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 Nhill 1943
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K8713 2 AP 18.11.40.  1 SFTS 29.11.40.  Overran runway Werribee RLG, Vic, 13.3.41.  1 AD 14.3.41.  1 SFTS 3.6.41.  6 SFTS 27.9.41.  Ansett Essendon, Vic,  10.9.43.  1 AD 21.2.44.  6 SFTS “52” 20.3.44.  Storage 29.1.45.  Allocated as U/E 9.2 - 4.6.45 and 2.7 to 30.7.45. SHQ Mallala 3.7.47.  Auth to SOC 16.5.46.  Action complete 18.12.47.  Sold at Mallala auction with W1529 to Mr G.P. Daniels on Port Giles road.  By 1974 alll that remained was the nose section.
L9161 1 AD 6.12.38. 14 Sqdn 27.2.39. 1 SFTS 9.4.40. 2 AP 15.9.40. 1 SFTS 14.10,40. 1 AD 2.9.41. 2 AOS 14.11.41.. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP 15.5.44. Ansett, Mascot, NSW 12.10.44. 2 AD 30.4.45. FL in bad whr short of fuel, 2 m NE of Port Augusta, SA, 12.5.45. 3 AOS 21.5.45. Approved to convert to components 18.7.45. 5 CRD 20.7.45.
L9162 1 AD 6.12.38. 1 FTS 7.3.39. 1 GRS 29.4.40. Struck by N1332 in gale Pt Cook, Vic, 7.6.40. 2 SFTS "A" 10.7.40. Mid-air collision with N4876 5m SW of Brocklesby, NSW, 29.9.40 (Pick-a-back ldg). 1 AD 1.10.40. Converted to Instructional Airframe No 4 19.11.40. Approved to convert to components 20.6.43. ‘Ansons L9162 and N4876 of 2 SFTS collided when N4876 came down on top of L9162 in the air near Brocklesby, NSW, on 29 September 1940. The aircraft remained stuck together. The crew of the lower aircraft (Leading Aircraftsman [LAC] Jack Hewson and LAC Hugh Fraser) and the observer from the upper aircraft (LAC Ian Sinclair) baled out. The pilot of N4876 (LAC Leonard Fuller) managed to fly the two aircraft and belly land them, still joined, safely, in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Murphy approximately 7 miles south west of Brocklesby . L9162 was written off but N4876 was repaired and continued to fly until the end of the war. LAC Fuller went on to fly with the RAAF in Europe and won the DFM. Unfortunately he was killed at East Sale in 1944 when he was hit by a bus while he was riding a bicycle.
L9163 1 AD 6.12.38. 25 Sqdn 24.3.39. 1 FTS 16.4.40. Stalled onto concrete mixer on night approach Point Cook, Vic, 30.4.40. Engineering School 26.6.40. Converted to Instructional Airframe No 3 28.10,40. Converted to components 10.4.47.
N1330 (DC)  1 AD 22.11.38.  6 Sqdn via 2 AD 30.1.39.  23 Sqdn 7.2.39.  Became bogged at Evans Head, NSW 22.5.40.  1 SFTS 1.7.40.  1 AD 4.8.40.  Landed downwind and hit fence, Deniliquin NSW 13.8.40.  Landed with undercarriage retracted Cressy, Vic, 5.9.40.  ANA o’haul 13.8.41.  1 SFTS 26.9.41.  AAS 21.12.41.  Ansett 8.11.43.  1 AD 6.6.44.  6 SFTS 26.6.44 (Cheetah engines 32273, 16332).  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr Higgins of Kapunda SA.  Later given to Mr Gordon Laubsch at a farm between Hamilton and Kapunda.  By 1966 only Cheetah engines and cowlings survived.
N1331 1 AD 22.11.38. 4 Sqn 15.12.38. Renamed 6 Sqn 31.1.39. 23 Sqn 7.2.39. 1 SFTS 1.7.40. Hit fence taxying at No 1 SLG, Vic, 24.7.40. 1 AD 25.8.40. 2 AOS 3.10.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 7 AD 18.2.43. Converted to components 29.7.44.

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N1332 1 AD 22.11.38. 2 Sqn 27.1.39. Struck fence ldg Laverton 14.2.39. 1 AD 17.2.39. 2 Sqn 1.3.39. SHQ Pearce 5.4.39. 1 SFTS 2.5.40. Broke adrift in a gale and hit L9162, Pt Cook 7.6.40. 1 AD 4.8.40. 1 SFTS 18.8.40. ANA 1.8.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Turret removed 23.1.42. GRS 3.1.45. To Instructional Airframe No.14 8.1.45.
N1333 1 AD 4.12.38. 12 Sqn 8.2.39; Forced landing, Dromana, Vic, 16.5.39. 2 Sqn 10.7.39. Port undercarriage collapsed, Laverton, Vic, 13.9.39. 1 AD 13.9.39. 2 Sqn 25.9.39. 1 SFTS 16.6.40. Overshot into tree during forced landing after engine failure (where?) 1.1.41. 1 AD 7.1.41. 1 SFTS 17.3.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 6 SFTS 3.1.42. Ansett 13.9.43. 1 AD 8.2.44. 4 SFTS 16.2.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
N1334 1 AD 4.12.38. 12 Sqn 10.2.39. 13 Sqn 18.6.40. Point Cook Store 1.7.40. AAS 14.7.40. 1 SFTS 22.9.40. Forced landing 2 miles east of Kilmore, Vic, 27.9.40. Undercarriage damaged in forced landing Werribee SLG, Vic, 3.3.41; 1 AD 2.4.41. 1 SFTS 11.4.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 6 SFTS 3.1.42. Turret removed 23.1.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 5.10.43. 2 AOS 13.4.44. 2 OTU 13.2.46. SOC 16.7.47. Was under restoration by Ron Lee at Wangaratta, Vic, until 2002 when it was sold to Bill Read and shipped to Nelson, New Zealand. Under restoration at Wakefield, NZ 2006.
N1335 1 AD 4.12.38. 12 Sqn 15.2.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. 2 AD 14.6.40. 1 AOS 11.7.40. Turret fitted 18.12.41. Butler Air Transport 2.3.42. 2 AD 2.6.42. 1 AOS 13.6.42. 5 AD 2.7.43. Crashed near Young, NSW, after engine failure 26.6.43.
N1336 1 AD 6.12.38. 14 Sqn 27.2.39. Forced landing en route Laverton-Pearce (where?) 28.2.39. 1 SFTS 4.6.40. Broke away in storm , Point Cook, Vic, 7.6.40. 2 AP 23.9.40. 1 SFTS 7.10.40. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 6 SFTS 3.1.42. Ansett 18.9.42. 1 AD 16.3.43. GRS 5.4.43. Crash landed Bairnsdale, Vic, 29.7.43. Ditched into Lake King, 2 miles east of Paynesville, Vic, after engine failure 21.3.45.

Avro Anson N 1336 of the General Reconissance School, Lake King Vic Mar 1945. 
RAAF via Rod Farquhar.

N4868 1 AD 26.12.38. 14 Sqn 4.9.39. 1 SFTS 4.6.40. Forced landing, Point Cook, Vic, 3.8.40. 2 AP 7.10.40. 1 SFTS 5.1.41. 2 AOS 17.10.41 Turret fitted 19.12.41. Ansett 5.10.42. 1 AD 1.12.42. 1 AOS 7.12.42. 4 SFTS 24.4.44. Overshot ldg and struck fence Kojarena SLG, WA, 9.9.44. To Instructional Airframe No.12, 9.10.44.

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N4870 1 AD 26.12.38. 1 Sqn 31.8.39. GRS 30.4.40. 1 SFTS 27.6.40. 1 AD 31.3.41. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. ANA Maylands, WA, 8.3.43. 4 SFTS 9.8.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 8.2.47.
N4873 1 AD 26.12.38. 1 Sqn 29.8.39. 1 SFTS 29.3.40. ANA overhaul 28.8.41. 1 AD 9.11.41. 2 AOS 23.11.41. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP 15.9.44. Ansett overhaul 11.12.44. 2 AD 4.2.46. 2 AD for fire spotting 6.2.46. Damaged by hailstorm (Richmond?) 25.4.46. Sold 10.12.46. Registered as VH-BFL 6.11.47 to U-Drive Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW. Departed Australia 12.11.47 on ferry flight for resale. Sold to Hong Kong 1.48 and Aus reg cancelled 4.3.48. Registered in Hong Kong as VR-HDU 1.48 to Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong and based in Burma. Sold to Major Arthur Sinclair Cannon, Rangoon, Burma. Flown to Malaya .51 and later to Singapore. Sold in Malaya and registered to Nanyang Airways Ltd as VR-RCE. Wfu 27.10.54.

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N4876 1 AD 26.12.38. 1 Sqn "A" 29.8.39. GRS "A" 30.4.40. 2 SFTS "A" 21.7.40. Pick-a-back ldg 7 miles south-west of Brocklesby, NSW, with L9162 after mid-air collision 29.9.40. Clyde Engineering Co 25.11.40. 1 AOS 19.6.41. Ansett 30.11.42. 2 AP 22.7.43. GRS 9.8.43. SOC 16.10.47. ‘Ansons L9162 and N4876 of 2 SFTS collided when N4876 came down on top of L9162 in the air near Brocklesby, NSW, on 29 September 1940. The aircraft remained stuck together. The crew of the lower aircraft (Leading Aircraftsman [LAC] Jack Hewson and LAC Hugh Fraser) and the observer from the upper aircraft (LAC Ian Sinclair) baled out. The pilot of N4876 (LAC Leonard Fuller) managed to fly the two aircraft and belly land them, still joined, safely, in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Murphy approximately 7 miles south west of Brocklesby. L9162 was written off but N4876 was repaired and continued to fly until the end of the war. LAC Fuller went on to fly with the RAAF in Europe and won the DFM. Unfortunately he was killed at East Sale in 1944 when he was hit by a bus while riding a bicycle.’

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N4879 1 AD 17.1.39. 14 Sqn 17.8.39. 1 SFTS 10.6.40. 1 AD 31.3.41. 4 SFTS "35" 1.4.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Geraldton, WA, 27.4.42. ANA 13.7.42. 4 SFTS 18.3.43. ANA 20.1.45. 4 CRD 26.11.45. Converted to components 7.2.46.
N4883 1 AD 17.1.39. 2 Sqn 20.7.39. 1 SFTS 8.7.40. 2 SFTS 27.10.40. 1 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS 27.2.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Geraldton, WA, 23.4.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. ANA 31.7.43. 4 SFTS 17.1.44. CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 1.2.48.
N4887 1 AD 17.1.39. 1 FTS 18.7.39. Crashed into the Richmond Golf Course almost immediately after take-off from Richmond, NSW, in the early hours of the morning on a flight to Point Cook, Vic, 18.12.39. The aircraft took off at about 1.30 am, seconds before another aircraft was to take-off. Ground crew heard a loud roar then the sound of a crash. Many of the ground crew ran with torches and flares to the area of the sounds and found the aircraft debris scattered over a wide area. One engine had been driven deep into the earth. Flight Lieutenants Arthur Moorhouse Watkins and Hugh B. Horner, Flying Officers Henry Parker Fitzgerald and Malcolm Musgrave McInnes and Leading Aircraftsman Leonard J King all died instantly, some bodies being found a significant distance from the aircraft.
N4891 1 AD 1.3.39. 12 Sqn 23.5.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. Point Cook store 1.7.40. Armament School 14.7.40. 1 SFTS 26.8.40. 4 SFTS 30.3.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Forced landing due to bad weather and fuel shortage near Northampton, WA, 27.4.42. ANA 20.7.42. 4 SFTS 26.4.43. Forced landing 6 miles south of Irwin, WA, 4.6.43. Taxying accident Kojarena SLG, WA, 23.6.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
N4895 2 AD 27.1.39. 23 Sqn 21.3.39. 1 SFTS 1.7.40. 2 SFTS 17.10.40. 1 AD 6.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 9 EFTS 2.9.42. 4 SFTS 14.6.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.45.
N4899 1 AD 1.3.39. 12 Sqn 25.5.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. Pt Cook Store 1.7.40. Armament School 14.7.40. 1 SFTS 22.9.40. Forced landing after striking high tension wire, Germandale, (Vic?) 4.10.40. 1 AD 14.10.40. 2 SFTS 31.12.40. Ground looped during landing at Coolamon RLG, NSW, 22.1.41. 2 AP 23.5.41. 3 SFTS 27.5.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Stbd undercarriage collapsed on landing Mallala, SA, 23.6.42. Approved for conversion to components 18.11.43. 4 AD 23.11.43.
N4904 2 AD 3.2.39. 6 Sqn (F) 28.3.39. 1 FTS 30.4.40. GRS 17.6.40. 1 AD 3.9.41. 2 AOS 14.11.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Ansett 19.7.42. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AD 9.4.45. GRS 18.4.45. Sold 11.2.47. Registered VH-BBN to C.G Cameron, Melbourne (and later of Tatyoon,) Vic, 29.5.47. WFU Essendon .48. Cancelled 9.4.51. Last reported derelict at Essendon. (date?)
N4908 (1 AD?) 14 Sqn 8.5.39. 1 FTS 9.4.40. CFS 24.5.40. 1 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS 27.2.41. Forced landing 4 miles north of Geraldton RLG, WA, 11.6.41. Undercarriage collapsed during precautionary landing, Geraldton, WA, 20.9.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Collided with hangar after brake failure, Geraldton, WA, 25.3.42. Taxying accident, Georgina, WA, 17.8.42. ANA 13.3.44. 4 SFTS 4.9.44. CMU Evans Head, NSW, 24.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
N4912 2 AD 3.2.39. 23 Sqn 12.4.39. 6 Sqn 1.5.39. GRS 30.4.40. Forced landing after engine failure, Laverton, Vic, 2.8.40. Forced landing Wyanga, NT, 28.1.41. 1 AD 18.11.41. 2 AOS 11.1.42. 6 SFTS 21.12.42. Ground looped on landing and undercarriage collapsed Mallala, SA, 6.2.42. Undercarriage collapsed during forced landing, Lower Light SLG, SA, 6.3.44. Guinea Airways for major repair 6.3.44. Heavy landing, Mallala, SA, 21.4.45. SOC 30.5.47.
N4916 1 AD 1.3.39. 14 Sqn 8.5.39. 1 SFTS 4.6.40. Damaged in gale, Point Cook, Vic, 7.6.40. 1 AD 12.8.40. 1 SFTS 20.9.40. Mid-air collision with A4-23 20.9.40. 4 SFTS 25.4.41. Taxied into W2041, Geraldton, WA, 14.6.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. ANA 3.5.42. 4 SFTS 30.8.43. Brakes failed in gale and collided with MH114, Geraldton, WA, 7.7.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
N4918 2 AD 3.2.39.  23 Sqn 8.5.39.  1 SFTS 1.7.40.  1 AD 1.8.41.  6 SFTS 15.11.41.  Turret fitted 19.12.41.  Turret removed 23.1.42.  Guinea Airways 23.12.42.  6 SFTS 30.8.43.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction by Mr Henry Wendt of Greenock, SA with AX147.  By 1980s only scattered parts remained with identity unconfirmed.
N4920 1 AD 7.3.39. 12 Sqn 23.5.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. 2 AD 14.6.40. 1 AOS 11.7.40. Butler Air Transport 30.7.40. 1 AOS 6.12.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Ansett 11.1.43. 1 AD 13.7.43. 6 SFTS 31.7.43. 67 Sqn 8.1.45. 6 SFTS 24.1.45. GRS 5.2.45. Crashed in bad weather and out of fuel 2 miles east of Morwell, Vic, 24.2.45.
N4921 2 AD 7.3.39. 6 Sqn 17.9.39. 2 AD 25.8.39. 12 Sqn 27.11.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. 2 AD 14.6.40. 1 AOS 11.7.40. 1 ANS 6.11.40. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Ansett 22.3.43. 2 AP 1.9.43. 8 SFTS 11.9.43. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
N4926 1 AD 7.3.39. 2 Sqn 30.3.39. 12 Sqn 10.7.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. 2 AD 14.6.40. 1 AOS 11.7.40. Undercarriage collapsed landing Cootamundra, NSW, 29.1.41. Clyde Engineering Co 24.2.41. 2 AD 23.4.41. 1 ANS 23.2.42. Ansett 16.8.43. 2 AD 6.9.43. Converted to components 14.9.43.

