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RAAF (A58) Spitfires

 
     
 
RAAF.Serial Type RAF.Serial Aircraft History
A58-1 F.VC AR510 38 MU 29/06/42, VSM 08/09/42 Fuel System mods(Volkes), 52 MU 05/10/42, shipped ex UK 13/10/42, SS Waroonga. Status card says it was previously AR610. Delivered 25/12/42 to 1 AD, initial deliveries called Capstan's to hide the fact Spitfire were here in Australia. Still being erected 28/12/42. To 2 OTU 21/01/43. To 24 Sqn 27/02/43. To 2 OTU 05/04/43. To 452 Sqn 14/05/43 and coded QY-B. Operational Loss 1700hrs 23/06/43, aircraft suffered engine failure during interception, with pilot baling out at 15000 feet and aircraft crashing in Jaba Bay near Point Margaret. Pilot F/O R.R.Williams Serv#402675 not injured. To 7 RSU 01/07/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/904 Min#5 for conversion to Components 22/07/43.
A58-2 F.VC AR523 38 MU 29/06/42, VSM 08/09/42 Fuel System mods(Volkes), 215 MU 27/09/42, shipped ex UK 13/10/42, SS Waroonga. Delivered 25/12/42 to 1 AD. Still being erected on 28/12/42. To 7 AD 20/01/43. To 2 OTU 23/02/43. To 84 Sqn 27/02/43. To 2 OTU 05/04/43. To 1 FW 09/05/43. To 452 Sqn 14/05/43. Katherine strip NT early 1943 with 452 Sqn and coded "T".Later coded QY-F. Noted as Missing during Enemy action on 30/06/43.Lost with PltOff Colin R Duncan Serv#401778 30/6/43 452Sqdn Found near Batchelor after crashed on 30/06/43 due to Enemy Action. To 7 RSU 15/07/43. Written off 04/10/43.
A58-3 F.VC AR526 38 MU 11/07/42, VSM 09/09/42 fuel sys mods(Volkes) , 215 MU 27/09/42, ex UK SS Waroonga 13/10/42.Delivered 25/12/42 to 1 AD. Still being erected on 28/12/42. To 7 RSU ex 1AD 19/01/43. To 457 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 24/02/43. To 7 RSU 13/04/43. to 457 Sqn 19/04/43 Coded "ZP-V". Operational loss as Blue 1, during a 8 aircraft interception of 8 Enemy Bombers and 5 Zekes at 22000 feet over Milingimbi Island NT 1335hrs 28/05/43. Pilot; F/O Alfred "Harry" Henry Blake Serv#400458, belived shot down at sea and missing. AMSE Approval W/O per File#9/16/865 08/07/43.
A58-4 F.VC AR532 38 MU 17-7-42 VASM fuel syst mods. 215MU 27-9-42. SS Waroonga 13-10-42. Rec 1 AD ex UK 25/12/42. Still being erected on 28/12/42. To 7 RSU ex 1AD 09/03/43. Aircraft fitted with presurised tanks 05/43. To 79 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 16/05/43. To 1 AD 23/05/43 for Engine coating modification. To 79 Sqn RAAF 07/06/43 and coded UP-J. Collision with a stationary A58-28 (JG796) on takeoff/taxiing at Kiriwina 16/04/44. Pilot; F/O R. K. Hollow Serv#408843 not injured. To 12 RSU 17/05/44. Approved for conversion to Components 27/05/44.Photo Held
A58-5 F.VC AR558 Arrived in Australia on SS Porowydham 09/10/42. Delivered 25/11/42 to 1 AD. Still being erected on 26/11/42, 08/12/42 and finally completed on 14/12/42. To 7 AD 08/01/43. To 457 Sqn 09/05/43 coded "ZP-G". To 7 RSU 11/05/43. To 457 Sqn 13/05/43 and coded "ZP-?". Forced landed wheels up at Darwin Civil Aerodrome 1600 hrs 18/08/43 due to engine failure whilst passing overheard of Darwin. Pilot F/O W.J.Turner Serv#403773 not injured. To 7 RSU 19/08/43. To 452 Sqn RAAF 18/10/43. To 14 ARD 25/10/43. To 452 Sqn RAAF 28/10/43. To 14 ARD 21/06/44. Oleo leg collapsed on landing when being delivered to 2 OTU when landing at Tennants Creek on 12th August 1944. Pilot was F/Lt Bowden. 14ARD To 14 ARD 15/08/44. Approved for converted to Components 28/05/45. To 8 CRD 16/07/45.
A58-6 F.VC AR563 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 11/42. Delivered 21/11/42 to 2 AD. Still being erected on 26/11/42, completed 07/12/42. To 2 OTU 16/12/42. Accident at 2 OTU 16/01/43, damage to airscoop, radiator, bellytank and airscrew. To 24 Sqn 27/02/43. To 2 OTU 05/04/43. To 452 Sqn 16/05/43 and coded QY-R. Forced landing near Darwin 05/08/43. Pilot was F/O J.H.Bisley DFC Serv#402720* 452Sqdn RAAF not injured. To 7 RSU 11/08/43. Approved for conversion to components 28/08/43.Photo Held. *Bisley was an "Ace" on arrival with 6 Kills and 1 damaged to credit.
A58-7 F.VC AR564 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 16/04/43. Delivered 1AD 20/04/43. Allotted 2OTU 07/06/43. Canc. Allotted 452 Sqn RAAF 08/07/43. Allotted 1FW 07/07/43. Canc. Rec 54Sqn RAF 16/07/43 and coded DL-L. Accident when night landing RAAF Darwin 2045hrs 13/01/44 when taxying, aircraft nosed over in ditch. Pilot; P/O A.E. Featherstone RAF OK. Rec 7RSU 13/01/44. Issued CRD ex 7RSU 02/02/44. AMSE approved Write-off 17/02/44. Converted to Components. Photo Held
A58-8 F.VC AR619 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 28/11/42. Delivered 1AD 04/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 20/01/43.Issued 54 Sqn RAF 24/02/43. Crashed during combat, Darwin 15/03/43.Pilot Flt Sgt Francis Leslie Varney 54Sqn RAF (20 yro Married from Sussex UK) crashed nearby Kahlin Hospital near Myilly Point NT.Died as result of injuries 16/03/43. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 19/03/43. AMSE Approval Write-off 05/05/43.
A58-9 F.VC AR620 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 28/11/42. DRec 06/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD Storage 20/01/43. Issued 54 Sqn RAF 24/02/43. Crashed into Sea during combat 15/3/43, Darwin with FltSgt Albert Edward Cooper 54Sqn RAF being killed. AMSE Approval Write-off 06/04/43.
A58-10 F.VC AR621 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 28/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/12/42. Modified for CAAG Pressure "G" Suit development trials at 2OTU. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD Storage 19/03/43. Rec Special Duties Flight (SDF) ex 2OTU 16/05/43. In use 1APU 10/01/44. Rec 1AD ex 1APU 06/06/44.Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 09/06/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Landing Accident, Uranquinty 22/11/44 when pilot landed wheels up. Pilot, F/O N B Beultey not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 24/04/45. , Recommended to be converted to components 24/07/45.

Spitfire A58-10

A58-11 F.VC BS158 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Landing collision 1700 Hrs 5/2/43 with A58-41(then BR535, piloted by Sgt A E Cooper Serv#94003 RAF), Darwin piloted by Sgt P.McCarthy Serv#1271615 RAF 54Sqdn RAF who was killed. Rec 7RU ex 54Sqn RAF 09/02/43. AMSE approval to be converted to components 08/03/43. Photo Held
A58-12 F.VC BS162 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 21/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42.Coded "QY-F".Operational loss 1045hrs 02/05/43, when as White #4 during Darwin Raid #54 when after interception, aircraft, heavily damaged by enemy aircraft fire was returning from combat low level. Fellow pilots from 457Sqn RAAF saw aircraft break away and spiral dived towards sea level some 6 miles south west of Darwin Harbour. Crashed into Sea during combat some 20 miles west of Perrin Island.Lost with Pilot , F/O Alexander " Sandy" Charles McNab Serv# 405420 RAAF. AMSE Write-off per File#9/16/826 02/06/43
A58-13 F.VC BS165 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 29/10/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 19/11/42. Accident 25/11/42 when aircraft crashed near Catfish Creek NSW following gycol fluid leak. Pilot, Sgt Reid RAF bailed out too late and was killed.The aircraft engine stopped with aircraft going into spin at 1500 feet before crashing in ball of fire. Rec 2AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 29/11/42.
A58-14 F.VC BS223 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Rec 2FS ex 1AD 28/02/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2FS 26/03/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 2OTU 14/05/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 20/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 24/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/04/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 07/05/44.Rec 14ARDRP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 14ARDRP 17/08/44. Allotted 8OTU ex 2OTU26/10/44. Canc. AMSE Approval to convert to components 23/08/45.
A58-15 F.VC BR237 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 27/11/42. Coded "J". Accident 06/02/43 when pilot hit power lines, near Tocumwal whilst approaching to land 6/2/43 . Pilot was Sgt J C King from 7AD. Repaired. Coded QY-J. Accident 29/05/43 when performing urgent operational taxy to take-off. BR237, piloted by F/Sgt C.C.R.Duncan collided with BR497's tail. AMSE Approval to convert to components Dated 05/04/43. File# 9/16/725 Min#4. Error or Date entry error per RAAF Records per BS237. Actual for BR237 : Operational Loss after enemy action 15/07/43. Allotted 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/43. AMSE Approval 09/16/1108 dated 04/10/43.
A58-16 F.VC BR238 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 06/12/42. Landing accident 16/12/42 when starboard eleo colapsed on landing at Mildura. Pilot, Sgt H H Griffiths not injured. Repaired. Accident 15/02/43 when forced landed at 4 miles east of Yatpool near Mildura. Pilot, Sgt S J Bennison Serv#1331988 RAF not injured. Rec 2AD ex 2OTU 08/03/43. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 14/07/43 and coded ZP-V. Accident 12/02/44. 457Sqn RAAF, taxying accident Paroo 13/03/44. Repairs at site. 457Sqn RAAF forced landing due to engine failure , RAAF Darwin 19/04/44, repaired. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/07/44. Rec 85Sqn ex 6AD 05/01/45. Coded SH-R. Accident 30/06/45 when aircraft was belly landed. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 23/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 16/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48. Photos Held

Spitfire A58-16

A58-17 F.VC BR239 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 11/11/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Lost on Ops Darwin 1010hrs 02/05/43 with FlgOff G.C. Farries Serv# 119547 54Sqn RAF. Farries on this sortie was credited with one Zeke destroyed, one damaged and one Hap damaged. He baled out successfully some 20 miles south west of Pain Island and was picked up by a RAAF Walrus some 5.5 hrs later. Point of notice: BR239 was his aircraft per 54Sqn RAF A50 Page 117 per 02/05/43 between 0940Hrs Scramble until lost 1010Hrs. However, this aircraft was also listed per sorties flown by him:12/05/43, and 13/05/43. Error apparently caused by his new aircraft serial being the simular BR539 (A58-45 DL-X), not BR239. W/O File#9/16/826 Approval HQ09 02/06/43.
A58-18 F.VC BR240 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/11/42. Coded QY-Y. Accident 1515Hrs 23/07/43 when after taking off on practice scramble as "Troppo Blue 1" returned to Straus Strip, found that undercarriage selector was jammed at 3/4 position. Despite several efforts to lower undercarriage, advise he was flying to 7RSU, based at Pell Strip. Pilot landed wheels up on Pell Strip. Pilot was F/Lt D.F.Evans Serv#404724 who had 230hrs on Spitfires at the time. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 25/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/08/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 02/02/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 09/03/44. Rec 7RSU 240Hrs Service 17/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 01/04/44. Coded ZP-K. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/07/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 06/12/44. Coded SH-Y. Rec 4AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 08/10/45. Faulty starter. Issued 6AD ex 4AD but stranded at Ceduna with u/s Engine 18/02/46. 06/03/46 surveyed insitu by 1AD. Uneconomical to repair. Converted to Components Approved insitu Ceduna WA. 30/04/46. File 9/16/2159.
A58-19 F.VC BR241 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded "T". Accident 24/01/43 landed with undercarriage up and overturned at Batchelor Strip.Pilot, F/O E V Mathews injured. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 18/02/42 and coded QY-T. Accident 30/06/43 when aircraft was forced landed at Strauss due to Glycol leak whist on interception. Overshot on landing, with aircraft crashing and catching on fire. Pilot, F/O W J Lamerton Serv#407900 injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 14/02/43. AMSE Approval to write-off 21/07/43. Converted to Components. Photo Held
A58-20 F.VC BS295 Arrived in Australia on SS Raranga 10/11/42. BR295(E/E88) or BS295(Accidents 09/08/43 per fuselage markings)?Settled: BR295 was shot down by return fire from Ju88 20m S of Malta 07/12/42. BS295 was Rec 1AD ex UK 10/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/11/42. Was the personal mount of WgCdr Clive Caldwell and was later coded CR-C. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 10/04/43. Accident 09/08/43 when on landing aircraft following a oil leak to airscrew, veered starboard off strip and hit pipeline. Pilot, F/Sgt G S Benson Serv#405818 not injured. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 24/09/43. Coded QY-G. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 25/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 28/10/43. Accident near ground collison with A58-111(flown by F/O E.G. Etherington also of 452 Sqn) on landing at Strauss Field 01/01/44. Groundlooped aircraft to miss. Pilot; F/Sgt A.R. Richardson not injured.RR Merlin #79997. Salvaged by 2 Salvage Party 7RSU. Rec 7RSU 03/01/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 7RSU 16/02/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 14ARDRP 11/03/44. Rec 15ARd ex 15ARDRP 12/03/44. Alloted 6AD ex 15ARD 25/11/45. Aircraft fitted with full Sperry instruments. Converted to Components Approved 12/02/46. Photo Held
A58-21 F.VC BS300 Arrived in Australia on SS Raranga 10/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 10/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/11/42.Coded ZP-G. Accident 1605hrs 23/11/43 pilot taking off from Livingstone Field in formation with another, when his aircraft struck a flare path light with the port oleo and swung off strip and collided with a stationary motor vehicle utility. Pilot F/O A J G Gould Serv#404613 was not injured, but driver and other occupant of the utility, Leading Aircraftsman Eric Harvey McCarthy Serv#80427 and F/O C H Bell Serv# 118432 RAF, both of 1RIMU, were killed. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 25/11/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 03/12/43.Rec 14ARDRP ex 14ARD 30/06/44. Taxying Accident 16/09/44 when aircraft collided with W/T Servicing Truck at Sattler Strip NT. P/O Benson 14ARDRP not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARDRP 22/09/44. Rec 9RSU ex 14ARD 25/09/44. Rec 8OTU ex 14ARD 25/02/45. Recommended after survey 05/09/45 to be uneconomical to be repaired. Rec 2CRD Mt Duritt ex 8OTU 21/09/45. Converted to Components.

Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-21

A58-22 F.VC BR386 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42.Rec 14/08/42 1AD ex UK under code name "Kingdom" (Before Capstan was issued). Completed for delivery 28/08/42. Issued RAF Fighter Training Wing Richmond 04/09/42.In Serv 452 Sqn RAAF 26/09/42. Coded "K". Accident 1100hrs 21/02/43 when engine cut out at 28000 feet and would not start again. Pilot endeavoured to force land but misjudged his approach at 600 feet and landed in trees on boundary of Strauss strip at right angle. Pilot, Sgt P.D.Tully Serv# 404998 slightly injured with abrasions and shock. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/02/43. AMSE Approval to W/O 26/03/43. Photo held
A58-23 F.VC BR462 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 14/08/42. Rec RAF Fighter Wing Richmond 04/09/42. Accident 21/09/42 when aircraft landed with only Port Main extended at Richmond. Pilot; F/O J S Newton Serv# 400730 457Sqn RAAF. Rec 7RSU ex RAF Wing 25/09/42. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 14/12/42 coded XB-U. Accident 05/03/43 when pilot who had completed a training flight landed with undercarriage partially down at Livingstone Strip. Sgt C Gumley not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 10/03/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 23/03/43. Coded ZP-U. Rec 7 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 22/06/43.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 25/06/43.Accident 1130Hrs 28/06/43 on intercept sortie as Red 4 attacking three Zeros north of Darwin when replacement engine failed causing the pilot to make a forced landing some 20 miles north west of Tumbling Waters. Pilot was F/O W.J.Halse Serv#401374 457Sqn RAAF who was rescued by an Army Truck uninjured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/07/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components; File 9/16/917 Min#11 25/08/43.Photo Held
A58-24 F.VC BR468 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42.Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Coded ZP-M. Damaged 15/03/43 in Combat; repaired at Unit. Rec 7RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 12/05/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 31/05/43.Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 15/12/43 for 240Hr inspection 7RSU. RR Merlin #81278 Rec 14ARDRP ex 7RSU 15/02/44. Rec 15ARDAP ex 14ARDRP 13/03/44. Allotted 79Sqn RAAF. Canc 12/05/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 17/05/44.Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 07/08/44. 12/08/44, Aircraft not fit for operational service, with airscrew used for A58-200 in 79Sqn RAAF service 16/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 14/11/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 07/01/45. 15/01/45,allotted to 1 Engine School ex 8OTU and delivered to 1CU as No 1 Eng School Instructional Airframe No 7. Authorised for write off 24/05/46,. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. DAP action completed 08/02/49.
A58-25 F.VC BR471 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 14/08/42. Erection preceeding 1AD 21/08/42. One of the first 6 Spitfires to be delivered to Australia. Issued RAF Fighter Wing Richmond ex 1AD 04/09/42. In service with 452 Sqn RAAF 05/10/42. Accident 1011hrs 9/10/42, pilot was doing a Oxygen climb to 35000 feet when he lost consciousness in flight. Aircraft last seen diving into sea near Wamberal Broken Bay, New South Wales, after taking off from Richmond at 0915hrs. It had crashed into sea one mile off from the shore. The aircraft was in a 70 degree dive, as sighted by witnesses. Sgt Michael Clifford Service#403320 killed. Body was recovered off Shelly Beach on the 10/10/42. Funeral was held at St Anthony's Church Clovelly at 1030Hrs on the 12/10/42, for burial in the Roman Catholic Section of Botany Cemetery. AMSE Approval to W/O per File No 9/53/5 19/01/43. Photo held.
A58-26 F.VC BR480 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/10/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Scramble interception as Blue 2, 0945hrs 02/05/43, soon after, 10.30Hrs with aircraft loosing power through low oil pressure and coolant loss, forced Landing 4 miles west of Point Charles on beach. Sgt J F H Cavanagh Serv# 1319953 of 54Sqn RAF, uninjured, returned to base later that day. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 06/05/43. AMSE Approval for W/O per File 9/16/840 4/06/43. Converted to Components.
A58-27 F.VC BR484 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 21/10/42. Rec 1 Fighter Wing ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Accident on landing 16/2/43 Pilot P/O James Charles Wellsman Serv#1180030 RAF (later Killed 30th June 1943 flying Spitfire BR528 near Pine Creek, Northern Territory).Coded DL-V. Rec 6AD ex 54Sqn RAF 10/02/44. Rec 2OTU ex 6AD 11/07/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Stored Cat C 05/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Held at Toowoomba 2011, undergoing restoration. Photo held in service.
A58-28 F.VC BR485 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Awaiting erection 1AD 19/11/42. Allotted 2OTU ex 1AD 02/12/42. Canc. Waiting operational test 1AD 04/01/43.Allotted 7AD ex 1AD storage 06/01/43. Canc.Allotted 1RSU ex 1AD 20/03/43. Canc.Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/05/43. Allotted 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for engine Cooling Modification 19/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/05/43, coded UP-M. Personal aircraft of Sqn Ldr Bott. Accident 31/12/43 when Sqn Ldr M S Bott Serv#260779 made an emergency powered landing due to engine problems. Destroyed in taxiing accident 0600hrs 16/4/44 at Momote Strip, Mercantile, Negros Islands, Fin, top fuselage and cockpit chopped up by the propellor of A58-4 UP-J flown by Sqn Ldr N M Pilcher Serv#260750, 100 yards short of strip threshold due to misidentifying green taxy light from control tower. Pilot, by Sqn Ldr M S Bott Serv#260779 was killed. Pilot of A58-4 was seriously injured. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 17/05/44. AMSE Approval to W/O per File 9/16/1538 274/05/44. RAAF HQ Approval 31/05/44. Converted to Components. Photo held post crash.
A58-29 F.VC BR490 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Abandon in flight following after Enemy Action near Darwin 30/06/43 with Sgt S.C.J.Laundry Serv#1147350 RA, bailing out ."A"Flight Radio Call Sign "Toilet 22". Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 11/07/43 after Army located wreck. AMSE approval W/O per File 9/16/919 Min 7 17/07/43.
A58-30 F.VC BR493 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 31/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/11/42.Accident 23/02/43 when landing in a crosswind at Livingstone NT, overshot during taxying, tipping aircraft on nose. Pilot, Sgt L J Hart not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 26/02/43. Allotted 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 26/02/43. Repaired.Coded ZP-A. Lost in combat 28/6/43 with F/O Francis Bruce Beale Serv#402842 being killed. Aircraft had winged Gremlin Motif with Tommy Gun forward of cockpit on Port side. Refer: NAA File: 166/5/174. W/O File 09/16/865 HQ QO668 08/07/43.Photo Held.
A58-31 F.VC BR495 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 21/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Accident 1100Hrs 06/07/43 prior to interception of enemy formation, engine overheated due to oil pressure drop and glycol leak, forcing pilot to force land on the beach near Port Patterson, NT. One of 8 Spitfires lost that day, balanced by 10 enemy aircraft shot down. Pilot, F/O W.T. Hinds Serv#129948 54Sqn RAF not injured and returned the next day. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 27/09/43. Rec 14ARd ex 7RSU 10/10/43. AMSE Approval for conversion per File 9/16/1174 Min#64 Converted to Components.
A58-32 F.VC BR497 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded QY-C. Accident 29/05/43 when performing urgent operational taxy to take-off. BR237, piloted by F/Sgt C.C.R.Duncan Serv#401778 collided with BE497's tail. Operational Loss after taking off from Strauss Strip 1040Hrs 06/07/43. With White Section at 32000 feet, attacked an enemy formation of 27 Enemy bombers, supported by 20 Enemy fighters at 29000 feet south of Perron Island NT. After engaging a Zeke fighter, climbed to 29000 feet, F/O Lloyd carried out a head-on attack with another Zeke, then formed up ahead with Sgt Richardson , but both were attacked three Zekes, causing Lloyd to break right. He continued going down when his engine cut, then he was hit causing his engine to catch fire. F/O C. P. Lloyd Serv#404690 then successfully bailed out. He was picked up by a Tiger Moth some three days later, piloted by F/Lt Fenton. Alloted 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for collection. AMSE Approval for conversion File#9/16/1125 Min 514/10/43. Photo Held.

