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RAAF A52 De Havilland Dh.98 Mosquito
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RAAF.Serial RAF.Serial Type Aircraft History
A52-1 n/a FB.40 23/07/43 First Australian built Mosquito to fly and due to teething troubles it was the only Australian built Mosquito to fly during 1943 (Wilson p.161). Pilot WCDR Gibson Lee.
05/03/44 2 AP.
05/03/44 1 APU.
14/06/44 Oxygen bottles exploded whilst being refilled at Laverton and aircraft was destroyed.
10/07/44 De Havilland factory for conversion to components.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-1

A52-2 n/a FB.40 04/04/44 2 AP.
Converted to PR and was the prototype Australian built solid-nose PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26). 26/05/44 1 APU for direction finding loop to be calibrated.
The RAAF status cards notes ‘not to be held at APU for longer than one day. Required urgently for operations NWA’ (North West Australia). 29/05/44 1 PRU Coomalie Creek NT.
Flew nine PR missions during August.
On 25/06/45 Pilot FOFF Ken Boss-Walker suffered an engine failure over Sourabaya NEI (Netherlands East Indies) and flew the 10.5 hour return trip to Australia of 1450km on one engine.
Presumably, this is the rationale of the name of ‘Old Faithful’ painted on the port nose along with thirty-eight mission marks (Photo: Pentland Vol2 P.100).
The AWM has a photo P002448.075 which shows A52-2 landing at Broome WA after this flight. It captions the crew (FOFF Ken Boss-Walker and Nav POFF Jeff Love) as also having been the first to complete an operational flight in a RAAF Mosquito to Ambon on 01/06/44.
A52-2 was also detached to Leyte in the Philippines where it suffered hail damaged to the wing leading edges (Wilson p.184).
23/08/44 14 ARD for repairs.
02/09/44 1 PRU.
09/09/44 1 PRU disbanded and absorbed into 87 Sqn.
04/02/45 2 AD.
27/02/45 De Havilland factory for inspection of mainplane.
12/06/45 Converted to components.
A52-3 n/a FB.40 01/05/44 2 AP.
05/05/44 1 APU. 08/11/44 De Havilland factory.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered to A52-1050 14/12/44 2 AP.
18/12/44 De Havilland factory.
19/07/44 3 AD Amberley Qld.
19/09/46 Stored Archerfield Qld.
16/07/53 Engines removed.
 02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
Profile drawing in Baker p.31 lists colours of Foliage Green and Earth brown over Sky Blue.
A52-4 n/a FB.40 26/05/44 2 AP.
07/06/44 Converted to PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26).
15/08/44 1 PRU Coomalie Creek NT.
Detached to Noemfoor Island late August.
06/09/44 Forced landed on beach West of Manokwari in Dutch New Guinea due to fuel exhaustion.
The crew destroyed the aircraft by burning it.
Photo: Pentland Vol 2 p.100 Front quarter view. Aircraft appears to be overall foliage green with under wing roundels.
A52-5 n/a FB.40 07/05/46 2 AD.
08/05/46 3 AD Archerfield stored.
05/05/52 Department of Defence Production for removal of engines.
10/10/52 3 AD Stored without engines.
06/54 Sold and dismantled by purchaser (Wilson p.193).
A52-6 n/a FB.40 19/08/44 2 AP.
21/08/44 2 AD Converted to PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26).
27/09/44 87 Sqn.
05/04/46 Survey Flight.
01/08/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
Photo No 127920 at AWM website taken at Archerfield in 1954 shows aircraft in overall silver with WW2 mission markings still on the nose. It is captioned as holding the Sydney to Brisbane air speed record.
13/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-7 n/a FB.40 19/09/44 2 AD Converted to PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26).
31/10/44 1 APU for trials.
04/11/44 87 Sqn Coomalie Creek.
28/02/44 A52-7 Ditched off Sunday Islands WA after suffering starboard engine failure off Java,
The suspected cause was glycol failure.
Crew: SQDLDR Gray and FOFF Sudlow were rescued.
A52-8 n/a FB.40 06/08/46 2 AD.
Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1056.
03/09/54 CFS.
01/09/47 Damaged undercarriage and tail wheel bay, port tailplane and elevator. Repaired.
05/08/48 ARDU for aircrew conversion.
31/03/49 87 Survey Flight Canberra.
02/05/51 De Havilland factory.
01/09/52 3 AD Stored at East Sale Vic.
21/01/54 1 AD.
Still stored at East Sale.
28/04/58 Sold to RH Grant & Co.
A52-9 n/a FB.40 20/09/44 2 AD.
Converted to PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26).
29/11/44 87 Sqn Coomalie Creek NT.
28/08/45 Fault in starboard undercarriage.
06/09/45 2 AD Repaired.
12/1/0/45 87 Sqn Parkers NSW.
16/05/46 Survey Flight. 19/09/45 3 AD Archerfield Qld Stored.
19/07/48 Converted to components.
A52-10 n/a FB.40 03/09/46 2 AD. Ordered as FB40s it was completed as a T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1055.
09/09/46 3 AD Archerfield Stored.
05/06/47 Withdrawn from disposal sale and issued to Qld University Squadron as Instructional Airframe No8.
05/05/60 Disposed of complete with Merlin 33 engines at Qld Uni Squadron.
A52-11 n/a FB.40 02/06/44 2 AD.
03/08/44 De Havilland factory for inspection of mainframes.
03/09/46 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
A53-11 was renumbered to A52-1057.
01/10/44 2 AD. Stored.
25/08/46 RAAF Station Canberra. 20/10/47 87 Sqn Canberra.
18/09/52 Unserviceable at 87 Sqn awaiting engines.
30/09/53 CMU Tocumwal Stored.
23/04/58 Sold to RH Grant & Co.
A52-12 n/a FB.40 Not delivered to RAAF.
06/44 Crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW
Initial reports suggested that it was due to wing flutter induced by high Gs.
However analysis of the wreckage showed that the crash was a consequence of structural failure of the wings due to poor management of the Urea Formaldehyde Beetle glue..
Killed were Flight Lieutenant Hubert Boss-Walker (test pilot) and Peter Rockingham (de Havilland executive)

Flight Lieutenant Hubert Boss-Walker was also the pilot for the first flight of the Wirraway on 27/03/39