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N4931 2 AD 7.3.39. 6 Sqn "F" 9.6.39. 1 SFTS 29.3.40. 1 AD 15.9.40. 1 SFTS 24.11.40. 2 AOS 28.12.41. Forced landing in bad weather 3 miles east of Dartmoor, Vic, 9.3.42. 7 AD 18.2.43. Converted to components 29.7.44.
N4936 (DC) 1 AD 7.3.39. 2 Sqn 21.4.39. 1 FTS 25.8.39. GRS 15.5.40. 1 AD 3.10.41. 2 AOS 30.11.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Collided with A4-46 on landing Mount Gambier, Vic, 10.5.42. Ansett overhaul 2.11.43. 1 AD 1.8.44. 8 SFTS 10.8.44. Maryborough 18.6.45. Sold 9.7.46. Registered to H. Ellis, Dubbo, NSW 6.1.47. Reg to W. Haines, Sydney NSW, 23.4.47. Transferred to G.R. Board, trading as New Holland Airways, Sydney, NSW, 9.6.47. Sold 28.6.47 to Lim Cheng Sun, 133 Amoy St, Singapore. Registration cancelled 17.7.47. Reported as eventually going to Indonesian AF - no further details known but there is confusion about the first few Indonesian AF aircraft and their identities.
N4941 2 AD 7.3.39. 6 Sqn "F" 17.7.39. CFS 29.5.40. 1 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS "27" 27.2.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure Georgina SLG, WA, 30.12.41. ANA o’haul 10.5.43. 4 SFTS 27.9.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
N4946 1 AD 7.3.39. 2 Sqn 5.4.39. Unserviceable at 21 Sqn 15.4.40. CFS 15.5.40. 2 AOS 1.8.40. 1 ANS 21.11.40. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Butler Air Transport 16.11.42. 2 AP 12.9.43. GRS 23.9.43. 67 Sqn "MK-V" 12.5.44. 1 AD 8.10.45. 11 EFTS Store 2.1.46. Badly damaged in storm at Benalla, Vic, 25.2.46. Converted to components 27.5.46.
N4955 2 AD 4.4.39.  Struck fence landing at Richmond, NSW, 28.9.39.  6 Sqn 9.1.40.  2 Sqn 19.2.40.  1 SFTS 9.7.40.  Turret fitted 19.12.41.  Struck by Demon A1-11 whose engine cut on take-off Point Cook, Vic, 24.12.41.  Ansett 28.12.41.  1 AD 26.6.42.  6 SFTS 8.6.42.  100 Sqn 4.8.42.  6 SFTS “4955” 27.8.42.  SOC 30.5.47.   Sold at Mallala auction by Mr R Hudson at Balaklava, SA.  By mid 1980s only the cowlings and nose section remained.
N4960 1 AD 6.4.39. 2 Sqn 5.4.39. 1 SFTS 4.7.40. Ansett 28.8.41. 1 AD 9.11.41. Armament School 27.11.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Tail damaged by Vickers Gun 17.3.43. Forced landing in paddock 15 m south of Nhill, Vic, 16.6.43. Ansett 27.9.43. 1 AD 4.7.44. 5 AD 3.8.44. 5 SFTS "60" 10.11.44. Ground looped during forced landing Uranquinty, NSW, 16.11.45. 10 EFTS Store 14.1.46. SOC 11.8.47.
N4965 2 AD 4.4.39.  6 Sqn 9.1.40.  Struck fence landing at Kempsey, NSW, 9.6.40.  1 SFTS 10.7.40.  Forced landing at Hedley, near Woodside, Vic 2.12.40.  Guinea Airways overhaul 1.9.41.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  6 SFTS 9.3.42.  5 CRD 13.9.45.  SOC 20.8.47.  Sold at Port Pirie auction by Mr Woods, Persville, via Ardrossan, SA.  By 1966 only scattered parts remained but Mr Woods had kept the airframe and engine log books.
N4970 1 AD 6.4.39. 12 Sqn 27.6.39. 13 Sqn 1.6.40. Pt Cook Store 1.7.40. Armament School 14.7.40. 1 SFTS 22.9.40. 2 SFTS (date?). Engine failure on take-off Wagga Wagga, NSW, 4.4.41. 3 SFTS 5.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Force landed with wheels retracted on beach at Plank Point, SA, 28.6.43.
N4977 2 AD 14.4.39. 6 Sqn "F" 6.9.39. Forced landing after engine failure Moruya, NSW, 10.4.40. CFS 29.5.40. Heavy landing, Camden, NSW, 10.11.40. 2 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS "8" 28.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with R3558 when landing Geraldton, WA 20.12.41. ANA 17.1.42. 4 SFTS 15.2.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.3.47.
N4984 1 AD 12.4.39. 1 FTS 12.7.37. Became 1 SFTS 1.5.40. 2 SFTS (29.7.40?). 3 SFTS 20.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Amberley, Qld, 23.11.40. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett 8.9.43. 1 AD 7.3.44. 2 AOS 15.3.44. SOC 16.7.47.
N4996 2 AD 14.4.39. 1 Sqn 19.2.40. 1 SFTS 30.5.40. Forced landing after engine failure 1mile east of Murtoa, Vic, 13.6.40. Taxied into stationary A4-48, Point Cook, Vic, 19.9.40. 2 SFTS 17.10.40. 1 AD 22.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 8.2.43. 4 SFTS 12.7.43. Struck ground on night approach, Kojarena SLG, WA, 25.7.43.
N5003 1 AD 12.4.39. 1 FTS 12.7.39. GRS 11.12.39. Crashed Essendon, Vic, while en route to Yanakie 12.9.40. 1 AD 3.11.40. GRS 24.12.40. 1 AD 14.9.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Turret removed 23.1.42. Scrapped 18.11.43.
N9616 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 19.2.41. Forced landing after engine failure near Amberley, Qld, 24.10.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Extensively damaged in taxying accident, Mallala, SA, 18.5.43. Converted to components 18.11.43.
N9775 2 AP 18.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 4.4.41. Undercarriage collapsed during forced landing, Amberley, Qld, 20.5.41. 1 SFTS 12.4.42. 6 SFTS 15.6.42. Guinea Airways 20.10.43. 1 EFTS (temp) 11.5.44. 8 SFTS 16.6.44. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. SOC 6.2.47. [Coded "47" at some stage).
N9902 2 AP 18.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 13.4.41. Crashed during instrument flying exercise near Dinmore, 5 miles east of Ipswich, Qld, 17.6.41. 3 crew, Sgt J Edwards (pilot), LACs B.W. Reynolds and H.E. Pym all killed.
N9953 2 AD 18.11.40. 2 SFTS 8.12.40. 3 SFTS 3.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Taxied into gun pit, Bundaberg, Qld, 13.7.42. APL (?) 2.4.43. 3 AD 1.5.44. 8 SFTS 8.5.44. CMU Evans Head 7.7.45. SOC 6.2.46.
N9954 2 AP 25.11.40. 3 SFTS 30.12.40. Forced landing 8 miles north east of Landsborough, Qld, 24.2.41. Qantas 28.2.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 8.4.42. 1 AOS 8.7.42. Ansett 5.1.43. 2 AP 22.7.43. 6 SFTS 28.7.43. SOC 30.5.47.
N9981 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 19.2.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 1 AOS 25.6.42. Marshall Airways 3.9.42. 2 AP 7.7.43. 6 SFTS 19.7.43. SOC 30.5.47.
R3334 1AD 23.5.40. 1 AOS "O" 1.7.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Butler Air Transport 9.3.42. 2 AD 1.12.42. 8 SFTS 6.1.43. 66 Sqn 2.7.43. 8 SFTS 29.12.43. While stationery hit by AX126 taking off, Bundaberg 27.1.44. 3 WAGS 17.7.44. 8 SFTS 4.9.44. Maryborough 18.6.45. Sold 14.3.47. Registered as VH-BBW. CoR No 1514 issued 24.2.48 to Townsville and Country Airways Pty Ltd, Townsville, Qld. CofA lapsed 11.2.49. Cancelled 4.5.51.
R3337 1 AD 23.5.40. 1 AOS "N" 26.6.40. Butler Air Transport 30.7.41. 1 ANS "N" 19.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing 1 mile north of Ungarie, NSW, 24.5.42. Conv to components 22.12.42.
R3339 1 AD 23.5.40. 1 AOS 1.7.40. 1 WAGS 7.10.40. Control column jammed on take-off, lost undercarriage on fence, Ballarat and force landed 6.11.40. 1 AD 10.11.40. 1 WAGS 12.1.41. 2 AOS 20.2.41. 2 AD 6.4.41. 2 AOS 25.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Engine failure and force landed 7 miles east of Harrow, Vic, 6.3.42. 7 AD 2.5.43. Ansett 8.9.44. Conv to components 18.4.45.
R3342 1 AD 23.5.40. 2 SFTS 21.7.40. 1 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 14.6.43. 4 SFTS 3.1.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Stored Cat ‘D’ 10.4.46. Sold by CDC to Airlines (WA) Ltd 30.6.47.
R3378 1 AD 18.7.40.  2 AP 22.7.40.  2 SFTS 2.9.40.  3 SFTS 5.5.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  Ground looped on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Amberley, Qld 29.12.41.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  Guinea Airways 13.4.43.  6 SFTS 15.9.43.  Taxying accident with W2378 Mallala, SA, 27.2.44.  Guinea Airways 21.5.44.  6 SFTS “79” 7.12.44.  SOC 30.5.47. Sold at Mallala auction to Mr Don Tozer, “Concordia”, near Gawler SA.  Towed to the farm with R9888 owned by Don Urwin.  Port engine maintained serviceable with propeller attached and started up on occasions.  Later acft stripped for parts and broke up.  By early 1980s only scattered parts remained.
R3453 1 AD 7.6.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS "62" 27.7.40. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Collided with R3453 on take-off, Amberley, Qld, 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Converted to ‘Instructional No. 9’ 18.7.44. No further info.
R3455 1 AD 7.6.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 27.7.40. 1 AD 22.2.41. 4 SFTS "9" 27.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Engine failure and forced landing Georgina SLG, WA, 7.1.42. Collided with W2278 during night take-off, Kojarena SLG, WA, 20.7.42. Converted to components 10.8.42.
R3456 1 AD 7.6.40.  2 SFTS 21.7.40.  3 SFTS 4.4.41.  Undercarriage collapsed while taxying, Amberley, Qld, 14.4.41.  Taxying accident, Amberley, Qld, 5.12.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  Landed with undercarriage retracted, Amberley, Qld, 3.3.42.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  Ansett 8.4.43.  1 AD 18.10.43.  6 SFTS 8.11.43.  Overshot flare path and ran through fence during night landing, Mallala, SA, 1.1.44.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction by Mr Kingbell, Angaston, SA.  Broken up for parts.  Dual control column to Mr Lange of Angaston.
R3457 1 AD 7.6.40. 2 AP 8.7.40. 2 SFTS 27.7.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Forced landing Geraldton, WA, 8.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Precautionary Landing, Geraldton, WA, 22.5.42. ANA 26.6.44. 4 SFTS 8.1.45. CMU Evans Head 31.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
R3474 2 AP 15.7.40. 2 SFTS 29.7.40. 4 SFTS 27.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with R3474, Geraldton, WA, 18.12.42. ANA Maylands 14.6.43. 35 Sqn 8.10.43. ANA 6.11.43. 7 CU 28.11.43. ANA for overhaul 29.4.45. 4 CRD 26.11.45. Converted to components 26.2.46.
R3475 1 AD 15.6.40. 2 SFTS 21.7.40. 3 SFTS 20.2.41. Struck windsock mast during approach in ground fog, Amberley, Qld, 13.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Overshot and collided with R9897, Amberley, Qld, 12.2.42. Qantas 23.2.42. 8 SFTS 11.8.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Lost and forced landed in sea near Woody Island (In Hervey Bay?), Qld, 10.1.43.
R3512 2 AP 20.7.40. 1 SFTS 2.8.40. Taxied into R3545 at night, Point Cook, Vic, 14.9.40. 1 WAGS 14.10.40. 2 AOS 2.3.41. 1 AD 15.4.41. 2 AOS 3.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ansett 24.4.42. 1 AD 25.9.42. 2 AOS 5.10.42. 1 WAGS 25.11.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. CMU Mount Gambier 1.1.46. 2 OUT store 6.2.46. SOC 16.7.47.
R3516 1 AD 15.6.40. 2 SFTS 21.7.40. 2 AOS 11.3.41. 1 AD 27.3.41. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Taxied into portable compressor Geraldton, WA, 19.12.41. Collided with W2080 after take-off, Geraldton, WA, 28.1.43. ANA 23.8.43. 4 SFTS 3.7.44. CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
R3518 1 AD 15.6.40. 2 SFTS 21.7.40. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Fitted turret 15.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Lost control in cloud and crashed into hillside 9 miles south of Angaston, SA, 1.7.43. LAC Gordon Rex Young (student pilot) killed.
Headstone of Lac G R Young killed in the crash of Anson R3518 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar.
R3520 1 AD 4.7.40. 2 AP 19.8.40. 1 SFTS 6.9.40. GRS 1.10.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Guinea Airways 31.5.43. 6 SFTS 25.10.43. SOC 30.5.47.
R3521 2 AP 11.7.40. 1 SFTS 5.8.40. Forced landing in bad weather, Yurammie (?Yarralumla?), ACT, 22.12.40. 1 AD 4.2.41. 1 SFTS 24.4.41. 6 SFTS 8.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped on landing Mallala, SA, 24.12.42. Ansett 25.3.43. 1 AD 6.9.43. 6 SFTS 7.9.43. SOC 30.5.47.
R3524 2 AP 15.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 1 AD 24.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 24.7.43. 4 SFTS 7.2.44. 87 OBU storage 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
R3525 1 AD 4.7.40. 2 AP 19.8.40. 1 SFTS 6.9.40. 1 AD 2.2.41. 1 SFTS 19.2.41. 2 AOS 17.10.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Force landed after engine failure 24 miles south-east of Hamilton, Vic, 16.4.42. Ansett 27.4.42. 1 AD 8.12.42. 1 ANS 21.12.42. 2 WAGS 21.12.43. Ansett 27.12.43. 2 AP 28.5.44. Fitted W/t equipment 29.6.44. 10 CU 6.10.44. 2 AOS 11.2.45. 8 CU 20.6.45. Landed in sea on approach 1 mile south-west of Lae strip, PNG, 2.8.45.
R3528 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 20.7.40. 1 SFTS 2.8.40. 1 WAGS 14.10.40. Forced landing, Ballarat, Vic, 26.12.40. 1 AD 1.1.41. 2 AOS 1.3.41. Taxied into concrete block, Parafield, SA, 28.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ansett 3.3.43. 1 CF 4.10.43. 7 CU 20.5.44. ANA 28.4.45. Converted to components 26.2.46.
R3529 2 AP 11.7.40. 1 AOS 2.8.40. 1 WAGS 28.10.40. Force landed after engine failure, Ballarat, Vic, 29.1.41. 2 AOS 1.3.41. Struck telegraph wires when flying low in bad weather, Nelson, Vic 6.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 7 AD 30.4.43. 7 CRD 21.5.45. Converted to components 9.6.45. (Coded "29" at some stage).
R3530 2 AP 11.7.40. 1 SFTS 2.9.40. 2 AOS 17.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Overshot and struck fence, Cootamundra, NSW, 2.3.42. Struck foliage, Mount Gambier, SA, 7.9.42. Ansett for overhaul 16.11.42. 1 AD 22.4.43. 6 SFTS 17.5.43. Undercarriage failed when landing Mallala, SA, 25.2.45. Guinea Airways 12.3.45. 6 SFTS 2.10.45. CMU Mallala 1.1.46. CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Sold 20.8.46. Registered as VH-AYE. CoR No 1086. Issued 30.9.46 to E.H. Loneragan, Mudgee, NSW. Transfer 21.7.47 to Dr T.M.S. Hall, Toowoomba, Qld. Cancelled 29.10.47. Restored 7.6.48. Force landed after engine failure at Tuggerah Lakes, NSW, 9.12.50. Cannibalised for spares. Cancelled 6.4.51.

Anson R3530 Mallala

R3531 2 AP 11.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 7.4.41. Forced landing in bad weather, Ballina, NSW, 23.4.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Tyre burst while taxying, Mallala, SA, 9.4.42. Ansett 15.2.44. 1 AD 17.10.44. 8 SFTS 23.10.44. 88 OBU 1.6.45. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
R3532 1 AD 4.7.40. 2 AP 19.8.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Mid-air collision with R3554, Amberley, Qld 15.5.41. While stationary, hit by R9897, Amberley, Qld, 27.10.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Taxied into W2001, Amberley, Qld, 15.2.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill 18.2.46. CMU Mallala 6.9.46. SOC 30.5.47.
R3537 1 AD 4.7.40. 2 AP 19.8.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 20.4.41. Forced landing, Maryborough, Qld, 23.11.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett 7.6.43. 1 AD 1.11.43. 6 SFTS 5.11.43. SOC 30.5.47.
R3539 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 20.7.40. 1 AOS 2.8.40. Undercarriage collapsed while taking off, Cootamundra, NSW, 10.12.41. Butler Air Transport 3.1.42. 2 AD 17.8.42. 1 RIMU 12.10.42. 2 AOS 18.1.43. Ansett 7.3.45. 1 AD 1.8.45. 11 EFTS storage 28.8.45. 8 CU 6.12.45. 111 ASR Flight 28.1.46. Moresby 13.1.47. Sold to Guinea Air Traders 21.4.47.
R3540 2 AP 11.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. Broke up in the air and crashed, Wagga Wagga Experimental farm, NSW, 6.9.40.
R3541 2 AP 11.7.40. 1 SFTS 5.8.40. Forced landing due weather, Point Cook, Vic, 14.8.40. While stationary at night struck by A4-41, Point Cook, Vic, 3.9.40. 6 SFTS 8.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 7 AD 13.3.43. 7 CRD 21.5.45. Converted to components 9.6.45.
R3542 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 13.4.42. Mid-air collision with W2165 while changing formation during low-level formation flying, Monteith, near Murray Bridge, SA, 4.8.42. 4 killed in each aircraft. In this aircraft F/O Lawrence Vivian Wotzko (pilot), Sgt Gordon Cooper (observer), LACs (trainees) Leslie Cadd and Norman Dudley Haines.
R3543 2 AP 11.7.40. 1 AOS 2.8.40. Hit by taxying Dragon, Cootamundra, NSW, 20.9.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Butler Air transport 20.4.42. Marshall Airways 24.7.42. 2 AD 11.11.42. 1 AOS 21.12.42. 2 AP 9.10.44. Ansett overhaul 1945 (date?) 2 AD for fire patrol 12.11.45. Damaged by hailstorm, Richmond, NSW, 25.4.46. Sold to E.E. McIlree 10.12.46. Registration VH-BLE reserved but not taken up. (pencilled note in register says "aircraft still being overhauled 4.10.49). Stored Camden NSW. Scrapped 1960.
R3544 2 AP 11.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 1 AD 22.2.41. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Starboard wheel collapsed taxying, Geraldton, WA, 20.6.41. Forced landing in bad weather, Coorow, WA, 18.9.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. ANA 18.3.43. 4 SFTS 16.8.43. 87 OBU 1.6.45. SOC 28.2.47.
R3548 2 AP 15.7.40. 2 SFTS 19.8.40. 1 AD 22.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Mid-air collision with R3555, Geraldton, WA, 9.3.43. Forced landing 4 miles south-east of Georgina SLG, WA, 29.2.44. ANA Maylands13.1.45. Repair stopped 18.8.45. 4 CRD 26.11.45. 14 ARD 21.3.46. Sold 8.5.47. CoR No 1358 as VH-MMC issued to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Pty Ltd, Perth, WA 24.6.47. Named 'RMA Strelley'. Transferred 1.10.55 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd, (same address) Perth, WA. Transferred 13.9.56 to Papuan Air Transport Ltd, Port Moresby, NG. CofA expired and aircraft withdrawn from use 12.10.58. Donated to Port Moresby kindergarten and reported scrapped there (date?).

