, Pre-delivery Accident 25/09/1942 when landing at Hunter Field Georgia.
Pilot was 2nd Lt John E Ray.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Allocated 24Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/02/44. Canc.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49."
A27-309 BPC AF888 A31(V72) 143 Mk.2a AC24664 4243 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Allocated 24Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/02/44. Canc.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 12/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-310 BPC AF918 A31(V72) 173 Mk.2a AC24664 4273 "Acc USAAF 1942. Landing accident when with 55th BS/48thBG at Key Field Meridan, Mississippi USA.
Pilot 2nd Lt Robert V Mulanax not injured.
Repaired, To Australia.
Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 24/01/44.
Allocated 24Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 14/02/44. Canc.
Accident when damaged by fire on engine test run on ground 15/03/44 at Amberley.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 14/07/44.
SOC 18/07/44."
A27-311 BPC AF931 A31(V72) 186 Mk.2a AC24664 4286 Rec 13ARD ex USA 05/12/43. Erection of Vengeances performed at Garbutt by detachment.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 20/02/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 15/05/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Issued 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Rec 3AD Store ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed 08/08/49.
A27-312 BPC AF767 A31(V72) 29 Mk.2a AC24664 4129 Pre-delivery USAAF accident on landing at Waycross AAF Georgia USA on 17/11/1942.
Pilot was Lt Francis Dinkel.
Repaired To Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 28/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/11/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-313 BPC AF886 A31(V72) 141 Mk.2a AC24664 4241 "Pre-delivery Accident when landing at Nashville Tennesee USA on 03/08/1943.
Lt Norman L Baily not injured.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 13/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 15/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-314 BPC AF805 A31(V72) 58 Mk.2a AC24664 4158 "Pre-delivery Accident USAAF at Charleston AAB on landing 24/10/1942.
2nd Lt H A Pickel not injured.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 26/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 04/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-315 BPC AF881 A31(V72) 136 Mk.2a AC24664 4236 Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 05/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 29/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-316 BPC AF902 A31(V72) 157 Mk.2a AC24664 4257 "Acc USAAF, Assigned with 55thBS/48thBG when involved in landing accident at Key Field Mississippi USA 25/01/43.
Pilot 2nd Lt Edward Hayes not injured. Repaired, To Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 01/08/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 12/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.Pic Held"
A27-317 BPC AF908 A31(V72) 163 Mk.2a AC24664 4263 "Accident USA 15/06/43 on landing at Love Field, TX.
Civilian Pilot Robert M Kelley not injured. Repaired.
To Australia.
Rec 2AD ex USA 22/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 05/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 05/11/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-318 BPC AF774 A31(V72) 38 Mk.2a AC24664 4138 Pre-delivery USAAF. Damaged on USA flight.
Rebuilt and given new engine November 1943.
Re-allocated to RAAF Order following repair.
Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 06/12/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-319 BPC AF818 RA-31 73 Mk.2a AC24664 4173 "Acc USAAF. Landing accident with gear collapsing 01/01/1943 at Hunter Field, Savannah Georgia, USA.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Roland Myers 321st BS(Lt)/387thBG(Lt) not injured.
Aircraft repaired at Vultee Modification Centre, Louisville Kentucky USA, May 1943, re-delivered to RAAF Allocation, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 06/12/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-320 BPC AF877 A31(V72) 132 Mk.2a AC24664 4232 "Acc USAAF. Damaged on landing 15/09/1942 at Hunter Field Georgia.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Forest Ober. Repaired.
Damaged on delivery by USAAF , when it went through boundary fence when landing at Alhambra, USA, May 1943.
Repaired with new engine at Vultee Modification Centre, Louisville Kentucky USA, September 1943, re-delivered to RAAF Allocation.
Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 06/12/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-321 BPC AF867 A31(V72) 122 Mk.2a AC24664 4222 Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 06/12/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47. SOC 08/02/49.
     
     
 