Spitfire A58-32

A58-33 F.VC BR499 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 19/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 03/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded V and named "Bill 1". Accident 1700hrs 13/03/43, written off on landing at Livingstone NT following a non-operational flight. Aircraft had violent swing to the left off strip and crashed into high ground and trees , with port wing being ripped off and aircraft ending on nose. Cause attributed to retracted left flap. Pilot; P/O Alfred Henry Blake Serv#400458 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 15/03/43. AMSE Approval for conversion File#9/16/720 Minute 4 05/04/43. 29/05/43 AMSE approved that aircraft was repairable per HQ0977 31/05/43. Repaired. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 13/06/43. Coded ZP-V. Operational loss, 06/07/43 when 11 Spitfires of 457Sqn were tasked to intercept enemy aircraft approaching Darwin from the west. As Blue 2, Blue Section dived into attack the formation approximately 35 miles east of Anson Bay at a height of approximately 22000 feet. Of Blue Section of four aircraft, only Blue 4 returned, having left the flight due to engine trouble prior to the engagement. Blue 1 (F/O F D Hamilton Serv#403050) and Blue 3 (P/O N F Robinson Serv#401284)also missing. Pilot of BR499; P/O F.R.J. McDowell Serv#403070 killed. Wreck and pilot located 20/07/43 by 7RSU. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 25/07/43. AMSE Approval for conversion File#9/16/720 Min#14 11/09/43. Photos Held "V" Crash
A58-34 F.VC BR525 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42.. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 30/11/42. Coded "J". Later coded QY-J and named "Lady Jean". Operational Loss 0945hrs 02/05/43, when 452 Sqn RAAF was ordered to scramble from Strauss Strip to intercept Enemy formation of 21 Bombers escorted by 25-30 Fighters over Darwin NT along , with 457 Sqn RAAF and 54Sqn RAF. As White 3, F/O Anthony "Tim" P. Goldsmith DFC DFM Serv#402500, following after 54 Sqn RAF and 457 Sqn RAAF attacks, was the first of 452 Sqn RAAF Spitfire to dive ointo the formation after penetrating the fighter screen. He made an attack on a Betty Bomber firing a 3-6 second burst at close range. He then broke away downwards doing a aileron turn when an enemy fighter was about to attack him.His aircraft was hit in his breakaway, throwing him out of the cockpit through the hood. He successfully parachuted and landed in the sea some 30 miles north west of Darwin in the sea. He was picked up by naval launch on the 3/05/43 and taken to the Naval Hospital at Darwin suffering slight abrasions. (at January1943, his personal tally was 12.5 Aircraft Destroyed, with 7 Damaged when he first came to this theatre.) AMSE Approval to W/O File No 9/16/828 Min#5 Approval given 11/06/43. F/O Anthony "Tim" P. Goldsmith Ser #402500 Prev 126/185(Malta)/126 RAF Sqns.
A58-35 F.VC BR527 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/12/42. Later coded ZP-W, with small white Diamond on front above carburator intake. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 21/06/43. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 26/06/43. Damaged in combat 28/6/43 Pilot F/Sgt J.R. Jenkins Serv#405210 457Sqn RAAF. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex457Sqn RAAF for 240Hr inspection 22/12/43. RR Merlin# 90639. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 16/02/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 14ARD 11/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 07/04/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD 14/08/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 09/09/44. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Alloted 8OTU ex 6AD 15/12/44. Canc 19/12/44. Approval granted to convert to components File#9/16/2876 16/10/45. Issued to 3CRD ex 6AD 20/11/45. Photo held.
A58-36 F.VC BR528 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 05/12/42. Operational Loss 30/06/43 during Raid #57 when 1FW intercepted some 25 plus Enemy Bombers flying at 27000 feet, escorted by 15 plus Zekes flying at 32000feet. One of 7 Spitfires (4 being 54Sqn RAF Spitfires) lost that day. Thirteen Spitfires of 54Sqn RAF were involved in the intercept. FTR with P/O J.C.Wellsman Ser# 1180030 54Sqn RAF, who was presumed Killed in action. Located 05/09/43 at Paper Bark Swamp near Pine Creek 130 miles South East of Darwin NT and body retrieved 28/09/43 after swamped was drained. Reports earlier in July 43 of a Japanese Bomber crashing in the same swamp was reported and was the reason why 7RSU were there. The Seven bodies of the Japanese crew were recovered 09/09/43, and it was then found that a Spitfire had also crashed in the same location. It may be that this Bomber was the final tally of P/O Wellsman.P/O Wellsmanwas buried 01/10/43 at the Berrimah War Cemetery; Darwin Grave # CD2. AMSE Approval for conversion per File#9/16/1072 Min#4 13/09/43.
A58-37 F.VC BR530 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. REc 54 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Accident 14/01/43 when aircraft forced landed with undercarriage up due to a shortage of fuel at Mildura. Pilot; FltSgt Albert Edward Cooper Serv#94003 RAF was not injured. Coded DL-L. Operational Loss 30/06/43 during Raid #57 when 1FW intercepted some 25 plus Enemy Bombers flying at 27000 feet, escorted by 15 plus Zekes flying at 32000feet. One of 7 Spitfires (4 being 54Sqn RAF Spitfires) lost that day out of 41 airborne. Thirteen Spitfires of 54Sqn RAF were involved in the intercept. Crashed after combat in the Anson Bay area 30/06/43 near Lucy Mine. Pilot Sgt W. E. Holmes Serv#1330406 RAF bailed out. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 02/07/43. AMSE Approval for conversion File#9/16/921 09/08/43.
A58-38 F.VC BR531 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex Uk 10/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/11/42. Coded ZP-N. Accident 1150hrs 07/09/43 on landing at Livingstone Strip after attempting an interception with a Japanese Dinah, following refueling at Darwin. On touching down, the aircraft swung violently to the right, due to a failed tail wheel assembly, with the aircraft running off the strip, colliding with fallen trees on the western side of the strip. The Pilot, P/O R.L. Cunningham Serv#402493, was un-injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 08/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 01/10/43. REc 8OTU ex 14ARD 30/06/45 after lengthy rebuild. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Sruck off 15/11/48.
A58-39 F.VC BR532 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 21/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded DL-B. Rec 7RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 07/11/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 7RSU 15/02/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 14ARDRP 13/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 30/03/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD 06/04/44. Allotted 79Sqn RAAF to replace A58-4 08/04/44 as UP-J. Canc due to unserviceablity. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 17/05/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD 18/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 15ARDRP 23/10/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 13/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 14/11/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Sruck off 15/11/48.
A58-40 F.VC BR533 Arrived in Australia on SS Eury 18/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 21/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded XB-H later ZP-H and later ZP-J. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/06/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 02/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 21/05/45. Coded SH-K? Rec 6Ad ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Sruck off 15/11/48.
A58-41 F.VC BR535 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 30/11/42. Landing collision when landing at Darwin 1700 Hrs 5/2/43 between A58-41(then BR535), piloted by Sgt Albert Edward Cooper Serv#94003 RAF and A58-11 (BS154) piloted by Sgt P.McCarthy Serv#1271615 RAF 54Sqdn RAF, who was killed in the accident. Pilot of BR535, Sgt Cooper was not injured. Rec 7RU ex 54Sqn RAF 09/02/43. AMSE approval to be converted to components per File#9/16/677 Min#6 08/03/43.
A58-42 F.VC BR536 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 54 Sqn 15/11/42. Inservice 54 Sqn "H".Later coded as DL-H. Operational Loss 02/05/43, Raid #54 when forced landed wheels up into water off West Point Darwin Harbour near shore after fuel exhaustion due to enemy action. One of 10 Spitfires (White2) scrambled by 54Sqn RAF, along side of a further 44 a/c of 1FW, making in total 54 Spitfires airborne. Pilot: F/Sgt G.H.Spencer Serv#1113115 RAF, having earlier attacked astern a Zeke without result, was not injured. Retrieved by 14ARD. Later issued to 7RSU 17/05/43, re-issued 14ARD 25/10/43, then re-issued back to 54Sqn RAF 28/10/43. Returned after inspection by 54 Sqn RAF 07/01/44 due to emersion in salt water causing damage, with the airframe then later converted into Instructional Airframe # 5 02/03/44. Converted to Components 17/10/45.
A58-43 F.VC BR537 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 29/10/42. Issued to 54Sqn RAF 26/11/42. Coded 1943 as DL-U. Heavily damaged by machinegun fire in combat to starboard wing 30/6/43. Pilot F/Sgt G.C.Huggard Serv#741555 RAF 54Sqn not injured. Received at 7 RSU 04/07/43. Issued and received 452 Sqn RAAF 23/08/43. Coded QY-A. Accident 1900hrs 11/03/44 forced landed 11 miles NW of Gin Gin WA on ferry flight with substantial damage to main planes due to a lack of fuel. Pilot; F/O C.H. O'Loughlin Serv#407449 not injured.Issued and received at 4AD 19/03/44. Rec 4CRD ex 4AD 06/7/44. Converted to Components.Photo Held

Spitfire A58-43 

A58-44 F.VC BR538 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Accident 24/01/43 when taxying at Daly Waters. NFDs. Issued 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 25/01/43.Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 11/02/43. Coded "U" then XB-U. Coded ZP-U. Accident 0805hrs 29/04/43 when aircraft had a wheels up on landing at Livingstone Strip causing elevator, mainplane and engine damage. Pilot Sgt. W.J. Basey Serv#407613 was not injured. Landing Accident Livingstone in heavy rains 27/01/44 during storm. Pilot; F/Lt J.S. Menzies Serv#250816 RAF not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 30/01/44. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 01/02/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components 12/03/44. SOC 14/03/44. Photo Held.
A58-45 F.VC BR539 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Coded "X" then DL-X. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 08/06/44. Coded QY-A. Rec 14ARDRP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 14ARDRP 07/08/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 07/12/44 Forced landing at Yolery (Young Civil Drome) NSW when running short of fuel. Overshot and raised his undercarriage to prevent running into boundary fence. Damage to mainplanes, airscrew and centre section. Pilot; F/Sgt S.G Davidson was not injured. Repaired. Accident 30/03/45 swung on takeoff, causing port undercarriage to collapse at Parkes during showers. Pilot; Sgt D. P. Lapidge not injured. Rec 2 CRD ex 8OTU 22/05/45 pending survey report. 5MG letter approved for airframe to be converted to components per File#9/16/2493 31/07/45.
A58-46 F.VC BR540 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Installed Merlin Eng#81863. Allocated 1st Fighter Wing 06/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/11/42. Landing accident accident 14/01/43 at Richmond RAAF Base, when pilot was flying and making a powered approach landing in a spitfire for the first time, collided with stationary Beaufort A9-202, causing damage to his elevator. Pilot; Sgt G. Morse was not injured.Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 10/03/43 for repairs. Repaired. Accident 12/03/43 taxying for takeoff on test flight, when utility truck (Driven by F/Lt H. Tully Serv#2247) halted on taxy way to observe another Spitfire landing. Pilot swerved to port into a ditch to miss it. Pilot; F/O Warwick James Turner Serv#403773 457Sqn RAAF not injured.Repaired.Rec at 457Sqn ex 7RSU 07/04/43. Coded ZP-J. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 28/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn ex 7RSU 29/11/43. 18/03/44 issued and received at 15ARD ex 7RSU. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD 13/08/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 09/10/44. However report states that 79Sqn refused to accept into Sqn service due to material condition. Report states unfounded, but on 23/10/44 aircraft issued and received at 6AD Oakey for storage. Survey per 19/05/45 by 3CRD has it condemned. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 22/05/45. Approval given per File#09/16/2508 to be converted to components, 15/06/45. Last RR Merlin Eng# is #81847
A58-47 F.VC BR541 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Coded ZP-F. Operational damage 28/06/43, when No 3 of Red Section was hit in the tailplane by a explosive canon round from an enemy Zeke, causing pilot to break away into a vertical dive. He recovered at 2000 feet and made a crash landing at Livingstone Strip. Pilot was F/O T.F. Clark Serv#403341. Damage was beyond the ability of host unit and was issued to 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/06/43. Rec by 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 06/07/43. Coded QY-V. Had gun toting Mexican Bandit motif on port cowl. Accident 0050Hrs 16/11/43 when pilot on his first night time flight, had completed his two previous touch and go landings, was making his third final landing when aircraft swung to starboard after 200 yards. The Port undercarriage retracted .Pilot F/Lt W.R. Cundy DFC DFM Serv#402732 was not injured. Issued to 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for repairs and 240Hr Inspection 18/11/44. Issued and received at 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 02/02/44. Coded DL-V.Flown by F/Sgt Finney 18/04/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 29/05/44. Coded QY-V. Rec by 14ARD/RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 03/10/44. Was allocated to 2OTU 04/10/44 but was cancelled. Issued and received by 8OTU ex 14ARDRP 01/03/45 following a period of storage. Accident 29/03/45 when pilot landed with his undercarriage up at Parkes NSW ,and was damaged extensively. Pilot; Sgt J. Fullerton-Smith not injured. Received at 6AD Oakey ex 8OTU on 14/11/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-48 F.VC BR542 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded ZP-Z. White ring on Black spinner Stayed with 457Sqn till 29/03/44. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/03/44 for electrical repairs. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 18/04/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 08/07/44. Issued and received at 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 20/01/45 in natural metal. Coded SH-F. Issued and received for storage 6AD Oakey ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Stored as Cat "C" 26/11/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.Photo Held.