Highlight for Album: Anson R3548

R3549 2 AP (date?). 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Damaged when tail swung into air compressor while taxying, Georgina SLG, WA, 12.3.42. Starboard undercarriage collapsed after landing Georgina SLG, 8.10.42. Overshot and hit fence when making forced landing after port engine failure, Geraldton, WA, 6.1.43. ANA overhaul; 13.8.43. 4 SFTS 10.4.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 28.2.47. CoR No 1382 as VH-BIU issued 8.9.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Engine failed and aircraft struck trees on take-off, Cue W.A. 29.6.48. Cancelled 9.12.48 as "dismantled".
R3550 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 18.8.40. 4 SFTS "4" 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 16.11.42. 4 SFTS 3.5.43. Struck trees on take-off Georgina SLG, WA, 21.7.43. Converted to components 19.8.43.
R3551 2 AP 11.7.40. 2 SFTS 18.8.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Undercarriage collapsed taxying, Georgina SLG, WA, 5.8.42. ANA 10.4.44. 4 SFTS 28.8.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold to M.W. Couper, Mount Barker, WA, 14.5.47.
R3552 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 2 AOS 11.3.41. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Struck by N4902 in hangar, Geraldton, WA, 24.3.42. ANA 31.5.43. 4 SFTS 13.12.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
R3553 2 AP 11.7.40. 2 SFTS 19.8.40. 3 SFTS 20.4.41. Starboard wing struck trees while low flying 14.7.41. Hit trees at night and crashed 1 mile south-west of Amberley, Qld, 30.7.41.
R3554 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 29.7.40. 2 SFTS 19.8.40. 3 SFTS 17.3.41. Mid-air collision with ? 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 8.11.43. 4 SFTS 26.6.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
R3555 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 18.8.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Mid-air collision with R3548, Geraldton, WA, 9.3.43. ANA 14.8.43. 4 SFTS 24.4.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold to Airlines (WA) Pty Ltd 30.6.47.
R3556 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 18.8.40. 4 SFTS 3.3.41. Collided with W1560 on take-off, Geraldton, WA, 17.3.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into stationary R9899 at night, Geraldton, WA, 9.8.43. ANA Maylands 24.9.43. 4 SFTS Technical Salvage Section 21.12.43. SOC 15.12.43. Converted to components 14.3.44.
R3557 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 2.9.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Undercarriage collapsed during ground loop on take-off, Geraldton, WA, 13.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after stbd engine failure, Georgina SLG, WA, 24.4.42. Collided with W2131 and W2501 taxying in strong wind, Georgina SLG 24.11.42. Converted to components 14.3.44 after being assessed as having twisted fuselage.
R3558 1 AD 11.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.8.40. 4 SFTS "4" 1.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with N4977, Geraldton, WA, 19.12.41. ANA 11.1.42. Converted to components 14.4.42.
R3559 2 AP 18.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 4 SFTS 1.4.41. Skidded into fence after landing, Geraldton, WA, 11.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 6.3.44. 4 SFTS 31.8.44. 87 OBU 1.6.45. CMU Evans Head 24.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
R3560 1 AD 18.7.40.  2 AP 22.7.40.  2 SFTS 16.9.40.  3 SFTS 5.5.41.  Forced landing, Maryborough, Qld, 4.6.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  Guinea Airways overhaul 25.1.43.  6 SFTS “86” 30.9.43.  5 CRD 13.9.45.  SOC 20.8.47. Sold at Port Pirie auction.  By mid 1980s nose section and scattered parts remained on Mr S. Hayles’ farm at Curramulka, SA.  Most airframe parts and engines were sold as scrap to Jones at Port Wakefield SA.
R3561 2AP 18.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Ran through fence when making forced landing with engine failure, Ashgrove Hill, Gympie, Qld, 20.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. While taxying was hit by P-40 Kittyhawk A29-650, which was taking off, Amberley, Qld, 24.4.42. 6 SFTS 13.4.42. Crashed in rainstorm 5 miles north of Hoyleton, SA, 13.5.42. LAC David Alwyn Checci (student pilot) killed.
R3581 1 AD 18.7.40.  2 AP 22.7.40.  2 SFTS 2.9.40.  Hit tree tops 6 miles south-east of Wagga Wagga, NSW, 12.2.41.  3 SFTS 5.5.41.  Hit fence during forced landing at Lowood, 6 miles south-west of Amberley, Qld, 26.8.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  Guinea Airways overhaul 6.9.43.  6 SFTS 29.2.44.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction.  Last reported at Mr B.R. Fromm’s farm, Mount Pleasant S.A.
R3582 2 AP 18.7.40. 2 SFTS 16.9.40. 3 SFTS 4.4.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn 10.42. 6 SFTS 7.12.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 20.1.44. 6 SFTS 31.7.44. CMU Mallala 1.1.46. CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Sold 26.6.46. CoR No 1025 as VH-AST issued 2.8.46 to F.W. Sutton, Sydney. NSW. Transferred 29.10.46 to Australian Air Traders, Sydney, NSW. Transferred 14.4.47 to Guinea Air Traders Ltd, Lae, PNG. Failed glue test at Lae. Cancelled 15.11.47. Reduced to parts, Lae, PNG, 10.3.48.
R3583 1 AD 18.7.40. 2 AP 22.7.40. 1 SFTS 2.9.40. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 7 AD 20.4.43. 7 CRD 21.5.45. Converted to components 9.6.45.
R9743 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 24.2.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. 6 SFTS 30.11.42. 4 AD 23.11.43. Converted to components 18.11.43.
R9883 2 AP 28.10.40. 1 ANS 18.11.40. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 1 WAGS 12.9.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. Ansett, Essendon, Vic 30.11.44. 1 AD 30.4.45. Offered to RNZAF 1.5.45 (not taken up) 11 EFTS storage 22.8.45. Sold 14.8.46. CoR No 1159 as VH-AVT issued 9.1.47 to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Suspended 19.12.47 - 30.12.47. Reregistered VH-AGA 1.4.57 to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Emergency landing after starboard engine failure, Mangalore, Vic, 20.3.48. Transferred 5.1.59 to Sepal Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Registration cancelled 18.7.62 at direction of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) (Note: In mid 1961 the Dept of Civil Aviation announced that Anson Mk 1 aircraft would be grounded and de-registered from 1.7.62 because of concern about deterioration of the glued joints in wooden wings. Over-water and passenger carrying flights were banned from 1.1.62.). Donated to Camden Museum of Aviation 9.63 and currently marked as 'R9883' although originally marked as 'N5151'.
Currently located at Camden Museum of Aviation
This is a private collection and not open to the public
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Highlight for Album: Anson R9883

R9884 2 AP 28.10.40. 1 ANS 18.11.40. Ran through fence during forced landing after engine failure, Condobolin, NSW, 31.12.40. Clyde Engineering Co 7.2.41. 1 ANS 4.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP 16.4.44. 8 SFTS 1.11.44. School of Photography 21.5.45. 10 EFTS storage 25.1.46. Sold to D.N. Dalton, Albury, NSW, 8.8.47.
R9885 2 AP 28.10.40. 1 ANS 18.11.40. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Narromine, NSW, 28.1.42. Ansett 21.1.44. 2 AP 3.7.44. GRS 17.7.44. SOC 16.10.47.
R9886 2 AP 28.10.40. 3 SFTS 18.11.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 2 ANS 1.6.42. Pilot felt ill during navigation exercise and warned crew to be ready to bail out. LAC Geoffrey David Abbott evidently misunderstood instructions and bailed out before he could be stopped. Parachute drifted out to sea 1.5 miles south-west of Port Macdonnell, SA, and he drowned 27.5.43. Guinea Airways 20.11.43. 6 SFTS 28.7.44. 2 AOS 10.8.44. CMU Mount Gambier for bushfire patrols 15.1.46. SOC 6.8.47.
R9887 2 AP 28.10.40. 3 SFTS 18.11.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 6.4.42. 2 ANS 26.1.43. Undershot and hit tree tops and fence, Nhill, Vic, 14.4.43. 3 AOS 7.12.43. 6 SFTS 22.2.44. SOC 20.8.47.
R9888 2 AP 28.10.40.  1 ANS 18.11.40.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  Forced landing due fuel shortage 8 miles north of Junee, NSW, 29.1.42.  Ansett overhaul 18.10.43.  2 AP 20.6.44.  6 SFTS “18” 26.6.44 (Cheetah engines 33504, 33064).  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr Don Urwin, “Concordia” near Gawler, SA.  Towed to the farm from Mallala with R3378.  Moved to Mr Urwin’s house in Gawler mid-1950s.  In late 1950s moved again to Hiller Road, Angle Vale.  Scrapped at Angle Vale early 1960s.
R9894 2 AP 25.11.40. 3 SFTS 20.12.40. Forced landing with undercarriage retracted, Ten Mile Swamp, south-west of Amberley, Qld, 1.11.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 8.4.42. 1 AOS 6.7.42. Ansett 16.11.42. 2 AP 5.6.43. GRS 8.6.43. SOC 16.10.47.
R9896 2 AP 25.11.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 13.1.41. Swung and ground lopped on take-off (Amberley, Qld?) 26.2.41. Taxied into by W1545, Amberley, Qld, 18.6.41. 1 SFTS 12.4.42. 1 AOS 6.7.42. Ansett 14.9.42. 2 AP 8.2.43. GRS 16.2.43. 1 CRD storage 20.9.45. SOC 21.2.47.
R9897 2AP 25.11.40. 1 AD 11.12.40. 3 SFTS 13.1.41. Collided with stationary R3522 (sic) Amberley, Qld, 12.2.42. Qantas 23.2.42. 3 AD 13.7.42. 8 SFTS 15.7.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. 1 WAGS 28.12.44. AGRS 27.11.45. SOC 16.5.46.
R9898 2 AP 25.11.40. 2 SFTS 15.12.40. Dinghy broke away from stowage in flight, near Wantabadgery, NSW, 11.1.41. Engine failure on take-off, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 26.2.41. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Ground looped and undercarriage collapsed on take-off, Amberley, Qld, 3.7.41. Turret fitted 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 2 ANS 24.8.42. 2 ANS 24.8.42. 2 AOS 13.9.43. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP overhaul 16.4.44. GRS 20.11.44. Sold to W.T. Dwyer, Brunswick, Vic, 29.8.47.
R9899 2 AP 25.11.40. 2 SFTS 15.12.40. 4 SFTS "24" 24.2.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Tail hit by taxying R3556 at night, Geraldton, WA, 9.8.43. ANA 12.9.43. 4 SFTS 22.5.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 3.2.47. CoR No 1350 as VH-BFC issued 1.7.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Transferred 19.5.48 to Aerial Surveys (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Undercarriage collapsed in forced landing Wallaroo, SA, 31.8.51. Cancelled 15.1.52.
R9928 2 AP 25.11.40. 2 SFTS 7.12.40. 3 SFTS 13.4.41. Turret fitted 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 8.4.42. 1 AOS 25.6.42. Butler Air Transport 14.9.42. 2 AP 11.2.43. 2 ANS 12.2.43. 2 AOS 13.9.43. 3 AOS 8.12.43. 4 SFTS 20.3.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
R9935 2 AP 28.10.40. 3 SFTS 18.11.40. Forced landing after engine failure, Amberley, Qld, 3.6.41. Turret fitted 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 1 AOS 6.7.42. Marshall Airways 19.10.42. 2 AP 16.9.43. GRS 23.9.43. 67 Sqn “MK-K” 12.5.44. 11 EFTS storage 26.9.45. SOC 12.5.48. Cockpit under restoration by Dave Perrott 3.06.

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R9936 2 AP 28.10.40. 3 SFTS 18.11.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Taxied into stationary W1718, Amberley, Qld, 24.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 1 AOS 3.9.42. Ansett overhaul 10.11.42. 2 AP 28.5.43. 1 WAGS 28.6.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. 2 OTU storage 6.2.46. CMU Mount Gambier 1.1.47. SOC 16.7.47.
W1521 2 AP 18.11.40. 2 SFTS 8.12.40. 2 AOS 11.3.41. 1 AD 27.3.41. 4 SFTS 31.3.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA overhaul 23.8.43. 4 SFTS 3.4.44. 87 OBU 7.45. CMU Evans Head 31.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W1522 2 AP 25.11.40. 2 SFTS 15.12.40. 4 SFTS "28" 10.2.41. Torn from tie downs in storm, Geraldton, WA, 4.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Converted to components 21.1.44.
W1529 2 AP 18.11.40.  1 SFTS 29.11.40.  Landed downwind and wiped undercarriage off, Werribee SLG, Vic, 24.4.40.  1 AD 28.4.41.  1 SFTS 18.6.41.  6 SFTS 27.9.41.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  Guinea Airways 8.7.43.  6 SFTS “85” 15.11.43.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr G.P. Daniels of Port Giles road, Yorktown SA with K8713. 
W1530 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 27.1.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 2 ANS 27.4.42. 1 AD 13.10.42. 2 ANS 16.10.42. 3 AOS 7.12.43. 4 SFTS 28.2.44. ANA 19.6.44. 4 SFTS 13.11.44. 7 CU for ambulance duty 4.12.44. Damaged by cyclone, Learmonth, WA, 2/3.2.45. ANA 28.3.45. 4 CRD 28.7.45. SOC 18.10.45.
W1531 2 AP 25.11.40. 3 SFTS 20.12.40. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 4 SFTS 26.10.42. Caught fire and burnt out while taxying when exhaust spark lit grass, Geraldton, WA, 4.11.43. Converted to components 22.11.43.
W1532 2 AP 25.11.40. 3 SFTS 20.12.40. Forced landing after engine failure on take-off, Amberley, Qld, 5.6.41. Taxied into by W1718 at night, Amberley, Qld, 1.8.41. Turret fitted 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 2 ANS 27.4.42. Struck AW486 while taxying, Bairnsdale, Vic, 21.7.42. Ansett overhaul 22.11.43. 1 AD 21.8.44. SHQ Laverton for bush fire patrol 6.11.44. 11 EFTS storage 4.10.45. Sold 23.3.48. Reservation for W1532 as VH-BOI for D.J. Bourke, trading as Corio Air Engineers, Geelong, Vic, 4.50. NOT TAKEN UP. CoR No 1703 as VH-DJB issued 21.12.50 to D.J. Bourke, Geelong, Vic trading as Southern Airlines. Transferred 19.1.52 to Robby's Aircraft Repair Co Ltd, Parafield, SA. Re-registered VH-RAS 15.2.52. Transferred 27.6.59 to Robby's Aerial Services Ltd, Parafield, SA. Re-registered VH-DOB 16.2.61 to W.T. Dobson, South Oakleigh, Vic. CofA lapsed .61. Withdrawn from use 30.6.62 "by direction of DGCA". Broken up at Parafield, SA, 28.8.64 - Fuselage and wings to St John's Ambulance for rescue training 9.64. Remains burned at Parafield 1.66.

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W1533 2 AP 3.12.40. 3 SFTS 27.1.41. Mid-air collision with W1535 11 miles north-west of Casino, NSW, 4.3.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. While bogged down was hit by USAAF P-40E that was taking off, Amberley, Qld, 22.2.42. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 2 ANS 1.6.42. 2 AOS 13.9.43. 1 AOS 13.12.43. APL (?) 10.4.44. 6 SFTS 28.12.44. CMU Nhill 18.2.46. Point Cook store 2.9.46. Last reported for sale Point Cook 24.4.53.
W1534 2 AP 3.12.40. 3 SFTS "86" 18.1.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 12.4.42. 1 AD 10.7.42. Ansett 2.11.42. 1 AD 30.3.43. GRS 5.4.43. Forced landing in swampy gound and overturned 6 miles east of Nowra, NSW, 9.9.43.
W1535 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 8.1.41. 3 SFTS 13.1.41. Mid-air collision with W1533 11 miles north-west of Casino, NSW, 4.3.41.
W1537 2 AP 3.12.40.  3 SFTS 13.1.41.  Ground looped on landing, Amberley, Qld, 12.12.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  1 SFTS 3.4.42.  6 SFTS 15.6.42.  Guinea Airways overhaul 13.8.43.  6 SFTS “8-“ 6.12.43.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr B.R Fromm of Mount Pleasant SA.  Towed to Mr Fromm’s farm with W2524. By 1966 standing on undercarriage with some fuselage fittings intact.  By 1974 just a bare fuselage frame.  
W1538 2 AP 18.11.40.  1 SFTS 29.11.40.  6 SFTS 4.10.41.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  Ansett 7.9.43.  1 AD 8.2.44.  6 SFTS “60” 10.2.44.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr Kalleske who had an orchard between Kapunda and Greenock SA.  By 1966 the fuselage frame had been broken into sections and the nose was battered.  Parts were later collected by Mr John Boden of Salisbury, Adelaide and used in the restoration of A4-37.
W1539 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 27.1.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 8.4.42. 1 ANS 7.7.42. Ansett overhaul 14.6.43. 2 AP 5.2.44. 8 SFTS 11.1.44. Maryborough 18.6.45. Sold 23.1.47. CoR No 1298 as VH-BAJ issued 11.3.47 to Townsville & Country Airways, c/- J. Montgomery, Townsville, Qld. Suspended 19.12.47 - 9.7.48. Withdrawn from use Townsville 8.7.49. Cancelled 26.4.51.
W1540 2 AP 18.11.40. 1 SFTS 29.11.40. 6 SFTS 4.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure 8 miles north of Kapunda, SA, 13.3.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. 6 SFTS 13.10.42. Guinea Airways 3.9.43. 2 AOS 12.4.44. CMU Mount Gambier 1.1.46. 2 OUT storage 6.2.46. SOC 16.7.47.
W1544 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 18.1.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 4 SFTS 26.10.42. ANA 25.11.42. 35 Sqn, Pearce, WA 21.5.43. 7 CU 10.11.43. Ground looped after landing Yanrey, WA, 10.7.45.
W1545 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 18.1.41. Taxied into stationary R9896, Amberley, Qld, 18.6.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Hit boundary fence on take-off, Kingaroy, Qld, 20.3.42. 1 SFTS 17.4.42. 2 ANS 8.6.42. 3 AOS 8.12.43. Guinea Airways 24.1.44. 6 SFTS 13.2.45. Sold to Guinea Airways 10.10.46.
W1546 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 5.1.41. 3 SFTS 27.1.41. Taxied into stationary W1599, Amberley, Qld, 16.6.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Forced landing, Kingaroy, Qld, 23.2.42. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 6 SFTS 31.8.42. 4 AD 23.11.43. Converted to components 18.11.43.
W1547 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 3 SFTS 18.1.41. While stationary, hit by W1547, Amberley, Qld, 18.12.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Collided with W1718 on approach, Amberley, Qld, 16.2.42. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 6 SFTS 15.6.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. 2 AOS 21.12.42. Ansett 20.7.43. 1 AD 7.12.43. 2 AOS 13.12.43. CMU Mount Gambier 1.1.46. 2 OUT storage 6.2.46. SOC 16.7.47.
W1559 2 AP 18.11.40. 1 SFTS 29.11.40. Hit fence after precautionary landing, Truganina, Vic, 19.3.41. 2 AOS 3.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 16.1.42. APL (?) 30.7.43. 3 AD 22.5.44. 2 AP 19.6.44. 10 CU 20.10.44. 2 AOS 5.2.45. CMU Mount Gambier 15.1.46. SOC 21.2.47.
W1560 2 AP 18.11.40. 2 SFTS 8.12.40. 1 AD 16.2.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Collided with R3556 on take-off, Geraldton, WA, 17.3.41. Torn from pickets in gale, Geraldton, Vic, 4.4.41. Collided with W1717 while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 17.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure Kojarena SLG, WA, 25.2.43. ANA 4.12.43. Converted to components 21.1.44.
W1580 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 8.1.41. 3 SFTS 13.1.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Archerfield, Qld, 21.1.42. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. GRS 16.5.43. Ditched after engine failure 18 miles off the coast near Lakes Entrance, Vic, 30.5.44.
W1584 2 AP 19.10.40. No fuselage delivered. SOC 25.7.41.
W1585 2 AP 19.10.40. No fuselage delivered. SOC 25.7.41.
W1587 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 1 ANS 23.1.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 23.2.42. Port wing, engine and undercarriage damaged in landing, Rockhampton, Qld, 25.6.42. Forced landing during night exercise, Bundaberg, Qld, 20.9.43. Aircrafts Pty Ltd, Archerfield, Qld, 4.10.43. 3 AD 29.6.44. 8 SFTS 22.7.44. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. CMU Maryborough 28.2.46. Sold 2.1.47 to Cairns Flying School, Cairns, Qld. Ferried to Cairns and used as spares for operation of VH-BBC. Sold to Australian Air Traders, Sydney 8.47 and ferried to Bankstown, NSW. CoR No 1745 as VH-BNS issued 9.11.50 to Airflite (Training) Pty Ltd, Bankstown, NSW. Transferred 23.1.53 to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot , NSW. Crashed on take off at Moorabbin, Vic 3.4.53 after starboard engine failed. Struck off Register 2.6.54 at owner's request.