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-12

A52-13 n/a FB.40 07/05/43 2 AD.
17/05/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/11/49 Disposal.
A52-14 n/a FB.40 07/02/46 2 AD.
28/02/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/07/49 Disposal.
A52-15 n/a FB.40 07/05/46 2 AD.
08/05/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
 15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-16 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1051.
19/07/46 3 AD Amberley Qld.
16/10/46 3 AD Archerfield Qld. Stored.
10/06/47 Sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force and became NZ2307.
A52-17 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1052.
19/07/46 3 AD Amberley Qld.
19/09/46 3 AD Archerfield Qld. Stored.
01/04/47 Sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force and became NZ?
A52-18 n/a FB.40 Not delivered to RAAF.
08/11/44 Crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW when under stress from strenuous manoeuvring.
Actual cause of crash was not determined but it was not attributed to glue bonding problems.
The crash once again delayed the local production of Mosquitos (Bowyer p.112).
A52-19 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1053.
07/08/46 3 AD Amberley Qld.
15/10/46 3 AD Archerfield Qld. Stored.
01/04/47 Sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force and became NZ2305.
RAAF status cards note the aircraft was under restoration by the Museum of Transport and Technology at Auckland NZ in August 68.
A52-20 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1054.
19/08/46 3 AD Amberley Qld.
18/10/46 3 AD Archerfield Qld. Stored.
16/06/47 Sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force for $3000 and became NZ2308.
The RAAF status cards note a code for RNZAF which reads as YCoZ.
A52-21 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1058.
16/09/46 2 AD.
17/09/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-22 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1059.
22/11/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-23 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/09/49 Disposal.
A52-24 n/a FB.40 Not delivered to RAAF.
14/10/44 Crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW.
A52-25 n/a FB.40 08/12/44 2 AP.
19/12/44 5 OTU.
10/07/45 De Havilland factory.
01/10/45 Stored and presumed to have been converted to components.
A52-26 n/a FB.40 18/10/44 2 AD.
Converted to PR and was the prototype Australian built solid-nose PR40 of which six were built (A52-2,4,6,7,9 and 26).
06/12/44 87 Sqn.
02/03/45 Crashed on landing at Coomalie Creek airstrip NT.
Photo: Pentland Vol 2 p.101.
Converted to components.
A52-27 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1061.
27/11/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-28 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1062.
04/12/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
29/07/52 87 Sqn.
01/10/53 1 AD Laverton.
07/12/53 East Sale. Stored.
23/04/58 Sold to RH Grant & Co.
A52-29 n/a FB.40 08/01/45 2 AD.
14/01/45 5 OTU.
31/01/45 Crashed on air-to-ground gunnery range Williamtown NSW.
Aircraft was seen to break up in flight apparently due to structural failure of the wings and caused the grounding of selected Mosquitoes until 22/02/45 (Lever p.50).
Crew: Pilot FOFF F White & Nav PLTOFF R Tucker were killed.
11/02/45 2 CRD. Converted to components.
A52-30 n/a FB.40 10/10/44 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1063.
05/11/44 5 OTU.
31/07/46 De Havilland factory. Stored.
01/10/46 Presumed to have been converted to components after this date.
A52-31 n/a FB.40 05/01/45 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1064.
10/01/45 5 OTU.
19/08/45 De Havilland factory. Stored.
01/10/46 Presumed to have been converted to components after this date.
A52-32 n/a FB.40 01/11/45 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1065.
06/11/44 5 OTU.
19/08/45 De Havilland factory. Stored.
01/10/46 Presumed to have been converted to components after this date.
A52-33 n/a FB.40 03/01/45 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1066.
07/01/45 5 OTU.
15/03/45 De Havilland factory. Stored.
01/10/46 Presumed to have been converted to components after this date.
A52-34 n/a FB.40 08/01/45 2 AD.
14/01/45 5 OTU.
19/02/45 Crash-landed when overshot runway whilst landing in a rain squall Williamtown NSW.
24/02/45 2 CRD.
04/04/45 2 AD.
19/10/45 2 CRD
01/11/45 Converted to components.
A52-35 n/a FB.40 14/12/45 2 AP.
21/12/44 5 OTU.
15/02/45 Crashed near Morriset NSW when pilot was unable to locate airfield and ran out of fuel.
21/02/45 2 CRD Converted to components.
A52-36 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was converted to a PR41 and renumbered A52-327 23/07/48 2 AD.
12/08/44 3 AD.
11/11/48 87 Survey Sqn.
19/03/48 Force landed 3 miles from Casino NSW.
23/05/49 Converted to components.
A52-37 n/a FB.40 28/11/44 2 AP.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1067.
07/12/44 5 OTU.
31/07/45 De Havilland factory. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold
06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-38 n/a FB.40 26/01/45 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1068.
15/04/45 De Havilland factory. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold 06/54
Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-39 n/a FB.40 04/11/44 2 AD.
This was one of 22 FB40s converted into T43 Trainers between 27/06/44 and 02/05/47.
Renumbered as A52-1069.
07/11/44 5 OTU.
31/07/45 De Havilland factory.
Stored. 02/02/54 Sold
06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-40 n/a FB.40 24/10/44 2 AP.
26/10/44 5 OTU.
16/11/44 Crashed into sea off West side of Cabbage Tree Island NSW whilst on an operational training flight.
A52-41 n/a FB.40 Completed as a PR41 and renumbered to A52-321.
17/03/48 2 AD.
16/04/44 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
Stored. 01/04/58
Sold to Kilmore & Co. Sydney.
Photo: Squadron Signal Part 1 p.47.
A52-42 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a FB40 it was completed as T43 Trainer and renumbered as A52-1070.
02/02/47 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
Stored. 02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Aircraft dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-43 n/a FB.40 30/11/44 2 AP.
04/12/44 1 APU.
15/02/45 De Havilland factory.
29/07/45 2 AD.
29/08/45 1 APU.
Photo: Pentland Vol 2 p.103.
18/07/45 3 AD Amberley.
Stored. 10/12/48 DAP. 10/07/50 Sold.
A52-44 n/a FB.40 28/10/44 2 AP. 30/10/44 1 APU.
Photo: Lever p.67 Overall foliage green including spinners.
No Code. 28/08/45 De Havilland factory.
Stored. 01/10/46
Presumed to have been converted to components after this date.

D.H.98 Mosquito Mk.40s, A52-44 in front
 3  O.T.U., c.1944, 
via Mike Mirkovic.

A52-45 n/a FB.40 Completed as a PR41 and renumbered as A52-322.
08/04/48 2 AD.
16/04/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/04/58 Sold to Kilmore & Co.
17/04/58 Delivered to purchaser.
A52-46 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
Crashed 06/02/45, Williamtown NSW. after overshoot and ground loop.
A52-47 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
Crashed 10/02/45, Williamtown NSW. after undercarriage collapse on takeoff.
A52-48 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-49 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
Converted to PR.41 and Re-Serialled A52-323.
A52-50 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-51 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-52 n/a FB.40 Served with 5 OTU/94 Sqn.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-53 n/a FB.40 Converted to Components 1946.
A52-54 n/a FB.40 To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-55 n/a FB.40 14/12/44 2 AP.
19/12/44 5 OTU.
06/02/45 Crash landed at Williamtown NSW when coolant system failure caused the port engine to fail.
16/02/45 1 CRD.
26/09/45 2 AD for survey as to feasibility of repairs.
19/10/45 2 CRD.
01/11/45 Converted to components.
A52-56 n/a FB.40 07/02/45 1 AD.
23/04/45 De Havilland factory.
08/11/45 2 AD.
01/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-57 n/a FB.40 07/02/45 1 AD.
23/04/45 De Havilland factory.
10/11/45 2 AD.
28/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-58 n/a FB.40 13/02/45 2 AD.
15/04/45 De Havilland factory.
14/11/45 2 AD.
15/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-59 n/a FB.40 15/02/45 2 AD.
13/04/45 De Havilland factory.
20/09/45 2 AD.
08/07/46 CMU Lowood QLD.
06/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
17/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-60 n/a FB.40 15/02/45 2 AD.
13/04/45 De Havilland factory.
18/10/45 2 AD.
04/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-61 n/a FB.40 22/02/45 2 AD. 13/04/45 De Havilland factory.
28/11/45 2 AD.
26/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-62 n/a FB.40 Completed as a PR41 and renumbered as A52-324.
07/05/48 2 AD.
28/05/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
06/11/52 Sold to A Oates DFC to compete in the England to New Zealand Air Race.
It became VH-KLG in recognition of the spark-plug manufacturer who sponsored the flight.
10/53 Ditched off the coast of Burma due to fuel exhaustion when en-route to England for the start of the race (Wilson p.192).

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-62 / -324

A52-63 n/a FB.40 13/05/45 2 AD.
28/04/45 5 OTU.
01/10/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
14/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-64 n/a FB.40 Completed as a PR41 and renumbered as A52-325.
26/05/48 2 AD.
02/07/48 3 AD.
18/08/49 87 Sqn Canberra ACT.
28/02/50 Reserve Sqn Canberra ACT.
14/09/50 87 Sqn.
07/06/51 Serviceable at Longreach QLD.
12/12/51 De Havilland factory.
08/01/53 87 Sqn.
23/04/58 Sold to RH Grant.