RAAF Serials A27-400 to A27-422

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-400 41-31230 FD101 A-35A-VN 781 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4881 MV Vito. Rec 2AD ex USA 12/07/43. Deemed not suitable for operations.
Issued and rec 2AD Storage ex 2AD 30/10/44.
Allocated 2CRD ex 2AD storage 30/08/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD Storage 28/11/45.
To be stored insitu 22/05/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approved for free issue to Royal Australian Navy 27/04/48. Cancelled 11/06/48.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Action completed 06/09/49.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
A27-401 41-31232 FD103 A-35A-VN 783 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4883 Rec 2AD ex USA 12/07/43. Deemed not suitable for operations.
Issued 1AD ex 2AD for modification to Target Towing Aircraft.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 30/10/44.
Allocated 1CRD ex 1AD fro storage 17/09/45.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 1AD 02/10/45. Allocation cancelled 23/01/46.
Issued and rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 22/01/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49.
A27-402 41-31235 FD106 A-35A-VN 786 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4886 Rec 2AD ex USA 12/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Airscrew and cowls issued to 3CU to be fitted to A27-405 15/02/44.
Issued and rec 2AD Storage ex 2AD 03/11/44.
Rec 2AD storage ex 2AD 22/06/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD Storage 28/11/45.
To be stored insitu 22/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approved for free issue to Royal Australian Navy 27/04/48.
Issued to RAN 02/03/49.
Picture held A35 41-31235 Source USAFM
A27-403 41-31237 FD108 A-35A-VN 788 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4888 Rec 2AD ex USA 12/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Issued and rec 2AD Storage ex 2AD 30/11/44.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD Storage 28/11/45.
To be stored insitu 22/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approved for free issue to Royal Australian Navy 27/04/48.
Issued to RAN 02/03/49.
A27-404 41-31238 FD109 A-35A-VN 789 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4889 "Rec 2AD ex USA 12/07/43.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 23/07/43.
Issued 4 Communications Unit ex 1AD 23/01/44.
Accident 1115hrs 22/01/44 when aircraft was forced landed in a wheat field due to falling oil pressure at Culcairn on a ferry flight from Laverton to Archerfield, during Forrest Hill Leg.
Crew; Pilot, F/O J F Rumbold Serv#408704 and Navigator (W) F/O D T Brown both of 1AD were un-injured.
Rec 5AD ex 1AD 30/01/44.
Rec 4CU ex 5AD 24/02/44.
Issued 3CU ex 4CU 07/07/44.
Accident 11/07/44 at Mascot Aerodrome when aircraft whilst being taxied for take-off, stoop into hole, causing aircraft to stand on nose, damaging airscrew and cowl.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt M G Thomas and Navigator F/O K S Ascough not injured.
Repaired by 4CU. Issued 3CU ex 4CU 25/06/45.
Accident 31/11/45 when damaged on landing. NFDs.
Rec 2AD ex 3CU 09/04/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approved for free issue to Royal Australian Navy 27/04/48.
Issued to RAN 02/03/49. "
A27-405 41-31152 FB922 A-35A-VN 703 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4803 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 18/12/43.
Allocated 8CU ex 1AD for Drogue Towing 30/12/43.
Cancelled 04/01/44.
Issued 3CU ex 1AD 07/01/44.
Accident 1615 hrs 28/01/44 when after landing aircraft was being taxied at Mascot to parking apron when the aircraft collided with a tractor that was working between two runways.
Crew; Pilot F/Sgt D M Whitwell Serv#421841, and Navigator (W) P/O H Gear Serv#406478 were not injured.
Rec 5AD ex 3CU 02/03/44.
Allocated 3CU ex 5AD 29/03/44.
Accident 29/04/44 during slow time test flight between Bankstown and Forrest Hill when aircraft forced landed wheels up at Nanangroe Station near Bookham NSW after one hour's flight due to oil depletion.
Crew; F/Sgt W H Eldred Serv#1291061 (RAF) (Pilot from 2AP) not injured .
Issued 2CRD ex 5AD 15/05/44.
AMSE Approval for conversion to components 05/06/44.
SOC 12/06/44."
A27-406 41-31168 FB938 A-35A-VN 719 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4819 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
 Rec 7CU ex 1AD for Drogue Towing 26/03/44. Rec 4AD storage ex 7CU 17/12/45. Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46. Authorised for Write off 15/06/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48.
A27-407 41-31175 FB945 A-35A-VN 726 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4826 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 11/01/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 5CU 23/05/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1RSU 23/06/44.
Rec 13ARDG ex 5CU 31/08/44.
Rec 5CU ex 13ARD 13/10/44.
Rec 13ARD ex 5CU 06/12/45.
Stored 10/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Approved for Conversion 29/11/46. (Location Breddan)
A27-408 41-31196 FB966 A-35A-VN 747 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4847 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Issued 8CU ex 1AD 11/01/44. Coded ZA-A. Fuel cell disintegration found on receipt.
Rec 15ARD ex 8CU 14/01/44.
Rec 8CU ex 15ARD 08/02/44.
Rec 15ARD ex 8CU 10/04/44.
Issued 8CU ex 15ARD 13/03/44.
Rec 15ARD ex 8CU 30/05/44.
Rec 8CU ex 15ARD 14/06/44.
Rec 15ARD ex 8CU 15/07/44. Re-painted Foliage Green and fitted with IFF.
Rec 5CU ex 13ARDRP 17/10/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 5CU 22/01/45.
Rec 13ARD ex 13ARDRP 06/04/45.
Rec 6CRD ex 13ARD 19/09/45.
Storage Cat E 13/02/46.
Approval given to convert to components 09/07/46.
A27-409 41-31231 FD102 A-35A-VN 782 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4882 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 25/02/44.
Accident 28/02/44 when aircraft whilst in circuit, overshoot approach, then climbed to 150 Feet, stalled and crashed.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt D M Whitwell Serv#428844 and Navigator (W) Robert Allan Batty Serv#417784 were both killed.
Refer earlier accident per A27-405 per pilot.
SOC 04/04/44.
Royal Aero Club NSW DH-60G VH-UNB damaged on ground.
Issued 2CRD ex 3CU 08/03/44.
Rec 2CRD ex 3CU 08/03/44.
SOC 04/04/44.
Both were buried at Rookwood War Cemetery 01/03/44. Pic when in USA"
A27-410 41-31233 FD104 A-35A-VN 784 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4884 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 8CU ex 1AD 09/02/44. Coded ZA-B.
Rec 15ARD ex 8CU 12/06/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 15ARD 07/08/44.
Rec 4CU ex 13ARDRP 19/08/44.
Allocated 3CRD ex 4CU 08/01/46.
Accident 16/01/46 at Archerfield Aerodrome during taxying.
Pilot; F/Lt Albrecht was not injured.
Rec 3AD ex 4CU 29/02/46.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-411 41-31234 FD105 A-35A-VN 785 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4885 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 6CU ex 1AD 10/02/44.
Rec 14ARD ex 6CU 16/09/44.
Rec 1AD ex 14ARD 01/10/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 18/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49.
A27-412 41-31236 FD107 A-35A-VN 787 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4887 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 05/02/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 5CU 13/05/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1RSU 20/05/44.
Issued 1RSU ex 5CU 15/06/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 1RSUHE 16/06/44.
Issued 5CU ex 1RSU 09/10/44.
Accident 1051hrs 09/10/44 when aircraft carried out wheels up landing at Higgins Field.
Crew; Pilot, W/O E G Bannister Serv#413334 and Navigator (W) W/O M J Brown Serv#413477were not injured.
Rec 1RSU ex 5CU 11/10/44.
Rec 13ARDDG ex 1RSUHF 23/10/44.
SOC 23/01/45.
Issued conversion Breddan 12/03/45. "
A27-413 41-31239 FD110 A-35A-VN 790 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4890 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 4CU ex 1AD 26/08/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU for storage 17/01/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-414 41-31240 FD111 A-35A-VN 791 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4891 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 23/03/44.
Rec 2AD storage ex 3CU 28/02/46.
Issued 3AD ex 2AD Store 28/05/46.
Rec CMU Bundaberg Qld ex 2AD 01/07/46.
Approval to write-off per CDC 16/05/46, in-situ Bundaberg.
SOC 20/07/46"
A27-415 41-31241 FD112 A-35A-VN 792 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4892 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 4CU ex 1AD 05/02/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU for storage 17/01/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-416 41-31242 FD113 A-35A-VN 793 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4893 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 6CU ex 1AD 01/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 6CU for storage 22/10/45.
Stored Cat E 22/03/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-417 41-31244 FD115 A-35A-VN 795 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4895 "Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Issued 1CU ex 1AD 20/02/44.
Allocated 8CU ex 1CU 23/03/44.
Allocated ANA Essendon ex 1CU 06/04/44.
Rec 1AD ex ANA 02/06/44.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 17/08/44.
Accident 1130hrs 29/01/45 when aircraft forced landed 1 mile north west of Mascot Aerodrome during Army Co-op target drogue exercise.
Crew; Pilot W/O Eric Walter Mammatt Serv#413781 slightly injured, and Sgt R J Cowman Serv#431272 not injured.
Issued 2CRD ex 3CU 03/02/45.
Rec 2CRD ex 3CU 27/02/45.
Approval to convert to components 06/03/45.
SOC 20/03/45."
A27-418 41-31245 FD116 A-35A-VN 796 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4896 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Issued 7CU ex 1AD 02/02/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 7CU 27/03/44.
Rec 7CU ex 17RSU 20/04/44.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 7CU 17/12/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. S
OC 22/06/48.
A27-419 41-31246 FD117 A-35A-VN 797 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4897 Rec 1AD ex USA 28/07/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec Special Duty Flight (SDF) ex 1AD 28/11/43.
Issued 7CU ex 1AD 09/09/44.
Rec 1AD ex 7CU 04/01/45.
Rec 7CU ex 1AD 21/01/45.
Rec 4AD Storage ex 7CU 17/12/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48. NBs: Eng#63325