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W1588 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 22.12.40. 1 ANS 23.1.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 23.1.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 28.10.42. Collided in formation with W1945 (where?) 26.7.43. Force landed in cane field after engine failure 3 miles east of Childers, Qld, 28.11.43.
W1589 2 AP 3.12.40. 1 AD 24.12.40. 1 ANS 23.1.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ansett overhaul 25.10.43. 2 AP 16.3.44. 9 CU 4.4.44. Ansett 25.11.44. 67 Sqn "MK-E" 2.7.45. 11 EFTS storage 20.9.45. Became CMU Benalla (date?). 3 AD 16.7.48. SAN 19.11.48. East sale storage 25.8.50. 1 AD 10.11.50. Sold to Murdock, Burgoyne & Blackman, Brighton, Vic, 25.3.54.
W1599 1 AD 18.12.40.  3 SFTS 4.2.41.  Port wheel struck cabin roof of A4-10, (where?) 9.5.41.  Taxied into by W1546, Amberley, Qld, 16.6.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  1 SFTS 6.4.42.  6 SFTS 15.6.42.  67 Sqn 28.9.42.  2 ANS 27.12.42.  Crew abandoned aircraft after engine failure at 2,000 ft, aircraft crashed 7 miles east of Mildura, Vic, 23.4.43.  Possible parts from this acft found in the region 8.2014
W1601 1 Ad 18.12.40. 3 SFTS 4.2.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 6.4.42. 6 SFTS 31.8.42. Converted to components 18.11.43.
W1604 2 AP 16.5.41. 1 AOS 21.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. APL overhaul 1.5.44. 3 AD 5.1.44. 6 SFTS 24.1.45. Sold 13.9.46 to E.H. Loneragan in lieu of LT711. CoR No 1275 as VH-AKB issued 21.4.47 to Vacuum Oil Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne Vic. Transferred to E.F. Reid trading as Milne Bay Merchants, Milne Bay, PNG, 15.11.47. Transferred to Thiess Bros Pty Ltd , Brisbane, Qld, 6.6.48. Canc as reduced to spares 29.6.48. Restored to Thiess Bros Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW, 27.7.48. Transferred to E.Reid Port Moresby, NG, .55. Transferred to R.G. Carswell Archerfield, Qld and later trading as Carsair, Port Moresby, NG, .55. Transferred to J.A. Bjelke-Petersen, Kingaroy, Qld 22.5.56. Withdrawn from use Kingaroy and cancelled 13.5.60 and parked on farm. Remains collected by Ralph Cusack, Brisbane, for parts for an Anson restoration project for a museum (which?).
W1605 2 AP 16.5.41. No fuselage delivered. SOC 25.7.41.
W1608 2 AP 16.5.41. 1 AOS 28.6.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. Hit a tree and crashed while trying to make forced landing when lost at night in bad weather 2 miles north of Biggenden, Qld. 5.6.42. Sgt J.G. Hodges (pilot) and Sgts S.L Kilpatrick and T.B. Clarke killed.
W1609 2 AP 16.5.41. No fuselage delivered. SOC 25.7.41.
W1655 2 AP 14.4.41. 1 AOS 28.6.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. Crashed at night with fuel starvation near Burnett River, Qld, 30.3.42.
W1657 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 19.2.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 6.4.42. 6 SFTS 15.6.42. Guinea Airways 12.11.43. 4 SFTS 3.7.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 17.9.46. CoR No 1172 as VH-AXV issued 7.1.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd., Perth, WA "RMA Albany". Re-registered VH-BXV 7.12.48 when AXV became a prohibited marking, still with Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Transferred 12.3.54 to A.H. Gibson and K. Reynolds, Carnarvon, WA. Transferred 8.12.54 to Westralian Oil Ltd, West Perth, WA. Withdrawn from use Cunderdin, WA. Cancelled as "C of A lapsed" 29.11.60. Became derelict.
W1658 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 19.2.41. Force landed and hit fence after engine failure, Rosewood RLG, Qld, 1.12.41. Qantas 2.1.42. 8 SFTS 10.3.42. Crashed while lost on a night cross-country, 20 miles south of Biggenden, Qld 19.5.42.
W1663 2 AP 22.1.41.  Forced landing during delivery to 3 SFTS, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 23.2.41.  Qantas 28.2.41.  3 SFTS 26.9.41.  Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Amberley, Qld, 3.10.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  1 SFTS 3.4.42.  2 ANS 21.9.42.  2 AOS 13.9.43.  Guinea Airways 26.11.43.  6 SFTS “307” 10.7.44.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to a farmer near Bute, SA who later offered it to Mr Eric Toop who had a farm “Morchard” via Booleroo Centre. SA and was towing MG308 back to it after purchase..  By 1966, both acft were bare fuselages laying on the ground.  W1663 was sold to Mr P McCritchie of Wilmington
W1664 2 AP 22.1.41. 3 SFTS 17.3.41. Forced landing, Mount Beppo Road, 3 miles from Toogoolawah, Qld, 4.7.41. Overshot into drain, Amberley, Qld, 3.10.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 1 SFTS 12.4.42. 1 AOS 6.7.42. Ansett overhaul 7.12.42. 1 AD 13.4.43. Ansett 22.4.43. 1 AD 28.4.43. 1 RCS 7.5.43. 7 AD 6.7.43. 1 AD 21.9.43. 1 RCS 4.10.43. 10 RSU 10.10.43. APL 22.11.43. 3 AD 31.3.44. 2 AP 14.4.44. 9 CU 20.4.44. Crashed after port engine failure, 1.5 miles south-east of Berry Strip, PNG, 25.5.44.
W1717 1 AD 27.1.41. 4 SFTS 28.2.41. Taxied into by W1560, Geraldton, WA, 17.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with cement block while taxying, Georgina RLG, WA, 15.5.43. ANA overhaul 9.8.43. 4 SFTS 28.2.44. CMU Evans Head 23.7.45. CMU Maryborough 28.2.46. Sold 23.1.47. CoR No 1292 as VH-BAK issued 23.5.47 to Townsville & Country Airways, Townsville, Qld. Damaged beyond repair after undercarriage failure on landing, Julia Creek, Qld, 24.1.48. Cancelled 7.6.48.
W1718 1 AD 27.1.41. 3 SFTS 3.3.41. Taxied into stationary W1532 at night, Amberley, Qld, 1.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Taxied into by R9936, Amberley, Qld, 24.12.41. Collided on approach with W1547, Amberley, Qld, 16.2.42. Port undercarriage leg collapsed on take-off, Amberley, Qld, 11.3.42. 1 SFTS 3.4.42. 6 SFTS 15.6.42. Guinea Airways 25.1.44. Converted to components 24.10.44.
W1719 1 AD 27.1.41. 3 SFTS 3.3.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett 6.9.43. 1 AD 27.3.44. 2 AOS 17.11.44. Struck overhead wires during training exercise and crash landed Ondit, Vic, 30.12.44.
W1720 1 AD 27.1.41. 3 SFTS 3.3.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 28.10.42. APL overhaul 6.8.43. 3 AD 1.8.44. 8 SFTS 22.8.44. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W1756 2 AP 17.3.41. 3 SFTS 5.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 70 Sqn 12.10.42. Forced landing when lost, Balah, SA, 14.4.43. Guinea Airways 12.3.44. 6 SFTS 2.12.44. CMU Nhill 18.2.46. Point Cook storage 2.9.46. Renamed Base Sqn Point Cook 15.6.50. Awaiting disposal, Point Cook 31.3.53.
W1757 2 AP 17.3.41. 3 SFTS 11.5.41. Ground loop on landing (where?) 6.11.41. Qantas 20.11.41. 8 SFTS 22.4.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 1.9.42. Forced landing after engine failure, Moorlands, Qld 8.4.43.
W1938 2 AP 4.5.41. 4 SFTS "67" 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Mid-air collision with W2129, Geraldton, WA, 9.2.43. Forced landing after hitting tree top, Tenindawa, WA, 8.10.44. ANA 11.11.44. 7 CU 24.8.45. Wheels up landing, Learmonth, WA, 14.11.45. SHQ Pearce 19.2.46. 7 CU 7.3.46. SHQ Pearce 21.3.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W1939 2 AP 4.5.41. 3 SFTS 6.7.41. Damaged in precautionary landing, Amberley, Qld, 11.7.41. Fitted turret 16.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Forced landing, Port Augusta, SA, 20.5.42. Guinea Airways 22.6.42. SOC 21.9.42.
W1940 2 AP 7.4.41. 3 SFTS 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 3.5.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Forced landing with undercarriage up after engine failure, Loanor (?) 21.7.43. CMU Narranderra 21.6.45. SOC 30.9.47.
W1941 2 AP 7.4.41.  3 SFTS 15.5.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  taxied into AW846, Mallala, SA, 24.2.42.  Guinea Airways 23.5.44.  6 SFTS 6.11.44.  6 CU 14.12.44.  5 CRD 19.12.45.  SOC 20.8.47.  Sold at Port Pirie auction to Bevan Heinrich of Alford, SA..  Later sold to Mr Len. N Betterman at Kadina.  Betterman cut up the fuselage frame to make a single seat low-wing fighter plaything for his children with a single cowled Cheetah as the mock engine.  Parts of DJ173 and MG873 and wings from Oxford AS378 were also used in the project.  By 6.66 the remains of W1941 were broken up in a pile and the play aircraft was standing on its wheels but without engine, wings or fuselage covering.
W1943 2 AP 31.3.41. 3 SFTS 11.5.41. Fitted turret 16.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 70 Sqn 12.10.42. Ansett Airways 16.2.44. 1 AD 17.10.44. 6 SFTS 30.10.44. Sold 4.10.46. CoR No 1563 as VH-BLL issued 10.8.48 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Transferred 20.10.50 to Overland Air Services Pty Ltd, Condobolin, NSW. Transferred 20.2.52 to Air Charter Pty Ltd, Matraville, NSW. Withdrawn from use and cancelled at owner’s request 19.10.56. New CoR No 2975 issued 10.1.57 to Papuan Air Transport, Port Moresby, NG. Cancelled 18.6.58 as 'discarded'.
W1945 2 AP 31.3.41. 3 SFTS 15.3.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 28.10.42. Mid-air collision with W1588 and dived into sea 8 miles south-east of Elliott Heads, Qld, 26.7.43.
W1948 2 AP 31.3.41. 3 SFTS 11.5.41. While landing, hit R3453 which was taking off, Amberley, Qld 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Struck slope of hill while making an emergency landing after engine failure, Beaudesert, Qld, 14.2.42. Qantas 30.1.42. 3 AD 21.8.42. 8 SFTS 26.5.42. 71 Sqn 1.9.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. 66 Sqn 2.7.43. Forced landing after engine failure during anti-submarine patrol, Burnett heads, Qld, 2.8.43. 8 SFTS 29.12.43. Ground looped on take-off and undercarriage collapsed, Bundaberg, Qld, 29.5.44. CMU Evans Head 6.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W1949 2 AP 4.5.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped and undercarriage collapsed at night, Georgina SLG, WA, 7.4.43. ANA overhaul 4.10.44. 4 ADRP 17.9.45. 87 OBU storage (date?). Sold 28.1.47. CoR No 1297 as VH-BEM issued 6.5.47 to R.S Couper, Mount Barker, WA - later Perth, WA. Transferred 1.12.47 to J Dyer, Fremantle, WA - later Darwin NT. Registration suspended 19.12.47 to 8.10.48. CofA expired 21.12.49, Withdrawn from use Darwin 9.1.50 and became derelict. Cancelled 6.8.51.
W1950 2 AP 4.5.41. 4 SFTS 19.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing, Georgina SLG, WA, 20.2.42. Landing accident 25.6.42. Struck building with wingtip while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 26.3.43. Propeller struck water during low-level exercise (where?) 16.6.43. ANA 29.5.44. 4 SFTS 11.12.44. CMU Evans Head 23.7.45. Sold to Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Brisbane, 13.11.46.
W1952 2 AP 31.3.41. 3 SFTS 11.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn "MK-U" 2.2.43. Ansett 15.2.44. 1 AD 2.10.44. 6 SFTS 3.11.44. SHQ Mallala 3.7.47. Sold to D.N. Dalton, Albury, NSW, 8.8.47.
W1953 2 AP 31.3.41.  3 SFTS 11.5.41.  Fitted turret 18.12.41.  Fitted dual controls and turreted 30.12.41.  8 SFTS 13.1.42.  Landing accident, Rockhampton, Qld, while attached to 71 Sqn, 25.6.42.  71 Sqn 18.8.42.  8 SFTS 11.11.42.  APL 20.3.44.  3 AD 6.11.44.  6 CU “XJ-W’ 6.12.45.  14 ARD 27.4.45.  6 CU “53” “Fenton’s Flying Freighters” 4.8.45.  5 CRD 24.12.45.  SOC 20.8.47. Sold at Port Pirie auction to Mr Eric Pese who wired his farmhouse at Brinkworth, SA completely with wiring switches and fuses from the acft.  By 1.66 still parked on its undercarriage but with engines dropped.
W1954 2 AP 7.4.41. 2 ANS 14.7.41. 1 AD 14.10.41. 2 ANS 8.11.41. Fitted dual control and turret 30.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 18.8.42. 8 SFTS 1.9.42. APL 10.7.44. 3 AD 25.4.45. 6 SFTS 3.5.45. CMU Mallala 1.1.46. AGRS 6.4.47. Sold 12.53. CoR No 2305 as VH-BSF issued 15.12.53 to Brain and Brown Air Freighters, Moorabbin, Vic. Took part in farewell Anson fly-past over Melbourne 30.6.62 with VH-FIA, VH-FIC. Cancelled 30.6.62i (no details but obviously under grounding regulation from DGCA).