Mosquito Mk.41 A42-325 in flight
87 Squadron, c.1950
via Mike Mirkovic.

A52-65 n/a FB.40 28/02/45 2 AD.
23/03/45 5 OTU.
21/08/45 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-66 n/a FB.40 28/02/45 2 AD.
25/03/45 5 OTU.
22/04/45 Crashed on landing at Williamtown NSW.
04/05/45 2 CRD.
15/06/45 Converted to components.
A52-67 n/a FB.40 13/03/45 2 AD.
26/03/45 5 OTU.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
26/06/47 78 Wing.
28/01/49 Issued as Instructional Airframe No6.
A52-68 n/a FB.40 08/03/45 2 AD.
23/03/45 5 OTU.
27/08/46 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-69 n/a FB.40 13/03/45 2 AD.
25/03/45 5 OTU.
14/06/45 Crashed on take-off at Williamtown NSW.
It was the first Mosquito take-off for FLT Lindsay Collins and in correcting a swing caused the undercarriage to collapse.
Photo: Lever P.66 of the crashed aircraft with back broken. Overall foliage green.
A52-70 n/a FB.40 14/03/45 2 AD.
04/04/45 5 OTU.
16/04/45 One of four Mosquitoes on a routine cross-country flight to Moree, A52-70 did not return to Williamtown.
Search aircraft failed to locate A52-70.
In 01/46 wreckage was discovered in the Barrington Tops National Park and a coroner’s inquest decided A52-70 had flown into trees during fog or cloud. (Lever p.60).
Crew: Pilot FLT A Warren and FOFF G Bidstrup were killed.
A52-71 n/a FB.40 19/03/45 2 AD. 01/04/45 5 OTU.
04/07/45 Converted to PR trainer with the installation of a single nose camera at 5 OTU.
This caused a stir as the card subsequently notes that no authority was issued for this PR conversion.
There was a shortage of PR Mosquitos for operational training at the time and several T43s converted to PR were in use.
21/08/45 3 AD Kingaroy.
19/11/45 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/40 Struck Off.
A52-72 n/a FB.40 20/03/45 2 AD.
02/04/45 5 OTU.
02/07/45 Swung and ground looped during take off for a night flying exercise at Williamtown NSW. Repaired.
21/09/45 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
23/04/48 Struck Off charge.
A52-73 n/a FB.40 27/03/45 2 AD.
17/04/45 5 OTU Williamtown NSW.
21/08/45 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off charge.
A52-74 n/a FB.40 23/08/45 3 AD.
16/04/45 5 OTU.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-75 n/a FB.40 29/03/45 2 AD.
22/04/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.69 Overall silver, black spinners and anti-glare panels. Coded ‘J’
29/11/45 Ground-looped on take-off causing the undercarriage to collapse at Forest Hill NSW.
11/12/45 2 CRD.
18/12/45 Converted to components.
A52-76 n/a FB.40 29/03/45 2 AD.
22/04/45 5 OTU.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-77 n/a FB.40 29/03/45 2 AD.
25/04/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.71 Overall silver, black spinners, Coded ‘L’
01/10/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-78 n/a FB.40 12/04/45 2 AD.
25/04/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.70 Overall silver, black spinners, Coded ‘M’.
26/07/45 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/45 Struck off charge.
A52-79 n/a FB.40 01/05/45 2 AD.
10/05/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.70 Overall silver, black spinners, Coded ‘N’.
17/07/45 Used for radar calibration tests.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Heads. NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-80 n/a FB.40 26/04/45 2 AD.
10/05/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.71 Overall silver, black spinners, Coded ‘O’
27/08/46 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
18/11/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-81 n/a FB.40 24/04/45 2 AD.
22/05/45 5 OTU Williamtown NSW.
26/09/45 3 AD Kingaroy QLD. Stored.
19/11/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off charge.
A52-82 n/a FB.40 02/05/45 2 AD.
20/05/45 5 OTU Williamtown NSW.
Photo: Lever p.71 Overall silver, black spinners, Coded ‘Q’.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off charge.
A52-83 n/a FB.40 Completed as a PR41 and renumbered as A52-326.
21/06/48 2 AD.
28/10/48 87 Sqn.
14/12/50 ARDU.
27/04/51 1 AD.
10/05/51 ARDU.
13/11/51 87 Sqn.
17/05/53 1 AD. Stored.
28/04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-84 n/a FB.40 05/05/43 2 AD.
08/06/45 94 Sqn.
10/09/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-85 n/a FB.40 06/05/45 2 AD.
22/06/45 1 RSU.
06/09/45 94 Sqn.
11/10/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-86 n/a FB.40 13/05/45 2 AD.
27/05/45 5 OTU.
19/09/45 Crashed into sea 20 miles off Newcastle NSW.
A52-87 n/a FB.40 21/05/45 2 AD.
01/06/45 5 OTU.
26/07/46 CCU Williamtown NSW. Stored.
01/10/46 CMU Evans Heads NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-88 n/a FB.40 14/05/45 2 AD.
29/05/45 5 OUT Williamtown NSW.
28/06/45 Aircraft spun during a climbing turn to the right during bombing practice at Cemetery Range NSW and crashed into the sea.
An underwater search could not locate the wreckage.
A52-89 n/a FB.40 24/05/45 2 AD.
21/06/45 5 RSU.
17/08/45 94 Sqn.
20/08/45 5 RSU.
12/12/45 3 AD. Stored.
21/05/46 2 AD.
19/09/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
 10/12/48 Struck off charge.
A52-90 n/a FB.40 22/02/46 De Havilland factory to serve as prototype for Mk41conversion.
10/07/47 1 APU.
21/05/53 1 AD Tocumwal. Stored.
28/04/58 Sold to R H Grant & Co.
A52-91 n/a FB.40 25/05/45 2 AD.
27/06/45 1 RSU.
17/08/45 94 Sqn.
20/08/45 5 RSU for storage.
24/09/45 Crashed on landing Morotai.
02/11/45 60 OBU.
06/11/45 Converted to components.
A52-92 n/a FB.40 25/05/45 2 AD.
22/06/45 5 RSU.
17/08/45 94 Sqn.
Photo: Wilson p.183 in Overall silver with black anti-glare panels and spinners.
27/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
06/09/49 Disposal.