Spitfire A58-48

A58-49 F.VC BR543 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 27/10/42. Installed Merlin Eng#81927. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded "T" and later coded ZP-T. Usual a/c of F/Lt Jack Newton and had winged horse (Pegasus) motif under the port windscreen. Damaged in combat 28/6/43 with Enemy Zeke Fighter, but shared 1/2 Zeke kill with F/O T.Clark, Red 3, Red Section.) Pilot F/Lt J.S. Newton Serv#400730, Blue 1, Blue Section, was not injured. Damage was to both wings, engine and airframe. To 7RSU for repairs. Returned to 457Sqn RAAF 08/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/11/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 07/01/44. Rec 15ARD from 15ARD/RP 11/03/44. 26/10/44 received at 6AD ex-15ARD. Allocated to 8OTU 14/06/45 but cancelled. Store 6AD 26/10/45. Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Last Eng# was #90645. Photo Held
A58-50 F.VC BR544 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Installed Merlin Eng#91317. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded Ä", later coded DL-V. Rec 7RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 25/07/43. Re-issued to 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 31/07/43. Non-operational loss 15/02/44, when pilot was unable to lower undercarriage whilst on a post rigging test flight. After a considerable time, the aircraft's engine caught fire over Darwin. Pilot, F/O Telfer baled out at low altitude, with aircraft crashing at the railway yards at Darwin. RAAF Reports have it 200yards south of Power Station. Issued to 14ARD ex 54Sqn RAF 24/02/44 . AMSE Approval to convert to components 10/03/44 per File#9/16/1417 Min#2.
A58-51 F.VC BR545 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 27/10/42. Installed merlin Eng # 81715. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 14/11/42. Coded "E", later DL-E. Named "IVY"?. Missing on cross country flight, following operational scramble with F/O D.W. Gray 22/12/43. Found 24/12/42 forced landed on Regent River near Drysdale Mission on coast, due to fuel shortage. Pilot located the following day ok, but not picked up until the 25/12/43 at Drysdale, and arrived back at 54 Sqn RAF on the 28/12/43. 54Sqdn 05/01/44 recovery party of 7RSU unable to retreive due to non-access by land and sea. Aircraft submerged by tides.W/O 22/01/44 following recommendation to be destroyed by cannon fire or bombing. Wreck recovered 1987. May 1998 RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Australia.
A58-52 F.VC BR546 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 4/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. No Sqn Code. Accident 1730hrs 17/02/43 normal landing, then swung off Strauss Strip, hit a bank and flipped over. Damage to airscrew, fuselage and rudder.Pilot; F/O E.V. Matthews Serv#401989 slightly injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 20/02/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU RAAF 23/04/43. Coded QY-S. Operational Loss whilst engaging fighter force of Air Raid #57, 1148hrs 30/06/43 Damaged in combat and fatally destroyed by Enemy action.Crash landed 15 Mile NW of Batchelor near Stappleton Road 30/06/43.Pilot was F/Sgt.Keith S.Cross Serv#4031320 safe, but slightly injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 04/07/43. AMSE Approval to convert to Components per File#9/16/919 17/07/43. Photo Held 17/02/43 Acc.
A58-53 F.VC BR547 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Installed Merlin 46 Eng #91355. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Operational Loss during Air Raid#54, with aircraft missing west of Darwin Harbour over the sea 1045hrs approx, 02/05/43. F/Sgt Ross Smith Stagg Serv#407915 (Actually promoted to P/O 01/03/43) bailed out following aerial dogfight and was picked up more then two weeks later, suffering from malnutrition and exhaustion. AMSE Write-off per File#9/16/826 02/06/43
A58-54 F.VC BR548 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Installed Merlin 46 Eng#90415.Rec 1FW RAAF ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded QY-M. Operational damage as Troppo Blue 3 during Raid#57, causing forced landing at Strauss Field 20/06/43 following enemy action, with damage to engine from 7.7mm bullet that peirced the oil system over Manton Dam causing a wheels up landing at Strauss Strip with damage to airscrew, air intake, radiators and skin. Pilot; P/O Granville Allen Mawer Serv#403112 not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for repair 21/06/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 04/09/43. Coded ZP-V. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/10/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 10/11/43. Accident 20/05/44 (One record states 09/05/44) suffered damage during taxying, when aircraft rolled into a gutter causing u/c collapse and aircraft to flip onto its back, at Sattler Field NT. Pilot F/O James Henry Greaves Serv#402949 (Ex 453Sqdn RAAF 1943) not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/05/44. AMSE Approval for conversion to components per File# 9/16/1696 Min#20 17/06/44.
A58-55 F.VC BR549 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 27/10/42. Installed Merlin 46 Eng#90453. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded QY-K. Mid air collision 1800hrs 27/01/43 over Coomalie Creek with BS184 (A58-73), during practice section attacks on USAAF B-24s at an altitude of 2000-3000 feet. Yellow 2 flew collided with Yellow 4's port main plane and lost tail. Last seen spiralling inverted tailless to ground from 1500 feet. Yellow 4 made an emergency forced landing at Batchelor at 1820hrs. Pilots; BR549 Yellow 4 , Sgt H.W. Stockley not injured and BS184 Yellow 2 (A58-73), Sgt Eric Ebsworth Hutchinson Serv#403602 killed. Repaired. NFDs. Operational loss 1000hrs 07/09/43 when aircraft, as Troppo Red 2 was attacked by 20 plus Japanese fighters some 15 miles west of Strauss Strip whilst Squadron was in line astern formation, with P/O P Tulley 452Sqdn RAAF and S/Ldr MacDonald (Troppo Red 1) both shot down. Aircraft was hit behind cockpit and in the engine, causing the pilot to abandon aircraft by parachute.P/O P.D.Tully Serv#404998 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 14/09/43. AMSE Approval for write-off per File#9/16/1080 Min#6 24/09/43.
A58-56 F.VC BR568 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 14/08/42. Issued RAF Fighter Wing Richmond 04/09/42. Accident at Richmond Airbase 27/09/42 when on landing aircraft, ran through fence causing port mainplane damage when both eleos collapsed.Pilot Sgt W.S. Hardwick Serv#407791 457Sqn RAAF un-injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 01/10/42. Rec 2AD ex 7RSU both based at Richmond NSW 08/10/42. Rec 7RSU ex 2AD 18/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 28/11/42. Accident 1730hrs 19/3/43 when aircraft landed south to north on Livingstone Strip, taxied down wrong disperal roadway and taxied into stationary BS171(A58-66). Sgt Fredrick Cheslyn White Serv#403614,was not injured.Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 20/03/43. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 22/03/43. Coded ZP-Y. Accident 0600hrs 05/09/43 whilst on a climb and test height flight when Glycol leak caused engine to fail, forcing pilot to abandon aircraft by parachute on third attempt to extricate himself from cockpit. F/Sgt H.O.Whiting Serv#411062 457Sqn RAAF un-injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 10/09/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1086 Min#5 01/10/43.Photo Held Richmond post accident.
A58-57 F.VC BR570 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42. Presentation Spitfire "Sir Harry and Lady Oakes IV". Rec 1AD ex UK 08/42. Issued RAF Fighter Wing Richmond ex 1AD 04/09/42. In service 54Sqn RAF 28/09/42. Rec 1AD ex 54Sqn RAF 08/11/42. Issued 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 12/11/42. Accident Oonadatta 25/01/43 when aircraft tipped on nose. P/O Brook RAF not injured. In service 54Sqn RAF. Coded DL-F. Rec 7RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 07/11/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 7RSU 15/02/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 14ARDRP 11/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARDRP 17/05/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD Overhauled and stripped to natural Metal 24/07/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 10/08/44. Coded UP-O Black. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. Alloted 8OTU ex 6AD 15/12/44. Canc 19/12/44 due to survey condition. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File 09/16/2686 24/07/45. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 09/08/45. Photo Held DL-F and UP-O.BR570 Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 10/08/44 which was Coded UP-D Black. Previously used by 452 Sqn RAAF when camo and confirmed and stated by Rigger Riggs 452 Sqn RAAF, SqnLdr Raymond Edward Thorold-Smith DFC's Rigger when at 452 Sqn RAAF

Spitfire A58-57

A58-58 F.VC BR572 Arrived in Australia on SS Sterling Castle 25/08/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 14/08/42. Issued RAF Fighter Wing Richmond ex 1AD 04/09/42. In service 54Sqn RAF 28/09/42. Accident 03/09/42 on landing at Laverton Vic. Pilot; P/O W H Ford 1AD not injured. Rec 1AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 08/11/42. Issued 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 12/11/42. Operational loss 1110hrs 02/05/43 when it crashed off Point Charles after suffering fuel exhaustion. Was one of 10 Spitfires put up by 54Sqn RAF. Pilot; F/O G.D.Wall Serv#1380931 RAF uninjured aftre being picked up by Naval Launch and arrived back at 54Sqn RAF on 03/05/43. AMSE Approval to W/O per File: 9/16/828 Min#5 11/06/43.
A58-59 F.VC BR574 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 17/02/43. Rec 452 sqn RAAF ex 7AD 30/03/43. Coded QY-D. Accident 0730hrs 01/08/43 when aircraft was to commence a CAAG (G Suit) Test flight. Prior to take-off at Batchelor, aircraft hit a tree with port wing, when taxying out of revettment. Damage to port wing spar causing slight sweep of wing. F/Lt K.V. Robertson Serv#752) Special Duties and Performance Flight (Laverton) on attachment to 452 Sqn RAAF not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 09/08/43. Rec 457Sqn ex 7RSU 14/09/43. Coded ZP-N. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/07/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 28/04/44. Accident 0830hrs 17/05/44 at Potshot Strip WA, after operational flight, A58-250, piloted by F/Sgt Bolton Serv#420121, landed and was taxying off strip, when he noticed A58-18, piloted by P/O J.E.H. Milne Serv#430186, bearing down on his aircraft. A58-250 veered and struck the stationary A58-59 damaging the port mainplane and aileron. A58-59 was originally part of this flight, but returned to base. It was being tested with the engine running. Pilot was Sgt T.R. Russell Serv#428852. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 7RSU 09/08/44. On issued to 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 21/09/44. Accident whilst on ferry when tyre burst on landing at Alice Springs 22/09/44 causing aircraft to ground loop and nose over. Pilot; F/O J.G. Wilkins 1AD not injured. Airframe railed to Port Augusta SA via 5CRD and arrived 3AD 12/10/44. Rec 6AD vis 3AD and 14ARDRP 03/11/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2523 Min#2 04/05/45. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 22/05/45.
A58-60 F.VC BR584 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 05/12/42. Coded K or QY-K?. Accident 2120hrs 17/02/43 when landing after completing night practice flight at Batchelor Strip. Pilot misjudged hi approach to flare path when turning to the south west end of the NE/SE runway when he crashed into trees approximately 400 yards short of the flarepath. Both wings of the aircraft were torn off and fuselage was broken at the rear of the cockpit. F/O J.D.Gould Serv#404613 suffered only abrasions to both of his knees only. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/690 Min#4 06/03/43.
A58-61 F.VC BR589 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 30/11/42. Coded ZP-P. Operational loss as Blue 1 during an interception at 32000 feet, of 25 enemy bombers, escorted by 12 plus Zekes by 11 aircraft of 457Sqn RAAF and other aircraft of 54 Sqn RAF and 452 Sqn RAAF, some 35 miles east of Anson Bay, 1230hrs 06/07/43. Pilot; F/O F.D. Hamilton Serv#403050 missing along with two others of this four aircraft section(Of Blue Section of four aircraft, only Blue 4 returned, having left the flight due to engine trouble prior to the engagement. (Blue 1 (F/O F D Hamilton Serv#403050) Blue 2 (P/O F.R.J. McDowell Serv#403070) and Blue 3 (P/O N F Robinson Serv#401284)all missing). Pilot of BR499; P/O F.R.J. McDowell Serv#403070 killed. . AMSE Approval to W/O per File#9/16/956 11/10/43.
A58-62 F.VC BS163 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 29/10/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Coded B. Accident on landing at Strauss Strip 1825hrs 22/03/43 following three aircraft practice formation flying. Aircraft swung on landing roll, despit application of power and rudder, ran across road and struck adjacent pipeline with undercarriage. Aircraft had both undercarriage oleos torn off, with fuselage broken behind cockpit. Pilot; Sgt W.M. Coombes Serv#403800 injured slightly. Pilot previousily had a tour with 41Sqn RAF in UK. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 29/03/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 05/05/43. AMSE Approval per file#9/16/871 min #7 to be converted to components 19/06/43. Pic Held.
A58-63 F.VC BS164 c/n3074 Supermarine .Contract No B19713/39 Order 5 24/10/40. Sent out on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 30/11/42. Inservice with 54Sqn RAF 1943. Coded DL-K with nip glasses motifs on front cowl. Non operational loss when A58-214 and A58-63 collided in flight above Humpty Doo, some 10 miles East north East of Strauss Strip 1530hrs 13/01/44. A flight of 4 Spitfires (A58-214/63/221/27) were practicing interception with 1 Hudson and 2 Beauforts of No2 Sqn RAAF. A58-63 collided with A58-214 which resulted in the tail unit of A58-63 to become torn off, and one of the mainplanes of A58-214 to be completely torn off, resulting in both aircraft to crash. Pilots; A58-214: F/Sgt John Hoyle Whalley Serv#1527082 RAF and A58-63: F/Sgt James Basil Gibbs Serv#1320096 RAF , both killed. Aircraft salvaged on collision site 16/01/44 by 1 Salvage Party, 7RSU .RR Merlin#90513. Issued to 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 18/01/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1351 Min#2 to converted to components 16/03/44. Aircraft remains held May 1998 by Peter Crose, Melbourne.
A58-64 F.VC BS166 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 19/11/42. With 54Sqn RAF 1943. Issued 6AD ex 54Sqn RAF 30/01/44. Landing accident during bad weather (Cyclone) in transit to 6AD at Tennant Creek 31/01/44. F/Sgt Watts RAF not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 54Sqn RAF 10/02/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1429 Min#2 10/03/44.
A58-65 F.VC BS169 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/11/42. Accident 1610hrs 13/12/42 when aircraft made a forced landing at Palm Beach Sydney following engine failure. Pilot; F/O D.F. Evans Serv#404724 not injured. Rec 2AD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 29/12/42. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 23/04/43. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/05/43. Accident 05/05/43 when landing at Wooloomanta Vic when landing into head wind, landed short of strip, damaging starboard Oleo and both tyres, before tipping on nose. Pilot; F/O W.J. Wilkinson Serv3404272 was not injured. Rec 1ADF ex 79Sqn RAAF 20/05/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/07/43. Coded ZP-R. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 20/04/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARd ex 14ARDRP 03/10/44. Allotted 2OTU 04/10/44. . Canc. Allotted 8OTU 27/10/44. Canc. Rec CGS ex 14ARD 22/02/45. Rec 6AD ex CGS 22/10/45. Stored Cat C 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-66 F.VC BS171 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Coded ZP-B. Had "WSJH" meaning "We're shit just hot" on front airscoop cowl. Accident 1730hrs 19/3/43 when another aircraft (BR568)landed south to north on Livingstone Strip, taxied down wrong disperal roadway and taxied into stationary BS171(A58-66). Sgt Fredrick Cheslyn White Serv#403614, pilot of BR568 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 20/03/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 04/04/43. Operational Loss 1135Hrs 02/05/43, as White 4, some 60 miles west of Darwin whilst intercepting Enamey formation of Bombers and escorts. Airscrew went into fine pitch, causing engine to over rev whilst diving on enemy formation. Pilot made two attacks on enemy aircraft, even attempting to change to coarse pitch, before his engine started to smoke. He then baled out of his aircraft. The Pilot; Fsgt W S Hardwick Serv#407791, was un-injured and was picked up bt RAAF Seagull four hours later from his dingy. M46 Eng# 91863. AMSE Write off per File# 9/16/826 02/06/43. Photo Held.
A58-67 F.VC BS173 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 27/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/11/42. Coded ZP-G. Accident 0800 hrs 19/03/43 when landing at Livingston Strip after taking off from Darwin RAAF, the aircraft swung off the strip, hitting the adjacent pipeline, damaging the undercarriage, wing and propellor. Pilot; W/O Clive Roy Briggs Serv#403011 not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 20/03/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 17/04/43. Operational Loss 1135Hrs 02/05/43, as White 1, some 60 miles west of Darwin whilst intercepting Enmey formation of Bombers and escorts. Pilot made one diving attack and was not seen after. Position was assumed into the sea, some 70 miles west of Darwin. Pilot F/O Gordon Lindsay Charles Gifford Serv#402740 missing, believed killed. M46 Eng#81829. AMSE Write-off per File# 9/16/850 Min#4 26/05/43.
A58-68 F.VC BS174 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 02/11/42.Rec 1FW ex 1AD 10/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Coded QY-W. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/05/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/06/43. Operational loss, as Troppo Blue 2, on interception of enemy Lily Bomber and Zeke escort raid, #55, 0950 hrs 20/06/43 by 46 Spitfires of 1FW. Troppo Blue Section of "B"Flight was tasked to intercept the bombers at 22000 feet 10 miles north of Cape Hotham. Last seen by Blue 1, F/O J Bisley DFC Serv#402720, 1041Hrs, with Blue 2 attacking a bomber. Assumed Blue 2 was shot down by bomber own guns or by a escorting Zeke. Pilot; F/Sgt A.T.R. Rowe Serv#411389 missing. AMSE W/O 28/06/43per File#9/16/899 28/06/43. 15/07/43, aircraft located. Ground party led by F/O Pollard located wreck with the help of local Aborigines, a few miles inland from Hope Inlet on the 11/07/43 near Koolpinyah Station, NT. Aircraft was burned, and had pilot still strapped in cockpit. Head Bullet wounds suggested that he was shot down by the gunner of the Japanese Bomber. When the surving cine gun film was developed, it showed that he probably destroyed the bomber he was attacking. AMSE Approval Min#11 13/08/43 to convert to components. M46 Eng#79957.
A58-69 F.VC BS175 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Accident; missing 1710hrs 04/03/43 on Ferry Flight between Strauss and Wyndham with five other Spitfires, escorted by a 13 Sqn RAAF Hudson. Last seen climbing to 1500 feet after switching formation position from outside starboard echelon, to port side to form 3/1/3 in relation to the Hudson before entering storm clouds. Pilot; F/O W.H.Ford Serv#401429 4/3/43 missing, believed killed. Search aircraft sited wreck 1700 hrs 06/03/43 GridRef 364330, some 5 miles from Tin Mine at Muckinbar, on the west side of Table Top Range. The aircraft , carrying 90 gallon slipper tank, had stalled on climb, crashed, and was totally destroyed by fire. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/722 Min#5 05/04/43.
A58-70 F.VC BS178 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 02/11/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 10/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Coded ZP-D with white Eagle Motif clutching Zero. Accident 1600hrs 31/08/43 when tailwheel, which was locked in port position on landing at Livingston Strip causing aircraft to veer to port striking trees.Pilot; F/O I.S. MacKenzie Serv#402800 not injured. Accident caused by faulty tail whell assembly. Rec 7RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 02/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 06/09/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1203 mIN#6 to convert to components 22/11/43. M46 Eng#90523. Photo held.
A58-71 F.VC BS181 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 22/10/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 14/11/42. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAAF 05/07/43. Accident 01/07/43 with 54Sqn RAF, F/O J.D. Lehagan Serv#107816 RAF landed at Millimbimby with broken engine connecting rod. Allocated 7RSU for repairs 05/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 14/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 17/11/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 01/02/44. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 07/04/44. Coded ZP-J. Accident 1545hrs 09/07/44 when engine failed in flight during shadow shooting exercises along the western side of Sattler strip, forcing pilot to perform forced landing, wheels up at Satler Strip. Aircraft crashed onto the strip and was extensively damaged. Pilot; F/Sgt G.G. Marks Serv#427603 was injured with lacerations and fractured spine. Rec 9RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 10/07/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1803 Min#2 31/07/44.
A58-72 F.VC BS182 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 54Sqn Raf ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded "S" then DL-S. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 26/12/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/3/44. Accident 11/03/44 with 452 Sqn RAAF, pilot, Sgt C Beech Serv#426450, failed to lock main gear before landing at Carnarvon WA. Rec 17RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 17/03/44. Repaired 03/08/44 and stripped of paint. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 17/09/44. Coded SH-N. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 31/05/45. Extensive repairs needed to re-skin aircraft Stations 11 to 19. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2740 Min#1 27/08/45. Issued 4CRD ex 17RSU 27/08/45.
A58-73 F.VC BS184 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 02/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/11/42. Mid air collision 1800hrs 27/01/43 over Coomalie Creek with BS184 (A58-73), during practice section attacks on USAAF B-24s at an altitude of 2000-3000 feet. Yellow 2 flew collided with Yellow 4's port main plane and lost tail. Last seen spiralling inverted tailless to ground some 4 miles south east of Coomalie Creek. Yellow 4 made an emergency forced landing at Batchelor at 1820hrs.Pilots; BR549 Yellow 4 , Sgt H.W. Stockley not injured and BS184 Yellow 2 (A58-73), Sgt Eric Ebsworth Hutchinson Serv#403602 was killed. A land party reached the crash site of BS184 1200 hrs on the 28/01/43, some 15 miles away. Buried 1500Hrs 29/01/43 in Grave RC12 at Adelaide river. AMSE Approval W/O File#9/16/663 03/02/43. RR Engine M46 Eng#91287
A58-74 F.VC BS186 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/11/42. Coded "L", later QY-L and named "UML Overdale". Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 21/06/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 29/06/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 27/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 30/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 29/11/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 04/04/44. Rec 1CU(Comms Unit) ex 14ARD 18/06/44. Rec 1ES (Engineering School)ex 1CU 20/06/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1584 Min#3 to convert to Instructional Airframe #6 and Engine as #31. Offered for disposal 09/04/46. Approved 16/05/46, Passed to DAP 26/11/47.
A58-75 F.VC BS187 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/42. Erection proceeding 26/11/42. Pre-delivery loss on test flight 1830 hrs 01/12/42 from Laverton when aircraft crashed into seasome 3 miles from Point Cook Pier in Port Phillip Bay Victoria. Pilot; Wg Cdr James Cecil Stevenson Serv#305 of 1AD missing believed killed. AMSE approval to W/O per File 9/16/626 22/1/43..
A58-76 F.VC BS188 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 10/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Accident on landing 24/5/43 when port tyre burst on landing causing aircraft to somersault over back. Pilot F/O R.G.Ashby Serv# 119701 was injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 25/05/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 06/06/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/931 28/10/43.
A58-77 F.VC BS190 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Coded ZP-L. Operational damage 06/07/1943 when F/O B.F. Hegarty Serv#411909 landed with combat damage after enemy action 12.20hrs 06/07/1943. Repaired, in service 13/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqm RAAF 10/11/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 22/12/43. Perhaps recoded ZP-P as it was replacement for A58-147? Accident 1530hrs 16/06/44 when aircraft with A58-224 and A58-208, were pratcing shadow shooting over Shoal Bay, 10 miles north east of Darwin. When pilot fired his 20mm cannon, the port cannon, exploded after 6 rounds causing the aircraft to roll violently, damaging the cannon and the mainplane. The Pilot; F/Sgt T.R. Russell Serv#428852 was not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 26/06/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 9RSU 07/08/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARDRP 30/08/44. Alloted 2OTU ex 14ARD 04/10/44. Canc. Alloted 8OTU ex 14ARD 27/10/44. Canc. Issued CGS ex 14ARD 25/06/45. Ferry accident on flight to CGS at Parkes, NSW, when aircraft landed with undercarriage retracted. Pilot; F/Lt J.R.Williams 14ARD not injured. Repaired by 8OTU by 25/07/45. Rec CGS ex 14ARD 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex CGS 22/10/45. Stored Cat C 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48. Photo Held.
A58-78 F.VC BS191 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 09/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 09/11/42. Coded QY-X. Operationally damaged and forced landed 12 miles south of Point Charles in Pinic Cove, during intercept of Darwin Raid No 54 1115hrs 02/05/43. Pilot; F/Lt P.St J.Makin Serv#116507 (RAF) "B"Flight Commander, was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/05/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 17/05/43. A/c fitted for CAAG Suit Operations 14/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAFA ex 14ARD 03/10/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 09/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 11/10/43. Issued 2OTU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 12/01/44. Canc. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/02/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 09/03/44. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 17/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 01/04/44. Coded ZP-J? Overstressed in flight, during aerobatics by pilot, F/Sgt R Thompson. Pilot blacked out in flight test, but came to and landed safely 21/04/44. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 24/04/44. Both main planes replaced by 7RSU. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 05/05/44. Rec 6AD ex 7RSU 16/07/44. Rec 1AD T&F Sqn ex 6AD 04/06/45. Issued 1AD storage ex 1AD T&F Sqn 04/03/46. AMSE approval to convert to components per File #09/16/3159 03/04/46. SOC 11/04/46.