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W1955 2 AP 7.4.41. 2 ANS 14.7.41. 1 AD 7.10.41. 2 ANS 8.11.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Crashed during low-level bombing practice, 3 miles south-south-west of Bundaberg, Qld, 7.5.42.
W1958 2 AP 16.5.41. 4 SFTS "82" 19.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Crashed into hillside, Waggrakine Hills, 8 miles north of Geraldton, WA, 18.3.42. Converted to components 5.5.43.
W1959 2 AP 16.5.41. 4 SFTS "83" 19.7.41. Hit stationary tip truck on flare path, Geraldton, WA, 12.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after port engine failure, 1 miles south of Georgina SLG, WA, 29.4.42. Ground looped and undercarriage collapsed, Geraldton, WA, 17.1.44. Converted to components 17.2.44.
W1960 2 AP 31.3.41. 3 SFTS 11.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways 29.11.44. 6 SFTS 31.5.45. CMU Benalla 1.9.47. Tocumwal 11.11.48, 1 AD 11.7.49. Sold to Murdock, Burgoyne & Blackmore, Brighton, Vic, 19.12.52.
W1961 1 AD 13.4.41. 2 AOS 17.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. GRS 28.12.41. Ansett 19.4.43. 1 AD 21.9.43. Signals School 11.10.43. Point Cook reserve 4.11.45. SOC 21.12.49.
W1964 2 AP 16.5.41. 4 SFTS 19.7.41. Starboard undercarriage struck soft sand and aircraft bogged after forced landing 40 miles south of Onslow, WA, 28.11.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. Struck tree while low flying, 15 miles north-east of Dongara, WA, 1.4.42. Landed with undercarriage retracted, Geraldton, WA, 18.7.43. ANA 3.7.44. 7 CU 1.10.44. SHQ Pearce storage 21.3.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W1965 2 AP 16.5.41. 4 SFTS 19.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA overhaul 4.12.42. 4 SFTS 17.6.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold to Airlines Pty Ltd 24.3.47.
W1966 1 AD 10.4.41. 2 AOS 28.4.41. Crashed after mid-air collision with W2020, after the latter aircraft emerged from cloud, Mount Gambier, SA, 12.7.41. Crew killed in this aircraft were Flt Lt George Kenneth Peacock (pilot), LAC Lance Lorimer Andrew and LAC Ernest Osman Milford (student observers).
W1970 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 6.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 17.1.44. 6 SFTS 24.2.45. 1 CU 5.3.45. Parafield 4.3.46. CMU Mallala 7.5.46. Sold 15.11.46. CoR No 1542 as VH-BFN issued 18.5.48 to W.A. Reed, Sydney, NSW. Transferred 24.11.49 to South Coast Airways Pty Ltd, Wollongong, NSW. Withdrawn from service and cancelled 28.6.54.
W1971 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. ANA 8.11.41. 1 AD 3.11.41. 2 ANS 6.12.41. Turret fitted 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.43. 8 SFTS 11.11.43. APL 20.12.44. 3 CRD 20.7.45. Converted to components 21.11.45.
W1990 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 6.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Qantas 3.5.42. 8 SFTS 25.7.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Struck telephone wires spanning river (where?) 29.10.43. APL 11.9.44. 3 CRD 5.12.44. Converted to components 5.12.44.
W1991 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 14.7.41. Ansett 1.11.41. 1 AD 28.11.41. 2 ANS 30.11.41. 1 AD 4.12.41. 2 ANS 9.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Ansett overhaul 11.4.44. 2 AD 29.1.45. GRS 13.2.45. After port engine failure at night, made forced landing on beach at southern tip of Snake Island, Vic, 18.6.45.
W1994 2 AP 14.4.41. 3 SFTS 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Undercarriage collapsed after landing, Amberley, Qld, 21.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn "MK-N" 2.2.43. Ansett overhaul 21.3.44. 1 AD 20.11.44. 6 SFTS 24.1.45. SHQ Mallala (date?). Sold to D.N. Walton, Albury, NSW 8.8.47.
W1995 2 AP 14.4.41. 3 SFTS 15.5.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Undercarriage collapsed after landing, Bundaberg, Qld, 20.12.43. 2 AP overhaul 6.5.44. 3 AD 4.1.45. APL 8.3.45. 3 CRD 20.7.45. Converted to components 21.11.45.
W2000 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. Ansett 8.11.41. 1 AD 10.12.41. 2 ANS 13.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Struck water while low flying (where?) 10.5.43. APL overhaul 9.5.44. 3 AD 30.1.45. 1 AOS 19.2.45. 99 Sqn 28.4.45. 102 Sqn 8.7.45. 3 CRD 12.9.45. 2 AD 18.2.46. CMU Cootamundra, NSW, 2.4.46. Sold 4.9.47. CoR No 1710 as VH-BMN issued 26.5.50 to Aircraft Disposals, Mudgee, NSW. Transferred 9.10.50 to Charter Aviation Service (Australasia), Bankstown, NSW - later Lae, NG. Transferred 17.3.54 to Papuan Air Transport Pty Ltd, Port Moresby, PNG. Crashed on landing Bereina, PNG, 22.12.54. Cancelled 20.9.55.

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W2001 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. Taxied into by R3532, Amberley, Qld, 15.2.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 20.11.44. Converted to components 6.3.45.
W2015 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into by R3557, Geraldton, WA, 24.11.42. ANA 21.8.44. 4 SFTS 16.4.45. 87 OBU 2.8.45. 7 CU 11.10.45. 87 OBU 17.12.45. Sold 19.8.46. CoR No 1149 as VH-AYQ issued 20.12.46 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd, Perth, WA. Re-registered as VH-MMJ 1.8.49 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Pty Ltd, Perth, WA. Named 'RMA Drysdale'. Transferred 1.10.55 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd, (a subsidiary company). Transferred 27.3.58 to Carsair Air Service, Port Moresby, NG. Re-registered VH-BIZ 2.4.58 to Carsair Air Service, Port Moresby, NG. Transferred 1.7.60 to R.G. Carswell, Brisbane, Qld. Derelict Darwin .62 and deleted 30.6.62 by DGCA Direction. Last reported Darwin .63.
W2020 1 AD 13.4.41. 2 AOS 17.5.41. Struck tailplane of W1966 after emerging from rainsquall, Mount Gambier, SA, 12.7.41 3 killed in W1966. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with building while taxying, Mount Gambier, SA, 18.1.42. Hit trees while descending in low visibility, Mount Cole, south of Eversley, Vic. 21.5.42. F Sgt Edward Hope Illingworth (pilot), PO George William Holden (navigator), Sgt Denis Aloysius Lenihan (instructor) LACs Edwin Cyril Shell (student observer) killed. LAC Arthur Edmond Pott (student observer) injured but recovered.
W2022 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 30.8.41. Collided with stationary W1547, Amberley, Qld, 18.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, 50 miles north of Amberley, Qld, 26.2.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 19.10.44. 6 SFTS 6.3.45. CMU Mallala 1.46. AGRS (when?). For sale at AGRS Ballarat, Vic, 24.4.53.
W2023 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. ANA 17.11.41. 1 AD 3.12.41. 2 ANS 6.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. APL 17.4.44. 15 ARDRP 29.12.44. 8 CU 20.3.45. 3 CRD 15.7.45. Converted to components 16.4.46.
W2037 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett 19.11.43. 1 AD 21.8.44. 6 SFTS 4.9.44. 2 AD 29.9.44. 10 CU 16.10.44. 2 AOS 3.2.45. 2 OUT storage 13.2.46. SOC 16.7.47.
W2038 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 25.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. (gap?) 6 SFTS 8.1.45. DAP Parafield 30.5.45. Converted to components 20.9.45.
W2039 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 25.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn “MK-S” 2.2.43. Stalled in turn and crashed into the Genoa River between Gipsy Point, and Mallacoota, Vic, 4.10.43. Sgt F.M. Howship (pilot), P/O K.P. Murphy (navigator), Flt Sgt B.F. Duffy (W/Op), LAC H.E.W. Ball.(passenger) all killed.
W2040 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. 1 AD 14.10.41. 2 ANS 8.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Collided with AW683 landing Bundaberg, Qld, 11.4.42.
W2041 2 AP 7.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. Hit by taxying N4916, Geraldton, WA, 14.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Undercarriage collapsed on landing Bundaberg(?) 29.4.43. ANA 10.5.43. 4 SFTS 25.10.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 24.3.47. CoR No (??) as VH-BLY issued 2.11.48 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Withdrawn from use 1.11.49. Cancelled 10.4.51.
W2042 2 AP 7.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Wheels up landing, Geraldton, WA, 6.11.42. ANA overhaul 2.10.43. 4 SFTS 29.5.44. 87 OBU .45. CMU Evans Head 24.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2043 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Undercarriage collapsed while Taxying, Geraldton, WA, 25.9.41. Starboard undercarriage collapsed when landing Kojarina SLG, WA, 1.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Ardingley, WA, 25.3.42. Taxied into boundary marker, Georgina SLG, WA, 9.10.42. Taxied into stationary W2070, Geraldton, WA, 3.1.43. Landed with undercarriage retracted, Geraldton, WA, 28.11.43. ANA 9.12.44. 7 CU 10.9.45. Taxying accident, Carnarvon, WA, 11.3.46. 87 OBU 28.3.46. Sold 24.3.47. CoR No 1302 as VH-BEP issued 30.5.47 to A.R. Wegener, Wembley, WA. Crashed and totally wrecked, Calcutta area, India, 12.47. Cancelled 19.12.47.
W2044 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped after landing, Georgina SLG, WA, 9.7.42. After Landing, AW941 landed on top of this aircraft, Georgina SLG, WA, 16.11.42. ANA 24.10.43. Converted to components 15.12.43.
W2045 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing with oil pressure failure, near Morowa, WA, 10.7.42. Taxied into by DJ460, Geraldton, WA, 24.1.43. ANA 1.11.43. 4 SFTS 17.6.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 19.8.46. CoR No 1249 as VH-AYP issued 26.4.47 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd, Perth, WA. Re-registered VH-MMI 4.49 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Pty Ltd, Perth, WA. Named 'RMA Greenough'. CofA expired 19.5.50. Cancelled 31.8.50 as withdrawn from service. Scrapped at Perth.
W2046 2 AP 7.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into stationary R3474, Geraldton, WA, 18.12.42. ANA 11.10.43. Converted to components 15.12.43.
W2047 2 AP 7.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 7.2.44. 4 SFTS 31.7.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 24.3.47. CoR No 1299 as VH-BEH issued 1.5.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd., Perth WA. Scrapped Perth Airport 10.7.50. Cancelled 27.3.51 as reduced to spares.
W2048 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS "59" 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Swung into gun pit in high wind, Kojarina SLG, WA, 30.6.42. Crashed during instrument flying sortie, 1 mile west of Bringo Siding, Geraldton, WA, 2.11.42.
W2050 2 AP 4.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. ANA 5.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 1 AD 9.1.42. 2 ANS 24.1.42. Radio School 27.4.42. 1 RIMU 8.7.42. Forced landing 20 miles west of Minderoo, WA, 2.4.43. Engine failed on take-off and made forced landing in swamp, Broome, WA, 20.11.43.
W2051 2 AP 4.5.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. While stationary, taxied into by W2262, Geraldton, WA, 25.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Landed with undercarriage partially retracted (where?) 10.2.42. Struck Army truck during low level flying exercise 12.6.42. 17 RSU 27.6.44. ANA 29.7.44. 4 SFTS 22.1.45. 7 CU 1.4.45. 87 OBU 7.3.46. SHQ Pearce 29.4.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W2052 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Tailplane struck concrete block (where?) 27.10.42. Forced landed, lost, 15 miles north of Tenindewa, WA, 19.3.43. ANA 22.5.44. 4 SFTS 9.12.44. 87 OBU .45. CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. Sold to Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Brisbane, 13.11.46.
W2053 1 AD 13.4.41. 2 AOS 17.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 8 SFTS 16.1.42. APL 10.4.42. 8 SFTS 6.5.42. While on duty with 71 Reserve Sqn crashed, Mount Nebo, 16 miles west of Brisbane, Qld, 7.8.42. Sgts Patrick, Mellersh and Montey injured. Aircraft recovered and converted to components.
W2054 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into air compressor, Geraldton, WA, 7.1.43. ANA 28.2.44. 4 SFTS 6.11.44. 7 CU 4.12.44. 87 OBU 11.3.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W2058 1 AD 13.4.41. 4 SFTS 8.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxying accident (where?) 23.3.42. Ground looped, Rockwell Strip, WA, 23.8.43. ANA 6.9.43. 4 SFTS 25.3.44. CMU Evans Head 25.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2062 2 AP 4.5.41. 1 AOS 28.6.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. APL 17.5.42. 8 SFTS 13.7.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. (8 SFTS?) 28.10.42. APL 6.12.43. 3 AD 8.9.44. 8 SFTS 18.9.44. GRS 30.4.45. Sold 11.2.47. CoR No 1282 as VH-BBO issued 27.5.47 to J.W. Roll, Brisbane, Qld. Left Darwin on private flight to Scotland 10.7.47. Sold en route to Airways (Burma) Ltd, Rangoon and became XY-ABG. Cancelled from Australian register 19.11.47 as "Flown to UK about 5.7.47". No info on fate.
W2063 2 AP 4.5.41. 1 AOS 21.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. Ground looped and damaged undercarriage during forced landing, Bundaberg, Qld, 2.6.42. Struck water while low flying, Kolan River, Qld, 21.7.42. Taxied into by DG868, Bundaberg, Qld, 30.9.42. APL 1.12.43. 3 AD 3.6.44. 8 SFTS 6.6.44. GRS 30.4.45. Sold 11.2.47. CoR No 1501 as VH-BJQ issued 11.2.48 to Tradair Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Vic. Withdrawn from use 10.2.49. Cancelled 6.8.51.
W2065 2 AP 4.5.41. 1 AOS 21.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. While stationary, hit by W2152 at night, Bundaberg, Qld, 30.3.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Converted from dual control to single control 8.6.44. APL 10.7.44. 3 AD 16.5.45. 3 AOS 30.5.45. 5 CRD (when?). Sold to E. McIlree, Sydney, 15.11.46.
W2067 1 AD 6.6.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Forced landing, Kingaroy SLG, Qld, 23.2.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 4 AD 23.11.43. Converted to components 18.11.43.
W2068 1 AD 12.5.41. 4 SFTS 27.5.41. Forced landing after engine failure and ran through fence, Geraldton, WA, 12.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxying accident, Georgina SLG, WA, 4.6.42. Forced landing after engine failure, 18 miles from Perenjori, WA, 23.3.43. ANA 18.10.43. 4 SFTS 5.6.44. 87 OBU (when?). CMU Evans Head 25.7.45. CMU Narranderra 29.3.46. Sold 14.11.46. CoR No 1310 as VH-ASM issued 7.5.47 to East-West Airlines Pty. Ltd., Tamworth, NSW, named 'Hinkler'. Withdrawn from use 16.8.50. Cancelled 6.8.51 on sale to Marshall Airways. Restored with new CoR No 2934 22.6.56 to Marshall Airways, Bankstown, NSW. Cancelled 18.7.62 - direction of DGCA. Stored in a yard at Bankstown until 3.72 when it was bought for static rebuild by East-West Airlines. Restoration was completed in 1987 and displayed at Sydney Airport 7.87 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of formation of the airline. Later placed on display at Tamworth Airport, NSW. Current.

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Note: There is also an Anson marked ‘W2068’ displayed on a "Queen Mary’ road trailer in the RAF Museum at Hendon in London.
This is another RAAF Anson LT733 (ex VH-AZU)

W2070 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 27.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. While stationary, taxied into by W2043, Geraldton, WA, 3.1.43. Undercarriage collapsed during ground loop after landing, Kojarena SLG, WA, 17.3.43. ANA 8.1.45. 4 CRD 26.11.45. 14 ARD overhaul 21.3.46. CMU Geraldton 13.5.46. Sold 28.1.47. CoR No 1366 asVH-MMB issued 18.7.47 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Pty Ltd, Perth, WA. Named 'RMA Fortescue' then 'RMA Blackwood'. Transferred 1.10.55 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd (same address) Perth, WA. Withdrawn from use and dismantled Perth Airport 5.3.59. Cancelled 28.3.60.
W2072 2 AP 4.5.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Apparently lost control in cloud, starboard wing disintegrated in dive and aircraft crashed 3 miles north of Greenough Township, WA, 1.11.43. Converted to components 15.11.43.
W2078 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into by W2147, Geraldton, WA. 6.4.42. Struck water tanker, Geraldton, WA, 12.1.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2080 1 AD 6.6.41. 4 SFTS 3.8.41. Starboard undercarriage collapsed while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 19.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with R3516 after take-off, Geraldton, WA, 28.1.43. Ground looped after landing, Georgina SLG, WA, 3.12.43. Converted to components 3.1.44.
W2083 1 AD 10.4.41. 2 AOS "83" 25.4.41. Tail struck concrete post while taxying, Parafield, SA, 14.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. GRS 28.12.41. Guinea Airways 23.10.42. GRS 19.7.43. SOC 25.11.47.
W2084 1 AD 10.4.41. 2 AOS 28.4.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. GRS 28.12.41. Guinea Airways 23.10.42. 33 Sqn 7.6.43. 15 ARD 15.9.43. 1 RCS 28.10.43. 9 CU 4.11.43. Taxying accident, Berry Strip, PNG, 15.12.43. 2 CRD 17.3.44. Ansett overhaul 21.4.44. 2 AP 18.12.44. Hit by truck while parked, Bankstown, NSW, 20.12.44. Ansett 17.1.45. 2 AD 30.4.45. 8 OUT 7.5.45. 87 Sqn 14.1.46. CMU Wagga Wagga 18.2.46. Sold 21.9.47. CoR No 2245 as VH-BKU issued 29.9.54 to Petroleum Drilling Corp. Ltd, Sydney, NSW. Transferred 14.12.56 to Papuan Air Transport Pty Ltd, Port Moresby, NG. Withdrawn from use and cancelled by 23.3.62. (reported in NG return of that date).
W2085 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS "75" 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. ANA 29.5.44. 4 SFTS 23.10.44. 87 OBU (date?). CMU Evans Head 23.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2088 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into concrete block, Georgina SLG, WA, 29.9.42. Ground looped while taxying, Kojarina SLG, WA, 9.3.43. ANA overhaul 2.9.44. 4 SFTS 7.5.45. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 23.8.46. CoR No 1143 as VH-AYO issued 11.12.46 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd, Perth, WA. Re-registered VH-MMH 4.49 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Pty Ltd, Perth, WA. Named 'RMA Ord' then 'RMA Harding'. Transferred 1.10.55 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd, (same address) Perth, WA. Made Anson farewell flypast over Perth 29.6.62. Cancelled 30.6.62 ‘withdrawn from use by order DGCA'. Donated to Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, WA and transferred there 11.8.62. Derelict at school by .64.
W2091 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 16.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Hit fence while landing at night, Georgina SLG, WA, 3.8.42. Taxying accident, Geraldton, WA, 27.5.43. ANA overhaul 14.2.44. 4 SFTS 8.8.44. 87 OBU 1.6.45. CMU Evans Head 31.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2092 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 16.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Damaged undercarriage while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 28.5.43. ANA overhaul 5.6.44. 4 SFTS 29.1.45. 7 CU 5.2.45. 87 OBU 18.2.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W2093 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. 6 SFTS 13.4.42. Guinea Airways 19.12.44. 6 SFTS 2.7.45. CMU Mallala (date?). AGRS 14.4.47. 3 AD 27.2.48. SAN 14.11.49. East Sale 25.8.50. 1 AD 19.10.50. Sold 12.3.53. Registration VH-BOT reserved for V.G. Reid, and J.W. Reffen Hobart 6.53 but not taken up. Registration VH-EFT reserved 11.6.56 by E.F. Reid trading as Gollala Air Services but not taken up. CoR No 3060 as VH-EFR issued 18.3.58 to Papuan Air Transport, Port Moresby, NG. Withdrawn from use 10.59 (Patair's last Anson). Cancelled 23.3.62. Airframe donated to Boroko RSL childrens’ playground , Port Moresby 10.59. Still present 2.61.
W2094 2 AP 16.5.41. 1 AOS 21.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 8 SFTS 24.1.42. Qantas 3.5.42. 8 SFTS 24.7.42. 2 AP 29.4.44. 2 AD 5.2.45. SOC 2.11.48.
W2095 2 AP 14.4.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 5.4.42. Forced landing, out of fuel, Loveday, Vic, 5.12.42. Crashed at night after weather deteriorated during night navigation exercise, 1.5 miles east-south-east of Tarlee, SA, 23.9.43. Crew : F/O Ian Duncan Weston (Instructor Nav), Sgt Julian Patrick Rice (Pilot), LACs Cyril M Lewis and Donald Neil McDonald (Trainee Navs) all killed Eyewitness Report 1: "It was a dirty night between half ten and eleven, he came from the north in low towards our farm and circled the town. He then came in low over the oval and clipped the tops of the big gums we used to have around the oval, he tried to pull up, it lifted a bit then dove straight into the paddock, we all ran to see if we could help but it burned as soon as it hit the ground, the poor buggers. We only found three bodies that night, we found the other bloke the next day. I said to my mate that the left engine was on fire, but he said it was probably the exhaust, the engines were making a hell of noise, really screaming they were. Nobody could approach the site for several days as the police had cordoned it off, as one farmer said, "Bloody tight security we couldn't nick a thing". Eyewitness Report 2: "We heard a thump that night, next day after school we went to the place, but there was only a burned out wreck and the police had strong security around it." Memorial Details http://www.tributesofhonour.info/php/wm_details.php?wm_id=1515

Headstone of Lac C M Lewis killed in crash of Anson W2095
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar. Headstone of Lac D N Mc Donald killed in the crash of Anson W2095 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar. Headstone of Sgt J P Rice killed in the crash of Anson W2095 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar. Headstone of F/O I D Weston killed in the crash of Anson W2095
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar.