Mosquito A52-92
Labuan
c. 1945
via Peter May

A52-93 n/a FB.40 25/05/45 2 AD.
22/06/45 5 RSU.
16/08/45 Crashed on take-off Wama Airstrip.
02/11/45 60 OBU Converted to components.
A52-94 n/a FB.40 23/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
07/05/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-95 n/a FB.40 23/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
07/05/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-96 n/a FB.40 31/05/45 2 AD.
08/07/45 5 RSU.
13/08/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
08/01/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-97 n/a FB.40 06/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
01/03/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-98 n/a FB.40 10/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
28/10/49 Converted to components.
A52-99 n/a FB.40 19/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
28/01/46 CMU Evans Heads.
Stored. 11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-100 to A52-199
A52-100 n/a FB.40 23/06/45 2 AD.
25/07/45 94 Sqn.
06/09/45 2 AD.
07/08/46 3 AD. Stored.
10/03/50 Disposal to DAP.
A52-101 n/a FB.40 06/07/45 2 AD.
04/07/45 De Havilland factory for the first conversion with Packard Merlin 33 engines. Paddle blade propellers and Loran radar.
18/12/46 Attached to 87 Sqn for successful speed record attempt between Sydney and Auckland and flown by FLT Laurie Bond & FLT Len Lobb (Wilson p.192).
Overall silver with black spinners. Coded SU-Z with the name ‘Suzie’ on the nose.
Whilst in New Zealand, the port undercarriage leg collapsed on landing during a local flight.
Photo: Wilson p.189 & p.190 and side profile on p.199).
Repaired.
21/04/47 Sold to RNZAF for 50 pounds and became NZ2320.
A52-102 n/a FB.40 23/06/45 2 AD.
20/07/45 94 Sqn.
11/10/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-103 n/a FB.40 25/06/45 2 AD.
20/07/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-104 n/a FB.40 28/06/45 2 AD.
20/07/45 94 Sqn.
22/10/45 2 AD.
28/02/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-105 n/a FB.40 28/06/45 2 AD.
20/07/45 94 Sqn.
30/10/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-106 n/a FB.40 02/07/45 2 AD.
22/07/45 94 Sqn.
30/10/45 2 AD.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-107 n/a FB.40 19/11/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-108 n/a FB.40 02/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD.
28/10/45 Converted to components.
A52-109 n/a FB.40 02/07/45 2 AD.
06/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD.
06/01/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-110 n/a FB.40 10/07/45 2 AD.
02/08/45 94 Sqn.
Photo: Wilson p.182 Overall silver with black anti-glare panels and spinners.
30/10/46 2 AD.
06/01/46 CMU Evans Heads. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-111 n/a FB.40 05/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 1 AD to serve as the prototype for modifications to the oxygen system.
15/07/45 3 AD Amberley QLD. Stored.
07/10/48 Struck off charge.
A52-112 n/a FB.40 22/07/45 2 AD.
06/09/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
08/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-113 n/a FB.40 01/08/45 3 AD.
06/09/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
08/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-114 n/a FB.40 25/07/45 2 AD.
06/09/45 94 Sqn.
27/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
14/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-115 n/a FB.40 25/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 94 Sqn.
27/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
14/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-116 n/a FB.40 25/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
08/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-117 n/a FB.40 22/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-118 n/a FB.40 26/07/45 2 AD.
05/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-119 n/a FB.40 26/07/45 2 AD.
30/08/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-120 n/a FB.40 27/07/45 2 AD.
30/08/45 94 Sqn.
11/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
28/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-121 n/a FB.40 31/07/45 2 AD.
30/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored. 11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-122 n/a FB.40 27/07/45 2 AD.
13/08/45 94 Sqn.
18/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
 11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-123 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
08/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-124 n/a FB.40 12/08/45 2 AD.
13/09/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
04/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-125 n/a FB.40 12/08/45 2 AD.
17/09/45 94 Sqn.
26/09/45 2 AD. Stored.
22/02/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-126 n/a FB.40 23/08/45 2 AD.
01/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-127 n/a FB.40 26/08/45 2 AD.
21/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-128 n/a FB.40 23/08/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-129 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
12/12/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-130 n/a FB.40 27/08/45 2 AD.
01/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-131 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
21/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-132 n/a FB.40 13/09/45 2 AD.
25/04/46 Damaged by a hailstorm.
05/06/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-133 n/a FB.40 03/09/45 2 AD.
25/04/46 Damaged by a hailstorm.
15/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-134 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
25/04/46 Damaged by a hailstorm.
28/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-135 n/a FB.40 30/08/45 2 AD.
03/10/46 1 APU.
11/02/47 CFS for participation in an air pageant after which A52-135 was to be converted to an instructional airframe.
04/03/47 Forced landing Western Junction Tasmania.
Converted to components.
A52-136 n/a FB.40 06/09/45 2 AD.
11/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-137 n/a FB.40 03/09/45 2 AD.
Photo: Squadron No139 p.42 Overall Silver with black spinners.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
02/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-138 n/a FB.40 13/09/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
24/06/46 3 AD Lowood QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-139 n/a FB.40 11/09/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
05/06/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-140 n/a FB.40 28/09/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
01/10/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
06/09/49 Disposal.
A52-141 n/a FB.40 13/09/45 2 AD.
29/10/45 1 APU.
15/07/46 3 AD Amberley QLD.
18/10/49 Engines removed.
10/03/50 Sold.
A52-142 n/a FB.40 27/09/45 2 AD.
22/01/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-143 n/a FB.40 04/10/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-144 n/a FB.40 20/09/45 2 AD. Stored and progressively cannibalised for spare parts
28/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-145 n/a FB.40 27/09/45 2 AD.
08/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-146 n/a FB.40 05/10/45 2 AD.
25/04/46 Damaged by a hailstorm.
21/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored. 11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-147 n/a FB.40 05/10/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
18/03/46 Missing in bad weather guiding a Ferry Flight from Naha, Okinawa to Bofu, Japan and believed to have flown into coastal cliffs near Cape Tsurugo, the westernmost point of Kyushu Island. 
Killed were P/O George W. Saywell, Pilot and F/O James W. Nattrass, Navigator.
Mustangs A68-718, 770 and 773 were also lost.  Some wreckage plus the bodies of two of the Mustang pilots were recovered. (82 Squadron Operations Record Book page 161).
A52-148 n/a FB.40 18/10/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
21/05/46 2 AD.
1/10/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
05/01/54 Disposal.
A52-149 n/a FB.40 10/10/45 2 AD.
12/02/46 Assigned to escort duties for 81 Wing Mustangs flying to Japan.
21/05/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
05/01/51 Disposal.
A52-150 n/a FB.40 22/10/45 2 AD.
28/06/46 CMU Lowood QLD. Stored.
01/06/53
06/02/48 Presume disposal.
A52-151 n/a FB.40 18/10/45 2 AD.
27/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
05/01/51 Disposal.
A52-152 n/a FB.40 25/10/52 2 AD.
10/04/46 2 AD Stored.
06/09/49 Sold.
A52-153 n/a FB.40 22/10/45 2 AD.
04/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-154 n/a FB.40 25/10/45 2 AD.
28/06/46 CMU Lowood QLD.
19/09/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-155 n/a FB.40 01/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Kalgoolie’.
01/08/46 3 AD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-156 n/a FB.40 01/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Geraldton’.
21/06/46 3 AD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-157 n/a FB.40 19/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Northam’.
19/07/46 3 AD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-157

A52-158 n/a FB.40 09/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Kathanning’.
18/06/46 CMU Lowood QLD.
19/09/46 3 AD Archerfield.
Stored.
01/04/53 Engines removed.

02/02/54 Sold.

A52-159 n/a FB.40 19/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Mt Barker’.
08/07/46 CMU Lowood QLD.
19/09/46 3 AD Archerfield.
Stored. 01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-160 n/a FB.40 22/11/45 2 AD. Named ‘Freemantle’.
19/07/46 3 AD Archerfield.
Stored. 01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito A52-160