Highlight for Album: Vengeance A27-419

A27-420 41-31223 FB993 A-35A-VN 774 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4874 "Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43.
Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 26/05/44.
Accident 06/06/44 when conversion pilot's boot (Standard issue Hob Nail Boots) slipped off brake on engine run up, tipping aircraft on nose at Garbutt Aerodrome.
Pilot, F/Sgt T A Clarke Serv#403840 was not injured.
Repaired.
Rec 13ARD ex 5CU 23/10/45.
Stored 10/05/46.
Approved for conversion in-situ Breddan 29/11/46."
A27-421 41-31229 FB999 A-35A-VN 780 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4880 "Pre-delivery Accident when landing at Downey Field California USA on 24/05/1943.
Pilot was Lt K V Sartwell.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 1AD ex USA 19/08/43. Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Issued 1CU ex 1AD 26/01/44.
Rec 6CU ex 1CU 11/04/44.
Rec 4CU ex 6CU 09/05/44.
Rec 6CUex 4CU 22/05/44.
Rec 4RSU ex 6CU 31/05/44.
Rec 6CU ex 4RSU 05/06/44.
Accident 1330 hrs 31/10/44 when aircraft was being taxied from Batchelor Strip to 6CU inserts, swung into drain on landing to avoid a motor vehicle, causing starboard undercarriage to collapse.
Crew; Pilot, W/O F L Ellis Serv#426065 not injured.
Rec 4RSU ex 6CU 03/11/44.
Rec 4RSU ex 6CU 09/11/44.
Issued 8CRD ex 4RSU 03/08/45.
Approval to convert to components 13/12/45.
SOC 14/12/45."
A27-422 41-31243 FD114 A-35A-VN 794 Mk.4a Air 912 BSC 145 /AC119 4894 "Rec 1AD ex USA 20/09/43. Deemed not suitable for operations. Allocated for Target Towing 29/09/43.
Rec 6CU ex 1AD 31/03/44.
Accident 1700hrs 16/02/45 when aircraft forced landed through trees some 2 miles west of Hughes, NT after fuel flow problems at 500 feet whilst on Army Co-op exercise spotting for artillery.
Crew; Pilot, W/O Francis Leonard Ellis Serv#426069 and two Army Spotters, Lt's P Hill and D Shaw (12th Infantry Brigade AMF) were not injured.
Rec 8CRD ex 6CU 01/03/45.
AMSE Approval for conversion 02/03/45.
SOC 06/03/45."
     
 

RAAF Serials A27-500 to A27-566

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-500 41-31264 Nil A-35B-5-VN 815 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4915 "Rec 2AD ex USA 29/11/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/04/44.
Accident 1700hrs 25/04/44 when aircraft crashed whilst practicing dives from between 8000 and 3000 feet near Yanchep Western Australia. Eyewitnesses state that the aircraft was at an angle of past vertical when it hit.
Crew; Pilot, F/Sgt Roy Crossley Badman Serv# 420824 and Navigator (W) P/O Charles Alphonsus Rampant Serv#436091 were both killed.
Both buried at Karrakatta War Cememtery in Graves #NC12 and #NC13 respectively.
AMSE Approval to write off 27/05/44.
SOC 30/05/44. "
A27-501 41-31299 Nil A-35B-5-VN 850 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4950 "Rec 2AD ex USA 29/11/43.
Rec 1APU ex 2AD for comparative flame damper tests 28/12/43.
Rec 1AD Store ex 1APU 11/12/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1AD Store 24/04/45.
Rec 4ADRP ex 1AD 16/07/45.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
 Passed to DAP 28/02/47.
SOC 22/06/48.
A27-502 41-31300 Nil A-35B-5-VN 851 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4951 "Rec 2AD ex USA 29/11/43.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 03/02/44.
Aircraft reserved as Target Towing Aircraft 13/10/44.
Issued (as one of 9 MkIV's actually issued, A27-502/520/529/539/545/547/549/619/625,
with another 17 allocated, but not transferred;
A27-401/509/511/512/513/514/515/516/529/540/542/543/546/548/564/612/614) to Royal Navy ex 1AD 07/10/45.
NFDs of RNFAA Service.
Some went into 721 FRU RNFAA based at Kat Tak 1945-1946.
Photo held in natural finish.
Six operated by the squadron at Kai Tak"
A27-503 41-31302 Nil A-35B-5-VN 853 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4953 "Rec 2AD ex USA 29/11/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 02/04/44.
Issued 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 12/06/44.
Accident 1001 hrs 10/10/44 when aircraft was being ferried to Laverton Vic ex Pearce WA when the aircraft crashed on take-off into trees at Ceduna on test flight.
Crew; Pilot F/Lt Paul St.John Makin Serv#116507 (RAF) was not injured.
(He was previously with 452Sqn RAAF Refer Spitfire BS193 in 1943).
Conversion being carried out by 5CRD 13/10/44.
Allocated 7CRD ex 1AD for conversion 13/11/44.
AMSE Approval 30/11/44.
SOC 05/12/44.
A27-504 41-31309 Nil A-35B-5-VN 860 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4960 "Rec 2AD ex USA 14/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 24/10/44.
Rec 4CU ex 1AD 31/07/45.
Rec 3CRD Storage ex 4CU 17/01/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-505 41-31303 Nil A-35B-5-VN 854 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4954 "Rec 2AD ex USA 24/12/43.
Issued 25Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 21/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 14/09/44.
Rec CFS ex 1AD 29/11/45.
Accident 1055hrs 06/03/46 when aircraft suffered oil pressure problems.
The airscrew went into fine pitch, forcing the pilot to ditch in the sea some 100 feet off Fort Gelibrand Vic, during a target towing flight.
Crew; Pilot, W/O F.O. Knudson Serv#401647 and W/O Lindsay.R. Wastell Serv#430074 were safe.
W/O F.O. Knudson was later admitted to hospital with minor head injuries but was later discharged ok.
Approved for conversion 18/03/46.
SOC 13/03/46.T
he aircraft is still off Williamstown VIC in 10 metres of water and is a recognised diving site."
A27-506 41-31305 Nil A-35B-5-VN 856 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4956 "Rec 2AD ex USA 24/12/43.
Rec 4ADRP ex 2AD by 2AP Ferry 30/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 4ADRP 15/06/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 26/10/44.
Rec 7AD Storage ex 7OTU 13/12/45.
Store Cat E CMU Tocumwal.
Held by Det B 1AD 11/07/49.
Issued to RANFAA ex Tocumwal 14/03/51.
SOC 15/03/51.
NFDs in RANFAA Service."
A27-507 41-31306 Nil A-35B-5-VN 857 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4957 "Rec 2AD ex USA 24/12/43.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/03/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 15/08/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 23/05/44.
Issued 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 12/06/44.
Accident 23/11/44 when taking off at Ceduna on test flight. Engine partially failed after flight speed of 120mph, with pilot electing to go around for landing. The pilot realised that he could not make a full circuit, decided to perform a crosswind landing on grass. On approach, aircraft stalled at an altitude of 5 feet, causing the port undercarriage to collapse on contact with the ground.
Crew; Pilot, F/Lt P Wright Serv#401 was not injured.
Salvaged by 5CRD 30/11/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 25/12/44.
SOC 19/12/44."
A27-508 41-31304 Nil A-35B-5-VN 855 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4955 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated 25Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 17/05/44. Cancelled.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 13/07/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 18/11/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 5CU 06/09/45.
Stored in-situ 10/05/46.
Approval to convert to components 29/11/46."
A27-509 41-31307 Nil A-35B-5-VN 858 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4958 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45. RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 30/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-510 41-31310 Nil A-35B-5-VN 861 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4961 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 15/08/44.
Rec 4ADRPS ex 1AD 18/07/45.
Stored Cat D 21/01/46.
Offered and authorised for disposal 10/04/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46. CMU Boulder.
Passed to DAP 28/02/47. SOC 22/06/48."
A27-511 41-31313 Nil A-35B-5-VN 864 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4964 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
11/10/44, due to long period of storage, certain parts were removed.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"