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A58-79 F.VC BS193 Arrived in Australia on SS Teak 14/11/42.Rec Sydney ex UK 20/10/42. Issued 2AD ex Wharf for erection 26/10/42. Rec 1FW ex wharf 29/10/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 05/11/42. Coded QY-V. Accident 14/03/43 when aircraft stalled and landed heavy on Darwin Civil Strip, with pilot taking off again. Starboard undercarriage was damaged and refused to retract, forcing the pilot to make a crash landing along the boundary clearing of strip. F/Lt Paul .St J Makin Serv#116507(RAF) not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 16/03/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 23/05/43. Operational loss 1005 hrs 06/07/43 after intercepting enemy Raid #58 during combat near Fenton. Aircraft suffered overreved engine and was subsequently forced landed some 20 miles west of Fenton. F/Lt Paul .St J Makin Serv#116507(RAF) was not injured and made a 20 mile trek north of Fenton to the North /South road from Darwin. AMSE approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1108 04/10/43. Aircraft located 23/10/43 and was salvaged by 7RSU. RR M46 Eng#91324.
A58-80 F.VC BS197 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 27/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 15/11/42. Taxying accident at Batchelor Strip 25/01/43 with damage to port mainplane and tail wheel. Repairs completed 01/02/43 by No1 Mobile repair Section 7RSU. NFDs .Coded ZP-R. Operational loss 12.20 hrs 06/07/43 when part of 11 aircraft interception made by 457Sqn RAAF on Enemy formation approaching Darwin from the west. As No 3 in Blue Section, they made their interception (With the exception of Blue No 4) at 22000 feet approximately some 35 miles east of Anson Bay. All three of the remaining attacking Blue Flight failed to return((Blue 1 (F/O F D Hamilton Serv#403050) Blue 2 (P/O F.R.J."Darky" McDowell Serv#403070, later found 20/07/43 in a/c wreck) and Blue 3 (P/O N F Robinson Serv#401284)all missing). Pilotof BS197: P/O N.F.Robertson Serv#4016284 missing believed killed. AMSE Approval to W/O per File#9/16/956 10/11/43.
A58-81 F.VC BS199 Arrived in Australia on SS Teak 14/11/42. Rec Sydney ex UK 20/10/42. Issued 2AD ex Wharf for erection 26/10/42. Rec 1FW ex wharf 29/10/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 05/11/42. Accident on landing at Richmond 05/11/42 with damage to airscrew. NFDs. In service 457Sqn RAAF 15/11/42. Coded "S" then ZP-S with Gremlin motif: Sky fuselage band. Operational loss 0910hrs 10/05/43 when Millinginbi detachment of 5 Spitfires scrambled to intercept an enemy raid with 9 enemy Zekes approaching 9000 feet. During the intercept, two Zekes were shot down with a probable destruction of another by pilot of BS199. On returning to base and landing (with damage to his trim by e/a previously) he discontinured his landing roll and took off again when he saw approaching flight of 3 Zekes. He had a dogfight with thetrailing Zeke which lasted some 10 minutes between 100 and 300 feet above the aerodrome. During his last manoeuvre, after taking his eyes off the Zeke, he realised his aircraft was approaching the ground from 200 feet and at 160mph. HIs aircraft's airscoop hit the ground and caused the aircraft to somersault 3 times, roll, losing both wings, airscrew and tail. Pilot; P/O B Little Serv#403521 was injured, but managed to walk back the three miles to the aerodrome. Issued 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 13/05/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/827 Min#9 07/06/43. May 1998 held by Robert Eastgate, Point Cook, Australia.

Spitfire A58-81

A58-82 F.VC BS201 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 29/11/42.Rec 2AD ex UK 21/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 15/12/42. Coded "Q" and later ZP-Q. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/44. Accident 16/02/44 aircraft ran off runway and hit dirt embankment whilst being air tested by 7RSU at Darwin after engine 240hrs service (RR M46 #81805). Damage to Port wheel. Pilot; F/O B. Todd 7RSU not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 29/02/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1432 Min#2 16/03/44.

Spitfire A58-82

A58-83 F.VC BS218 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 30/10/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 10/11/42. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Accident 29/11/42, when engine overheated in flight with pilot, Sgt W Hardwick 457Sqn RAAF , setting down at Narellan, NSW. Rec 2AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 07/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 2AD 03/02/43. Alloted 54Sqn RAF 11/02/43. Canc. Issued 54Sqn RAF ex 7AD 01/05/43. Coded DL-L. Accident 03/05/43 during delivery flight. Inservice 54Sqn RAF 20/05/43. Accident 2155hrs 12/10/43 when crashed on landing at Night Cliff Darwin. Pilot; F/Sgt Finney RAF (joined Unit 26/09/43)not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 16/10/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/01/44. Coded ZP-N. Rec 9RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 9RSU 07/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 24/09/44 stripped of paint. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Stored Cat C 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-84 F.VC BS219 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/42. Arrived in RAF Desert colours.Resprayed Mid Stone with Fr Green.Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/11/42. Coded "X", then XB-X and later ZP-X and carried "Jiminy Cricket" Motif and had 2 Jap kill markings forward of the motif with 457Sqn RAAF. Accident 1710hrs 11/10/43 when landing at Livingstone Strip during high winds, causing the aircraft to touch down some 30 yards from the beginning of the strip, resulting in the aircraft having the fuselage torn by a stump. The pilot made an immediate go around and successfully landed without further damage. Pilot; F/Sgt T.F.R. Payne was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 13/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 14/12/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 14ARD 22/09/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 2220Hrs 19/11/44 at Parkes NSW when taking off. Aircraft landed on otherside of boundary fence after aborting take-off. Pilot: Sgt R.B.Lloyd Serv#431780 not injured. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 27/03/45. Survey of aircraft 28/06/45 ex 5MG approved to have converted to components. Engine #RR M46 79337. Photo held
A58-85 F.VC BS220 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 29/11/42.Rec 2AD ex UK 21/11/42. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 2AD 08/12/42. Coded "U", then DL-U. Accident, as Red 4 when landing following intercept of Raid 54 on Darwin, stalled and crashed when landed just short of the strip due to fuel exhaustion at 1120hrs 2/5/43. One of 14 aircraft damaged or lost by 1st FW 02/05/43 though claiming 18 enemy aircraft shot down. Pilot, F/O I.S.Taylor Serv#125943 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 03/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 12/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 09/04/44. Accident 29/05/44 Sattler Strip, when aircraft made a " no flaps" landing when after touch down, swung starboard and struck a bank on edge of airstrip. Pilot; F/Sgt A.R. Heaney Serv#412960 not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 31/05/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 9RSU 13/07/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARDRP 27/07/44. Rec 4ARDRP ex 14ARD 29/09/44. Rec 4AD ex 4AD RP 03/10/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 18/10/44. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/09/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#09/16/2928 Min#1 07/11/45.
A58-86 F.VC BS221 Arrived in Australia on SS Raranga 10/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 10/11/42. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1AD 27/11/42. Accident 27/11/42 at Richmond on landing.NFDs. Coded DL-N. Operational loss 1020hrs 02/05/43 when pilot abandoned aircraft in flight due to engine over revving and over heating before intercept action on his return. As flames appeared from exhausts, pilot baled out.Pilot; Sgt P.Fox Serv#1119366 was not injured. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/825 Min#4 02/06/43. RR M46 Engine#91717
A58-87 F.VC BS222 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 17/12/42. Fuselage marking "2" . Accident 1330hrs 19/01/43 when aircraft crashed into Lake Victoria NSW whilst shadow shooting. Pilot; Sgt Herbert Thomas Tanser Serv#411549 missing believed killed. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/653 24/01/43.
A58-88 F.VC BS224 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/11/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 06/12/42. Marked "4". Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 2OTU 27/02/43 as part of Spitfire attachment. Landing Accident 28/03/42 when aircraft ground looped following landing run at Williamtown which resulted in port main wheel being stuck in sand. Pilot; F/O R.J.Cowan(ex 452 Sqn RAAF UK) of 4OTU not injured. Rec 2OTU ex 24Sqn RAAF 31/03/43. Rec 2Ad ex 2OTU 10/04/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 13/06/44. Accident 1300hrs 22/06/44 when engine failed in flight forcing pilot to make a forced landing at Mildura. Pilot; F/Lt E.B. Tainton Serv#402009 not injured.Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 09/11/45. Stored Cat C 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-89 F.VC BS225 Arrived in Australia on SS Waroonga 24/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 17/02/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 31/03/43. Coded QY-B. Operational loss 1045hrs 02/05/43 during interception of Darwin Raid #54 when aircraft was shot down over Darwin Harbour. Pilot; Sgt Kenneth James Fox Serv#402330 baled out and was later picked up. AMSE W/O per File#9/16/828 Min#5 11/06/43. RR M46 Engine#91343
A58-90 F.VC BS226 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 27/11/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 19/01/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 24/02/43. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 13/03/43. Coded QY-E. Operational loss 1045hrs 02/05/43, when during Darwin Raid #54 when after interception, aircraft, running low on fuel, was returning from combat low level.Forced landed 10 miles short of base with wheels up. Pilot; F/Sgt W.E. Nichterlein Serv#416104 not injured.Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 10/05/43. Rec 14ARd ex 7RSU 23/05/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/931 Min#23 25/10/43. RR M46 Engine #91593. Photo held of force landing.
A58-91 F.VC BS230 Arrived in Australia on SS Hoperidge 23/10/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 02/11/42. Rec 1FW ex 1AD 10/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 11/11/42. Accident 17/12/42 on landing at Bankstown Aerodrome NSW, when starboard wheel stub axle sheared off attachment bracket of oleo leg after a 20 yard landing run, with oleo leg to digging into strip, causing aircraft to flip onto back at speed. Pilot was trapped and ground crews had difficulty in extracting pilot. Pilot; P/O R Armstrong severley injured and was taken to 113th Hospital. Armstrong was a 452 Sqn RAAF UK pilot who also flew as wingman to Bluey Truscott 03/42.(Flew Spitfire Vb AB138/BL468/W3950/AB989).Issued 2AD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 22/12/42. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/627 22/01/43.
A58-92 F.VC BS231 Arrived in Australia on SS Teak 14/11/42.Rec 2AD ex UK 26/10/42 .Rec 1FW ex 2AD 29/10/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 03/11/42. Coded "D" . Operational loss 15/03/43 during Darwin Raid#53 when intercepting 20 plus bombers and 22 Zekes/Haps. Originally overnighting at Darwin, the aircraft, along with 4 other 452 Sqn RAAF Spitfires were taking off to return to Strauss Strip. The Pilot was instructed to intercept the raid. After forming up with 12 other Spitfires of 54Sqn RAF, they attacked the enemy formation from 500 feet above the bomber stream. Within 30 seconds, a 54Sqn pilot saw a single spitfire smoking and turning to the west towards Darwin. F/O A Goldsmith saw also a Spitfire smoking in a dive over Point Charles. 5FCS the following day provided information that a Capstan was sighted crashing on a bearing of 230 degrees, 8 miles from Flagstaff Hill. Pilot; 452 Sqn CO S/Ldr Thorold-Smith Serv#402144, missing presumed killed. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/721 Min#3 09/04/43. RR M46 Engine#91465. Background: SqnLdr Raymond Edward Thorold-Smith DFC was born on 30/06/18. Joined the RAAF in May 1940, and commissioned on 17/03/41. Joined 452 Sqn RAAF on 21/04/41. First E/A claimed was a half share of a BF-109 with Sqn Ldr Paddy Finucane on the 09/08/41, followed by two more on the 27/08/41.He added more the following three months, and became the commander of "A"Flight 452 Sqn RAAFas a F/Lt; and later awarded of a DFC on 22/11/41. He was promoted again to S/Ldr and took over command of 452 Sqn RAAF from S/Ldr Keith "Bluey" Truscott on the 18/03/42. He was replaced by S/Ldr MacDonald on the 30/03/43. On the 11th May 1943, in his honour, a Strip was named after him, Drysdale River Mission landing Ground was named Thorold Strip.
A58-93 F.VC BS232 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 29/11/42. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/11/42. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 16/12/42. Rec 24Sqn RAAF on detachment 27/02/43. Rec 2OTU ex 24Sqn RAAF 22/03/43. Accident 27/04/43 when 3 miles south west of Williamtown aerodrome, collided with EE676 in Flight during line astern chase. Pilots: BS232 Sgt D.A. Grinlington Serv#408842 uninjured and EE676 Sgt R.J. Blackie Serv#403309 killed. Accident 25/06/43 in flight when airscrew seized in full fine pitch followed by Glycol leak and fire, pilot was forced to belly land on North East Strip at Mildura. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/907 Min#6 to convert to components 15/08/43.
A58-94 F.VC BS233 Arrived in Australia on SS Raranga 10/11/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 10/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 19/11/42. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/07/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 09/08/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 14ARD 12/12/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 23/01/44. Coded DL-D. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAAF 27/04/44. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 6AD ex 9RSU 04/08/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 17/12/44. Accident 17/12/44, when aircraft suffered fuel pressure loss on takeoff on ferry flight, forcing pilot to make a wheels up landing on beach 5miles north of near Stockton, following a taking off from Williamtown NSW. Pilot; F/O B.A. Bremner (6AD Ferry Flight)not injured. Allotted 5OTU ex 85Sqn RAAF 19/12/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2248 Min#1 to convert to components 10/01/45. RR M46Engine #91331
A58-95 F.VC BS234 Arrived in Australia on SS Raranga 10/11/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 10/11/42. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 26/11/42. Coded CR-C.Personal Spitfire Vc of Wing Commander C.R. CALDWELL, No.1 Wing RAAF at Darwin, early 1943. CALDWELL was the highest scoring RAF/RAAF 'ace' in the theatre, credited with shooting down 8 enemy aircraft before his tour of operations ended in September 1943. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 03/06/43. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 04/06/43. Coded ZP-+, later ZP-Z with middle stroke on -Z-. Allotted 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF for 240Hrs Service 17/04/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 04/05/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 2OTU ex 14ARD RP 21/08/44. REc 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 22/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 09/11/45. Stored Cat C 22/11/45. AMSE Apporval for write off per File#9/16/2976 Min#1 20/11/45.
A58-96 F.VC BS235 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 07/01/43. Coded "5" Rec 24Sqn RAAF ex 2OTU on detachment 27/02/43. Issued 2OTU ex 24Sqn RAAF 25/03/43. Issued 1FW ex 2OTU 09/05/43. U/s at Daly Waters on ferry flight, repaired by 7RSU. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 21/05/43. Coded DL-Z. Accident 23/7/43 when after running out of fuel, pilot abandoned aircraft at 4000 feet by parachute and landed on coast some 60 miles east of Darwin. He was returned to the Unit by Hudson the following day. Pilot, F/Sgt J.N. Wickman Serv#1153100 RAF was not injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1108 04/10/43.
A58-97 F.VC BS236 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 17/02/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 30/03/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 02/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 18/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/01/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 02/03/44. Coded ZP-A. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 22/09/44. Coded "A". Accident 0950hrs 07/12/44 when after landing at Cressy, brakes failed, causing aircraft to ground loop, with port Oleo Leg collapsing. Pilot; F/Lt J.A. Pettett not injured. Repaired. Rec 6AD ex CGS 18/10/45.Stored Cat C 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-98 F.VC BS237 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 19/01/43. Accident 06/02/43 aircraft collided in flight with power lines whilst landing at Tocumwal NSW. Pilot; Sgt J. C. King Serv#401823 not injured. Rec 7AD, repaired. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 24/02/43. Accident 0810hrs 06/03/43 over Strauss Strip when aircraft was on a test flight piloted by SgtEric Moore, following delivery to 452 Sqn RAAF. Moore at 25000 feet noticed that his engine was overheating and deduced that he had a glycol leak and radioed his section leader. The other Spitfire, BS162, piloted by F/O Williams Serv#404693, noticed the Glycol leak on BS237. The engine overheated and smoke was seen. The engine failed.They were at a altitude of 25000feet in 10/10 clouds, and Williams led him down to 1000feet some 7 miles of Strauss Strip. Moore wanted to bale out due to engine failure. Williams advised Moore that he was too low to bale out, and that he should force land the aircraft. The aircraft forced landed 5-6 miles out from Strauss Strip. Pilot, Sgt Eric M Moore Serv# 403357, "A" Flight, who had flown with 452 Sqn RAAF in the UK, died from injuries on impact. A ground party found the aircraft at 1300hrs with the pilot still strapped into the cockpit. A engineering Officer inspected the aircraft stating that it was a complete write-off and was partially burned. E/E-88 has an entry that shows the aircraft continued in service, but this is a duplication of a entry from BR237(A58-15).A58-98 (BS237)Approval to convert to components dated 05/04/43. AMSE File# 9/16/725 Min#4 refers to BS237 06/04/43. NB: 452 Sqn RAAF A51 Records: P169 BR237 flown by F/O Colyer 13/05/43: P176 entry with "BS237" flown by F/O Adams 17/06/43.P189 per BR237 Sgt Richardson Baled out 06/07/43. Confirmatory Memorandum has BS237 in error. Error entry per A51 June 1943, Confirmatory Memorandum and on E/E-88 card. W/O on E/E-88 Card BS237 per AMSE File#9/16/1108 dated 04/10/43 is for A58-15(BR237).
A58-99 F.VC BS238 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 27/11/42. Rec 2FS ex 1AD 28/02/43. Coded "8" .Accident 1528hrs 17/03/43 when aircraft forced landed and struck a fence near Dungog NSW. Pilot; F/Lt J. Menzies of 2 Fighter Sector Unit(getting some air time) was slightly injured. Several Spitfires, on detachment with 24Sqn RAAF were used for practice plots before returned to 2OTU Rec 2OTU ex 2FS 26/03/43. Issued 2AD ex 2OTU 08/04/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/742 Min#4 10/04/43.
A58-100 F.VC BS291 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 29/11/42.Rec 2AD ex UK 21/11/42. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 15/12/42. Marked " 1" Accident 05/01/43 when aircraft was groundlooped following normal landing after veering to the right. Aircraft ended on nose. Pilot; Sgt W.E. Nichterlein Serv#4161041 slightly injured(Later in 452 Sqn RAAF). Rec 2AD ex 2OTU 15/01/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/649 to be converted to Instructional Airframe#1, 11/02/43. Converted to components 17/10/45. Photo Held..
A58-101 F.VC BS293 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Sydney 29/11/42. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/11/42. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 22/12/42. Coded QY-E. Operational loss during Darwin Raid #53, 1005hrs 15/03/43, following taking off from Strauss Strip. Whilst climbing with Red section to rendivous at 10000 feet, Red 1 was at 6000feet and falling behind. He caught up with the lower section as the wing made contact with the enemy formation.When he climbed further, he made a front quarter attack on 3 Zeros. From behind, a further Zero attacked him causing damage to his engine. Leaking oil and gylcolwhich covered his front screen, he broke off. He was forced to bale out at 5000 feet, with the aircraft exploding on contact with the ground some 10 miles north of Point Charles, near Darwin. Pilot; F/O C.P. Lloyd Serv# 404690 not injured when he landed 2.5miles west from Pinic Grove. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/741 Min#6 10/04/43 to convert to components.
A58-102 F.VC BS298 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 2FS(Fighter Sector) ex 1AD 28/02/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2FS 26/03/43. Coded "298"or "2". Accident 0830hrs 14/03/43, when aircraft experienced a loss of glycol which caused the engine to overheat and seized. Pilot performed a forced landing and landed wheels up , but flipped over on her back after having the starboard wind dig in and detach, at the Salt Marsh Range 4 miles north east of Williamtown.The Pilot; Sgt Desmond Bythe Serv#I217747 (RAF) was injured slightly. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/794 Min#9 to convert to components 02/06/43.
A58-103 F.VC BS305 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 02/12/42. Final MkV variant built by Supermarine. F.F. 23/08/42 UK . 6 MU 26/08/42, 215MU 6/09/42 shipped to Australia 17/09/42. Arrived 02/12/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 20/01/43. Issued 54Sqn RAF ex 7AD 24/02/43.Accident 1440hrs 27/10/43 on landing at Darwin Civil, when port main collapsed after airtest. Pilot; F/Sgt Kelman RAF not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAAF 29/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 29/11/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 26/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 08/04/44. Coded ZP-Delta. Rec 14ARDRP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 02/10/44. Landing Accident Guildford WA 20/11/44 when aircraft swung to port, causing undercarriage collapse and groundlooped.Pilot; P/O M.J. Green slightly injured. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2196Min#2 to be convert to components 29/12/44. Issued 4CRD ex 85Sqn RAAF 05/01/45. RR Engine M46 #92627.
A58-104 F.VC EE564 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 16/04/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43. Rec 79 Sqn ex 1AD 19/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 25/05/43 to have non-tropical sans Volks cowl fitted. One of 30 Spitfires operational and reserve aircraft modified with standard streamline temperate Cowls manufactured by 1AD, (JD796, EE259/851/836/852/564/835/855, BR485, JG740/807/897/954/957/891/912, JK231, ER735, ES238/232/249/307/249 and AR532: Reserve Aircraft: EE807/844/845/849/850/853).Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/05/43. Coded UP-A. Volks later refitted in theatre. Accident 05/05/44 A tyre burst during takeoff resulting in the aircraft belly landing at Mokerang Strip. Pilot; P/O R.H. Cameron not injured. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Stripped of paint, painted with Glare panel and white tail.Rec CGS (Central Gunnery School) ex 6AD 11/09/44. During instruction and taxiing at Cressy Vic, struck stationary Wirraway A20-640 by A58-104 piloted by F/O R Watson on 05/02/45. Repaired. Rec 6AD ex CGS 19/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48. Photos held