W2096 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Landing accident, Georgina SLG, WA, 29.7.42. Hit by W2614 which overshot and swung while landing at night, (where?) 1.10.42. ANA 31.7.43. 4 SFTS 14.2.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2097 2 AP 14.4.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett overhaul 21.3.44. 1 AD 14.11.44. 6 SFTS 4.1.45. Sold 4.10.46. CoR No 1570 as VH-BMA issued 18.8.48 to New England Airways, Bankstown, NSW. Transferred 26.8.48 to Wollongong and South Coast Aviation Services Pty Ltd, Wollongong, NSW. Transferred 11.11.49 to A.A. Aberline, West Wyalong, NSW. Transferred 18.11.53 to F. Wiza, trading as Australian Aircraft Sales, Kings Cross, NSW. Registration lapsed 19.2.54. Transferred 3.5.54 to J.P. Connolly, Kings Cross, NSW. Transferred 7.7.54 to A. Saffron, Potts Point, NSW. Cancelled 10.1.55. Restored 21.3.55 with new CoR No 2268 to Goilala Air Services, Tapini, NG. Withdrawn from use due to spar deterioration and cancelled 28.6.56.
W2098 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS "10" 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after both engines failed, Walkaway Bombing and Gunnery Range, WA, 20.11.42. ANA 25.6.43. 4 SFTS 19.7.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2099 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Crashed when both engines failed during bombing exercise, Walkaway Bombing and Gunnery Range, WA, 12.3.42. Converted to components 14.4.42.
W2109 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS "55" 22.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into shelter trench, Geraldton, WA. 20.4.42. ANA 18.1.44. 4 SFTS 17.7.44. 87 OBU 1.6.45. CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. CMU Narranderra 11.3.46. Sold 13.10.47. CoR No 1718 as VH-BMO issued 1.8.50 to Charter Aviation Service (Australasia), Bankstown, NSW - later Lae, NG. Transferred 12.3.53 to Airport Drive Yourself Pty Ltd, East Sydney, NSW. Exported to Singapore departing Darwin 16.5.53. Cancelled 28.5.53. Registered as VR-SDT to Tradeastern Ltd 26.5.53 for use by Nanyang Airways Ltd. Transferred to Nanyang Press Ltd, Kallang, 1.1.55. Withdrawn from use 17.9.58.

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W2110 1 AD 6.6.41. GRS 24.7.41. Collided while overtaking Fairey battle L5760 north of Geelong, Vic, 15.8.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Ran into gutter and hit wire fence, Laverton, Vic, 7.1.42. Ansett overhaul 20.9.43. 1 AD 3.4.44. 4 SFTS "10" 12.4.44. Swung off strip during cross-wind landing practice, Rockwell Strip, (35 miles north-west of Geraldton) WA, 1.5.44. 87 OBU (date?) CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2111 1 AD 6.6.41. 1 SFTS 20.7.41. 6 SFTS 4.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing 7 miles north of tenant Creek, NT, 11.3.42. Ansett overhaul 20.11.43. 1 AD 4.9.44. CFS 18.9.44. 1 CU 26.12.44. Starboard undercarriage collapsed while taxying, Tocumwal, NSW, 21.7.45. Converted to components 7.11.45.

Avro Anson W2111
1 Communications Unit, 
Tocumwal NSW July 1945. 
RAAF via Rod Farquhar.

W2112 2 AP 14.4.41. 4 SFTS 20.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Landed off runway on marshy ground, Onslow, WA, 13.9.42. Landed with undercarriage partially retratced, Geraldton, WA, 24.8.42. ANA overhaul 20.12.43. 4 SFTS 1.5.44. 87 OBU (date?) CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2114 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS "64" 16.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped after tyre burst, Geraldton, WA, 30.12.43. ANA overhaul 5.8.44. 4 SFTS 5.3.45. 7 CU 1.4.45. 87 OBU 17.12.45. Sold 24.3.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd.
W2116 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 16.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into slit trench, Geraldton, WA, 23.10.42. ANA 25.10.43. 4 SFTS Technical Salvage Section 21.12.43. Converted to components 15.12.43.
W2117 1 AD 6.6.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Fitted dual control and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 8 SFTS 28.10.42. Ansett 6.2.44. 2 AP 6.11.44. 6 CU 4.12.44. 3 AOS storage 25.11.45. 5 CRD 1.2.46. SOC 20.8.47.
W2121 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS 14.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped, Georgina SLG, WA, 21.5.43. ANA 26.12.44. 4 CRD 26.11.45. 17 RSU 10.1.46. 7 CU 11.3.46. CMU Geraldton 13.5.46. Sold 6.11.46. CoR No 1296 as VH-BEL issued 18.6.47 to G.W. Lewis, Flying Doctor Service, Kalgoorlie, WA. Last Mk 1 Anson to fly in Australia due CofA extension 21.8.62 to 4.9.62 to allow completion of survey contract in Leonora, WA, area. Cancelled 4.9.62 "by order of DGCA". Donated to Air Training Corps Centre, Kalgoorlie. Left in hangar at Kalgoorlie Airport. Donated to RAAF Association Museum, Perth, WA, 16.7.70. Transported to Perth by road 6.71.
Stored then restored as W2121 and displayed in RAAF Association Museum, Bull Creek, Perth, WA. Current.

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W2124 1 AD 6.6.41. 4 SFTS "87" 3.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Undercarriage collapsed while taxying on boggy ground, Kojarina SLG, WA, 15.6.42. Damaged on landing, Geraldton, WA, 1.9.42. ANA 26.10.42. 4 SFTS 14.12.42. Overshot flare path and ran into slit trench, Geraldton, WA, 13.1.43. ANA 13.2.42. 4 SFTS 1.3.43. Undercarriage collapsed during ground loop on landing, Geraldton, WA, 28.2.44. ANA 28.8.44. 7 CU 10.4.45. SHQ Pearce 19.2.46. CMU Geraldton 13.5.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W2129 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS 12.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, 1 mile from Geraldton, WA, 16.2.42. Mid-air collision with W1938, Geraldton, WA, 9.2.43. Converted to components 1.6.43.
W2131 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS 12.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Hit by taxying R3557, Geraldton, WA, 24.11.42. ANA 27.5.44. 4 SFTS 2.10.44. 87 OBU (date?) CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. CMU Narranderra 29.3.46. Sold 11.10.46. CoR No 1154 as VH-AKH issued 3.1.47 to Guinea Air Traders Ltd., Lae, NG. Crashed near Bulolo, NG 1.3.47 and totally wrecked. All 4 on board killed. Cancelled 1.3.47.
W2132 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS "88" 12.7.41. Landed with undercarriage retracted, Georgina SLG, WA, 25.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 4 AD 27.1.44. ANA 14.10.44. 7 CU 1.8.45. Crashed on landing, Noonkanbah, WA, 7.9.45.
W2133 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS "80" 12.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into by W2276, Geraldton, WA, 23.2.42. Crash landed while low flying, White Peaks, WA, 10.7.42. ANA 20.7.42. ANA 20.7.42. 4 SFTS 5.4.43. 87 OBU 1.6.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2135 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. Ansett 29.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 1 AD 7.1.42. 2 ANS 17.1.42. Nose hit by starboard wing of DG728, Nhill, Vic, 10.2.43. 2 AOS 23.9.43. 1 WAGS 25.11.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. Ansett overhaul 15.1.45. 1 AD 4.6.45. 6 SFTS 14.6.45. CMU Mallala (date?). AGRS 21.4.47. 3 AD 27.2.48. SAN 17.9.48. Forced landing with oil pressure problem, Evendon, (state?) 28.3.49. 1 AD Det, Tocumwal 16.10.50. Sold 23.5.54. CoR No: 2304 as VH-ICB issued 11.11.53 to Inter-Coastal Airlines, Melbourne, Vic,. Transferred 27.1.56 to Aircraft Engine Overhaul Service, Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Vic. Re-registered as VH-AOA 6.4.56. Transferred 26.8.56 to Papuan Air Transport Ltd., Port Moresby, PNG, Cancelled 5.8.58 as "discarded". Donated to kindergarten, Port Moresby.
W2141 1 AD 25.5.41. 4 SFTS 12.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxying accident, Geraldton, 27.1.43. Converted to components 21.1.44.
W2145 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 26.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Hit fence on approach, Amberley, Qld, 21.2.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Collided with W2374 after landing, Mallala, SA, 28.12.43. Guinea Airways overhaul 27.3.45. Parafield 2.11.45. 1 AD 19.2.46. Sold 15.5.46. CoR No 1004 as VH-AQV issued 19.7.46 to The Commissioner of Police, Sydney, NSW, named "Nemesis". Transferred 31.8.50 to E.C. Fountain, Strathfield, NSW. Cancelled 6.8.51. Transferred 21.12.53 to Crowley Airways Ltd, Lae. NG. Restored 21.1.54. Re-reg VH-CSC 20.3.55 to Crowley Airways, Lae, NG. Withdrawn from use Lae .58 and became derelict. Cancelled 1.9.60 at owner's request.
W2146 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 27.5.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Crashed after engine failure on take-off, Kojarina SLG, WA, 17.3.43. 87 OBU 1.6.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2147 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 16.6.41. Undershot at night and hit fence, Geraldton 15.9.41. Hit boundary fence, Geraldton, WA, 28.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with W2078 while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 20.10.43. (ANA? Date?) 4 SFTS 3.7.44. 87 OBU (date?). CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2148 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS 16.6.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. While stationary, hit by W2149, Kojarina SLG, WA, 18.8.42. ANA 12.4.43. 4 SFTS 13.9.43. Mainplane damaged while taxying, Geraldton, WA, 3.5.44. 87 OBU (date?) CMU Evans Head 10.7.45. Forced landing after engine failure during delivery flight, Ceduna, SA, 16.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2149 1 AD 10.5.41. 4 SFTS "77" 12.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped taxying in high wind and struck W2148, Kojarina SLG, WA, 18.8.42. Tailplane struck boundary marker while taxying, Kojarina SLG, WA, 2.9.42. Crash landed and undercarriage collapsed, Georgina SLG, WA, 7.4.43. ANA 9.12.44. 4 ADRP 8.9.45. 87 OBU 22.1.46. Sold 30.9.46. CoR No 1223 as VH-BAU issued 17.12.46 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Transferred 16.4.53 to Yaringa Pastoral Co Pty Ltd (A. Kopke), Carnarvon, WA - later Geraldton WA. Withdrawn from use 12.55 at Maylands, W.A. Cancelled 17.12.56 as beyond economical repair (derelict).
W2150 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 14.7.41. Ansett 18.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 1 AD 24.12.41. 2 ANS 27.12.41. * SFTS 30.3.42. 71 Sqn 14.9.42. 2 ANS 11.11.42. 2 AP 19.6.44. 2 AD 22.2.45. Ansett 21.5.45. 2 RSU 18.7.45. 2 CRD 31.8.45. Converted to components 26.2.46.
W2151 1 AD 6.6.41. GRS 27.7.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ansett 6.7.43. 1 AD 29.11.43. 1 WAGS 5.12.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. SHQ Laverton for HFDF calibration 25.6.45. 11 EFTS storage 5.10.45. SOC 12.5.48.
W2152 2 AP 16.5.41. 2 ANS 21.7.41. Ansett 17.11.48. 1 AD 14.12.41. 2 ANS 20.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 30.12.41. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. Collided with stationary W2056 (?) at night, Bundaberg, Qld, 30.3.42. APL 4.5.42. 8 SFTS 17.5.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Ansett 12.2.44. 2 AP 9.10.44. 1 WAGS 16.10.44. AGRS 27.11.45. SOC 21.2.47.
W2153 1 AD 6.6.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.42. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Forced landing after engine failure, 1 mile north of Lower Light SLG, SA, 22.4.43. Converted to components 18.11.43.
W2156 2 AP 16.5.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.42. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Swung on landing and collided with stationary W2157, Mallala, SA, 29.8.44. 6 SFTS 8.1.45. Ansett 3.5.45. 1 CRD 18.8.45. Converted to components 13.9.45.
W2157 2 AP 16.5.41.  2 ANS 14.7.41.  Ansett 6.12.41.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  1 AD 18.1.42.  2 ANS 24.1.42.  Damaged while taxying, Nhill, Vic, 15.5.42.  Undercarriage collapsed in forced landing 2 miles east of Nhill, Vic, 9.9.42.  Ansett 26.9.42.  1 AD 13.4.43.  6 SFTS 11.5.43.  While stationary, struck by landing W2156, Mallala, SA, 29.8.44.  SHQ Mallala 3.7.47.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr Richardon, “Milton Park”, Angaston SA.  Sold to Mr Don Michell, “Carlyle” farm, Keynton via Angaston, for £1 at a farm clearance sale around 1955.  By 1966 only the cockpit and nose were at Mitchell’s farm while many parts were located at “Milton Park”.  By 1974 cockpit, nose section, one engine and engine mounts remained at “Carlyle”.
W2158 1 AD 6.6.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual control and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Aircraft abandoned by crew while lost on cross-country flight and crashed near Booyal, 26 miles south-west of Bundaberg, Qld, 10.1.43.
W2164 1 AD 6.6.41. 4 SFTS "91" 31.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Overshot at night and swung into W2096 (where?) 1.10.42. Forced landing after engine failure, Georgina SLG, WA, 15.11.42. Forced landing with undercarriage retracted, 12 miles south of Geraldton, WA, 28.10.43. ANA 11.9.44. 4 SFTS 14.5.45. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 19.8.46. CoR No 1096 as VH-AYN issued 1.11.46 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd, Perth, WA. Named "RMA De Gray". Re-registered VH-MMG 4.49. Transferred 1.10.55 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd, (same address) Perth, WA. Crashed at Hawkstone Peak near Derby, WA, 4.2.56 while on ambulance flight. Pilot, 2 nurses, father and child killed. Cancelled 4.2.56.
W2165 1 AD 6.6.41. 1 SFTS 20.7.41. Taxied into by Oxford R6191 (where?) (date?). 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Ground looped and undercarriage collapsed on landing, Mallala, SA, 9.12.41. Guinea Airways 20.12.41. 6 SFTS 24.1.42. Mid-air collision with R3542 while changing formation during low-level formation flying, Monteith, near Murray Bridge, SA, 4.8.42. 4 killed in each aircraft. In this aircraft Sgt Hugh Godfrey Phillips (pilot/instructor), Sgt Mervyn John Nicholls (observer), LACs (trainees) Colin McCall Say and James Brignall Richardson.
Headstone of Lac C McC Say killed in the crash of Anson W2165 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar. Headstone of Lac J B Richardson killed in the crash of Anson W2165 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar.
W2172 1 AD 6.6.41. 3 SFTS 31.7.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways 29.1.45. 6 SFTS 8.8.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Point cook store 2.9.46. 1 AD Ferry Flight 24.3.53. Sold 15.8.55. CoR No 2124 as VH-BIE issued 15.7.55 to R.G. Carswell, Moorooka, Qld - then c/- Carsair, Port Moresby, NG. Later to Brisbane, Qld. Withdrawn from use Archerfield, Qld, 1958. Cancelled 31.8.60. Derelict remains found on a property at Mount Gravatt, , Qld and acquired by John Hill who moved them to his property at Springbrook, Qld (date?). Sold to Queensland Air Museum and collected by museum 12.6.77. Now held by Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra, Qld.
W2181 1 AD 30.6.41. 3 SFTS 25.8.41. Heavy landing, Amberley, Qld, 23.10.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Crashed, Mallala, SA, 22.7.43. Ansett overhaul 21.3.44. 1 AD 30.10.44. 6 CU 4.11.44. 3 AOS 11.11.45. 5 CRD 1.2.46. SOC 20.8.47.
W2188 1 AD 28.6.41. GRS 26.9.41. 1 AD 30.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. GRS 21.12.41. Ansett 20.9.43. 1 AD 1.5.44. 8 SFTS 28.5.44. Maryborough store 18.6.45. Sold 20.8.46. CoR No 1185 as VH-BAB issued 20.1.47 to E.S. Riggall, c/- Inland Air Service, Kedron, Qld. Transferred 20.12.48 to Queensland Airlines Pty Ltd, Archerfield Aerodrome, Qld. Transferred 7.9.50 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Ditched off Swansea, NSW 14.7.51 after port engine failure. Captain and 10 pax rescued by fishing boat. Cancelled 6.8.51.
W2211 1 AD 8.7.41. 3 SFTS 25.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Engine failed on take-off, aircraft turned back, stalled and crashed, Amberley, Qld, 15.2.42.
W2221 1 AD 8.7.41. 4 SFTS 20.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Collided with tree while taxying Yuin LG, WA, 3.7.42. ANA 29.7.44. 4 SFTS 26.2.45. 87 OBU (date?) CMU Evans head 31.7.45. Sold to Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Brisbane, Qld, 13.11.46.
W2231 1 AD 28.6.41. 3 SFTS 1.9.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Ansett overhaul 5.6.44. 1 AD 26.12.44. 6 SFTS 23.1.45. CMU Mallala (date?). AGRS 19.3.47. Still in store, AGRS Ballarat 7.1.53.
W2239 1 AD 28.6.41. GRS 25.9.41. 1 AD 30.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. GRS 21.12.41. Ansett 11.12.44. 1 AD 21.5.45. 11 EFTS storage 22.8.45. Sold 17.7.46. CoR No 1064 as VH-AVQ issued 4.9.46 to Australian Air Traders Sydney, NSW. Transferred 14.4.47 to Guinea Air Traders, Lae, NG. Crashed 24.4.47 20 miles east of Port Moresby. Cancelled 20.10.47.
W2240 1 AD 28.6.41. GRS 24.9.41. Taxying accident, Laverton, Vic, 5.11.41. Taxied into stationary W2265 (where?) 16.2.42. Taxying accident, Cressy, Vic, 3.12.42. Ansett 14.12.42. 1 AD 29.1.42. 1 RCS 10.5.43. 15 ARD 17.8.43. 1 RCS 16.10.43. 9 CU 4.11.43. 1 AOS 24.3.44. 2 AP 30.3.44. 2 AD 5.2.45. SOC 2.11.48.
W2244 1 AD 28.6.41. 3 SFTS 25.8.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. Fitted dual controls and turreted 5.1.42. 8 SFTS 13.1.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Taxied into DG842, Bundaberg, Qld, 8.12.42. 2 AP 15.5.44. Ansett 19.9.44. 2 AD 26.3.45. GRS 2.4.45. Missing on reconnaissance flight from Bairnsdale, Vic, to Lowood, Qld 7.4.45. Wreckage washed up near Coffs Harbour, NSW, 22.4.45.
W2253 1 AD 28.6.41. GRS 3.9.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Crashed Wonwron, Vic, 21.5.43.
W2254 1 AD 28.6.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Mid-air collision with W2257, 1.5 miles south of Mallala, SA, 14.10.41. Sgt Ian Bruce Blacker (Instr) and LAC Bernard George Hutchins (student pilot) killed in this aircraft.
W2255 1 AD 28.6.41. 3 SFTS 1.9.41. Fitted turret 18.12.41. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Taxied into hole, Mallala, SA, 11.9.42. Ansett Essendon overhaul 24.11.43. 1 AD 12.9.44. 6 SFTS 25.9.44. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Point Cook storage 2.9.46. Sold 14.11.47. CoR No 1629 as VH-BKZ issued 4.3.49 to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Crashed Moorabbin, Vic 17.1.53 after engine failure on take-off. Cancelled 15.5.53.