Highlight for Album: Vengeance A27-511

A27-512 41-31316 Nil A-35B-5-VN 867 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4967 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"
A27-513 41-31317 Nil A-35B-5-VN 868 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4968 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 130/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"
A27-514 41-31319 Nil A-35B-5-VN 870 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4970 "Rec 3AD ex USA 03/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 30/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"
A27-515 41-31326 Nil A-35B-5-VN 877 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4977 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
11/10/44, due to long period of storage, certain parts were removed.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"
A27-516 41-31329 Nil A-35B-5-VN 880 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4980 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Allocated Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
RNFAA Allocation canc 02/10/45.
11/10/44, due to long period of storage, certain parts were removed.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD Store 24/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
Action completed, SOC 08"
A27-517 41-31333 Nil A-35B-5-VN 884 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4984 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 02/07/44.
Target Towing conversion 13/10/44.
Rec 6CU ex 1AD 30/04/45.
Rec 1AD ex 6CU 18/10/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-518 41-31334 Nil A-35B-5-VN 885 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4985 "Rec 3AD ex USA 06/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 10/07/44.
Target Towing conversion 13/10/44.
Survey report 4MG 27/03/45.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 30/04/45. SOC 07/05/45.
Issued to 1CRD ex1AD 16/05/45.

Highlight for Album: Vengance A27-518

A27-519 41-31422 Nil A-35B-5-VN 972 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5072 "Rec 13ARD ex USA 12/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 17/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD for target towing modification 02/07/44.
Rec 1OTU ex 1AD 16/07/45.
Rec 1AD ex 1OTU 17/12/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-520 41-31436 Nil A-35B-5-VN 986 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5086 "Rec 13ARD ex USA 12/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 13/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD for target towing modification 23/06/44.
Issued Royal Navy ex 1AD 07/10/45.
NFDs per RNFAA Service."
A27-521 41-31437 Nil A-35B-5-VN 987 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5087 "Rec 13ARD ex USA 12/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 13/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 26/06/44.
 Reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Accident 1120hrs 26/10/44 when aircraft made a belly landing at Laverton following port leg not unlocking in flight. Cause was that the upward retaining catch was jammed and due to the excessive play, the emergency release cable would not operate.
Crew; Pilot, F/O A Carter Serv#34448 and Passenger ACW B J Handley Serv#110528 were not injured.
Issued 1CRD ex 1AD 01/12/44.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 15/12/44."
A27-522 41-31439 Nil A-35B-5-VN 989 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5089 "Rec 13ARD ex USA 12/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 06/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 10/07/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec SHQ Flight Laverton ex 1AD 21/05/45.
Rec 1AD Store ex SHQ Laverton 07/10/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-523 41-31347 Nil A-35B-5-VN 898 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4998 "Rec 13ARD ex USA 12/01/44.
Rec 3AD ex 13ARD 06/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 18/07/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Loaned to SHQ Flight Laverton ex 1AD 19/07/44.
Accident 22/07/44 whilst on a familiarisation flight to Point Cook to collect Oxford aircraft spare parts. On the seaward approach to Point Cook's North South Strip, the pilot undershot the runway and applied power, however his starboard mainplane struck the main beacon of the Lorenz Beam Approach System due to obscurity caused by the nose of the aircraft. On striking the beacon, the aircraft swung to starboard, with the wing striking the ground sideways, causing the undercarriage to collapse and for the aircraft coming to rest on its fuselage.
Crew; Pilot ZF/Sgt L M Bennett Serv#437042 and passenger AC1 Clarke both of SHQ Flight Laverton, were not injured.
Issued 1CRD ex 1AD 04/08/44.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 22/08/44.
SOC 13/05/44. TTHRs 19.20"
A27-524 41-31308 Nil A-35B-5-VN 859 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4959 "Rec 3AD ex USA 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 14/07/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 18/11/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 5CU 06/09/45.
Stored Category E 01/10/46.
Approved for conversion in-situ Breddan 07/05/46.
SOC 29/11/46.
A27-525 41-31440 Nil A-35B-5-VN 990 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5090 "Rec 3AD ex USA 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 15/08/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Reserved for Target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 23/04/45.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 7OTU 17/12/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49."
A27-526 41-31445 Nil A-35B-5-VN 995 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5095 "Rec 3AD ex USA 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 14/07/44 for Target Towing Modifications. Reserved for Target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 07/12/44.
Rec 7AD Storage ex 7OTU 13/12/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Held by Det B 1AD Tocumwal 11/07/49.
Approved fro issue ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal to RAN 01/11/50.
Issued to RAN 14/03/51.
SOC 15/03/51."
A27-527 41-31446 Nil A-35B-5-VN 996 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5096 "Rec 3AD ex USA 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 20/07/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 23/07/45.
Rec 6CU ex 14ARDRP 02/08/45.
Accident 17.50hrs 11/09/45, whilst aircraft was in transit on a travel flight from Broome to Wyndham WA and then onto Batchelor NT. The pilot noticed that the engine was running roughly and that the passenger then noticed smoke and fumes in rear cockpit. He decided to divert to Port Keats Strip and radioed his intention. The aircraft flew over the strip, entered into a circuit to land, and turned into the wind. On lowering his undercarriage, he felt heat strike the back of his neck and he turned to see that the rear cockpit was full of orange flames. The passenger was slumped in his seat and failed to respond to the order to bale out. The pilot opened his canopy to bale out, but the aircraft crashed into tall trees, throwing him out with his half opened canopy snagging on the trees some two miles south west of the strip. The aircraft crashed and burned some 100 yards from the Pilot. WgCdr Ryan remained in his seat.
Crew; Pilot, F/O Keith Beatty Morgan Serv#412019 was injured, and Passenger A/WgCdr James Patrick Ryan Serv#290621 was killed.
The cause on examination was attributed to the un-modified filler cap not being fitted correctly following refueling, with the heat from the starboard exhaust pipe causing ignition, with the fire being drawn into the rear cockpit by the drogue chute.
AMSE approval to convert to components 01/10/45.
SOC 02/10/45. NB: Eng#97102."
A27-528 41-31418 Nil A-35B-5-VN 968 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5068 "Rec 2AD ex USA 01/02/44.
Rec 4CU ex 2AD 28/03/44.
Accident 27/09/45 when aircraft's port undercarriage collapsed some 250 yards into landing run at Archerfield, causing the aircraft to swerve suddenly off runway.
Crew; F/Lt C R Lenton Serv#411151 not injured.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU 27/09/45.
AMSE approval to convert to components 18/10/45.
SOC 07/12/45. "
A27-529 41-31430 Nil A-35B-5-VN 980 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5080 "Rec 2AD ex USA 01/02/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 10/11/44.
Rec 17RSU ex 25Sqn RAAF 15/05/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 23/05/45.
Rec 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 29/12/44.
Allocated to Royal Navy ex 1AD 03/10/45.
Transferred Royal Navy Bankstown ex 1AD 22/10/45.
NFDs on RNFAA Service. NB:Eng#182924. "
A27-530 41-31435 Nil A-35B-5-VN 985 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5085 "Rec 2AD ex USA 01/02/44.
Rec 25Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/03/44.
Rec 1AD ex 25Sqn RAAF 115/06/44 for Target Towing Modifications.
Reserved for Target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 05/02/45.
Rec 7AD Storage ex 7OTU 30/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Held by Det B 1AD Tocumwal 11/07/49.
Approved for issue ex Det B 1AD Tocumwal to RAN.
Issued to RANFAA 02/04/50."
A27-531 41-31444 Nil A-35B-5-VN 994 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5094 "Rec 2AD ex USA 02/02/44.
Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF 22/04/44. Canc.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 10/07/44 for target towing modification.
Reserved for Target towing 13/10/44.
Allocated 1APU 24/11/44. Canc.
Allocated 7OTU ex 1AD 04/12/44.
Accident 05/12/44 whilst aircraft was taxying on commencement of ferry flight at Laverton braked heavily to avert a collision with re-fuelling tanker, causing the aircraft to nose over, damaging the airscrew.
Crew; P/O K L Hayes Serv#418409 not injured. Repaired.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 13/12/44. Rec 1OTU ex 7OTU 23/07/45.
Rec 1AD storage ex 1OTU 17/12/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49. "
A27-532 41-31427 Nil A-35B-5-VN 977 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5077 "Rec 2AD ex USA 04/02/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 09/07/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 20/04/45.
Accident 1945hrs 15/05/45 when aircraft caught fire during a engine test flight after completing diving , steep climb and one stall turn, when an odour of fuel was smelled. The pilot decided to return to base. He throttled back, when he noticed flames spreading across starboard wing, forcing him to land with wheels up at Tocumwal.
Crew: Pilot, F/O R N K Smith Serv#412795 was un-injured and F/Sgt J E Bruce Serv#428905 suffered burns to his face and hands.
Rec 7CRD ex 7OTU 24/05/45.
Approval to convert to components 25/06/45.
SOC 18/07/45."
A27-533 41-31441 Nil A-35B-5-VN 991 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5091 "Rec 2AD ex USA 06/02/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/04/44.