Spitfire A58-104

A58-105 F.VC EE605 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42.Issued 1FW ex 1AD 06/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1AD 12/05/43. Coded DL-P. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 02/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 06/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 04/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 18/05/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 54Sqn RAF 02/08/44. Stripped of paint, painted with Glare panel and white tail. Rec CGS (Central Gunnery School at Cressy Vic) ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44, coded "C". Accident 1136hrs 26/07/45 when aircraft forced landed due to fuel pump failure at Mingay near Lismore NSW. Pilot;F/O R. G. Rose, not injured. Rec 6AD ex CGS 15/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48. Photos held

Spitfire A58-105

A58-106 F.VC EE606 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/01/43. Accident 1205hrs 25/02/43, on landing at Strauss Strip. Following fast approach during gusty winds, aircraft veered port and off strip, then turned over after hitting a tree. Pilot. F/O E.V.Matthews Serv#401989 was injured. Issued 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/03/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 13/05/43. Coded QY-P. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 16/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD21/09/43. Issued 2OTU ex 14ARD 12/01/44. Canc. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 12/02/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 09/03/44. Accident on landing when aircraft overshot at Darwin Civil 21/03/44, following 240hr Service by 7RSU. Pilot; F/O B J Todd Ser#120612 RAF, callsign Toilet 30, not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 54Sqn RAF 06/04/44. Rec 8OTU ex 14ARD 30/06/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 16/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48.
A58-107 F.VC EE607 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 28/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 17/02/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 31/03/43. Coded QY-A. Operational loss, as Troppo White 2, on interception of enemy Lily Bomber and Zeke escort raid, #55, 0950 hrs 20/06/43 by 46 Spitfires of 1FW. Troppo White Section of "B"Flight was tasked to intercept the bombers at 24000 feet 10 miles north of Cape Hotham near Verden Island . AMSE Approval to W/O per File#9/16/899 28/06/43.
A58-108 F.VC EE608 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42.Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 19/01/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 25/02/43. Coded QY-V. Operational Loss when 10.30hrs 28/06/43, as Blue 4 of Blue Flight proceeded to climb north of Cape Gambier to intercept enemy aircraft plot. Teh flight then turned on a reciprocal coursewhen at 18000 feet, the pilot noticed glycol smoke emitting from his starboard exhaust. He cut his switches and turned off his fuel supply and made a forced landing on the beach between Gun Point and Tree Point. The Pilot; F/O U.J. Cowell Serv#400967 was not injured, and was picked up by Boat at 1700hrs on the same day. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 04/07/43. Issued 14ARD ex 7RSU 11/07/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/931 Min#23 5/10/43. Converted to Components.
A58-109 F.VC EE609 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 19/01/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 15/02/43. Coded QY-P. Accident following test flight 1620hrs 24/03/43, when pilot noticed that engine was not performing per speed and boost setting. On approach to landing at Straus Strip, with only one flap working, he decided to make a no flap landing after three tries to get both down. With alanding speed of 140mph, he attemped to stop his aircraft by steering down the dispersal path, some 40 degreees off the landing strip. Running out of room, he performed a groundloop. The Pilot: F/O J.H. Bisley DFC Serv#402720 was not injured. The aircraft was only slightly damaged and was repaired within Unit. Accident 0850hrs 23/05/43 following line astern chasing practice, aircraft was landing at Straus Strip, when the pilot noticed that the aircraft was stalling. He applied more power and landed on strip, whereupon he notcied that the flaps were still up. Further down the runway he experienced no brakes, then turned off all switches as he thought that the aircraft would stop before the end of the runway. He was wrong, and he turned off to the taxyway, he picked up speed and was unable to stop before hitting a tree with his starboard wing, then the port wing, causing damage to it and the port undercarriage. The Pilot; F/O D.F. K. Downes Serv#402647 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/05/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 06/07/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 22/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 27/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 03/11/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 19/11/43. Accident following taking off on a air test 1605hrs 11/12/43 from Strauss Strip, when during take-off, the pilot noticed the tachometer showing 2800rpm plus 4lbs boost. He decided to do a half circuit around the strip and land. After completing a half circuit at 200 feet with revs dropping down to 2500rpm and 8 lbs boost, he lowered his flaps and undercarriage for a landing. He judged that his airspeed was too high and that he would overshoot. He raised the undercarriage and pushed the throttle through the gate and set the airscrew to full fine pitch and headed for Hughes Strip. He was forced to land at Hughes with undercarriage retracted, forgetting to release his belly tank prior to landing. On touch down, the tankburst into flames and eventually stopped, 1640hrs. The Pilot; P/O J.C. King Serv#401823 received second degree burns on left arm. Rec 2 Salvage Party,7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/12/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 21/12/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1361 Min#2 03/02/44.
A58-110 F.VC EE610 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/42. Alloted Special Duties Flight 1AD ex 1AD 02/01/43.Accident in flight, 15/02/43 some 5 miles NNE of Geelong Vic, when slipper tank was released in flight, with tank hitting fuselage 3 feet forward of Tailwheel. The Pilot: F/Lt D.R. Bunning was not injured. Rec 1AD ex SDF 05/03/43. Repaired Aircraft fitted with smooth non trop cowl as prototype. Rec SDF ex 1AD 07/04/43. Accident in flight 14/10/43 when aircraft overstressed in test flight over Melbourne whilst diving when fitted with Belly Tank, which then separated in flight. The tank landed on and damaged a Collins Street Bank of New Zealand Building in Melbourne. The Pilot; Sqn Ldr E. M. Gibbes (RAF) was not injured. Rec 2AP ex SDF 1AD for Test towing of Gliders 09/12/43. Rec 1APU ex 2AP 07/01/44. 14/11/44, fitted for special high altitude temperature tests. Rec 8OTU ex 1APU 04/04/45. Coded "UO" with 8OTU. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 16/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48.
A58-111 F.VC EE636 WL. Contract No B124305/40 2nd Order 9/42. SS Taranaki 23/01/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/01/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 09/03/43. Issued 1FW ex 7AD 06/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 13/05/43. Coded DL-D. Mostly flown by F/Sgt Horkin, White 4. Damaged Betty Raid#57 30/06/43 in this aircraft. Accident 27/10/43 when taxying aircraft, A58-239 contacted EE636. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 29/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 14/12/43. Coded QY-F. Accident 01/01/44, when A58-20 was involved in ground collison with A58-111(flown by F/O E.G. Etherington of 452 Sqn) on landing at Strauss Field 01/01/44. Groundlooped aircraft to miss. Pilot of A58-20; F/Sgt A.R. Richardson not injured. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1324 Min#2 31/01/44.
A58-112 F.VC EE639 Arrived in Australia on SS Taranaki 23/01/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/ 01/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 09/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 7AD 25/06/43. Accident 29/07/43, first case of overstressed wings from flight departure. NFDs on Pilot. Rec 1AD ex 2OTU for repairs 19/8/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 02/01/44. Accident 1150hrs 16/02/44 forced landed due to engine failure and overshot strip at Mildura, Vic . Pilot: P/O J L Vader not injured. Accident 24/10/44 whilst landing at Mildura when pilot groundlooped aircraft, causing port undercarriage to collapse. Pilot; F/O R A Redd not injured. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 02/01/45. Accident 01/06/45 when landing at Parkes NSW, aircraft swung off strip. Pilot; F/O J B Seeley not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 07/10/45. AMSE Approval Per File#9/16/3104 25/01/46 to convert to Components.
A58-113 F.VC EE669 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec Special Duties Flight, 1AD for Deck top level speed trials 24/05/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 18/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 21/07/43. Coded DL-B. Accident on night of 03/09/43 when pilot misjudged his height on landing during night practice flying and flew into ground at Night Cliff near Darwin. Pilot; F/Sgt C Harker Serv#655530(RAF) was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 06/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 01/10/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1226 30/11/43 to be converted to components.RR M46 #92621. Photo Held of Accident.
A58-114 F.VC EE670 Arrived in Australia on SS Taranaki 23/01/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 24/01/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 09/03/43. Issued 1FW ex 7AD 06/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 13/05/43. Operational loss 30/06/43 during Raid #57 when 1FW intercepted some 25 plus Enemy Bombers flying at 27000 feet, escorted by 15 plus Zekes flying at 32000feet. One of 7 Spitfires (4 being 54Sqn RAF Spitfires) lost that day of 41 airborne. Thirteen Spitfires of 54Sqn RAF were involved in the intercept. The pilot after suffering damage from combat, forced landed his aircraft after enemy action, at Tumbling Waters Anson Bay area. However, whilst trying to clear some land for a rescue aircraft to land, through burning of brush and grass, he accidentally destroyed his aircraft by fire. Pilot; F/Sgt C. Harker Serv#655530 (RAF)was not injured. AMSE Approval per File #9/16/916 for conversion to components 14/08/43.
A58-115 F.VC EE671 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Durn 28/02/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 05/03/43. Rec 1AP ex 1AD 17/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/06/43. Rec 2AP on route to 452 Sqn RAAF 25/06/43. Fitted with CAAG Anti-G Equipment 08/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 13/07/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 17/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 22/09/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 23/02/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 11/03/44. Rec 7RU ex 54Sqn RAF 29/05/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 12/06/44. Rec 14ARDRF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 02/10/44. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/07/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48. RR M46 Eng#79899.
A58-116 F.VC EE672 Arrived in Australia on SS Taranaki 23/01/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/01/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 09/03/43. Issued 1FW ex 7AD 06/05/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 14/05/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 10/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex7RSU 07/10/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 14ARD 14/12/43. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 23/01/44. Accident 06/02/44 when on landing at RAAF Darwin, the undercarriaged collapsed. Pilot: F/Sgt Hale not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 28/02/44. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/03/44. Coded ZP-B. Accident 1750hrs when landing at Tennant Creek during operational travel flight from Livingstone to Guiliford via Alice Springs. Pilot's water bottle fell down on rudder bar and jammed. Aircraft then became uncontrollable and swerved to starboard causing poet eleo to collapse. Pilot; F/Sgt J B Combes Serv#410873 was not injured. Rec 14ARD ex 457Sqn RAAF 14/03/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1489 Min#1 to convert to components 13/04/44.
A58-117 F.VC EE673 WL. Contract No B124305/40 2nd Order 9/42. SS Port Durn 28/02/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 05/03/43. Rec 1AP(Aircraft Park) ex 1AD 17/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 03/06/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD with a/c at 2AP Bankstown NSW 24/06/43. Fitted with CAAG Anti G Equipment. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/07/43. Coded QY-E. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 16/12/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD as replacement for A58-51 03/01/44. Possibly coded as DL-E(?). Rec 4525Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 04/04/44. Operational loss 0700hrs 12/06/44 when as Yellow 4 along with Yellow 3(A58-228) ordered to Pt Blaze, in Anson Bay and climb to 30000ft to intercept enemy aircraft. At 28500ft Yellow 4's engine started to surge, with the pilot staying at that height. He then went into the attack after sighting the enmey aircraft at 0800hrs. After his third attack, with his engine surging, emitting smoke and now leaking oil and glycol which was covering his windscreen,he broke off and switched his engine off and glided back to land, looking for a place to force land. At 14000 feetand at 180mph, in fear of his smoking aircraft exploding, he rolled his aircraft over and bailed out.He landed in the sea, but within 600 yards of shoreand was rescued by a 43Sqn RAAF ASR Catalina at 1100hrs. Pilot; F/O C H O'Loughlin Serv#407449 was not injured. Airframe crashed some 5 miles south of Port Blaze. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 29/08/44. AMSE approval per File#9/16/1728 Min#1 to converted to components 26/08/44.
A58-118 F.VC EE674 Arrived in Australia on SS Taranaki 23/01/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/01/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 30/03/43. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 13/05/43. Accident when airscrew was bent and replaced on ferry. NFDs. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7AD 19/05/43. Coded ZP-S.Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 02/06/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 04/06/43. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 03/07/43. Coded ZP-U in 1944.Rec 14ARDRP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 27/09/44. Rec 4AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 02/10/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 01/02/45. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 17/08/45. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 31/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48. RR M46 Eng#91979
A58-119 F.VC EE675 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Durn 28/02/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 05/03/43. Rec 1AP ex 1AD 17/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 06/06/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 24/06/43. Rec 2AP to ferry to 452 Sqn RAAF 25/06/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 2AD after CAAG Equipment fitted10/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for repairs to wrinkled mainplains due to overstressing, 05/09/43. Rec 3AD ex 7RSU 21/04/44 without engine. Rec 6AD ex 3AD 05/05/44. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 16/06/44 for conversion. AMSE approval per File#09/16/1729 Min# 1 to convert to components 08/07/44.
A58-120 F.VC EE676 Arrived in Australia on SS Sarp 24/02/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/02/43. Issued 7AD ex 1AD 30/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 7AD 04/04/43. Training accident 1132 hrs (0132hrs(zulu)) 27/04/43, when EE676 (piloted by Sgt Raymond Jack Blackie Serv#403309) collided mid air during a line astern attack with BS232 (Piloted by Sgt D A Grinlington Serv#408842 who survived and landed safely)and spun into the ground about 3 miles soutwest of Williamtown NSW, killing the pilot. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/816 Min#5 for conversion to components 03/06/43.
A58-121 F.VC EE677 Arrived in Australia on SS Sarp 24/02/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/02/43. Rec 1AP ex 1AD 17/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 06/06/43. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD with aircraft proceeding to Bankstown 07/06/43. Rec 2AP (Bankstown)ex 1AD 26/06/43. Fitted with CAAG Suiting Equipment 08/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 16/07/43. Accident 0800hrs 26/09/43, mid air collision with Spitfire JL314 (A58-201) near the vicinity of Manton Dam during Flight formation, Army Co-operation and Camera gunery flight, after taking off as White 3( Section flight of 4, lead by F/Lt Adrian P Goldsmith) at 0745 Hrs. A fifth Spitfire, Troppo 43, made an attack from the rear of white section who were flying line abreast at 2000 feet, who then passed below the formation and flew south. White 1 (Goldsmith) followed and took gun camera film. White 3 then attacked Troppo 43 from the eight o'clock position from the sun after White 1 moved to starboard to allow for room. White 3 closed and then moved to starboard of Troppo 43. Unaware of White 3 attack, Troppo 43 commenced a steep climb and then pulled to starboard. His port wing contacted White 3's port wing causing both wings to break off at about 6 feet from the tip. Both aircraft commenced to roll out of control, then crashing into the ground, with both aircraft bursting into flames a half a mile apart. Location: 131 Degrees 8 Minutes East/12 Degrees 51 Minutes South (3 miles S E of Manton Dam). Pilot White 3,F/O John Philip Adams Serv#404491 and Pilot Troppo 43, F/O Granville Allen Mawer both killed. F/O J P Adam was buried with full military honours 1700hrs 26/09/43 at Adelaide River War Memorial (Grave F.C.8) Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 27/09/43. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 10/10/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per file#9/16/1113 Min#5 12/10/43. A58-121 RR Merlin M46#92623. A58-201 RR Merlin M50 #115835.
A58-122 F.VC EE678 Arrived in Australia on SS Sarp 24/02/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/02/43. Issued 7AD ex 1AD 30/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 7AD 03/04/43. Accident whilst taxying at Mildura on 28/08/43 when aircraft tipped on nose. Pilot, Sgt Thomson not injured. Repaired in unit.Accident 06/01/44 when pilot was making his first landing in a Spitfire at Mildura. Dropped port wing on touch down, causing aircraft to tip on nose and following undercarriage failure, landed on belly. Pilot; F/O A F Tutt not injured. Repaired in Unit. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Survey of airframe on receipt by 8OTU regarded aircraft not suitable for use. AMSE Approval to convert to components approved per file#9/16/2586 Min#2 30/05/45. Consideration of airframe to be converted to ground instructional for 8OTU, per request 15/06/45 given. Request withdrawn 30/08/45. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 10/10/45.
A58-123 F.VC EE713 Arrived in Australia on SS Sarp 24/02/42. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/02/43. Rec 7AD ex 1AD 30/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 7AD 25/06/43. Accident when A58-123 collided with P-40E A29-22 in mid air on 26/03/44 some 10 miles north of Mildura. Aircraft was severly damaged by collision resulting in portion of fuslage rear of cockpit canopy, and starboard wing tip. Pilot carried out a successful landing at Mildura. (See Photo). Pilot P/O F J Inger Serv#408583 (Ex 7SFTS, part of the No29 operational Training Course) injured slightly (See also A58-633). AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1508 Min#2 for conversion to components 19/04/44. Pilot of P-40E Kittyhawk A29-22; Sgt Arthur Ronald Ross Serv#433226, was killed. Photo held of post collision.