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W2256 1 AD 28.6.41. 3 SFTS 1.9.41. Fitted turret 18.12.4. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Taxied into mud patch, Mallala, SA, 21.7.42. Crashed attempting to land in fog after night cross-country flight, 1.5 miles north-east of Mallala, SA, 21.7.43. LAC Colin Walter Cook (student pilot) was trapped in the cockpit and died of his injuries on 22.7.42.

Headstone of Lac J B Richardson killed in the crash of Anson W2165 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar.

W2257 1 AD 28.6.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Mid-air collision with W2254, 1.5 miles south of Mallala, SA, 14.10.41. P/O Charles Edwards Somerville (Instr) and LAC John Gordon Maslin (student pilot) killed in this aircraft.
W2260 1 AD 28.6.41. 4 SFTS 20.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Tailwheel collapsed on rough ground, Geraldton, WA, 25.2.42. Tailplane hit concrete block, Georgina SLG, WA, 17.3.42. Landed with wheels partially retracted, Geraldton, WA, 11.11.42. Taxying accident, Geraldton, WA, 1.12.43. ANA overhaul 25.9.44. 4 ARDRP 12.6.45. 87 )BU 22.1.46. 7 CU 18.2.46. 87 OBU 1.4.46. Sold 1.6.46. CoR No 1059 as VH-AXC issued 13.9.46 to G.W. Lewis, Flying Doctor Service, Kalgoorlie, WA. Re-registered VH-BXC 28.10.48 when AXC became a prohibited marking. Named 'Learmonth'. Transferred 24.7.58 to Bell Bros Pty Ltd, Guildford, WA. Cancelled 26.10.61.
Aircraft destroyed' after being burned for fire practice Perth Airport 26.10.61.
Pictures of destruction can be found at
http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Avro%20Anson%20VH-BXC%20BIF.htm .

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W2261 1 AD 12.7.41. GRS 6.9.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Crash-landed near Woodend, Vic, 4.2.42. 1 AD 9.2.42. Ansett 11.3.42. 1 AD 30.7.42. 6 SFTS 10.8.42. 67 Sqn “MK-M” 28.9.42. Force-landed in the sea during anti-submarine patrol, Bass Strait 21.6.43. P/O A.E. Packer (pilot) and Sgt B.F. Duffy injured; F/Sgt C.C. Cooper (navigator) missing.
W2262 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS 20.9.41. Taxied into stationary W2051, Geraldton, WA, 26.9.41. Forced landing near Bowgada, WA, while on cross-country to Tenindawa LG 28.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Ground looped after landing downwind, Georgina SLG, WA, 6.4.42. Crashed into the side of a hill between Clackline and Mokine, WA, 9.10.42 while in use by 68 Sqn. RAAF Pearce for salvage 14.10.42. “The plane crashed shortly after 1 pm on a property leased by Mr G.E. Harvey. His wife saw the plane approaching very low, it went over the house then hit the ground beyond some trees about 3/4 mile from the house. There was an explosion a few minutes later and a cloud of smoke was seen rising. When Mrs Harvey arrived at the site, the wreck was a flaming mess with machine gun ammunition going off constantly. The sound of the crash was heard for several miles. The bodies of the 4 crew were flung from the plane, the rudder catapulted over the wreck and landed up a large tree about 20 metres further on from where the plane landed. The remains of F/O Birt were interred in the Northam Cemetery (Anglican section) on Sunday October 11th, 1942. Padre RJ Percy Clarke of the Air Force initiated.” (The Northam Advertiser, Sat Oct 17th, 1942) (Link to ‘Loss of Avro Anson W2262 near Clackline, WA. (Graham Higgs)
W2265 1 AD 6.7.41. 2 AOS 2.8.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Mount Gambier, SA, 7.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. GRS 28.12.41. 1 AD 25.1.42. GRS 9.2.42. Taxying accident, Cressy, Vic, 19.6.42. Ansett overhaul 6.7.43. 1 AD 4.1.44. 8 SFTS 10.1.44. 1 WAGS 26.12.44. AGRS 27.11.45. Sold 9.5.47.
W2267 1 AD 6.7.41.  GRS 2.8.41.  Fitted turret 17.12.41.  Forced landing after engine failure, Yanakie, Vic, 16.1.42.  Ansett 25.10.43.  1 AD 29.5.44.  6 SFTS “8” 26.6.44 (Cheetah engines 33654, 33640).  Forced landing after engine failure, Ardrossan ELG, SA, 22.4.45.  SHQ Mallala 3.7.47.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction.  Possible parts from this acft found in early 1980s at Mr Zimmerman’s orchard near Nuriootpa SA.  Engine and nacelle had been sold to a Mr Henry Wendt.
W2270 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS 31.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2271 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS "89" 3.8.41. Engine failure while overshooting and landed in tree, near Tenindewa SLG, WA, 26.10.41. Converted to components 18.12.41.
W2273 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS "96" 20.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Crashed into Greenough River on take-off, Yuin LG, WA, 3.2.42. Overshot landing, undercarriage collapsed and aircraft nosed over, Kojarena SLG, WA, 2.12.42. Landed with undercarriage partially retracted, Geraldton, WA, 5.4.43. 87 OBU 2.8.45. SOC 28.2.47.
W2274 1 AD 6.7.41. Only airframe received. Converted to components 22.8.41.
W2275 1 AD 6.7.41. GRS 27.10.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Engine stalled, crash landed, Bairnsdale, Vic, 18.11.43.
W2276 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS 31.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Taxied into W2133, Geraldton, WA, 23.1.42. ANA 21.2.44. 4 SFTS 14.8.44. 87 OBU (date?). CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2277 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS 31.8.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Struck fence after forced landing, Georgina SLG, WA, 3.2.42. Forced landing with undercarriage partially retracted 8 miles east of Dongarra, WA, 19.4.43. ANA overhaul 12.6.44. 4 SFTS 26.12.44. 87 OBU (date?). CMU Evans Head 24.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2278 1 AD 6.7.41. 4 SFTS 20.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Hit by R3455 which was taking off at night, Kojarina SLG, WA, 20.7.42. ANA 10.8.42. 4 SFTS 22.2.43. 87 OBU (date?). CMU Evans Head 22.7.45. SOC 6.2.48.
W2364 1 AD 27.7.41. 6 SFTS 6.12.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. 100 Sqn 4.8.42. 67 Sqn "MK-A" 28.9.42. Guinea Airways 18.10.44. 6 SFTS 2.4.45. CMU Mallala (date?). AGRS 23.12.46. For sale at AGRS Ballarat 24.4.53.
W2365 1 AD 27.7.41. GRS 30.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Ansett 11.12.44. 1 AD 7.5.45. 11 EFTS storage 22.8.45. CMU Benalla (date?). TTSD 16.1.47. 2 AD 24.4.47. Sold 18.6.47. CoR No ???? as VH-BDO issued 16.1.48 to H.W. Chapman, Dulwich, NSW. Transferred 1.7.48 to East-West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW. Crashed after engine failure on take-off Tamworth, NSW, 12.10.49. Cancelled 20.5.50.
W2366 1 AD 27.7.41. GRS 30.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Became lost at night and crash landed, Bacchus Marsh, Vic, 1.2.43. 7 AD 7.2.43. SOC 29.7.44.
W2367 2 AP 29.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Tailplane damaged while taxying, Port Lincoln, SA, 14.3.42. 2 AOS 17.11.44. Converted to components 8.5.46.
W2368 1 AD 27.7.41. 6 SFTS 29.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Precautionary night landing, 90 miles north-east of Geraldton, WA, 31.7.43. Guinea Airways 20.1.44. 6 SFTS 26.12.44. Sold to Morris and Walesby, Gladesville, NSW, 26.2.47.
W2369 1 AD 27.7.41. GRS 16.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Crashed at night 1 mile south of Kirk Point, Corio Bay, Vic, 11.3.42.
W2370 2 AP 29.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Crashed at night (apparently lost) into Lake Albert, SA, 3.6.42. 4 crew, Sgts Finlay Emmerson Anderson, Joseph Gray Myers and Graeme Yeoman Wadlow and LAC William Stanley Butler all killed.
W2372 1 AD 27.7.41. GRS 16.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. 1 AD 25.1.42. GRS 9.2.42. Crash landed, Mallacoota, Vic, 3.3.42. Ansett 11.3.42. 1 AD 9.7.42. 6 SFTS 20.7.42. GRS 5.1.45. 1 CRD 14.9.45. SOC 3.7.47.
W2373 2 AP 29.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41.
Crashed during night flying exercise, Mallala, SA, 7.9.42.
LAC Patrick John Brady (student pilot) killed.

Hedstone of Lac P J Brady killed in the crash of Anson W2373 
Mallala War Cemetery. 
Photo Rod Farquhar.

W2374 1 AD 27.7.41. 6 SFTS 29.11.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Forced landing after engine failure, 12 miles south of Mallala, SA, 11.2.42. Landed with undercarriage retracted, Lower Light SLG, SA, 19.1.43. Collided with W2145 after landing, Mallala, SA, 28.12.43. Guinea Airways 15.1.44. 6 SFTS 24.1.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 7.3.47. CMU Tocumwal 11.11.48. Airflite Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW, 9.11.49. 2 AD 4.9.50. 1 AD 12.9.50. 2 AD 9.12.53. 3 AD 1.9.54. SOC 15.2.55. CoR No 2290 as VH-WMA issued 8.7.55 to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Division of Radio Physics, Sydney, NSW. Used for rainmaking experiments by cloud seeding. Transferred to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW, 12.58. Adastra requested change of registration to VH-AGO 21.7.59 but this was refused by DCA as the registration had been used by a crashed aircraft. Withdrawn from use, Mascot 1959. Cancelled 16.12.59. Last reported derelict outside Adastra hangar, Mascot 12.62. Scrapped Mascot. (Link to Image as VH-WMA).

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W2375 1 AD 27.7.41. GRS 30.11.41. Fitted turret 17.12.41. Hit by tractor (where?) 15.4.42. Struck fence during forced landing after engine failure, Currie aerodrome, King Island. 29.6.42. Ansett 14.7.42. 1 AD 15.10.42. GRS 26.10.42. 1 CF 3.1.43. 7 CU 24.6.44. ANA 23.9.44. 7 CU 23.6.45. 87 OBU 28.3.46. SOC 28.2.47.
W2376 1 AD 27.7.41. 2 AOS 24.10.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. GRS 16.2.42. 1 SFTS 20.6.42. GRS 14.7.42. Overshot into soft ground, Cressy, Vic, 1.10.42. SOC 16.10.47.
W2377 1 AD 27.7.41.  2 AOS 30.11.41.  Fitted turret 19.12.41.  GRS 23.3.42.  Ansett 20.9.43.  1 AD 6.6.44.  6 SFTS 22.6.44 (Cheetah engines 32087, 39263).  Sold to New England Airways 4.10.46.  presumably used for spares.
W2378 2 AP 29.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Fitted turret 19.12.41. Guinea Airways overhaul 29.11.44. 6 SFTS 2.7.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 7.3.47. CMU Tocumwal 15.11.48. Airflite Pty Ltd 11.11.49. 3 AD 10.7.50. 1 AD 1.11.50. Sold 21.4.53. CoR No 2307 as VH-CAC issued 7.1.54 to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne, Vic. (Allocated Papua New Guinea Region and based at Port Moresby). Crashed at unknown location .58. Cancelled 20.6.58 as 'Destroyed'.

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W2434 2 AP 8.8.41.  6 SFTS 19.9.41.  Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Mallala, SA, 18.12.41.  Forced landing due weather, Tumby Bay, SA, 27.7.42.  Ansett overhaul 21.3.44.  1 AD 7.11.44.  6 SFTS 4.1.45.  SHQ Mallala 3.7.47.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction and eventually located at Wally Rosenzweig’s farm at Towitta via Sedan SA.  Collected 1.7.84 by Bob Jarrett of the SA Aviation & Warbird Restoration Group and moved to  garage at Salisbury North, Adelaide for storage with Ansons VH-FIOA and EF954.;  W2434 remains were reported in poor condition and by 1987 were reported to be at RAAF Point Cook Museum, Vic.   Parts also reported recovered and used by the South Australian  Aviation Museum in the restoration of Anson AW965/EF954
W2435 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Forced landing in the sea for no known reason, 1 mile south-south-east of Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, SA, 3.6.42. Sgt Frederick Reginald Cassidy (Instructor), Sgt Kenneth Walter Hailey, LAC Laurence Francis Pickup and Sgt David Roderick Stewart all killed.
W2443 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. Undershot at night and hit fence, Mallala, SA, 25.11.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. 71 Sqn 31.1.43. Tyre burst and undercarriage collapsed on take-off, Amberley, Qld, 1.2.43. APL 2.4.43. 3 AD 3.1.44. 8 SFTS 4.2.44. 3 CRD 17.6.45. Converted to components 25.11.45.
W2448 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Ansett 24.11.43. 1 AD 18.9.44. 6 SFTS 25.9.44. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 7.3.47. Sold 5.10.48. CoR No 1708 as VH-CAL issued 12.4.50 to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne, Vic. (Allocated to Qld Region 1950 to 1954, NSW Region 1954-1957). Cancelled 20.8.58 (withdrawn from use).

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W2451 1 AD 12.9.41. 6 SFTS 17.11.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. Taxied into gun pit, Nhill, Vic, 30.10.42. CRD 22.11.43. Converted to components 4.4.44.
W2472 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS "51" 27.9.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Guinea Airways 17.1.44. 6 SFTS 27.12.44. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 7.3.47. CMU Tocumwal 17.11.48. Sold 24.4.54. From Queensland Air Museum "It should be noted that for many years there was some doubt as to the correct military identity of VH-BIF which was thought to be W2472, but it is now believed to be AX305. Anson AX305 is understood to have a fuselage number of R3/LW/107500. This number is carried on a data plate which was found affixed to the fuselage of VH-BIF at the time of its recovery from Charleville. Anson W2472 is understood to have a fuselage number in the range R3/LW/88521 (W2434) to R3/LW/88569 (W2486). Anson W2472 has since been located at Miles, Qld. As these numbers were not allocated in strict sequence, it is not possible to extrapolate corresponding military serial numbers or vice versa. The weight of evidence now suggests that VH-BIF is ex AX305."
The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Center acquired W2472 in 2010. Although there was initial uncertainty about its ID they are now confident that it is in fact W2472. It was located at Roma having previously been located at Miles.
It is now under restoration at the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Center