Held I.R. Merauke.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 20/06/44.
AMSE approval to convert to components 30/09/44.
SOC 20/09/44."
A27-534 41-31442 Nil A-35B-5-VN 992 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5092 "Rec 2AD ex USA 03/02/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 12/04/44.
Held I.R. Merauke.
Issued 1AD ex 12Sqn RAAF 10/06/44.
Accident 12/06/44, when being ferried by 23Sqn RAAF Pilot attached to 13ARD, aircraft was forced to ditch in Princess Charlotte Bay.
Crew: Pilot, F/Lt R G Marshall Serv#400097 and Sqn Ldr Warren were not injured.
Allocated 6CRD for salvage 15/07/44.
AMSE approval for conversion 30/08/44.
SOC 31/08/44."
A27-535 41-31443 Nil A-35B-5-VN 993 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5093 "Rec 2AD ex USA 06/02/44.
Rec 4CU ex 2AD 28/03/44.
Accident 1100hrs 22/07/44 when during naval co-operation exercise over Hamilton Flying boat Base, Brisbane River, aircraft struck ship mast and nose dived into river bank near Hamilton Wharf, Brisbane.
Crew: Pilot, F/Sgt David McPherson Oswin Serv#432860 and F/Sgt James Frank Pettit Serv#427935 were both killed in impact.
Both were buried at Lutwyche Cemetery in Brisbane on the 25th July 1944.
Rec 3CRD ex 4CU 27/07/44.
AMSE approval for conversion to components 18/08/44.
SOC 22/08/44."
A27-536 41-31412 Nil A-35B-5-VN 963 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5063 "Rec 2AD ex USA 04/02/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/04/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 20/06/44.
Rec 1AD storage ex 1RSU 06/09/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 04/06/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
Action completed, SOC 08/02/49. "
A27-537 41-31424 Nil A-35B-5-VN 974 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5074 "Rec 2AD ex USA 27/02/44.
Rec 12 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/04/44.
Rec 1RSU ex 12 Sqn RAAF 20/06/44.
AMSE Approval to convert to components 01/09/45 in-situ by 6CRD.
SOC 22/08/45."
A27-538 41-31428 Nil A-35B-5-VN 978 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5078 "Rec 2AD ex USA 27/02/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 17/07/44. Modification for Target Towing.
Issued SHQ Flight Laverton ex 1AD 16/05/45.
Rec 1AD storage ex SHQ Laverton 07/10/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49. "
A27-539 41-31431 Nil A-35B-5-VN 981 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5081 "Rec 2AD ex USA 24/02/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 18/10/44.
Modification to Target Towing.
Issued SHQ Laverton ex 1AD 12/05/45.
Rec 1AD ex SHQ Laverton 25/05/45.
Authorised issue to Royal Navy 04/09/45.
Issued to Royal Navy FAA 09/09/45. TTHrs 149.5.
NFDs per RNFAA Service."
A27-540 41-31301 Nil A-35B-5-VN 852 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 4952 "Rec 3AD ex USA 07/03/44.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45. Canc.
Issued and rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-541 41-31411 Nil A-35B-5-VN 962 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5062 "Rec 3AD ex USA 14/03/44.
For Target Towing Modification 17/05/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 28/07/44.
Aircraft reserved for Target Towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1APU ex 1AD 28/11/44.
Rec 6CU ex 1APU 24/12/44.
Rec 4RSU ex 6CU 30/07/45.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 4RSU 17/10/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
Action completed, SOC 08/08/49. "
A27-542 41-31414 Nil A-35B-5-VN 964 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5064 "Rec 3AD ex USA 07/03/44.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45. Canc.
Issued and rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 30/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-543 41-31415 Nil A-35B-5-VN 965 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5065 "Rec 3AD ex USA 07/03/44.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45. Canc.
Issued and rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 30/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-544 41-31420 Nil A-35B-5-VN 970 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5070 "Rec 3AD ex USA 07/03/44.
Allocated 1AD ex 3AD for target towing modification 17/05/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 02/08/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 01/11/44.
Accident 03/09/45 when engine failed on approach, forcing pilot to make a wheels up landing at Garbutt due to fuel system.
Crew: Pilot, W/O C W law Serv#414048, P/O Hempenstall and LAC G Ord were not injured.
Issued 6CRD ex 5CU 13/09/45.
AMSE approval to convert to components 08/10/45.
SOC 17/12/45. TTHrs 130"
A27-545 41-31421 Nil A-35B-5-VN 971 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5071 "Rec 3AD ex USA 14/03/44.
Allocated 1AD ex 3AD for target towing modification 17/05/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 04/08/44. Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Authorised for issue to Royal Navy 04/09/45.
Issued in lieu of A27-549.
Issued to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 06/09/45. TTHrs 45.25.
NFDs per RNFAA Service."
A27-546 41-31423 Nil A-35B-5-VN 973 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5073 "Rec 3AD ex USA 14/03/44.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45. Canc.
Issued and rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48. SOC 08/08/49."
A27-547 41-31425 Nil A-35B-5-VN 975 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5075 "Rec 3AD ex USA 14/03/44.
Allocated 25Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 17/05/44. Canc.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 23/07/44. Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Authorised for issue to Royal Navy 04/09/45.
Issued to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 07/10/45. TTHrs 62.35.
NFDs per RNFAA Service except dropped 25/06/46."
A27-548 41-31432 Nil A-35B-5-VN 982 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5082 "Rec 3AD ex USA 07/03/44.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 21/07/45. Canc.
Issued and rec 3AD ex 3AD Store 20/08/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-549 41-31438 Nil A-35B-5-VN 988 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5088 "Rec 3AD ex USA 14/03/44.
Allocated 25Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 17/05/44. Canc.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 28/07/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Authorised for issue to Royal Navy 04/09/45.
Issued to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 07/10/45. TTHrs 10.05.
NFDs per RNFAA Service."
A27-550 to A27-559               ?
A27-560 42-94188 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1039 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5139 "Rec 2AD ex USA 25/03/44.
Allocated 12 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 22/04/44. Canc.
Aircraft reserved for Target Towing Modification 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 15/01/45.
Rec SHQ Flight Laverton ex 1AD 30/04/45.
Accident 0930hrs 02/05/45 when flying over Flinders Nava Depot on return to Laverton, when the engine oil pressure dropped, causing the engine to run rough and the airscrew to go into fine pitch. The pilot made a emergency forced landing with wheels retracted in a paddock near Carrum, Victoria.
Crew: Pilot F/O N G Padgett Serv#403148 suffered minor injuries and Navigator F/O R H Bennett was not hurt.
To 1CRD 05/05/45.
AMSE approval to convert to components 28/05/45.
SOC 30/05/45.
TTHrs 31.35. NB:Eng#182929"
A27-561 42-94199 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1050 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5150 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/44.
With Test and Ferry Flight 1AD.
Accident 1955hrs 12/05/44 when on a flight to Parafield SA from Laverton carrying parts, with fuel being low and pilot being lost, decided to make a forced wheels up landing some 25 miles from Burra SA. Aircraft continued through a fence before stopping.
Pilot; F/Lt R T S Pratt Serv#401461 was not injured.
TTHrs 4.25 on airframe 12/05/44.
Recovered by 5CRD and repaired by 1AD.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1OTU ex 1AD 17/06/45.
Issued 1AD ex 1OTU 04/04/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-562 42-94200 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1051 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5151 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/44.
With Test and Ferry Flight 1AD.
Accident 17/05/44 when on a flight from Laverton carrying parts, with fuel being low and pilot being lost, decided to make a forced wheels up landing near Mt Bryan. Pilot was not injured. NFDs.
Recovered by 5CRD and repaired by 1AD.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 11/11/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 5CU 28/09/45.
Stored Cat E Breddan 01/10/46.
Approval for conversion in-situ 29/11/46."
A27-563 42-94222 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1073 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5173 "Rec 2AD ex USA 26/03/44.
Aircraft issued 1AD ex 2AD for Target Towing Modification 11/10/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 13/10/44.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 27/07/45.
Accident 11/10/45 on approach of Runway 22 at Mascot Aerodrome, the pilot was advised that A27-626 was on the runway and to go around. The pilot did another circuit and attempted to land on runway 29 with a cross wind. The aircraft did not touch down until it covered 1/3 of the strip, and owing to spongy brakes, ground looped to the right to prevent it from running into a ditch, causing the port mainplane to strike a boundary light and the aircraft to tip on its nose, bending the airscrew blades.
Crew: Pilot, F/O P R Irwin Serv#424186 and WAG F/Sgt R S Simpson Serv#439498 were not injured.
Repairs made at 3CU 23/10/45.
Rec 2AD ex 3CU 09/04/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Offered to RAN 27/04/48.
Issued to RAN FAA ex 2AD 02/03/49.
NFDs per RANFAA Service."
A27-564 42-94171 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1022 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5122 "Rec 3AD ex USA 09/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/11/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-565 42-94194 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1045 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5145 "Pre-delivery Accident at Romulus AAB, Minnesota, USA on 11/12/1943.
Was on test flight from Patterson Field.
Pilot Edward Nally not injured.
Repaired, to Australia.
Rec 3AD ex USA 09/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 15/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-566 42-94180 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1031 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5131 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 13/06/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
     