A52-161 n/a FB.40 01/12/45 2 AD. Named ‘Bridgetown’.
Photo: Pentland Vol2 p.99 Overall silver with black anti-glare panels and spinner.
01/08/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold 15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-162 n/a FB.40 06/12/45 2 AD. Named ‘Beverley’.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck off charge.
A52-163 n/a FB.40 21/12/45 2 AD. Believed named ‘Kalgoolie’.
07/08/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
27/05/49 Converted to components.
A52-164 n/a FB.40 28/01/46 2 AD.
21/05/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-165 n/a FB.40 06/12/45 2 AD.
05/06/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed. 02/02/54 Sold.
A52-166 n/a FB.40 18/12/45 2 AD. Stored.
06/09/49 Sold.
A52-167 n/a FB.40 16/04/46 2 AD.
05/06/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-168 n/a FB.40 28/01/46 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
25/08/47 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-169 n/a FB.40 30/01/46 2 AD.
25/08/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-170 n/a FB.40 16/04/46 2 AD.
15/05/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-171 n/a FB.40 07/02/46 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-172 n/a FB.40 12/02/46 2 AD.
19/03/46 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
A52-173 n/a FB.40 01/03/46 2 AD.
08/04/46 GTU Wagga NSW.
20/02/47 RAAF Technical College as Instructional Airframe No2.
07/06/51 Stored at RTC Wagga NSW.
07/06/53 Sold to RH Grant & Co.
A52-174 n/a FB.40 22/02/46 2 AD.
18/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-175 n/a FB.40 06/03/46 2 AD.
28/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-176 n/a FB.40 06/03/46 2 AD.
15/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
19/09/46 Crashed on take-off when being transferred to storage at 3AD Archerfield QLD.
27/11/46 Converted to components.
A52-177 n/a FB.40 08/03/46 2 AD.
08/04/46 GTU Wagga NSW.
20/01/47 RAAF Technical College as Instructional Airframe No3.
07/06/51 Stored at RTC Wagga NSW.
14/01/53 Sold to RH Grant & Co.
Could have become N4928V.
A52-178 n/a FB.40 12/03/46 2 AD.
23/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
07/10/53 Engines removed.
10/01/55 Sold.
A52-179 n/a FB.40 15/03/46 2 AD.
26/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
05/11/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-180 n/a FB.40 19/03/46 2 AD.
15/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
21/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
07/10/54 Engines removed.
20/01/55 Sold.
A52-181 n/a FB.40 22/03/46 2 AD.
15/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
31/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-182 n/a FB.40 29/03/46 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
15/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-183 n/a FB.40 21/05/46 2 AD.
20/12/46 CFS.
06/08/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
14/07/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-184 n/a FB.40 05/04/46 2 AD.
15/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW.
15/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-185 n/a FB.40 07/05/46 2 AD.
08/05/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
16/07/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-186 n/a FB.40 21/05/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-187 n/a FB.40 22/05/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-188 n/a FB.40 26/06/46 3 AD Lowood QLD.
01/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-189 n/a FB.40 06/06/46 3 AD Lowood QLD.
01/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-190 n/a FB.40 06/06/46 3 AD Lowood QLD,
01/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
Forced wheels up landing Archerfield QLD,
28/04/47.
25/07/48 Converted to components.
A52-191 n/a FB.40 24/06/46 3 AD Lowood QLD.
01/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
26/07/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-192 n/a FB.40 30/11/44 2 AD.
02/12/44 5 OTU.
31/07/45 De Havillands for conversion into PR41 and renumbered as A52-301.
10/04/46 Stored.
04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-193 n/a FB.40 03/01/45 2 AD.
09/01/45 5 OTU.
23/04/45 De Havillands for conversion into PR41 and renumbered as A52-302.
10/04/46 Stored.
04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-194 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-303.
01/07/47 2 AD. 13/08/47 Survey Sqn (which was later renumbered to 87 Sqn) Canberra ACT.
17/02/50 ARDU for trial installation of ‘Rebecca’ radar aerials.
09/03/50 87 Sqn.
08/09/50 De Havilland factory for major servicing.
26/04/51 87 Sqn.
15/11/51 Forced landing due to engine failure 120 miles SE of Daly Waters NT.
Crew: POFF R Jones and Nav G Holstock uninjured.
03/07/53 Converted to components.
A52-195 n/a FB.40 20/02/45 2 AD. 26/02/45 1 APU.
12/06/45 De Havillands for conversion into PR41 and renumbered as A52-304.
10/04/46 Stored.
04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-196 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-305.
16/07/47 2 AD.
04/08/47 Survey Sqn.
28/07/49 87 Sqn. Coded SU-S
19/04/51 87 Sqn Townsville QLD.
02/08/51 87 Sqn Longreach QLD.
29/04/53 87 Sqn Pearce WA supercharger failure. Repaired.
24/09/53 AOP Flight.
02/12/53 Stored.
25/06/53 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-197 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-306.
05/08/47 2 AD.
13/08/47 Survey Sqn.
06/09/49 RAAF Station Canberra ACT.
16/03/50 87 Sqn. Profile in Wilson p.199.
27/09/50 De Havilland for major servicing.
28/05/51 RAAF Canberra ACT.
30/05/51 87 Sqn.
30/05/52 De Havilland.
30/04/53 2 AD.
14/05/53 3 AD Amberley QLD Stored.
28/04/54 Sold to World Wide Surveys P/L along with A52-313 (A52-204).
17/05/54 Ferried from Amberley to Mascot NSW by Max Garroway and Joe Mullen. Registered as N1596V, fitted with low demand oxygen system and modified to hold a fuselage camera and operators station.
09/06/54 Flown to Labaun via Cloncurry, Darwin and Surabaya Indonesia where it was impounded as a spy plane.
After several days diplomatic negotiations the crew and aircraft were released and joined A52-313 at Labaun.
Unfortunately persistent bad weather prevented the photographic survey of Borneo that the company had been contracted to undertake for the US Army Map Service.
21/09/54 Ferried to Sydney via Sarong and Darwin. Stored at Camden and last flown in late 1954.
The Dept of Civil Aviation which was concerned about the durability of their wooden construction and agreement was reached for a one year stay to allow A52-204 (A52-313) to fly survey work after which both aircraft would be scrapped.
This took place in 08/57. (Reference and photos Flightpath Vol. 12 No.1)
A52-198 n/a FB.40 17/10/44 2 AD.
22/10/45 5 OTU.
31/07/45 De Havillands for conversion into PR41 and renumbered as A52-307.
10/04/46 Stored.
04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-199 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-308.
28/08/47 2 AD.
01/09/47 Survey Sqn.
08/05/49 87 Sqn.
12/10/49 RAAF Canberra ACT.
16/03/50 87 Sqn.
28/02/51 De Havilland for major service.
12/03/52 87 Sqn.
30/09/53 CMU Tocumwal. Stored.
28/04/58 Sold to RH Grant.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-308

A52-200 to A52-212
A52-200 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-309.
30/09/47 3 AD.
12/07/50 Crashed on take-off at Amberley QLD due to engine failure.
Crew: Pilot POFF TE Poole A11428 and Nav H Ellison 187372 were uninjured.
30/08/50 Converted to components.
A52-201 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-310.
07/10/47 2 AD.
31/10/47 3 AD. Archerfield QLD.
03/07/51 RAAF Canberra ACT.
26/07/51 87 Sqn.
01/11/57 Engine change.
30/09/53 CMU Tocumwal Stored.
23/04/58 Sold to RH Grant.
A52-202 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-311.
13/10/47 2 AD.
29/10/47 ARDU Laverton VIC for radar trials. Photo: Wilson p.188.
03/08/51 Damaged on landing.
03/10/51 Converted to components.
A52-203 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-312.
31/10/47 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 Stored.
13/09/50 3 AD Amberley.
07/02/51 87 Sqn.
12/04/51 87 Sqn Townsville QLD.
20/09/51 Engine change.
27/09/51 Crashed on take-off at Charleville QLD.
30/11/51 Converted to components.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-312

A52-204 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-313.
07/11/47 2 AD.
10/12/47 3 AD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
18/10/50 Selected as replacement aircraft for A52-311.
07/02/51 87 Sqn Canberra ACT.
26/04/51 87 Sqn Townsville QLD.
06/03/53 De Havilland factory. Stored.
09/12/53 CMU Tocumwal.
11/06/54 Sold to World Wide Survey P/L.
22/05/54 Ferried from Amberley to Mascot NSW by Max Garroway and Joe Mullen along with A52-306 (A52-197).
Registered as N1597V, fitted with low demand oxygen system and modified to hold a fuselage camera and operators station.
12/06/54 Flown to Labaun via Cloncurry, Darwin and Sorong NEI.
Unfortunately persistent bad weather prevented the photographic survey of Borneo that the company had been contracted to undertake for the US Army Map Service.
21/09/54 Ferried to Sydney via Sarong and Darwin.
Stored at Camden where a magnetometer geological detection system was installed.
21/05/55 Flown to Broome for survey of the Canning Basin covering 30,000 kms.
03/09/55 Departed Broome for Camden.
10/56 Dept of Civil Aviation finally gave permission for the Mosquito to fly surveys in Australia at 25,00 for one year after which both Mosquitoes were to be destroyed due to its concerns about the durability of there wooden construction.
Registered as VH-WWS between 02/11/56 and 20/08/57.
Based in Tamworth NSW it flew a series of small surveys until it was scrapped at Mascot NSW in 08/57.
(Reference and photos Flightpath Vol. 12 No.1)