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W2473 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Guinea Airways 12.11.43. 4 SFTS 29.5.44. 87 OBU 2.8.45. Sold 3.2.47. CoR No 1208 as VH-AGX issued 6.3.47 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth. Sold 13.2.48 to R.E. Bower, Nedlands, WA. Departed Perth for Singapore 16.2.48. Aircraft was reported missing near Port Hedland 17.2.48 but found after search on Pardoo Station airstrip, bogged in mud left by recent cyclone. Aircraft was pulled out by a team of donkeys and delayed there for 8 days. Departed Darwin for Timor 4.3.48. Departed Koepang for Bali 5.3.48. but became overdue and a search was mounted which found the aircraft on Waingupu strip in the Sumbawa Islands, reportedly forced to land there because of a propeller fault. Aircraft eventually flew on to Batavia where a radio was fitted for the rest of the trip. Sold to F.W. Morgan, 1 Laidlaw Bldgs, Battery Road, Singapore on 26.3.48. Cancelled 20.7.48. Became 'RI-004' with the newly formed Indonesian Air Force (AURI). Reported to have been captured by the Dutch at Magoewo 19.12.47. Broken up by the Dutch.
W2481 1 AD 12.9.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. Crashed during night navigation training flight, 3 miles west of Noora, SA, 25.9.43. F/O Lawrence Andrew Flynn (pilot), P/O Albert Nicholas Rapp (Observer), Sgt John Vickery Bowman (Observer) and Sgt Ronald Edwin Obst (Observer) all killed.
W2483 2 AP 8.8.41. 1 ANS 6.9.41. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP 12.6.44. Ansett 24.7.44. 2 AD 26.2.45. 6 SFTS 8.3.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 23.11.48. Sold 9.7.54. CoR No 2111 as VH-BEV issued 23.8.54 to Air Express Co., Archerfield, Qld. Transferred 16.1.58 to Gillham Airways Pty Ltd, Mackay, Qld "Coral Voyager". Withdrawn from use, Archerfield, Qld, 1960 and became derelict. Deleted 1.7.62 by order of DGCA.
W2486 2 AP 8.8.41. 1 ANS 6.9.41. 1 WAGS 12.9.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. Ansett 7.3.45. 1 AD 30.7.45. 11 EFTS storage 22.8.45. Sold 12.7.46. CoR No 1671 as VH-BLG issued 21.10.49 to E.H. Loneragan, Mudgee, NSW "Ginger Meggs". Badly damaged in forced landing near Mudgee .59. Withdrawn from use at Mudgee and became derelict. Cancelled 26.6.61. Nose section held by the Australian War memorial, Canberra and displayed in the Pacific at War Exhibition.
W2488 1 AD 12.9.41. GRS 9.11.41. 2 AOS 28.12.41. Ran through fence after forced landing 18 miles south-east of Penola, SA, 19.4.43. 3 AOS (date?). 4 SFTS 28.2.44. ANA 20.1.45. 4 CRD 26.11.45. Converted to components 26.2.46.
W2493 1 AD 12.9.41. 2 AP 10.10.41. 3 SFTS 6.1.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 14.9.44. 6 SFTS 12.2.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Point Cook store 2.9.46. Awaiting disposal, Point Cook, 31.3.53.
W2494 1 AD 12.9.41. 2 AP 10.10.41. 6 SFTS 19.12.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 25.9.44. 6 SFTS 24.2.45. 4 CU 21.5.45. SHQ Maryborough 25.3.46. Sold to Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Brisbane 10.10.46.
W2495 1 AD 12.9.41.  6 SFTS 1.11.41.  Fitted turret 23.1.42.  Struck wind indicator in night landing, Mallala, SA, 15.6.42.  Ansett overhaul 17.4.44.  1 AD 28.11.44.  1 AD Ferry Flight 16.1.45.  6 SFTS 22.1.45.  SHQ Mallala 3.7.47.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction.  Later bought froma yard next to Angaston, SA, garage by Mr Lange of Angaston.  By 1980s, sections of fuselage frame, engine cowlings and parts were held in a shed on his farm.
W2501 1 AD 12.9.41.  2 AP 10.10.41.  3 SFTS 6.1.42.  6 SFTS 6.4.42.  5 CRD 13.9.45.  SOC 20.8.47.  Sold at Port Pirie auction.  By 1966,completely broken up with parts found scattered across the farm of Mr Colin Lodge, Ardrossan, SA. Also cowlings sections marked AW451, DJ504 and A4-21.  By 1974 nothing was left.
W2508 1 AD 12.9.41. 2 AP 10.10.41. 3 SFTS 6.1.42. Forced landing after engine failure, Kingaroy, Qld, 19.3.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. DAP Parafield 23.4.45. 5 CRD 28.9.45. Converted to components 18.10.45.
W2510 1 AD 12.9.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Landed with undercarriage unlocked, Mallala, SA, 5.12.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Forced landing with undercarriage retracted at night when lost, 5 miles south-west of Port Augusta, SA, 14.2.42. Guinea Airways 24.7.42. 6 SFTS 8.3.43. Ground looped after landing, Columbo SLG, SA, 27.1.44. Guinea Airways 21.3.44. 6 SFTS 2.10.44. 6 CU 30.11.44. 5 CRD 18.12.45. SOC 20.8.47.
W2522 1 AD 12.9.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. Fitted turret 23.1.42. Ansett 26.10.44. 1 AD 13.2.45. 67 Sqn "MK-O" 16.3.45. 7 CU 24.5.45. 17 RSU storage 25.6.45. 7 CU 12.7.45. AFRU 14.11.45. SOC 15.10.48.
Anson W2522
 70 Squadron 
Mallala ready for ASW patrol
via Rod Farquhar.
W2524 2 AP 8.9.41.  6 SFTS 19.9.41.  Fitted turret 23.1.42.  Crashed during forced landing, Wasleys, 5 miles east of Mallala, SA, 14.11.42.  Guinea Airways 17.11.42.  6 SFTS 6.7.43.  SHQ Mallala, 3.7.47.  SOC 30.5.47.  Sold at Mallala auction to Mr B.R. Fromm, Mount Pleasant, SA with W1537.  Around 1948 W2524 was towed away by the owner of Stiller Motors, Sedan, WA, who broke it up to make a caravan out of the fuselage frame and wheels.  By 1966 parts and framework were at the back of the garage.  By 1974, only engine mounts and parts remained.
W2529 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.42. Fitted turret 19.1.42. Ansett 19.11.43. 1 AD 29.8.44. 6 SFTS 1.9.44. 2 AD 29.9.44. 10 CU 17.10.44. 2 AOS 11.2.45. 8 CU 20.6.45. 3 CRD 18.10.45. 3 AD (date?). SOC 7.10.48.
W2530 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 19.9.41. Mid-air collision with AW660 3.6.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. Tyre burst, Mallala, SA, 22.10.42. 7 AD 31.1.43. Converted to components 29.7.44.
W2540 2 AP 8.8.41. 6 SFTS 27.9.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. 3 AOS 8.12.43. 2 AOS 31.1.44. Ansett 2.1.45. 1 AD 21.5.45. SHQ Laverton for Army Coop, 8.10.45. 11 EFTS storage 12.11.45. CMU Benalla (date?). CMU Tocumwal 3.12.48. Sold to R.H. Grant Trading Co, Hawthorn, Vic, 14.8.53.
W2542 2 AP 10.10.41. 3 SFTS 6.1.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. 67 Sqn 24.10.42. Ansett 15.10.44. 1 AD 23.1.45. 67 Sqn "MK-R" 5.2.45. 11 EFTS storage 20.9.45. Sold 4.11.46. CoR No 1209 as VH-ALS issued 11.3.47 to Engineers Laboratories Pty. Ltd., Sydney, NSW. Transferred 15.3.47 to Guinea Air Traders, Lae, NG. Cancelled 15.11.47 and struck off 10.3.48 'To be disposed of in parts". Scrapped at Lae.
W2556 1 AD 12.9.41. 2 AP 10.10.41. 3 SFTS 6.1.42. 6 SFTS 6.4.42. Struck ground at night (where?) 23.5.42. Disappeared in St Vincent Gulf after passing over Parham, SA, on test flight. 14.7.43. 5 crew all killed: F/O John Frederick Pettit (pilot), Cpl James Denis Horrigan (observer), LAC Donald Beresford Tucker, AC1 John Vincent Colin Matheson, AC1 Denis Whenan.
W2557 2 AP 10.10.41. 2 AD 1.11.41. 1 ANS 3.1.42. Radio School 16.2.43. Butler Air Transport 26.3.42. 2 AD 18.5.42. 1 RIMU 8.7.42. 2 AD 7.9.42. 1 RIMU 5.10.42. 12 RSU 26.12.42. 1 RIMU 1.1.43. 12 RSU 4.4.43. 1 RIMU 6.6.43. 3 CU 28.12.43. Ansett 25.1.44. 2 AP 20.7.44. 5 AD 23.7.44. 1 AOS 14.8.44. GRS 15.1.45. Forced landing at night, Morwell,Vic, 24.2.45. SOC 27.10.47.
W2558 2 AP 10.10.41. 6 SFTS 6.12.41. Guinea Airways overhaul 22.11.44. 6 SFTS 27.7.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 7.3.47. Sold 5.10.48. CoR No 1696 as VH-CAK issued 10.2.50 to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne, Vic. Allocated to WA Region and based at Perth/Maylands. Subsequently based at Perth/Guildford. Became bogged at De Ros Hill Airstrip, WA, 3.9.53. CofA expired 18.11.59. Cancelled 4.5.60 Burned at Perth Airport for fire practice .60.

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W2563 1 AD 12.9.41. 2 AP 10.10.41. 6 SFTS 6.12.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. 67 Sqn "MK-P" 15.2.43. Starboard oleo collapsed while taxying, (where?) 21.7.43. 22 RSU 16.8.43. 9 RSU 22.1.44. 1 AP 26.1.44. 6 SFTS 4.9.44. 2 AD 29.9.44. SOC 2.11.48.
W2564 1 AD 28.8.41. 1 CF 4.11.41. Ansett 8.11.43. 1 AD 3.4.44. 1 CU 24.4.44. SHQ Laverton 5.6.44. Ground looped while taking off, Gawler, SA, 12.6.45.
W2565 2 AP 10.10.41. 1 ANS 16.2.42. 1 WAGS 12.9.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. DAP Parafield 18.5.45. 5 CRD 28.9.45. Converted to components 29.11.45.
W2568 1 AD 28.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.41. Guinea Airways 29.1.45. 6 SFTS 28.8.45. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill, 18.2.46. Point Cook store 2.9.46. For sale, Point Cook, 24.4.43.
W2569 1 AD 28.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.41. Ground looped on landing and hit AW680, Mallala, SA, 14.7.42. Heavy landing, Columbo SLG, SA, 27.5.42 (?). DAP Parafield 23.7.45. 5 CRD 23.10.45. Converted to components 7.11.45.
W2570 1 AD 29.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.41. CGS 2.12.42. 11 EFTS storage 10.1.46. CMU Benalla (date?). CMU Cootamundra 29.3.46. SOC 2.2.47.
W2574 1 AD 29.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Mallala, SA, 8.7.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. 2 AOS 4.1.43. Crashed 9 miles east of Nhill, Vic, 13.5.43. (Cause unknown but possibly lost control in cloud).
W2575 1 AD 29.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.41. Forced landing after engine failure, Mallala, SA, 8.7.42. 67 Sqn 28.9.42. 2 AOS 4.1.43. Dived into the ground at high speed 9 miles east of Nhill, Vic, 13.5.43. (Cause unknown but possibly lost control in cloud). Fg Off Leonard Fraser Gillespie Seabrook (1st pilot) PO Harold Wilfred Rash (2nd pilot) Sgt David Richard James Edwards (WOAG) Sgt Victor Keith Jordan (WOAG), LAC Victor Vernon Darby (Aircrew 2) killed.
W2579 1 AD 29.8.41. 2 AP 26.9.41. 6 SFTS 25.10.42. Forced landing, Columbo SLG, SA, 13.7.42. Guinea Airways overhaul 20.1.44. 6 SFTS 24.8.44. 2 AD 29.9.44. 1 CU 23.11.44. 1 AD Test and ferry Flight 12.3.46. 1 AD 22.5.46. SOC 19.5.48.
W2582 1 AD 28.8.41. 6 SFTS 17.11.41. Guinea Airways overhaul 19.1.44. 6 SFTS 14.8.44. 2 AOS 28.8.44. SOC 21.2.47.
W2586 1 AD 28.8.41. 6 SFTS (date?). 2 ANS 24.1.42. 3 AOS 8.12.42. 4 SFTS 28.2.44. SOC 28.2.47.

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W2589 1 AD 28.8.41.  6 SFTS 22.11.41.  Ground looped while taxying, Lower Light SLG, SA, 27.1.44.  Guinea Airways 14.2.44.  6 SFTS 28.9.44.  6 CU “89” 30.11.44.  5 CRD 21.1.46.  SOC 20.8.47.  Sold at Port Pirie auction to Mr Vandepeer, Petersville, near Ardrossan SA.  Acft was taxied around the paddocks of the farm with Cheetah engines gravity fed from a can of petrol.  By 1966 acft was standing on its undercarriage beside AX267  although engines had dropped .  Nose section removed by Lincoln Nitschke 4.80 and taken to Adelaide where it was stored at Parafield with the fuselage of AX350.  By 1987 nose was in Lincoln Nitschke’s Military and Historical Aircraft Collection at Greenock, SA.collection, Greenock, SA.
W2591 1 AD 28.8.41. GRS 2.11.41. 2 AOS 28.12.41. 3 AOS 8.12.43. Ansett Essendon overhaul 20.3.44. 1 AD 30.10.44. 6 SFTS 16.11.44. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Nhill 18.2.46. Point Cook store 2.9.46. Sold 14.11.47. CoR No 1538 as VH-BGO issued 5.5.48 to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Destroyed in hangar fire, Nhill, Vic, 5.6.48. Cancelled 23.6.48. (For account of the fire see http://www.adastra.adastron.com/aircraft/anson/vh-bgo.htm).
W2598 1 AD 28.8.41. 6 SFTS 1.11.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. 2 AOS 20.9.43. 1 AOS "598" 13.12.43. Forced landing, Kempsey, NSW, 17.2.44. 2 AP 22.5.44. 2 AD Ferry Flight 29.1.45. CMU Evans head 13.8.45. CMU Narranderra 18.4.46. Sold 14.11.46. CoR No 1461 as VH-EWA issued 19.12.47 to East-West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW, "Ulm". Re-registered VH-EWZ 21.3.51 to East-West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW. Transferred 5.11.51 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth, WA. Transferred 22.3.54 to O.O.B. Odgaard, trading as WA Boring Co. Perth, WA. Withdrawn from use at Perth Airport 27.5.61. Cancelled 15.2.62. Burned for fire practice, Perth Airport 14.8.62.
W2599 2 AP 10.10.41. 2 AOS 9.2.42. 3 AOS 10.12.43. Guinea Airways (date?) 6 SFTS “73” 2.12.44. CMU Mallala (date?). CMU Benalla 21.5.45. Sold to Adastra Airways Pty Ltd 30.7.48. Sold to Marshall Airways, Bankstown (date?) Held at Bankstown, NSW, unregistered and in RAAF markings still carrying “73” until broken up 4.64.

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W2616 1 AD 27.10.41. 6 SFTS 28.12.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. 67 Sqn "MK-Y" 23.9.43. Ansett overhaul 26.10.44. 1 AD 30.1.45. 1 CU 30.7.45. 4 CU 25.10.45. SHQ Maryborough 29.1.46. Sold 10.10.46. CoR No 1369 as VH-BBT issued 30.7.47 to Queensland Aerial Ambulance and Taxi Services Pty Ltd, Archerfield, Qld. Cancelled 14.10.47 as no CofA completed. Not converted.

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W2618 1 AD 27.10.41. 6 SFTS 28.12.41. 2 ANS 24.1.42. 3 AOS 8.12.43. Guinea Airways 29.3.45. 6 SFTS 18.10.45. AGRS 23.12.46. 3 AD 9.2.48. SAN 15.9.49. East Sale 25.8.50. Sold 16.3.53. CoR No 2109 as VH-CAB issued 12.8.54 to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne, Vic. Allocated to Queensland Region and based in Brisbane all its civil life. Withdrawn from use 14.9.60. Cancelled 30.6.62.
W2619 2 AP 28.11.41. 8 SFTS 6.4.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. Collided with AX121 while taxying, Bundaberg, Qld, 11.5.44. 1 WAGS 26.12.44. AGRS 27.11.45. SOC 19.5.47.
W2620 2 AP 28.11.41. 8 SFTS 23.2.42. 71 Sqn 12.8.42. 8 SFTS 11.11.42. APL overhaul 14.4.45. 3 CRD 29.6.45. Converted to components 21.11.45.
W2638 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 16.3.42. 1 AOS 10.5.42. 73 Sqn 9.11.42. Crashed while making forced landing on the beach when out of fuel, near Nabiac, NSW, 16.7.43. (aircraft had become lost and made landing after flying for almost 6 ½ hours - 2 hours beyond accepted endurance).
W2639 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 16.3.42. 1 AOS 20.4.42. 73 Sqn 19.10.42. Ansett 27.3.44. 2 AP 9.11.44. GRS 18.11.44. Overshot, ground looped and hit fence, Bairnsdale, Vic, 11.2.45. 1 CRD 14.6.45. Converted to components 2.5.46.
W2655 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 16.3.42. 1 AOS 20.4.42. 1 ANS 22.2.43. 1 WAGS 8.3.43. Struck high-tension wires, 5 miles south of Tatura, Vic, 16.8.43. 2 AOS 20.12.43. Struck high-tension wires, near Carramut, Vic, 1.3.44.
W2657 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 16.3.42. 1 AOS 20.4.42. Struck fence on take-off, Cootamundra, NSW, 17.6.42. 1 NWS 21.1.43. 1 AOS 22.2.43. Forced landing after engine failure, Dooen - 5 miles north of Horsham, Vic, 26.11.43. APL 30.11.44. 3 AD 26.8.45. 3 CRD 3.9.45. 10 EFTS storage 3.12.45. Sold 19.8.46. CoR No 1056 as VH-AVS issued 2.9.46 to E.H. Loneragan, Mudgee, NSW. Transferred 28.10.46 to New England Airways Aerial Ambulance and Air Freight Service, Sydney "Spirit of Coffs Harbour". Transferred 6.5.48 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Transferred 4.10.51 to Aerial Surveys (WA) Pty Ltd, Perth, WA. Crashed Carnamah, WA 7.11.52. Cancelled 11.6.53 as scrapped.
W2659 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 13.7.42. 6 SFTS 12.10.42. Collided with AX240 while taxying, Lower Light SLG, SA, 12.6.43. SHQ Mallala 3.7.47. SOC 30.5.47.
W2660 2 AD 6.2.42. 2 AP 13.7.42. 2 AOS 31.8.42. 3 AOS 8.12.43. 2 AOS 13.3.44. 1 WAGS 12.10.44. Ansett 7.2.45. 1 AD 9.7.45. 11 EFTS storage 22.8.45. 1 AD Test and ferry Flight 6.2.46. 1 AD 20.6.46. SOC 19.5.48.
 
 

The Author of this page is Joe Barr

Source: National Archives, Accident Cards supplied by Darryl Gibbs, CASA Aircraft Register, The Book 'The Searchers' by Jim Eames, RAAF Aircraft Status Cards, Logbook of R.W.Hill, RAAF Historical Section, “The Anson File” by Ray Sturtivant, “The Submarine Hunters: Nos, 66, 67, 71, 73 and 107 Squadrons” by John Lever, “Warpaint Series No.53: The Avro Anson” by Alan W. Hall, “RAAF Camouflage and Markings” (2 vols) by Geoffrey Pentland, Mike Mercovic, RAAFA Museum, Bull Creek, Will Clough and the South Australia RSL website ‘South Australian War Memorials” www.tributesofhonour.info/ , John Hillier South Australia Aviation Museum, Alan Penhall, Ballarat. Geoff Goodall's Australian Aviation Website

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