     
 

RAAF Serials A27-600 to A27-640

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
A27-600 42-94458 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1310 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5410 "Rec 2AD ex USA 05/03/44.
Allotted Target Towing modification 1AD ex 2AD 14/06/44.
Rec 1AD ex 2AD 20/06/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 5CU ex 1AD 28/10/44. Canc.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 05/04/45.
Rec 7AD Storage ex 7OTU 30/11/45.
Store Cat E CMU Tocumwal.
Held by Det B 1AD 11/07/49.
Issued to RANFAA ex Tocumwal 14/03/51.
SOC 15/03/51.
NFDs in RANFAA Service."
A27-601 42-94469 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1321 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5421 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/44.
Allotted 14ARDRP ex 1AD 19/10/44. Canc.
Rec 6CU ex 1AD 07/05/45.
Accident 1530hrs 14/06/45 when aircraft was engaged in a non-firing Army co-op practice whilst flying over Darwin area (12degrees 25' South/130 degrees 50' East), when it was struck by a bird on the starboard leading edge following pulling out of a dive after a strafing run.
Crew: Pilot W/O H McN Oliver Serv#401717 and Navigator (W) F/Sgt F J Tonkin Serv#437887 were not injured.
Rec 14ARDRP ex 6CU 16/06/45.
Rec 6CU ex 14ARD 25/06/45.
Accident during taxying 05/08/45 when aircraft tipped on nose damaging airscrew. NFDs.
Rec 1AD ex 6CU 18/10/45.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-602 42-94488 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1340 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5440 "Rec 1AD ex USA 24/03/44.
Allotted for Target Towing Modifications 13/10/44.
Issued 6CU ex 1AD 22/05/45.
Accident 15.00hrs 01/07/45, pilot noticed engine oil pressure dropping (apparently caused through a leak at the breather blower), forcing him to force land, with wheels down at the 87 mile mark along the East Stuart Highway without any damage ( Location near Tennant Creek NT on the way to Mt Isa, QLD).
Crew: Pilot F/Lt N V McWhinnsey Serv#411353 and the passenger LAC W S Bell Ser#71386 (Fitter), both of 6 Communication Unit were not injured.
After being collected, the aircraft was allocated to 14 Aircraft Recovery Depot for survey and repairs.
Actual damage to the aircraft, apart from the engine was minimal, as it was returned to 6CU 09/08/45.
An Accident occurred possibly circa 03/10/45 at Darwin and the E/E-88 Card states that it was deemed un-economical to repair on the 08/10/45 and sent to 8 CRD for conversion to components 11/10/45.
AMSE approval was given to convert it into components 14/12/45.
Aircraft was burned as shown by photo.
SOC 14/12/45.
Photo was from Norma Linnane ."
A27-603 42-94386 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1237 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5337 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD 13/11/45.
Offered CDC for disposal 12/04/46.
Authorised for Write-off 16/05/46.
Issued 1AD Stored ex 1CRD 27/07/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-604 42-94390 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1241 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5341 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 26/02/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-605 42-94391 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1242 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5342 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 30/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/08/49."
A27-606 42-94395 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1246 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5346 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 30/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-607 42-94350 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1201 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5301 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 6CU ex 1AD 19/10/44. Canc.
Rec 1OTU ex 1AD 01/06/45.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1OTU 17/12/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-608 42-94352 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1203 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5303 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved and fitted for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 5CU ex 1AD 13/10/44.
Rec 5CU ex 1AD 22/10/44.
Rec 13ARDRP ex 5CU 28/10/44.
Accident 1630hrs 25/10/44 when carrying out a test flight, the aircraft developed a hydraulic trouble and the pilot was unable to lower the undercarriage.
The Pilot carried out a belly landing at Garbutt aerodrome causing extensive damage to bomb doors, cowls, airscrew and flaps.
Crew: Pilot, P/O R McTier Serv#438334 was not injured.
Rec 13ARD ex 5CU 28/10/44.
Rec 5CU ex 13ARD 08/06/45.
Issued 13ARD by road transport ex 5CU 05/03/46 due to hydraulic leak.
Aircraft to be stored 10/03/46.
AMSE approval to convert to components insitu Breddan 22/03/46.
SOC 16/07/46."
A27-609 42-94355 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1206 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5306 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 1CRD ex 1AD 30/08/45. Canc.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD 10/01/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-610 42-94359 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1210 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5310 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Allotted 1APU for target Towing duties 24/08/44.
Rec 1APU ex 1AD 10/10/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1CU ex 1APU 22/07/46.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1CU 16/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/08/49.
NB: Last operational flying Vengeance in RAAF Service. W/C GR2600-A5B5 Eng#94988. Pic held."

