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Waco YQC-6  A54-1 
Photo Ed Coates


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Aircraft Serial C/N Aircraft History
A54-1 4403 Registered VH-UVW 11/09/36 to 15/02/43.
Impressed into RAAF 11/42 and the aircraft was taken on strength at No 3 Communications Flight as A54-1.
The following day, it was allotted to Marshall Airways for camouflaging and modification,
Returned to No 3 Communications Flight on August 26 1942.
On September 6 1942, the Waco ground-looped on landing and the starboard lower mainplane and both spars were broken.
The aircraft was subsequently repaired and overhauled, and continued to give good service at No 3 Communications Flight,
April 12 1944  Allotted to No 2 CRD.
On November 26 1944, the Waco was offered for disposal,
March 9 1945  released to Mr W. Meecham as VH-UVW.
Registered VH-UVW 20/06/47 to 06/08/51.
Withdrawn from use 26/12/48.

Waco YQC-6  A54-1 
Photo Ed Coates  Waco YQC-6  A54-1 
Photo Ed Coates  Waco YQC-6  A54-1 
Photo Ed Coates

RAAF Form E/E.88 Aircraft Status Card


The Authors of this page are Darren Crick and Brendan Cowan

Source: Aircraft Status Cards from National Archives, RAAF Museum Website, CASA Aircraft Records.


Updated 29 June 2015


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