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-313

A52-205 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-314.
27/11/47 2 AD.
10/12/47 3 AD.
17/08/47 3 AD Amberley. Stored.
03/09/56 RSST Wagga NSW as instructional airframe No7.
01/08/59 Still at Wagga and believed to be extent as late as 1966.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-205/ -314

A52-206 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-315.
13/01/48 2 AD.
28/01/48 3 AD.
17/08/48 3 AD Archerfield Stored.
01/04/58 Sold to Wilmor Aviation.
17/04/58 Delivered to purchaser.
A52-207 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-316.
13/01/48 2 AD. Photo: Sharp & Bowyer p380 plate No148.
28/01/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
19/06/49 Damage to junction box 3 AD repaired.
30/11/49 3 AD Stored.
01/04/58 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
17/04/58 Aircraft delivered to purchaser.
A52-208 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-317.
23/01/48 2 AD.
09/02/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
01/04/58 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
A52-209 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-318.
02/02/48 2 AD.
09/02/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
01/04/58 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
A52-210 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-319.
18/02/48 2 AD.
10/03/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
16/03/48 When in flight 130 miles NE of Dubbo NSW. Pilot reported fire in the instrument panel. Repaired.
17/08/48 3 AD Stored.
20/07/53 Sold to Capt James Woods of Perth for 100 pounds and registered as VH-WAD named “The Quokka”.
It was intended that Capt Woods compete in the 1953 England-New Zealand air race but he was unable to get a sponsor do A52-319 was stored until eventually purchased by the Australian War Museum.
It was restored and is on display at the AWM in Canberra.

Highlight for Album:  Mosquito A52-210 /-319

A52-211 n/a FB.40 Ordered as a Mk40 but converted to PR41 on production line and delivered as A52-320.
03/03/48 2 AD.
10/03/48 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
17/08/49 3 AD Stored.
12/10/52 Allocated for issue to SQDLDR Oates for the 1953 England-New Zealand air race but on 15/10/52 it was decided that A52-324 would be issued instead.
01/04/58 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
17/04/58 Aircraft delivered to purchaser.
A52-212 n/a FB.40 03/07/46 3 AD Lowood QLD
01/10/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD Stored.
16/07/53 Engines removed.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by purchaser.
A52-300 to A52-327
A52-300 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-90.
A52-301 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-192.
A52-302 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-193.
A52-303 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-194.
A52-304 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-195.
A52-305 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-196.
A52-306 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-197.
A52-307 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-198.
A52-308 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-199.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-308

A52-309 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-200.
A52-310 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-201.
A52-311 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-202.
A52-312 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-203.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-312

A52-313 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-204.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-313

A52-314 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-205.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-205/ -314

A52-315 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-206.
A52-316 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-207.
A52-317 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-208.
A52-318 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-209.
A52-319 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-210.

Highlight for Album:  Mosquito A52-210 /-319

A52-320 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-211.
A52-321 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-41.
A52-322 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-45.
A52-323 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-49.
A52-324 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-62.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-62 / -324

A52-325 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-64.

Mosquito Mk.41 A42-325 in flight
87 Squadron, c.1950
via Mike Mirkovic.

A52-326 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-83.
A52-327 n/a PR.41 See Entry under A52-36.
A52-500 to A52-537
A52-500 HR302 FB.VI 06/11/43 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded: A*NA Photo: Wilson p.180. Photo:
AWM NEA0663 17/07/45 shows mosquito insect carrying a bomb on nose.
11/08/45 Crashed on take-off at Labuan airstrip when the aircraft skidded sideways into mud.
24/08/45 1 RSU.
30/08/45 Converted to components.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-500

A52-501 HR304 FB.VI 06/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
16/04/45 Crashed and burnt when mainframe failed during a steep dive whilst practicing dive bombing.
Crew: Pilot FOFF L Rule & Nav PLTOFF KE Sparkes were killed and buried in the Taabinga Cemetery (Toms p.56).
A52-502 HR312 FB.VI 06/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
31/07/45 Engine failed and the aircraft swung and hit a parked truck.
07/08/45 3 CRD Converted to components.
A52-503 HR333 FB.VI 07/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
07/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
16/04/45 Crashed due to undercarriage failure Kingaroy airstrip.
23/04/45 3 CRD.
06/08/45 Converted to components.
A52-504 HR335 FB.VI 06/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Photo: Pentland Vol.2 p.99 Coded P*NA.
08/45 Photo Pentland p.99 shows aircraft at Labaun Island. 26/11/45 2 AD Stored.
15/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored. 11/07/49 Struck Off.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-504

A52-505 HR336 FB.VI 07/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
18/03/45 First of two camouflaged Mosquitoes (the other was A52-526) to arrived at Morotai for detachment to Manila Philippines for testing against captured Japanese aircraft.
Coded Q*NA (Pentland Vol2 p. 98).
04/45 Repainted overall silver.
16/11/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-506 HR281 FB.VI 13/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
09/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
25/11/45 2 AD.
15/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-507 HR306 FB.VI 15/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
22/11/45 2 AD. Stored.
29/10/49 Converted to components.
A52-508 HR307 FB.VI 15/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded L*NA
Photo: Wilson p.199. Profile in Wilson p.199.
22/10/45 2 AD. Stored.
29/10/49 Converted to components.
A52-509 HR310 FB.VI 13/11/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
04/04/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
09/45 Swung and crashed on take-off on non-operational training flight Labaun Airstrip.
01/10/45 1 RSU Converted to components.
A52-510 HR412 FB.VI 03/12/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
20/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded H*NA
Photo: Wilson p.181 05/08/45
Photo AWM OG3128 & 3131 shows codes H*NA with aircraft being prepared at Labaun Island just prior to the first formation attack by RAAF Mosquito aircraft.
09/08/45 Crashed in enemy territory.
A52-511 HR450 FB.VI 20/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
09/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded G*NA.
23/08/45 Tyre burst on take-off and after buzzing Labaun Airstrip for an hour the pilot belly landed the aircraft without injury to the crew of Pilot FOFF WL Orr 421093 and Nav POFF KC Ryan 439726.
An official photographer was at the scene and recorded the event. AWM OG3289, 3290 & 3291.
29/08/45 1 RSU. Repaired.
20/11/45 1 Sqn.
14/01/46 2 AD Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-511