Vengeance Mk.IV TT. A27-610
1 A.P.U., c.1944, 
via Mike Mirkovic.

A27-611 42-94360 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1211 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5311 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 5CU for target Towing duties 16/10/44. Canc.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 11/04/45.
Accident 1607hrs 28/06/45 when aircraft completing duties at Menangle the engine started to cough, emitting white smoke and throwing oil over windscreen at 5000 feet.
The pilot deciding that he would not make Mascot, force landed in Botany Bay.
The aircraft planed for 50 yards before sinking.
Crew: W/O S C Haddon Serv#9407 and F/Sgt K Cowan ? were un-injured on exiting the aircraft.
Rec 2CRD after salvage ex 3CU 06/07/45.
AMSE approval to convert to components 26/07/45.
SOC 31/07/45."
A27-612 42-94361 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1212 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5312 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted to Royal Navy 02/10/45.
Issued and rec 1AD Store ex 1AD 10/01/46.
Allotment to Royal Navy cancelled 23/01/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/08/49."
A27-613 42-94362 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1213 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5313 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 5CU for target Towing duties 16/10/44.
Rec 2AP ex 1AD 13/11/44.
Rec 7OTU ex 2AP 21/01/45.
Issued 6CU ex 7OTU 05/07/45.
Accident 07/11/45 at Port Pirie South Australia.
The Vengeance was being test flown, by W/O Thomas Serv#428108 prior to a ferry flight to 6CU.
He had a total of 695 Flight Hours at that time. As they took off and raised the landing gear the engine revs jumped to 3000rpm due to a voltage fluctuation. He immediately reduced throttle and returned to circuit to land, but at 400feet the aircraft's engine coughed and died. He advised his un-identified crew member to brace as they forced landed 1/2 mile west of Port Pirie Aerodrome.
Rec 5CRD ex 6CU 31/01/46.
AMSE approval to convert to components 12/03/46.
SOC26/03/46."
A27-614 42-94364 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1215 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5315 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted to Royal Navy 02/10/45.
Issued and rec 1AD Store ex 1AD 10/01/46.
Allotment to Royal Navy cancelled 23/01/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-615 42-94368 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1219 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5319 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD for road transport 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 04/06/46.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/48.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-616 42-94370 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1221 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5321 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 6CU 19/10/44. Canc.
Rec 1OTU ex 1AD 01/06/45.
Rec 1AD Store ex 1OTU 17/12/45.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-617 42-94371 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1222 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5322 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 14ARDRP 19/10/44. Canc.
Rec 7OTU ex 1AD 09/03/45.
Rec 7AD ex 7OTU 13/12/45.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Held by Det B 1AD Tocumwal 11/07/49.
Approved for issue RAN 01/11/50.
Issued Dept of Navy ex Det B 1AD 01/05/51.
NFDs per RAN FAA Service."
A27-618 42-94378 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1229 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5329 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1CRD ex 1AD for road transport 13/11/45.
Authorised for write-off 04/06/46.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1CRD 27/09/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 26/11/48.
SOC 08/02/49."
A27-619 42-94379 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1230 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5330 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1APU ex 1AD 13/07/45.
Authorised for issue to Royal Navy 27/08/45 for DDT Spraying Duties.
Aircraft was modified for DDT Spraying by 1APU 04/06/45.
Issued to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Bankstown ex 1APU Laverton 06/09/45. TTHrs 28.30s.
NFDs per RNFAA Service."
A27-620 42-94384 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1235 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5335 "Rec 1AD ex USA 16/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Issued 1CRD ex 1AD for storage 30/08/45.
Rec 1AD Storage ex 1CRD 22/03/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Stored Cat E 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/8/49."
A27-621 42-94407 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1258 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5358 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/06/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-622 42-94393 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1244 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5344 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-623 42-94399 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1250 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5350 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 22/05/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-624 42-94400 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1251 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5351 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 16/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-625 42-94401 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1252 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5352 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Allotted 3CRD ex 3AD 30/08/45.
Allotted Royal Navy ex 3AD 02/10/45.
Issued to Royal Navy 10/10/45.
Rec 3AD ex Royal Navy 06/12/45.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 20/12/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Treasury Approval for aircraft to be issued free of charge to Bundaberg Aero Club, complete with engine 17/07/47.
Authority to transfer the whole aircraft cancelled, but instruments only were granted on application by CO of 3AD, 10/03/48.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-626 42-94402 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1253 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5353 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 12/04/45.
Rec 3CU ex 1AD 11/074/45.
Accident 22/10/45 when was nosed over following landing at Mascot NSW when the brakes seized.
Damage confined to damage cowl and bent airscrew.
Crew: F/O D L Nelson Serv#412653 and Navigator (W) W/O G A Brown Serv#425423 were not injured.
Repaired in Unit.
Rec 2AD Store ex 3CU 28/02/46.
Rec SHQ Flight Richmond ex 2AD Storage 12/04/46.
Issued 01/05/46 and then allotted 1CU for Target Towing Duties 03/05/46.
Rec 1AD Store ex 1CU 30/05/46.
Allotted DAP for tests to determine whether purchasers could possibly handle quantity of these Vengeances as Scrap items when instruments are removed, 18/02/47.
 Passed onto DAP 19/05/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-627 42-94405 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1256 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5356 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 1AD ex 3AD 13/03/45.
Issued SHQ Flight Laverton Vic ex 1AD 25/07/45.
Accident 1105hrs 30/07/45 when aircraft suffered an explosion in flight , followed by engine failure causing the pilot to force land on the mud bank near the western passage opposite of Fairhaven, Western Port Bay.
Crew: Pilot, W/O L M Bennett Serv#437042 and W/O B G Scholes were not injured.
Allocated 1CRD ex SHQ Laverton 10/08/45.
Approval to dispose of aircraft insitu 14/08/45.
Aircraft destroyed insitu by Royal Australian Navy using explosives 17/08/45.
Remains Rec 1CRD ex 1AD by road 29/10/45. "
A27-628 42-94409 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1260 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5360 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 18/05/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-629 42-94413 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1264 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5364 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 14/06/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-630 42-94419 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1270 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5370 "Rec 3AD ex USA 26/04/44.
Rec 3CRD ex 3AD 01/06/45.
Rec 3AD ex 3CRD 24/06/46.
Authorised for Disposal 16/05/46. Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 07/10/48.
SOC 08/08/49."
A27-631 42-94201 Nil A-35B-10-VN 1052 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5152 "Rec 2AP(2 Aircraft park) ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 13/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-632 42-94394 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1245 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5345 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-633 42-94397 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1248 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5348 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-634 42-94398 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1249 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5349 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-635 42-94403 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1254 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5354 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-636 42-94406 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1257 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5357 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-637 42-94410 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1261 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5361 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 27/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-638 42-94412 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1263 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5363 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 29/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46. Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-639 42-94415 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1266 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5366 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 29/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 28/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46. Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
A27-640 42-94417 Nil A-35B-15-VN 1268 Mk.4 AC24664(Aus 19) 5368 "Rec 2AP ex USA 25/05/44.
Aircraft reserved for target towing 13/10/44.
Rec 2AD ex 2AP 27/01/45.
Issued 2CRD ex 2AD for storage 28/11/45.
Aircraft stored in situ Richmond 22/05/46.
Authorised for write-off 16/05/46.
Rec 2AD ex 2CRD 05/06/46.
Category E Storage 01/10/46.
Passed to DAP 24/06/48.
Issued to DAP 17/09/48.
SOC 06/09/49."
     