Spitfire A58-123

A58-124 F.VC EE718 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Issued 2OTU ex 2AD 02/05/43. Accident 14/10/43 when Pilot taxied into EE719(A58-125)which was taking off at Mildura. Pilot; F/O F Meakin not injured. Repired in unit. Accident 12/10/44 when Pilot of this aircraft forgot to lower the undercarriage on landing at Mildura. Pilot; W/O F J Liddicoat was not injured. Repaired in unit. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 09/11/44. Accident 0625hrs 18/11/44, when aircraft was forced landed at Parkes. Pilot; F/Lt T J D Cook (RAF) not injured. A58-124 allocated 26/11/44. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 19/02/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2375 Min#2 04/05/45.
A58-125 F.VC EE719 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Issued 2OTU ex 2AD 02/05/43. Accident 1400hrs 07/06/43 when aircraft was involved in ground collision, whilst stationary with taxying Spitfire EE737 (A58-132); piloted by Sgt J T Reaney Serv#542677 (RAF) at Williamstown 07/06/43. Accident 14/10/43 when Pilot of EE718(A58-124)which was taking off at Mildura and taxied into EE719 (A58-125). Pilot of A58-124; F/O F Meakin not injured. As per File#9/16/1160 Min #3 converted to components 20/10/43.
A58-126 F.VC EE728 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 07/11/43 Crashed at Parkes Strip 07/11/43, landing gear retracted due to poor technique. Repaired at 8OTU. A58-126 allocated 26/11/43. Accident when aircraft hit trees at Parkes gunnery range 30/03/45, but flew back to Parkes aerodrome safely. Pilot, Sgt D P Logan not injured.Repair not able to be done by the unit. Rec 2 RSU 13/07/45. To 2CRD for conversion to Components. Approved for conversion to Components 24/08/45. SOC 29/08/45.
A58-127 F.VC EE729 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Marked "29" . Accident 0815Hrs 22/11/43 when aircraft was forced landed some 65 miles west of Mildura. Pilot; Sgt L J Armstrong Serv#419714 not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 08/04/45.Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. To DAP 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48.
A58# not issued F.VC EE731 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43, though noted as 12/03/43 on Capstain Card. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Marked "31". NB* This Spitfire was never given a A58 Serial. Accident 13/08/43 it swung off during landing from Mildura and damaged wing when starboard u/c collapsed despite Pilot trying to correct. Aircraft tipped on nose and fell back. Pilot; P/O D J Murray not injured. AMSE approval to convert per File# 9/16/1020 Min#3 as engineering instructional airframe and converted as such given 10/09/43. Aircraft became Instructional Spitfirefire #2. Disposed, when passed onto DAP, 27/11/46.
A58-128 F.VC EE733 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Marked "33". Accident 13/07/43 when aircraft was bellied in at Euston NSW due to fuel shortage during training flight. Pilot; Sgt R G M Rice not injured. Repaired. Accident 1155hrs 25/02/44 when aircraft was forced landed due to starboard flap failure some half mile west of Mildura. Pilot Sgt D V Pollard Serv#436433 not injured.Alloted 1CRD for conversion 29/02/44. AMSE Approval per file#9/16/1452 Min#2 21/03/44 to convert to components.
A58-129 F.VC EE734 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 1AP ex 1AD 19/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 03/06/43. Rec 2AP ex 1AD 24/06/43. Fitted with CAAG Equipment. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 08/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 01/11/43. Coded ZP-B. Accident 1635hrs 18/02/44 as White 4 following Wing formation practice, airscrew jammed in full coarse position following load bang at 1000 feet on final downward leg of landing at Livingstone Strip.After landing highspeed at Livingston strip, pilot overshot strip and followed taxyway. Aircraft tipped on nose and fell backwards after pilot lost control due to coarse pitch and weak brakes. Pilot F/Sgt J B Combes Serv#410873 not injured.Caused by feeder valve sticking in constant speed unit. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 21/02/44. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 07/03/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per file#9/16/1450 24/03/44.
A58-130 F.VC EE735 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 08/04/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Accident 22/07/43 when aircraft swung to port on landing and ran off strip at Mildura. Aircraft's starboard undercarriage collapsed, with aircraft finishing on Port leg. Pilot, F/O A W Moore not injured. Repaired.Marked as "130" and in natural metal. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 09/11/44. Accident 1330hrs 05/07/45 when pilot undershot landing at Parkes NSW, causing damage to wings and undercarriage following collaspe. Pilot, F/Sgt A.G. Oliver slightly injured. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2694 29/07/45.
A58-131 F.VC EE736 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 07/07/43. Aircraft was damaged in transit from the UK. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/923 Min#4 21/07/43. Never operated by RAAF.
A58-132 F.VC EE737 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Accident 1400hrs 07/06/43 when aircraft was involved in ground collision, whilst taxying ; piloted by Sgt J T Reaney Serv#542677 (RAF) at Williamstown 07/06/43 with stationary EE719. Repaired. Accident 09/08/44 when aircraft groundlooped on landing at Mildura causing undercarriage to collapse. Pilot; F/Lt L G Markwell not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 22/02/45. Survey by 6AD 05/04/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2512 Min#2 17/04/45. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 22/05/45.
A58-133 F.VC EE748 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 1AP ex 1AD 19/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 06/06/43. Rec 2AP ex 1AD 06/07/43. Fitted with CAAG Equipment. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/07/43. Accident following take-off at 1515hrs 04/08/43 when aircraft port main tire burst before landing run was finished at Strauss Strip. Starboard wheel sheered off after giving engine a burst and applying starboard brake, causing undercarriage to collapse. Aircraft crossed a gutter and stepped on the roadway on its belly with undercarriage felded inwards. Pilot; F/O A E Watkin Serv#405265 not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/08/43. Rec 14ARD ex7RSU 15/09/43. Rec 8OTU ex 14ARDRP 09/11/44. Marked "33". Accident 1015hrs 23/08/45 when on gunnery run into practice target, aircraft struck tree tops and performed a wheels up landing at Parkes NSW. Pilot; F/Lt N H Bradbury not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 05/09/45. AMSE Approval to converted to components per File#9/16/2854 24/09/45.

Spitfire A58-133

A58-134 F.VC EE751 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 04/05/43. Accident 1440hrs 31/03/44, when engine seized in flight, forcing pilot to make a forced landing, some 40 miles SW ofMildura. Pilot; F/Lt B D Watson not injured. Repaired. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 30/11/44. Marked as "H". Accident 14/12/44 on take-off when engine failed at Uranquinty. Aircraft made wheels up landing. Pilot; W/O R G Tait not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 02/01/45. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/2254 06/05/45.
A58-135 F.VC EE807 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 16/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 23/04/43. Rec13ARD ex 1AD 16/06/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 16/06/43. Coded UP-K. Accident 21/06/43 on landing at Wards Strip during ferry flight when starboard mainplane struck runway, causing undercarriage to collapse .F/O P.E. Sebire Serv#405026 was not injured. Rec 15ARD ex 79Sqn RAAF 24/06/43.Replaced by JG884(A58-177) itself damaged during ferry. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1965 20/10/44.
A58-136 F.VC EE834 Arrived in Australia on SS Tijuca 13/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/05/43. Coded UP-Y . Accident 1015hrs 26/05/43 when aircraft crashed from 25000 feet during formation flight 12 miles south west of Bacchus Marsh near Parwan Coalmine. Pilot;Sgt David Edward William Roxburgh Serv#421397 was killed. AMSE approval to convert to components per File#9/16/860 Min#5 23/06/43. RR M45 #78569
A58-137 F.VC EE835 Arrived in Australia on SS Tijuca 13/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43.Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/05/43. Coded UP-T, Aircraft of F/Lt David Hopton. Named "Down with Everything" and had a painted picture of a nude girl with her pants down. Accident 28/11/43 when belly tank failed to separate cleanly, damaging rear part of fuselage. Pilot; F/Lt David H Hopton Serv#407074 not injured. Repaired. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 09/10/44. Coded SH-W in Natural Metal. Accident 1656hrs 26/02/45 when aircraft collided with A58-257 when landing at Guildford WA. Pilot of A58-257, F/Sgt J A Boyle Serv#423412 was seriously injured. Pilot of A58-137, F/O B. OÇonnell Serv#437192 was not injured. Issued to 4CRD ex 85Sqn RAAF 12/03/45. AMSE Approval to convert to Instructional Airframe per File#9/16/2419 21/03/45. Became Instructional Airframe #8 issued to No5 Cadet Wing, ATC Perth WA 19/04/45. Pics held of both coded aircraft period.
A58-138 F.VC EE836 Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43. Coded UP-F. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 21/02/44. Accident on radar training flight with three other aircraft(A58-256/173/212), 1335hrs 07/06/44, when engine seized due to glycol leak in flight over southern tip of Los Negros Island (Codename: Mercantile). The Pilot, F/Lt T W Williams Serv#403074 bailed out at 1200 feet, but was injured with a sprained ankle and slight shock on landing. Aircraft was totally destroyed by fire on impact. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/1711 Min#1 on 12/07/44. RR Merlin M46 #115495.
A58-139 F.VC EE837 Arrived in Australia on LS117 14/06/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 07/07/43. Issued 54Sqn RAF 08/07/43. Coded DL-T . Flown by F/Sgt Donaldson 54Sqn RAF on first 1FW Offensive mission to Babar Island on 18/04/44. Accident 09/06/44, following landing at Livingstone Strip when port tyre burst on landing causing aircraft to run into embankment. Pilot, F/Sgt B A G Hicks Serv#1434211 RAF was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 10/06/44. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 01/07/44. Allocated 85Sqn RAAF , Canc. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 26/06/45. Approval granted for conversion per AMSE File#9/16/2876 24/10/45. Issued to 3CRd ex 6AD 14/11/45. Converted to Components. RR Merlin M45 #78169.
A58-140 F.VC EE844 Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43. Alloted 13ARD RP ex 1AD 25/05/43. Accident 02/06/43, when starboard main failed to lower on landing at Laverton Vic. Pilot; F/O Baker,Production Test and Ferry Flight, 1AD, was not injured. Repaired by 1AD. Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 06/08/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 03/11/43. Coded UP-E. Accident 1220 hrs 19/02/44 during test flight following engine change, aircraft engine suffered glycol leak and seized in flight. The aircraft at 100 feet caught fire, with pilot on R/T stating "Going in", crashed, killing pilot, F/O K H Slayter Serv#406799, who was trying to land deadstick. Aircraft crashed in nearby swamp 1 mile north west of North/South Vivigani Strip, Goodeneough Island (Code name: By-product). AMSE approval to write-off per File#9/16/1423 Min#2 13/03/44. RR Merlin # 92661.
A58-141 F.VC EE845 SS Sussex 16/04/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 17/04/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 18/06/43. Rec 12RSU ex 13ARD 01/07/43. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 09/07/43. Coded UP-H . Operational loss after being abandoned after engine trouble over the sea by parachute on the 3rd February 1944 when flown by F/O Albert N Tassicker Serv#401401 as Red Four during an Beaufort Bomber escort mission (KIR87) to Amgen River, New Brittain. Being circled by some seven Spitfires of his Squadron, He was later picked up by a Catalina some forty-five minutes later, which due to the heavy sea conditions and a fire in one of its engines when it landed, could not take off. This aircraft was then towed back by a US Navy PT Boat to safety along with the Catalina crew and F/O Tassicker to Kiriwina by the following day late in the morning. AMSE write off per File#9/16/1390 11/02/44. Eng RR Merlin M46 #92649
A58-142 F.VC EE849 SS Sussex 16/04/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 22/04/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Coded UP-E Underscored. Accident 21/09/43 when taxying along taxyway (Code name " Byproduct"; Kiriwina), collided with truck damaging port mainplane. Pilot, F/Sgt D A Brinlington Serv#408842 not injured. Up to December 1943, A58-142 was coded, UP-E Underscored. The underscoring would be applied when there was already a UP-E coded in use, as in this case by A58-140. In late December 1943, A58-142 would be re-coded as UP-O#4. On the 10th February 1944, following having oil throwing up on the windscreen some eighty miles into a escort mission from base, F/Sgt N Faulks, piloting A58-142 as Blue Four, on returning to base suffered a in-flight engine fire on approach. He was forced to land UP-O some 100 yards off the end of the strip. Pilot was only slightly injured. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 13/02/44. AMSE approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1407 Min#2 09/03/44. EngRR Merlin M46 #92647( This engine would be re-built and installed into A58-143 May 1944)
A58-143 F.VC EE850 Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Coded UP-Y. It would later sport a large Pegasus Motif and named "Dawn". Flown in September 1943 by WgCdr Pelly, CO 73Wg. Accident 23/09/43 when aircraft's mainplane was slightly damaged during taxying. Alloted 26RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 23/09/43. Alloted 79Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 23/09/43. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 23/11/44. AMSE approval per File#9/16/2908 following survey to convert to components 12/10/45. Eng RR Merlin M46 #93647. Pic held

Spitfire A58-143

A58-144 F.VC EE851 Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF 28/05/43. Coded UP-O. Accident 0935Hrs 10/07/43, during high altitude test flight over base Vivigani, Goodenough Island, the engine cut-out at 36000ft, resulting in deadstick wheels up landing at non matted portion of strip. Aircraft overshot strip on landing and touched down on southern end. Pilot was Sgt McKellar Ser#403681. Aircraft extensively damaged, though pilot un-hurt. Rec 26 RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 15/07/43. Alloted to 15ARD ex 26RSU 15/07/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/952 Min#7 23/08/43. RR Merlin M46 #93761. This particular aircraft was flown mostly by Unit CO, S/Ldr Rawlinson previously.

Spitfire A58-144

A58-145 F.VC EE852 Rec 1AD ex UK 17/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43. Coded UP-V and named "Nipponese" and had girl motif. White Tail added. Operational Loss 1155hrs 31/12/43 when flying as Yellow one after crossing the south coast of New Britain on a six aircraft offensive sweep per mission Kir 86 over New Britain in thick cloud. His wing man, Yellow Two tried to make contact, but could not despite hearing the pilot. It was assumed that Yellow One had R/T problems. Pilot F/Lt Llewellyn Wettenhall Serv# 400109 reported missing in the sea approx 13 miles from coast of New Britain. AMSE Approval to Wirite off per File#9/16/1314 on 13/01/44. RR Merlin M46 #93749. Pic held.
A58-146 F.VC EE853 Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43. Issued 13ARD RP ex 1AD 215/06/43. Accident 18/06/43 on landing during ferry flight when aircraft over ran strip on landing at Gurney Strip.Damaged extensively. Pilot, Sgt A.E. Byrne Serv#411741 1AD Ferry Flight, not injured. Rec 10RSU ex 13ARD RP 22/06/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 10RSU 23/07/43. Coded UP-O. Accident 28/08/43 when on landing, with aircraft overshooting landing at Vivigani strip due to brake failure, hitting bank. Pilot; Sgt C R Chomley Serv#418232 not injured. Issued 26RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 08/09/43. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1102 Min#4 07/10/43. RR Merlin M46 #93751. Recovered 1974 from Kilawina Island. On Display in South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide SA since 1998. Owned by Langdon Badger, Adelaide, Australia and displayed as A58-146 UP-O. Pics held

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A58-147 F.VC EF543 Arrived in Australia on SS Asphalian 17/03/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 20/05/43. Issued 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 04/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 13ARD 11/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 12/07/43. Coded ZP-P. Operational loss after taking off 0800hrs 21/12/43 with seven other Spitfires from Livingstone Strip. At 0910hrs whilst returning from exercise, pilot noted glycol spraying and pooling in and on the cockpit floor. White smoke started to emit from exhausts. Pilot cut engine and continued gliding to base. At 0915hrs and at 200feet, the pilot bailed out over Noonomah NT. Pilot; P/O A V N Ede Serv3405302 was not injured. Salvaged by 1 Salvage Party, 7RSU 23/12/43. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File #9/16/1297 on 23/12/43. RR Merlin #93637. Pic Held
A58-148 F.VC EF544 Arrived in Australia on LS117 14/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex iAP 02/07/43. Alloted to 1FW ex 1AD 02/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 11/07/43. Accident 03/09/43 when on landing, pilot decided to go around, but aircraft failed to clear a tree on port side of Darwin Strip. Damage to port and starboard wing tips. Pilot; F/Sgt J F Kelman Serv#1365410(RAF)not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 06/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 28/10/43. Coded ZP-J. Accident 1720hrs 31/10/43 when aircraft was taking off on test flight, when pitch control failed to change from fully fine position. Aircraft overshot on landing due to oil on windscreen, with aircraft swerving to port, causing aircraft to crash into trees and overturn at Livingstone Strip. Pilot, P/O I S Morse Serv#403358 was not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 02/11/43. Rec 14ARd ex 7RSU 07/11/43. AMSE Approval per File#09/16/1204 Min#4 to convert to components 22/11/43.
A58-149 F.VC EF545 Rec 1AP ex UK 20/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 07/06/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 26/06/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 17/09/43. Coded UP-O. Accident on delivery to 79Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 17/09/43 when aircraft on landing was stood on nose during taxying. Rec 15ARD ex 79Sqn RAAF 18/09/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 18/09/43. Accident on landing at Vivigani 12/11/43 when aircraft was damaged on a wheels up landing.Pilot; F/Lt L Wettenhall Ser#400109 was not injured. This aircraft was U/S for the balance of that month per 79Sqn records due to damage to belly and props. Ground accident 15/12/43 when during running test, aircraft electrical wiring short circuited and fuselage was damaged by fire. Rec 26 RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 21/12/43. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/1284 on 04/01/44 Pic Held
A58-150 F.VC EF546 Arrived in Australia on SS Asphalian 17/03/43. Rec 1AP ex Uk 20/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/06/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 06/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 08/07/43. Coded QY-C. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 10/07/43 for CAAG Equipment installation. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 24/09/43. Rec 14ARd ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/02/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 09/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 09/03/44. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 12/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 17/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 30/05/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 17/07/44. Paint stripped. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 04/04/45. Coded Black Diamond,natural finish, Anti Glare paint with red Spinner. Accident 1120hrs 10/08/45 when aircraft forced landed 5 miles south of Rockingham WA after engine failure. Pilot; F/Sgt R J Dunn Serv#14783 was not injured. Issued 4CRD ex 85Sqn RAAF 17/08/45. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2826 24/09/45 to convert to components . Pics held