A52-512 HR463 FB.VI 05/12/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
09/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
14/08/45 Undercarriage failed to retract and starboard engine overheated.
Aircraft was ditched in the sea off Labaun Island.
A52-513 HR499 FB.VI 26/11/44 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI, repainted overall silver.
04/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
Coded M*NA. Door art of Mosquito drinking from beer mug titled ‘Here’s Trouble’.
Aircraft assigned to WCMDR Ross Little.
Photo: Modelcraft p.14. AWM NEA0681 has a close up of the ‘here’s trouble ‘door art but it is a much simpler design, could this be a replacement ‘M’?.
22/10/45 2 AD Stored.
05/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-514 HR370 FB.VI 22/11/44 2 AD – UK built FB.VI.
13/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
14/03/45 Belly landed at Evans Heads Airstrip NSW due to engine overheating whilst piloted by GCPT Jack Whyte who had previously crash-landed a Beaufighter.
A52-514 was believed to be still in the UK camouflage delivery scheme and had not been repainted overall silver.
The navigator Dean Barrett was reassigned to Pilot Syd Goddard (letter from S Goddard 08/09/06).
02/04/45 2 CRD.
16/05/45 Converted to components.
A52-515 HR408 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
13/05/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD. Repainted overall silver.
16/11/45 2 AD. 22/02/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-516 HR410 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
16/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
31/07/45 Successful force landing at Amberley Airstrip QLD due to glycol leak causing excessive port engine vibration.
02/08/45 3 AD Repaired. Stored.
10/03/50 Sold to DAP.
A52-517 HR440 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
19/04/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD. Repainted overall silver.
22/10/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
29/10/49 Converted to components.
A52-518 HR460 FB.VI 03/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
11/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD. Repainted overall silver. Coded: Y*NA Photo: Wilson p.182. Profile in Wilson p.198.
18/07/45 Photo: AWM NEA 0679 ‘Bondi Blond’ door art.
Crew: Pilot FOFF BR Barry & Nav FOFF RG Martin.
22/10/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-519 HR461 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
27/02/45 1 APU.
15/02/45 2 AD.
15/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
Repainted overall silver.
22/10/45 2 AD.
19/03/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-520 HR467 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
12/04/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD. Repainted overall silver.
08/08/45 Crashed on take-off Labaun Airstrip.
18/08/45 1 RSU Converted to components.
A52-521 HR488 FB.VI 22/01/45 2 AD – UK built FB.VI.
02/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded R*NA
Pilot was Syd Goddard who flew the aircraft to Morotai then Labuan and on all its operations before ferrying it back to Richmond after the war. Navigator was Dean Barrett (letter from S Goddard 08/09/06).
22/10/45 2AD.
27/10/45 3 AD Amberley QLD.
10/03/50 Sold to DAP.
A52-522 HR501 FB.VI 10/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
20/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded O*NA.
07/07/45 Labaun Island AWM Photo OG3185.
16/11/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-523 HR502 FB.VI 10/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
09/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
07/05/45 Crashed 10 miles north east of Kingaroy when on a local flight.
19/05/45 2 CRD Converted to components.
A52-524 HR504 FB.VI 10/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
10/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
12/10/45 2 AD Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-525 HR505 FB.VI 10/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
20/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver. Coded J*NA and believed to have carried door art of ‘lady luck’.
17/07/45 Photo: AWM NEA 0666 & OG3129.
16/11/45 2 AD Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.

Mosquito A52-525

A52-526 HR506 FB.VI 16/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
03/03/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD. Coded E*NA in RAF Dark Green with overall Medium Sea Grey. Modelcraft p.15.
18/03/45 One of two camouflaged Mosquitoes (the other was A52-505) to arrived at Morotai for detachment to Manila Philippines for testing against captured Japanese aircraft.
In transit the crew FOFF Alex Barras and Nav POFF Eric Hart strafed a barge and huts in New Guinea becoming the first SWP Mosquito to fire its guns in anger (Pentland Vol.2 p.98).
17/07/45 Photo: AWM NEA 0666 E*NA is in overall silver.
18/07/45 Taxying accident due to muddy ground Labaun Island.
19/07/45 Engines replaced.
30/07/45 3 AD.
21/12/45 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
10/03/46 Sold.
A52-527 HR510 FB.VI 09/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
16/02/45 1 Sqn Kingaroy QLD.
03/45 Repainted overall silver.
16/11/45 2 AD Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-528 HR503 FB.VI 15/02/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI. 04/07/45 5 RSU. Repainted overall silver. 14/08/45 1 Sqn. 22/10/45 2 AD Stored. 29/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-529 HR508 FB.VI 20/01/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI. 21/06/45 5 RSU. Repainted overall silver. 29/08/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island. Aircraft overshot on landing and ground looped at the end of the ferry flight. 04/09/45 1 RSU Converted to components.
A52-530 HR485 FB.VI 15/02/45 2 AD.
17/05/46 2AD Stored.
28/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-531 HR445 FB.VI 19/03/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
Repainted overall silver.
23/07/45 1 Sqn Labaun.
07/08/45 Photo: AWM OG3188 Coded F*NA and with door art of ‘West Australian Woodchoppers’ and no Codes.
16/11/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head NSW. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-532 HR587 FB.VI 19/03/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
25/06/45 5 RSU.
Repainted overall silver
31/08/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island.
22/10/45 2 AD Stored.
28/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-533 HR509 FB.VI 19/03/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
08/07/45 5 RSU. Repainted overall silver.
31/08/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island.
16/11/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-534 HR517 FB.VI 19/03/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
14/08/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island.
Photo: Modelcraft p.17 shows tail with stinger emblem.
AWM Photo 045059 Post-06/45 at Labaun Island shows codes of B*NA with the Sqn emblem of a mosquito insect carrying a bomb on the tail.
19/11/45 2 AD.
10/04/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-535 HR511 FB.VI 10/04/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
23/07/45 5 RSU. Repainted overall silver.
31/08/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island.
22/10/45 2 AD.
19/03/46 CMU Evans Head. Stored.
11/07/49 Struck Off.
A52-536 HR513 FB.VI 10/04/45 2 AD – UK Built FB.VI.
20/09/45 1 Sqn Labaun Island.
Repainted overall silver.
13/01/46 2 AD Stored.
28/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-537 HR577 FB.VI 10/04/45 2 AD.
05/02/46 2 AD Stored.
11/07/40 Struck Off.
A52-600 to A52-622
A52-600 NS631 PR.XVI 25/11/44 2 AD.
04/03/45 87 Sqn.
Coded SU-A
Flew 21 Missions between 23/03/45 and 11/08/45 over the Indonesian Archipelago.
11/07/45 Survey Flight.
Flew 11 Missions as part of the post-war aerial mapping of Australia.
28/07/47 AGRS (Air Ground School of Radio) Ballarat Vic as Instructional Airframe No4.
25/11/54 Sold to a Mildura Orchardist where is stored in the open and used as a children’s playhouse.
1967 Mildura Warbirds Aviation Museum.
Photos: Wilson p.191 shows the aircraft in the process of being removed from open storage at Monak NSW.
1987 RAAF Museum Pt Cook under restoration.
A52-600 is the sole remaining PRXVI in the world.
Photos and History of A52-600 at http://www.home.gil.com.au/~bfillery/mossie07.htm