 

No RAAF Serial Allocated

 
     
RAAF.Serial USAF.Serial RAF
Serial
Type Line
#
Vers Contract C/N Aircraft History
Not Allocated BPC AF798 A31 (V72) 52 Mk.2a AC24664 4152 "Allocated to RAAF.
Damaged during delivery USA Repairs at Louisville Kentucky 05/03/1943.
Pilot A S Price.
Condemned 05/06/43.
Not subsequently delivered to RAAF "
Not Allocated BPC AF812 RA-31 65 Mk.2a AC24664 4165 "Acc USAAF.
Allocated to RAAF.
Damaged during test flight.
15/01/43 Orlando Florida.
2nd Lt Marion C. Lutes,383rd BS(Lt)/311th BG(Lt) bellied landed after gear failure.
USA Repairs at Louisville Kentucky.
Damaged again 18/09/43 at Standford Fld Lousville, Kentucky after repair.
2nd Lt James W Ryan unhurt when hydraulic failure caused gear failure.
Repaired. crated 26/02/44, prepared for shipping 28/03/44 to Australia.
Repossessed by USAAF Stateside.
Not subsequently delivered to RAAF."
Not Allocated BPC AF825 A31 (V72) 80 Mk.2a AC24664 4180 "Acc 29/06/42 USAAF Accident #1 25/09/1942 Hunter Fld Georgia, Repaired.
Accident#2 Hunter Field 19/01/1943 with 304BS/84th BG Savannah Georgia during Mid Air Collision.
Pilot 2nd Lt Thomas Vanhyning.
USAAF to Alanta Modification Centre per RAAF Allocation.
Warner Robins Depot 04/05/43.
Repaired.
Allocated to Australia. Crated 05/03/44.
For Shipping 28/03/44.
Repossessed USAAF prior to shipment."
Not Allocated BPC AF833 A31 (V72) 82 Mk.2a AC24664 4182 "Acc USAAF 05/07/42
Damaged 29/07/43 1 mile SE of Kelly Fld Texas on delivery for crating when 2nd Lt Gus Vrungos made emergency landing after engine quitting.
Earmarked for delivery to RAAF. Surveyed 31/07/43.
Not repaired."
Not Allocated BPC AF847 A31 (V72) 102 Mk.2a AC24664 4202 "Allocated to RAAF.
Damaged during delivery USA Repairs at Louisville Kentucky, 15/10/1942.
Pilot was Lt John V Turner.
Damaged again 26/06/1943 at Standiford Field, Louisville Kentucky.
Pilot was Lt James W Burke.
Not subsequently delivered to RAAF "
Not Allocated BPC AF873 A31 (V72) 128 Mk.2a AC24664 4228 "Crated 26/02/44, prepared for shipping 29/03/44 to Australia.
Repossessed by USAAF Stateside.
 Not subsequently delivered to RAAF."
Not Allocated BPC AF892 A31 (V72) 147 Mk.2a AC24664 4247 "Crashed USA on Delivery to Downey California from factory May 1943.
To SAAD for repair."
Not Allocated BPC AF900 A31 (V72) 155 Mk.2a AC24664 4255 "Crashed USA on Delivery 11th March 1943,Memphis, Tennessey to Downey California from factory.
Pilot was Forrest Dines, from 8th Ferry Sqn, 4th Ferry Group."
Not Allocated BPC AF903 A31 (V72) 158 Mk.2a AC24664 4258 "Crashed USA on Delivery May 1943."
Not Allocated BPC AF904 A31 (V72) 159 Mk.2a AC24664 4259 "Crashed USA on Delivery to Downey California from factory May 1943.
To Warner Robins AD for repair"
Not Allocated BPC AF937 A31 (V72) 192 Mk.2a AC24664 4292 "Crashed USA Nashville AAF, TN 19th September 1942.
Local Test flight. Pilot was S R Styles"
Not Allocated BPC AN545 A31 (V72) 207 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4307 "Crashed Danville, Kentucky, USA on Delivery from Nashville AAF, TN to Downey California from factory 5th October 1942.
Ferry Pilot was K W Tyler. Have Picture in Brazilian AF"
Not Allocated BPC AN575 A31 (V72) 237 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4337 "Crashed 03/10/1942 USA on Delivery to Downey California from factory Pilot was Trell Manley .
Damaged beyond repair."
Not Allocated BPC AN573 A31 (V72) 235 Mk.2a AC24664/BRA-557 4335 "Crashed USA on Deliver May 1943."
     
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The Author of this page is Gordon Birkett (updated by Brendan Cowan). Previous Authors - Gary Norwood and Darren Crick

Source: Joe Baugher, Townsville at War Website, National Archives, USAF Museum, 4 OTU Williamtown, RAAF Vultee Vengeance Operations, by John Lever, Logbook of WH Larkin.

Emails: Mark Taylor, Gordon Birkett, John Howard, Greg Hyde, Tjalling Boelman, Jan Herivel, Warwick Henry, Paul Larkin, Noel Sproles, Mark Hardidge.

Updated 25 June 2013

 

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