Spitfire A58-150

A58-151 F.VC EF556 Arrived in Australia on LS117 14/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 11/07/43. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 1FW 16/07/43. Coded DL-A. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 30/06/44. Rec 14ARd RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 25/09/44.Coded SH-X. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 05/04/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 29/04/45. Issued 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 05/10/45. During Ferry flight, Gycol Leak at Parafield SA. Repaired by 1AD Section (SA). Held by 1AD (Parafield)as Cat E 05/04/46. Transferred by road to Laverton Vic . Authorised for write off 22/05/46, conveyed to DAP 23/09/49 and struck off and sold to DAP ex 1AD 20/07/50. Original RR Merlin M46 #93911. Pics Held: SH-X Parafield 1946. DL-A 54Sqn RAF 1943
A58-152 F.VC EF557 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 07/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 14/09/43 after CAAG equipment fitted. Coded QY-O. Accident 1435Hrs 31/03/44 when aircraft, as White 4, on return landing after interception training flight on a B-24, stalled 5 feet 60 yards north of Strauss Strip threshold on landing. Aircraft struck tail first, with the mains touching a further eight yards on, causing the undercarriage tto collapse. Pilot; F/O R Job Serv#409702 was slightly injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/04/44. 7RSU to 14ARD 31/03/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1527 Min#2 to convert to components 02/05/44.
A58-153 F.VC EF558 Arrived in Australia on LS117 14/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 15/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 18/07/43. Operational Loss 0945hrs 06/09/43, as when part of a 7 aircraft 54Sqn RAF SpitfireFlight along with 452 Sqn RAAF scrambled at 1040hrs to intercept a Japanese reconaissance raid of one Dinah and 20 Zeke. Aircraft crashed near Pioneer Creek NT. Pilot; F/O William Torrens Hinds Serv#129948 (RAF), with the burnt out wreck found on the next day by the Army, was killed. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 14/09/43. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1080 Min#6 24/09/43.
A58-154 F.VC EF559 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 20/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 02/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 13/08/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 21/09/43. Rec 14ARd RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 29/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 30/09/43. Rec 14ARd ex 452 Sqn RAAF 14/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 20/10/43. Issued 2OTU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 12/01/44. Canc. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/06/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 11/03/44. Coded DL-Z. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 09/06/44. Rec 14ARd RP ex 7RSU 04/08/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 07/09/44. Accident at Cressy when aircraft overshot airstrip and landed in soft ground causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot; F/Lt S R Piper not injured. Repaired. Alloted 6AD ex CGS 29/11/45. During ferry flight to 6AD, aircraft suffered a wheels up landing and ground loop following port undercarriage collapse at Richmond, NSW on 06/12/45. Pilot; P/O O G Simpson was not injured. Rec 2AD ex CGS 06/01/46. Not repaired. Rec 2ADStore ex 2AD 02/04/46. AMSE Approval per QO 1754, 08/05/46, to convert to components. Issued to DAP 02/11/48 ex 2AD Store. Original RR Merlin M46 #94065
A58-155 F.VC EF560 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/07/43. Issued to 1FW ex 1AD 07/07/43. Allotted 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 08/07/43.Coded DL-M. Flown by F/Sgt Knapp (RAF)18/04/44 to Barbar Island NEI Rhubarb offensive mission. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 08/06/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 24/09/44. Coded SH-H. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 27/09/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 12/12/44. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 13/04/45.Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 29/04/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Cat C Storage 26/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Pic Held 85Sqn SH-H
A58-156 F.VC EF562 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 21/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 02/08/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 09/08/43. Accident 29/08/43, whilst in landing circuit at Mildura. Pilot struck flag pole after missed approached. Damaged centre section, starboard wing and on landing undercarriaged failed causing further damage to undercarriage and tail. Pilot, A/Sqn Ldr F Fischer DFC was not injured. Repaired in Unit. Alloted 1AD ex 2OTU 15/04/44 for overhaul. Accident 08/06/44 when aircraft was forced landed some 150 miles north west of Mildura as the pilot had lost direction. Pilot, F/Sgt D Warrel not injured. Repaired in unit. Stripped of paint.Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 0615hrs 25/11/44, due to engine failure due to a gycol leak, pilot made forced landing 10 miles south of Forbes NSW near Garema. F/Lt J H Bisley not injured. Repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 20/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-157 F.VC EF563 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 21/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/08/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 01/11/43. Coded DL-J. Accident 1700hrs 20/01/44 when aircraft was landed at RAAF Darwin. Aircraft flown by S/Ldr R B Newton DFC Serv#88464. The next Spitfire to land, A58-225 flown by W/O C Harker Serv#655530, collided with A58-157 on the ground, with the starboard wing tip slicing behind the cockpit of A58-157. The Seat Armour saved the pilot. Rec 14ARD ex 54Sqn RAF 11/02/44. Approval to convert to components per ASME File#9/16/1361 08/02/44. RR Merlin #93769. Pic held of crash.
A58-158 F.VC EF565 Rec 1AP ex UK 16/06/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 15/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 18/07/43. Operational Loss 0945hrs 06/09/43, as when part of a 7 aircraft 54Sqn RAF SpitfireFlight along with 452 Sqn RAAF scrambled at 1040hrs to intercept a Japanese reconaissance raid of one Dinah and 20 Zeke. Aircraft crashed near Pioneer Creek NT. Pilot; F/O William Torrens Hinds Serv#129948 (RAF), with the burnt out wreck found on the next day by the Army, was killed. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 14/09/43. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1080 Min#6 24/09/43.
A58-159 F.VC EF587 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 13/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 29/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 02/09/43. Coded large "159"near tail. Accident 0930hrs 01/05/44 when engine failed in flight causing pilot to force land some 55 miles West North West of Mildura. Pilot; F/Sgt S C Laundry Serv#1147350 RAF was not injured. Issued 1CRD ex 2OTU by road 16/05/44. AMSE Approval File# 9/16/1603 to convert to components 27/05/44.
A58-160 F.VC EF588 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 29/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 06/08/43. Accident 1425hrs 16/08/43 when during shadow practice shooting, aircraft failed to pull out of dive and burst into flames on contact with surface of Lake Victoria and sank. Pilot; Sgt D J Stokes Serv#437015 killed. AMSE Approval to convert by 2OTU Salvage Section per File#6/16/1019 Min#6 06/09/43.
A58-161 F.VC EF589 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 04/07/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 20/07/43. Rec 1AD ex IAP 30/07/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 12/08/43. Card states Accident when landing on one wheel at Gorrie 11/08/43 damaging airscrew and starboard and port mainplanes. This is not this aircraft, as actual aircraft was LZ886 per F/O J Garden Serv#120496 due to date per 14ARDRP. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 01/11/43. Rec 54 Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 13/01/44. Coded DL-N. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 08/06/44. Accident 1045hrs 30/06/44 when landing at Sattler Strip following flight formation training as Yellow 4. Port tyre blew out a quarter of the way down the strip, causing starboard wing to dig into strip.Aircraft veered off strip and struck western embankment. Pilot; F/Sgt M F Commons Serv#409468 not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 30/06/44. Rec 8CRD ex 9RSU 06/07/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1787 08/08/44.
A58-162 F.VC EF590 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 11/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/09/43.Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 08/11/43. Coded DL-D. Accident on landing at Darwin RAAF on morning of 14/12/43. Pilot, F/Lt I Thompson not injured. Salvaged by 1 Party , 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 15/12/43.. Rec 14ARD ex 7RSU 29/12/43.Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 27/03/44. Accident 1730hrs 18/05/44,on landing at Port Hedland WA the port tyre burst casuing aircraft to swing off runway and hit petrol drum. Pilot; F/O J C I Henning Serv#411494(of 457 Sqn RAAF who was ferrying a/c for 54Sqn RAF) not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 07/06/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 20/06/44. Rec 14ARDRP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 24/09/44. Coded SH-D. Accident 14/07/45 at Pearce WA when aircraft forced landed on take-off on taxyway and then hitting a ditch. Pilot; W/O D H Gray not injured. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 17/07/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 25/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-163 F.VB ER735 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Fitted with pressurised tanks. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 04/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 28/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/06/43. Coded UP-Q. Accident 1130hrs 13/09/43 when port tyre blew out on take-off, forcing pilot to make wheels up landing at Dimade Bu Strip, Kiriwina. Pilot; Sgt C J Schmitzer Serv#421830 not injured.Repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 14/10/44. Coded SH-L. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 06/03/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 15/03/45. Accident 03/09/45 when aircraft forced landed following hiiting trees 12 miles south west of Gin Gin WA. Pilot; F/Sgt SS Davis slightly injured. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 06/09/45. Rec 6AD ex 17RSU 10/10/45.Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.

Spitfire A58-163

A58-164 F.VC ER760 Arrived in Australia on SS Taranaki 23/01/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/01/43.Rec Res Pool ex 1AD 19/04/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex Res Pool 09/05/43. Accident 1440hrs 14/06/43 when prior to take-off as sixth aircraft, the pilot inadvertedly retracted his landing gear 500 yards down the strip before attaining "flight". Undercarriage collapsed and aircraft skidded along runway, stopping on the starboard side of Livingstone Strip. Pilot, F/O B F Hegarty Serv#411909, was uninjured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 15/06/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 11/07/43.Coded ZP-B and flown by Sgt Bill Hardwick, had a little bee riding on a bomb motif under the windscreen. Accident 1910hrs 16/03/44 when ferrying from Livingstone to Corrunna Downs vis Drysdale Strip as lead aircraft of a flight of 3 Spitfires (A58-164/54/208) were forced to return to Wyndham as local storm front obscured Drysdale some thirty miles out. After two low curcuits,Pilot decided to land from north onto the North South Strip. After landing, aircraft deviated some 10 feet to starboard at 20mph speed and struck built up taxying square, causing the aircraft to pitch over on its nose and overturning the aircraft. The pilot was trapped until crews helped extricate him. The pilot; F/Lt J S Menzi Serv#250816(RAF) was slightly injured. Accident witnessed by pilot of Hudson A16-130 on ground. F/Sgt TFR Payne F/O Lewis and salvage party dismantled in-situ and returned components to Livingston Field. Alloted 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 19/03/44. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1491 Min#2 20/04/44. Pics held in service, including accident.

Spitfire A58-164

A58-165 F.VC ES232 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Alloted Reserve Pool 7AD 16/04/43. Canc. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 23/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/05/43. Coded UP-L. (Had Bambi Motif within circle under port exhaust cowl)Received streamline cowling modification 1AD (san Trop) 02/06/43. Returned to 79Sqn RAAF 06/06/43.Later re-fitted with Volkes filter. Accident 05/12/44 when ferrying to Oakey when aircraft forced landed at Tipton Strip , Cecil Plains Qld when engine overheated during travel flight along with A58-200(F/O R V Day).Pilot, W/O J A Haynes uninjured. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. AMSE File 9/16/1687. Repaired. Issued and received 6AD 22/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Pic Held
A58-166 F.VC ES238 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Durnadin 28/02/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 05/03/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/05/43. Coded UP-R. Received streamline cowling modification 1AD (san Trop) 02/06/43. Returned to 79Sqn RAAF 06/06/43.Later re-fitted with Volkes filter. Issued 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Held over ar 25OBU (Nth Qld)due to burst tyre on landing 14/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 29/01/45. To be converted to components per File#9/16/2876 at 6AD via 3CRD Detachment 24/10/45.
A58-167 F.VC ES249 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Durnadin 28/02/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 01/03/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/05/43. Received streamline cowling modification 1AD (san Trop) 02/06/43. Returned to 79Sqn RAAF 06/06/43.Later re-fitted with Volkes filter. Coded UP-N. Accident 27/06/44 when on landing at Momote Strip, the port tyre became flat causing the a/c to swing to the port side of the strip, striking the bank, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot; P/O J L Vader Serv#437552 not injured. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 13/07/44. Issued for conversion 11/12/44 and converted to components per AMSE File#9/16/2105. RR Merlin M46 #92997
A58-168 F.VC ES259 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Durnadin 28/02/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 01/03/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 28/05/43. Received streamline cowling modification 1AD (san Trop) 02/06/43. Returned to 79Sqn RAAF 03/06/43.Later re-fitted with Volkes filter. Coded UP-B. Accident on landing after ferrying from Wooloonmata to Laverton on 04/06/43, when aircraft nosed over, damaging airscrew at Laverton Vic. Pilot; P/O W R Binning Serv#421881 not injured. Repaired within Unit. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec 1AD TF Sqn (Test and Ferry Sqn)ex 6AD 22/01/45. Rec 1AD Storage ex 1AD TF Sqn 17/04/46 (Possibly last MkV flown by RAAF) Authorised for W/O 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Sold 20/07/50. Pic held.
A58-169 F.VC ES307 Arrived in Australia on SS Empire Strength 11/04/43.Rec 2AD ex UK 29/03/43. Rec 1AD ex 2AD 23/04/43. Received streamline cowling modification 1AD (sans Trop)23/04/43. Returned to 79Sqn RAAF 06/05/43. Coded UP-X. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 02/06/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Accident 26/06/43 when after having taken off for a one hour gun test flight, could not select undercarriage on landing. Pilot made a wheels up landing at Milne Bay. Pilot; Sgt G A Chomley Serv#418232 was uninjured. (Code name for Kiriwana was Drake Force) Fitted RR Merlin M46 was #93069. Rec 26RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 22/08/43. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 30/10/43. As LZ844 (A58-213) with 79 Sqn RAAF was now also coded as UP-X, ES307(A58-169) also coded as UP-X, was modified with a white overscore below and another above the grey X, with new Volkes Filter in natural metal cowl. RR Merlin M46 #92661. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 28/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 12RSU 26/11/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 07/01/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 27/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-170 F.VC ES367 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Clan 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 09/05/43. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 22/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 25/09/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 21/06/44. Rec 2OTU ex 14ARD 17/08/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 14/07/45. To be converted to components by 3CRD Detachment at 6AD 21/10/45. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2876 16/10/45. RR Merlin M46 #90415.
A58-171 F.VC JG728 Arrived in Australia on SS Asphalian 17/03/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 20/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/06/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 04/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD 12/07/43. Coded ZP-A. Flying accident on 21/02/44 when flying practice low level formation fllying, was forced by other a/c slipstream to collide with tree tops, but recovered to Livingstone Strip.Pilot ;F/O R L Due not injured.Rec ex 457Sqn RAAF and Repaired by 7RSU 25/02/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/03/44. Coded QY-A. Accident 0800hrs 23/05/44 when operating as Yellow 3 at Drysdale as part of 452 Sqn RAAF Detachment carrying out an Air to ground Gunnery exercise, the airscrew went into coarse pitch at 4000 feet. As the aircraft could not maintain height, so pilot glided south towards Government Island to make a wheels up landing on the beach. The aircraft stopped after skidding 30 yards on the beach. Pilot; Sgt H S MacNeil Serv#432834 not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 20/06/44. Rec 8CRD ex 7RSU 30/06/44. AMSE approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1807 approved 08/08/44.
A58-172 F.VC JG731 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Issued 1RSU RP ex 1AD 01/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1RSU RP 09/05/43. Operational loss 1140hrs 06/07/43 as Blue 3, during enemy air raid #58 abandoned in flight with enemy action following engaging and destroying one Betty Bomber. Aircraft crashed 35 miles west of Bathcelor NT . Pilot; F/Sgt Wickmam 54Sqn RAF was not injured and returned to base two days later. Aircraft crashed near Batchelor NT 07/43. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 02/08/43. AMSE approval per File#9/16/970 dated 19/08/43.
A58-173 F.VC JG740 SS Austral Star 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 14/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAF for Temperate Cowl(Tropical Volks intake removed) 30/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. As JG740, Coded UP-U and later named "Sweet FA" on Port side, forward of cockpit. Flown by 79 Sqn CO S/L A C Rawlinson. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Rec CGS ex 6AD 11/09/44. All over metal finish except for black anti-glare panel, white empennage & leading wing edges and Coded "E", while with CGS. Accident 1000hrs 21/12/44 during camera gun exercise, when following engine failure due to coolant leak, aircraft made forced landing near South East Merredith Railway Station Victoria. Pilot; F/Lt J S Archer CGS not injured. Aircraft received limited damage. Vehicle Accident during recovery transit when RAAF Trailer Reg#AF11224 (With Spitfire A58-173 being carried on) was hit from behind by Civilian Vehicle Reg#AG000 collided, causing more damage to rear fuselage of A58-173 at Merredith 22/12/44. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File #9/16/1779 to convert to components 26/12/44 at 1CRD. Pics Held 79Sqn and CGS fin
A58-174 F.VC JG795 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 1RSU RP ex 1AD 01/05/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1RSU RP 13/05/43. Coded DL-H and named "Butch III". Operational loss Raid #55 when 46 Spitfires were scrambled to intercept Japanese bombing Raid on Darwin on the 20/06/43. Aircraft forced landed on low tide line of beach at Lee Point after being damaged in enemy action. Pilot; F/O A Hughes (RAF) was un-injured. Rec 14ARD ex 54Sqn RAF 29/06/43. Despite sea emersion, aircraft was repaired. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 11/03/44.Aircraft Recoded DL-L. Accident 1030hrs 07/04/44 at Wyndham, when suffered engine failure late in the take-off roll, causing it to crash at the end of the strip and summersaulted with aircraft stopping on its back. Pilot; P/O A E Featherstone 54Sqn RAF slightly injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 11/04/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1557 to convert to components on site by 7RSU 16/05/44. Pics Held, Beached and later on its back.
A58-175 F.VC JG796 Arrived in Australia on SS Austral Star 11/03/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/03/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 10/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 02/06/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Coded UP-Z. As part of Drake Force(Goodenough Island)suffered damage during an accident 15/07/43 when AR532 taxied into JG796. Repaired in unit.Later coded May 44 as UP-E. Issued 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 18/06/44. Accident 19/06/44, during ferry flight along with two P-40s(flown by Grp Capt Steege Serv#213 and F/O R L Hurley Serv#33320 , with F/O Sebire piloting A58-175) to Horn Island on consignment to 6AD ex Momote Strip. Grp Capt Steege's aircraft suffered fuel shortaged due to tank feeding problems and was put down on the beach on Debiri Island near the Fly River Mouth, successfully. After circling with F/O Hurley in his P-40 over the site, they headed off to Horn Island. Soon after, Hurley's 76 Sqn P-40M A29-343 SV-H was noticed to fly lower and lower and was seen to crash into the sea. After circling the wreck, F/O Seebire, who was suffering engine cutting due to oiling plugs or from fuel issues, circled the site until he too decided to fly back to the location of Grp Capt Steege after advising Radio Cooktown. on arrival, he performed a successful wheels up landing on the beach of Debiri Island where he met up with him. Pilot; F/O P F Sebire Serv#405026 not injured. Wreck imbedded in soft tidal sand. AMSE Approval to write-off in situ per File#9/16/1853 per 09/08/44. RR Merlin M46 eng#79795. Pics held as UP-Z
A58-176 F.VC JG807 Arrived in Australia on SS Tijuga 13/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 01/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 18/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 02/06/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Coded UP-P. Accident 1630hrs 05/01/44 when taxying on landing back to dispersal after a test flight with 90 Gallon Auxillary Fuel tank at Vigangani when aircraft departed line of travel to left side of taxyway despite correction. Aircraft's undercarriaged collapsed throwing and injurying a airman who was sitting on the wing guiding the pilot. Pilot; P/O R V E Nathan Serv#418458 was not injured, but Lac P H Scott Ser#800004 was injured. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 18/09/44. Rec 85 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 04/04/45. Rec 6AD ex 85 Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 28/11/45.Rec CMU Oakey ex 3CRD 16/05/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-177 F.VC JG884 Arrived in Australia on SS Asphalian 17/03/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 20/05/43.Rec 1AD ex 1AP 10/06/43. Rec 13ARD RP ex 1AD 26/06/43. Rec 12 RSU ex 13ARd RP 01/07/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 12RSU 07/07/43. Coded UP-W. Damaged on landing 01/07/43 during ferrying flight,when P/O Coffey ran into motor vehicle damaging wing tip. Repaired within unit and operational 08/07/43. Landing Accident Kiriwina 05/09/43 when engine failed during test flight at Goodenough Island, with aircraft being landed with partial undercarriage down, then bellying in on strip. Pilot; P/O W J Coffey Serv#416071 not injured. Rec 26RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 06/09/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 26RSU 30/09/43. Recoded as UP-K, as JK229 was now UP-W. Accident 0605hrs when aircraft, as lead aircraft of a section of four Spitfires, on take-off at Kiriwina was hit from behind by 76Sqn P-40M A29-356 coded SV-V of W/C Wilfred Stanley Arthur Serv#465 on 06/11/43. Pilot; F/Sgt Ian Hope Callister Ser#408963 killed. P-40M A29-356 exploded into flames severely burning W/C Arthur. Alloted 26RSU 09/11/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1201 22/11/43. Pic held per UP-W and UP-K Fin
A58-178 F.VC JG891 SS Tijuga 13/04/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 19/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/06/43. Coded UP-G and carried "Tasmania map with caped devil superimposed over" motif on Port Cowl. Accident 1215hrs on 12th January 1944 on flapless landing during wet and gusty conditions when aircraft flipped on back at Kiriwina .Pilot F/Sgt D A Gringlington Ser#408842, slightly injured. Rec 11RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 17/01/44. AMSE Approval to Write off per File#9/16/1369 19/02/44. RR Merlin M46#78723. Recovered from Papua, New Guinea by N. Monty Armstrong in 1974 . 1986 Restoration by D Subritsky with ZK-MKV alloted. Aircraft later sold to Historical Flying Ltd for restoration in November 1999 at Duxford with fuselage in jigs using parts from also EF545(A58-149). Historical Flying Ltd owned, it has been flying since 2nd November 2006 in Desert colours, coded to represent JK879 Coded T-B when with 249 Sqn RAF in Malta in 1943. JG891 made its final UK flights on the 21st February, 2008 at Duxford before going to Kissimmee, Florida, USA for the owner Tom Blair. The volkes-type filter has been since replaced with the standard profile as requested by Owner. USA Rego not known. Pics held
A58-179 F.VC JG897 VA/CB Contract No B981687 Order 6. MkVb 01/01/42. SS Sussex 16/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 21/04/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 06/06/43. Coded UP-H. Accident 13/06/43 during ferry flight, when aircraft collided with JG954 on landing at Garbutt RAAF Strip. JG954 burst into flames. Pilot of JG954, P/O V Paul Brennan DFC DFM Serv#404692, died of injuries (ex 249 Sqn RAF based at Malta, with 11 Kills credited on Malta. Flew RAF Spitfire Vc AB344 off carrier to Malta, 3/42 ). Charters Towers Strip where 14ARD was based, was later named after him. Pilot of JG897, Sgt L H Gardiner Serv#421265 was severley injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/882 Min#6 to convert to components dated 09/07/43. RR Merlin M46 #93621. Both replaced in 79Sqn RAAF Service by ZG807 and EE853
A58-180 F.VC JG912 Arrived in Australia on SS Tijuga 13/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 27/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/06/43. Coded UP-S and later sported a "Bull with it clasping a Jap Flag in its mouth" motif on port side. Accident 20/12/43 when tyre blew on landing after striking flare path at Kiriwina, causing aircraft to swing off strip. Pilot; F/O G W Voges Serv#410760 not injured. Repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/06/44. Stripped of Paint. Accident 1415hrs 17/01/45, following a non-operational test flight, when forced landed 100 yards on north end of NWSE Landing Strip at Oakey QLD. Aircraft was destroyed by fire. Pilot; F/O B A Bremner Serv#408792 of 6AD was un-injured. Rec 3CRD ex 6AD 28/01/45. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2344 dated 14/02/45 to convert to components.Fin Pic held
A58-181 F.VC JG954 VA/CB Contract No B981687 Order 6. MkVb 01/01/42. SS Sussex 16/04/43 Rec 1AD ex UK 26/04/43. Issued 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/05/43. Coded UP-K. Accident 13/06/43 during ferry flight, when aircraft collided with JG897 on landing at Garbutt RAAF Strip. JG954 burst into flames. Pilot of JG954, P/O V Paul Brennan DFC DFM Serv#404692, died of injuries ( ex 249 Sqn RAF based at Malta, with 11 Kills credited on Malta. He flew RAF Spitfire Vc AB344 off carrier to Malta, 3/42 ). Charters Towers Strip where 14ARD was based, was later named after him. Pilot of JG897, Sgt L H Gardiner Serv#421265 was severley injured. AMSE Approval to Write-off per File#9/16/882 Min#6 to convert to components dated 09/07/43. RR Merlin M46 #79899. Both replaced in 79Sqn RAAF Service by ZG807 and EE853
A58-182 F.VC JG957 Arrived in Australia on SS Tijuga 13/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 15/04/43.Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 07/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 27/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 01/06/43. Accident 17/06/43 at Horn Island (28OBU)during ferrying Flight ("C"Flight) to PNG when after landing during taxying, aircraft hit a rut and damaged Propellor and broke tail strut. Pilot was Sgt W F Howard Serv#420898 who was not injured. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 18/06/43. Rec 1RSU ex 13ARDRP 22/08/43. Issued 13ARDRP ex 1RSU 21/10/43. Issued 15ARDRP ex 13ARDRP 31/12/43. Accident 31/12/43 during ferry flight when brakes failed on landing at Aitkenvale. Pilot; F/Lt Rowe, of 15ARD not injured. Allocation 15ARDRP canc. Rec 2OTU ex 13ARDRP 20/08/44. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 10/11/44 when aircraft taxied into fence posts at Parkes Aerodrome. Pilot; F/O P J Nicholls not injured.Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 20/11/45.Natural Meta, Marked "182"fuselage. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. RR Merlin M46 #79883. Pic held accident Horn Island, never used operationally. Pic held wreck Oakey 1948.
A58-183 F.VC JK225 Arrived in Australia on SS Asphalian 17/03/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 20/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 06/06/43. Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 29/06/43. Issued 1FW ex 13ARD RP 10/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 12/07/43. Coded ZP-G. Accident following formation exercise flight when at 0935hrs 19/10/43 was landing at Livingstone strip and failed to correct swing. The aircraft ran off the strip and struck culvert post. Pilot;F/O H K Barker Serv#403471 not injured.Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 21/10/43. AMSE Approval to Write off and convert to components per File#916/1400 11/02/44. Pic Held