Highlight for Album:  Mosquito A52-600

A52-601 NS659 PR.XVI Served with 87 Sqn.
Converted to Components 1946.
A52-602 NS660 PR.XVI 05/12/44 2 AD.
12/03/45 87 Sqn.
09/05/45 14 ARD for re-skinning of tailplanes and port mainplane.
19/07/45 De Havilland factory.
14/05/46 3 AD. Stored.
22/06/45 Sold to Wilmor Aviation.
 22/07/45 Aircraft collected by purchaser.
A52-603 NS679 PR.XVI 07/12/44 2 AD.
24/09/45 87 Sqn. Coded SU-B
03/05/46 Survey Flight.
11/03/47 Crashed on take-off Fairbairn airstrip ACT.
30/04/47 Converted to components.
A52-604 NS680 PR.XVI 07/12/44 2 AD.
22/05/45 87 Sqn.
Photo: Wilson p.186.
24/06/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
31/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-605 NS681 PR.XVI 03/12/1944 Rec'd 2 AD ex UK, (S.S. Hororata?),
09/03/1945 Allotted 87 Sqn ex 2 AD,
12/03/1945 Issued 87 Sqn ex 2 AD,
03/08/1945 Aircraft swung to port during 400ft take off at Coomalie Creek and ran into ditch.
U/C collapsed then travelled approx 399 ft and burst into flames.
Cas. No. 951.
Aircraft complete write off.
06/08/1945 Request authority to write off,
18/08/1945 Awaiting approval to write off,
23/08/1945 Approval given for write off.
A52-606 NS694 PR.XVI 26/12/44 2 AD.
29/04/45 87 Sqn.
23/06/45 Bad weather caused fuel exhaustion resulting in forced landing North Keeling Island.
The Australian Government website on the Pulu Keeling National Park Management Plan notes the following
 ‘A Second World War De Havilland Mosquito aircraft, A52-606, from 87 Squadron, failed to reach West Island airstrip and crash landed on the east coast of North Keeling Island in June 1945. The aircrew survived. A section of the engine is still visible at the crash’
Ref: http://www.deh.gov.au/parks/publications/pulu-html/section5.html
A52-607 NS695 PR.XVI 26/12/44 2 AD.
12/05/45 5 OTU.
Photo: Lever p.68 Overall PRU Blue including spinners.
11/07/46 Crew Conversion Unit Williamtown.
12/06/48 Survey Flight, which later became 87 Sqn. Canberra ACT.
27/03/47 Missing on the last stage of a flight from Canberra ACT to Townsville QLD after a refueling stop at Rockhampton QLD.
It was later found that A52-607 had crashed into Saddle Mountain, 18 nautical miles from Townsville in bad weather.
The resultant fire and location meant it was not worth salvaging.
The crew: FLT F Langford and Nav FLT D Batzloff were killed. (Dean Norman Aircrew Losses Part 10 – unpublished).
A52-608 NS697 PR.XVI 26/12/45 2 AD.
04/05/45 87 Sqn.
27/06/45 2 AD.
11/10/45 87 Sqn.
Coded SU-D
Photo: Pentland Vol2 p.101 Overall PRU Blue.
06/06/45 Survey Flight Canberra ACT.
11/09/47 3 AD Amberley QLD. Stored.
22/06/47 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
22/07/45 Aircraft removed by purchaser.
A52-609 NS726 PR.XVI 20/02/45 2 AD.
20/05/45 87 Sqn.
27/01/46 Aircraft was destroyed when it swung on take-off at Balilpapau during a ferry flight from Labaun to Parkes NSW. 04/04/46 Written Off.
A52-610 NS727 PR.XVI 15/02/45 2 AD.
04/07/45 87 Sqn Coomalie Creek NT.
Photo: Pentland Vol2 p.101 Colour profile p.93 in overall PRU Blue.
03/05/46 Survey Flight Canberra ACT.
Coded SU-E
24/07/47 Port airscrew moved into fine pitch in flight and was feathered. Repaired
29/08/47 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
01/06/53 Engines removed.
22/06/53 Sold to Wilmor Aviation Co.
22/07/45 Aircraft removed by purchaser.
A52-611 NS728 PR.XVI 15/02/45 2 AD.
09/06/45 87 Sqn.
18/06/45 Crashed on take-off at Coomalie NT airstrip.
21/06/45 8 CRD.
24/07/45 Converted to components.
A52-612 RG122 PR.XVI 10/04/45 2 AD.
 07/05/46 2 AD. Stored.
21/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-613 NS813 PR.XVI 10/04/45 2 AD.
08/07/45 87 Sqn.
14/10/45 Aircraft swung on take off at Charleville QLD.
The engines throttled back 400m form the end of the runway but the swing continued and the undercarriage collapsed.
13/12/45 3 CRD.
14/02/46 Converted to components.
A52-614 NS815 PR.XVI 10/04/45 2 AD.
01/08/45 87 Sqn.
16/05/45 Crashed on landing at Fairbairn airstrip ACT.
10/07/45 Converted to components.
A52-615 RF969 PR.XVI 12/04/45 2 AD.
30/07/45 1 APU.
19/02/47 Survey Flight Canberra ACT.
10/11/49 3 AD Archerfield.
14/10/49 De Havilland factory for major servicing.
19/06/50 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by the purchaser.
A52-616 RF975 PR.XVI 10/04/45 2 AD.
26/07/47 87 Sqn Canberra ACT.
22/05/46 Survey Flight Canberra ACT.
22/08/47 3 AD Archerfield. Stored.
02/02/54 Sold.
15/06/54 Dismantled and removed by the purchaser.
A52-617 RG120 PR.XVI 04/06/45 2 AD.
27/08/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD. Stored.
11/06/54 Sold to Wilmor Aviation.
A52-618 RG123 PR.XVI 04/06/45 2 AD.
26/08/45 87 Sqn.
14/05/46 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
10/06/49 Converted to components.
A52-619 RG130 PR.XVI 04/06/45 2 AD.
28/08/45 87 Sqn.
Coded SU-G
16/05/46 Survey Flight Canberra ACT.
28/04/47 Forced landing when port engine overheated following glycol loss at Oodnadatta airstrip SA.
18/08/47 3 AD Archerfield QLD.
 02/02/54 Sold.
A52-620 RG151 PR.XVI 27/06/45 2 AD.
10/09/45 5 OUT.
11/07/45 Survey Flight.
28/01/47 Crashed on take-off at Parafield airstrip SA.
12/04/47 Converted to components.
A52-621 RG152 PR.XVI 23/06/45 2AD.
10/12/45 1 APU.
19/03/46 2 AD. Stored.
03/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-622 RG153 PR.XVI 23/06/45 2AD.
10/04/46 2 AD. Stored.
29/10/46 Converted to components.
A52-1001 to A52-1071
A52-1001 DD644 F.II To Australia 06/09/42.
Served with 5 OTU.
Converted to Components 1946.
A52-1002 HJ891 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-1003 HJ893 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To RNZAF 1946 as NZ2304.

Mosquitos 
A52-1003, 
A52-1005, 
A52-1004 
A52-1006

A52-1004 HJ963 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.

Mosquitos 
A52-1003, 
A52-1005, 
A52-1004 
A52-1006

A52-1005 HJ960 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To RNZAF 1946 as NZ2303.

Highlight for Album: Mosquito A52-1005   

A52-1006 HJ968 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To RNZAF 1946 as NZ2302.

Mosquitos 
A52-1003, 
A52-1005, 
A52-1004 
A52-1006

A52-1007 HJ975 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-1008 HJ984 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
To Instructional Airframe.
To DAP for disposal 1949.
A52-1009 HJ987 T.III Served with 5 OTU.
Converted to Components 1949.
A52-1010 LR568 T.III Served with 87 Sqn.
Crashed Parkes NSW, 12/03/46.
A52-1011 LR569 T.III Converted to Components 1946.
A52-1012 LR572 T.III Sold 1950.
A52-1013 LR573 T.III Crashed 17/08/45, Laverton VIC. Whilst performing single engine flight.
A52-1014 LR577 T.III Served with 94 Sqn.
Converted to Components 1946.
A52-1015 LR578 T.III Served with CFS.
To RNZAF 1946 as NZ2301.
A52-1050 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-3.
A52-1051 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-16.
A52-1052 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-17.
A52-1053 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-19.
A52-1054 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-20.
A52-1055 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-10.
A52-1056 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-8.
A52-1057 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-11.
A52-1058 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-21.
A52-1059 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-22.
A52-1060 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-25.
A52-1061 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-27.
A52-1062 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-28.
A52-1063 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-30.
A52-1064 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-31.
A52-1065 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-32.
A52-1066 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-33.
A52-1067 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-37.
A52-1068 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-38.
A52-1069 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-39.
A52-1070 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-42.
A52-1071 n/a T.43 See Entry under A52-44.
 
 
Mosquito FB cockpit  Mosquito  Mosquitos at Garbutt, Townsville. 1946 Photos- LAC  Ted Jones, Clerk Signals, 33 OBU, RAAF.  Mosquito 
Coffs Harbour Aero Club 1949 Air Show 
Avro Cadet in background 
Photo Bill Bray
     

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Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Flightpath Magazine, The Book: Australia's Military Aircraft, Brian Fillery's Mosquito Website, Book: Mosquito Monograph, CASA Aircraft Records.

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Australian War Museum website – photo collection.

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