Spitfire A58-183

A58-184 F.VC JK229 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 16/04/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 20/04/43.Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/05/43. Allotted 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 19/05/43. Accident 24/05/43 repairable at Unit. No Details on pilot, maybe with 1AD at time. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 11/06/43. Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 04/07/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 19/08/43. Coded UP-W iii and later marked "Nipps Emergency Sea Trip" on port forward fuselage ,showing crashed jap fighter with Monkey climbing into raft motif. Rec 13ARD ex 79Sqn RAAF 21/06/44. Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 28/09/44. Rec 4AD RP ex 6AD stripped of paint 19/03/45.Rec 4AD ex 4AD RP 21/03/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 4AD 30/06/45. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 27/07/45. AMSE approval to convert to components per File #9/16/2856 Min#2 4/10/45. Rec 4CRD ex 17RSU 23/10/45 for conversion. Pics Held
A58-185 F.VC JK231 SS Sussex 16/04/43.Rec 1AD ex UK 17/04/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 12/05/43. Rec 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF for Temperate Cowling Modification (Tropical Volks intake removed) 25/05/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 30/05/43. Coded UP-D. Issued 1AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 25/09/43 for 240Hrs Service. Records show this UP-D on strength from July 43 until Feb 1944. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 26/06/44. Paint stripped, red spinner. Rec CFS ex 6AD 20/09/44. Accident 17/05/45 when engine failed on take-off Point Cook forcing pilot to perform a wheels up landing. Pilot; F/Lt Adsett un-injured. Rec 1AD ex CFS 07/05/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 25/02/49. Struck off 20/07/50. NB: This aircraft cannot be the All metal finish named "Sir Harry and Lady Oaks IV" (a presentation a/c) pictured with 79Sqn in Aug 1944 as previously stated. Refer to A58-57 BR570 Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARDRP 10/08/44 which was Coded UP-D Black. Previously used by 452 Sqn RAAF when camo and confirmed and stated by Rigger Riggs 452 Sqn RAAF, SqnLdr Raymond Edward Thorold-Smith DFC's Rigger when at 452 Sqn RAAF

Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-185 

A58-200 F.VC JL247 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/07/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 25/07/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex13ARD RP 07/01/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 25/02/44.Coded UP-C. Accident 1445hrs 27/07/44 when aircraft struck telephone wires whilst flying low recovering from landing attempt due to red light signal when landing at Vigangani. Pilot; F/O R J Darcey Serv#408178 not injured. Accident 04/11/44 when aircraft suffered a burst tyre on landing at Momote causing minor damage. F/O R H Cameron not injured. Accident 05/12/44 when ferrying to Oakey when aircraft forced landed at Tipton Strip , Cecil Plains Qld along with A58-165(W/O J A Haynes ).Pilot, F/O R V Day Serv#437476 uninjured. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. AMSE File 9/16/1687. Repaired. Issued and received 6AD 22/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. RR Merlin M46 #115123. Pic held
A58-201 F.VC JL314 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 06/09/43. Aircraft to be modified for CAAG Suit. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 15/09/43. Accident 0800hrs 26/09/43, mid air collision with Spitfire EE677 (A58-121) near the vicinity of Manton Dam during Flight formation, Army Co-operation and Camera gunery flight, after taking off as White 3( Section flight of 4, lead by F/Lt Adrian P Goldsmith) at 0745 Hrs. A fifth Spitfire, Troppo 43, made an attack from the rear of white section who were flying line abreast at 2000 feet, who then passed below the formation and flew south. White 1 (Goldsmith) followed and took gun camera film. White 3 then attacked Troppo 43 from the eight o'clock position from the sun after White 1 moved to starboard to allow for room. White 3 closed and then moved to starboard of Troppo 43. Unaware of White 3 attack, Troppo 43 commenced a steep climb and then pulled to starboard. His port wing contacted White 3's port wing causing both wings to break off at about 6 feet from the tip. Both aircraft commenced to roll out of control, then crashing into the ground, with both aircraft bursting into flames a half a mile apart. Location: 131 Degrees 8 Minutes East/12 Degrees 51 Minutes South (3 miles S E of Manton Dam). Pilot EE677(A58-121) White 3,F/O John Philip Adams Serv#404491 and Pilot JL314 (A58-201)Troppo 43, F/O Granville Allen Mawer both killed. AMSE Approval to write off per File#9/16/1113 Min#5 dated 12/10/43. A58-201 RR Merlin M50 #115835. Both Buried at Adelaide River Cemetery.
A58-202 F.VC JL348 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 06/09/43. REc 13ARD ex 1AD 13/09/43. Issued and Rec 13ARD RP ex 13ARD 01/11/43.Allotted 15ARD RP ex 13ARD RP 06/11/43. Accident and damage as result of a ground collison at 120 yards from end of strip on finish of landing roll by LZ934(A58-230)flown by F/O W Turner Serv#403773 at Breddan 1655hrs 19/11/43. Aircraft JL348 stopped with flat tyre and was unoccupied. Rec 13ARD ex 13ARD RP 29/11/43. AMSE Approval to convert to components per File#9/16/1239 07/01/44. RR Merlin M46 #45283.
A58-203 F.VC JL360 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 15/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 08/11/43. Coded DL-D. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 08/03/44. Still carrying individual Code "D". Accident on landing at Wyndham WA 1420hrs 09/03/44 when aircraft swung off strip and overturned. Pilot; Sgt R A Fiveash Serv#432145 was seriously injured and conveyed to Broome AGH. Approval to writeoff per AMSE File#9/16/1534 13/04/44. Salvaged insitu by 7RSU. Converted to components. SOC 27/04/44.
A58-204 F.VC JL371 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/07/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 06/08/43. Accident 0050hrs 01/12/43 when aircraft suffered engine problems at 26000 Feet and was crash landed some 20 miles NW of Lake Victoria. Aircraft damaged, and burned. Pilot; Sgt G G Marks Serv#427603 not injured. Approval per File#9/16/1259 to convert to components 24/12/43.
A58-205 F.VC JL378 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 02/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 09/08/43. Accident 07/09/43 when aircraft was being taxied at Strauss when port main struck a truck. Repaired in unit. Accident 0930hrs 11/12/43 when on landing, the port main burst causing the aircraft to swing port and run off the strip at Strauss Field NT. The u/c collapsed causing the aircraft to damage the airsrew, radiators and engine. Pilot; F/O F R McCann Serv#402129 was uninjured. AMSE approval per File#9/16/1400 per 17/02/44 to convert to conponents. Salvaged by 7RSU. RR Merlin M56# 115395
A58-206 F.VC JL380 Arrived in Australia on SS Nastra 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 15/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 05/09/43. Rec 13ARD ex 1AD 06/10/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex 13ARD 19/11/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 07/01/44. Coded UP-V.Accident 1450hrs 08/05/44, when aircraft was making practice attacks on a USAAF B-24 at 7500 feet, suffered overheating from a Glycol leak whilst over water, causing engine failure some 15 miles south west of Momote Strip (code name "Mercantile") t. Pilot; F/Sgt G A Chomley Serv#418232 baled out at 4500 feet and 10 miles from strip and parachuted into the sea. He was later picked up unijured by a Destroyer at 1510hrs, and returned to his unit some two days later. Aproval to write off per File#9/16/1635 24/05/44. RR Merlin M46 #11547.
A58-207 F.VC JL382 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 12/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 18/07/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 08/08/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARDRP 21/08/43. Coded DL-U. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 04/04/44. Accident on landing at Sattler when aircraft swung off the strip, hitting a bank during night landing and was heavily damaged. Pilot; F/Sgt Heaney was not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 07/06/44. Converted to Components per AMSE Approval #09/16/1730 08/07/44. RR Merlin M46#115239
A58-208 F.VC JL386 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Delivered 08/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 09/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 03/09/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 19/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 30/11/43. Coded ZP-D. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 19/07/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 28/08/44. During ferry flight to 85Sqn RAAF, aircraft suffered engine problems at Ceduna WA. 5CRD replaced engine and aircraft rec 85Sqn RAAF by 05/02/45. Coded SH-. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. RR Merlin M46#115405. Pic Held
A58-209 F.VC JL392 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 16/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 05/09/43. Rec 14ARDRP ex 1AD 16/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP after CAAG Equipment fitted 19/10/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 24/09/44. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 19/06/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 30/06/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. RR Merlin M46#115437.
A58-210 F.VC JL394 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 22/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD (in lieu of ER544) 25/07/43. Coded CR-C per serial JL394, for Wg Cdr Clive Caldwell use. On the 17th of August 1943 Wing Commander Caldwell scrambled with Flt/Sgt Padula in EF546 'QY-C' as his No.2, to intercept a lone reconnaissance aircraft approaching Darwin . At a height of 26,000 feet a Mitsubishi 'Dinah' was seen heading for Point Charles near Darwin . Caldwell immediately pushed the throttle to the firewall in 'hot pursuit' of the intruder. Overtaking the enemy aircraft he turned in and attacked, sending cannon and machine fire into the enemy aircraft. Within seconds one of the Dinah's engines was on fire trailing smoke and debri which hit Caldwell 's aircraft. The doomed Dinah now out of control lost altitude and crashed into the sea. Shortly after this victory Caldwell was sent 'down south' to take up the position of CFI at No2 OTU, Mildura. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 22/02/44. Was to be allocated to 2OTU as Caldwell's personal aircraft. Cancelled. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF(Ferried back by 54Sqn Pilot) 12/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 17/03/44. Coded DL-S. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 30/06/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 27/09/44. Accident 1545 hrs 28/09/44 when ferrying to 85Sqn RAAF, aircraft suffered engine failure forcing the pilot tyo force land some 70 miles east of Zanthus WA. Pilot; W/O Grinlington Serv#408642 suffered minor abrasions. Converted to Components as per AMSE Approval #9/16/2072 30/10/44. Pics Held
A58-211 F.VC LZ834 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1 AP ex UK 07/07/43. Rec 1 AD ex 1AP 13/07/43. Rec 1 FW ex 1AD 15/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 18/07/43. Coded QY-C. Rec 14 ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 24/09/43 for IFF modification. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 30/09/43. Accident 02/10/43 on take-off following a Gycol leak, pilot abandoned take-off half way through take-off, forcing his aircraft off strip, causing undercarriage to collapse after hitting a shallow ditch at southern end of Strauss. Pilot; F/Sgt A R Richardson Serv#411644 uninjured. Rec 7 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 03/10/43. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 22/12/43. Rec 6 AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/08/44 for repair and overhaul. Rec 85 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 23/08/45. Rec 6 AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 08/10/45 for storage. To 2 AD for Storage 26/02/46. Issued to RAN 06/10/48, but believe it arrived at Nowra on 07/10/48. These RANFAA Spitfire's were taxi'ed around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They're were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground. Installed RR Merlin M46 #115495. Pics held 452 Sqn RAAF LZ834 Accident/85Sqn RAAF/RANFAA.

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A58-212 F.VC LZ835 Arrived in Australia on SS Tongaris 18/08/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/08/43. Rec 13ARD RP ex 2AD 01/10/43. Issued 15ARDRP ex 13ARDRP 25/11/43. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 19/01/44 to replace A58-178. Coded UP-G and named "Judith". WgCdr R C Cresswell flew aircraft in 1944. Accident 09/06/44 when after a practice flight as Yellow 2, aircraft swung on landing to port due to cross wind, causing port wheel to burst when veered off strip at Momote Strip. Airscrew and port u/c damaged. Pilot; P/O R E Davis Serv#415145 was not injured. Repairable in Unit. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 12RSU 05/12/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 03/01/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Pics held 79Sqn RAAF
A58-213 F.VC LZ844 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 13/07/43. Rec 1 AD ex 1AP 21/07/43. Rec 13ARDRP ex 1AD 02/08/43. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 13ARDRP 12/09/43. Coded UP-X. Accident 1930hrs 11/12/43 on landing after flying a test flight, the hydraulic diaphram for flaps failed. Aircraft had therefore had a brake failure, causing it to crash into Cabin of a Blitz truck, then finally endng up in coral pit . Pilot; F/Sgt G A Chomley was un-injured. Rec 26RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 16/12/43. Not considered economical for repair 12/01/44. Rec 12 RSU ex 26RSU 30/01/44. Approved per File#9/16/1348 for conversion to Components 09/03/44. Some parts of this aircraft appear to have been used in the restoration of a Spitfire R6915. This Spitfire following restoration was up for Auction in 2003 and it was displayed at Avalon Airshow 2003. From there it was on loan to the Queensland Air Museum (QAM) up to 2011. It was sold by the owner in 2011 to UK and was shipped from its temporary QAM home to UK in 2011. Pics held

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A58-214 F.VC LZ845 Arrived in Australia on SS Kent 08/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/07/43. REc 1AD ex 1AP 14/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/07/43.Accident 1635hrs 02/08/43 when on landing at Strauss Strip, as Troppo Red 3, the gear was not locked, causing the aircraft's undercarriage to collapse on landing. Pilot;F/O G A Mawer Serv#403112. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 23/08/43.Coded QY-? as LZ845. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 09/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 18/12/43. Non operational loss when A58-214 and A58-63 collided in flight above Humpty Doo, some 10 miles East north East of Strauss Strip 1530hrs 13/01/44. A flight of 4 Spitfires (A58-214/63/221/27) were practicing interception with 1 Hudson and 2 Beauforts of No2 Sqn RAAF. A58-63 collided with A58-214 which resulted in the tail unit of A58-63 to become torn off, and one of the mainplanes of A58-214 to be completely torn off, resulting in both aircraft to crash. Pilots; A58-214: F/Sgt John Hoyle Whalley Serv#1527082 RAF (Clitheroe, Lanes UK) and A58-63: F/Sgt James Basil Gibbs Serv#1320096 RAF (Colchester, Essex, UK) , both killed. RR Merlin M46#155389. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 17/01/44. As per AMSE approval 9/16/1351, converted to components 16/03/44.
A58-215 F.VC LZ846 VA/CB Contract No B981687 Order 8 5/42.Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 07/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 14/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 15/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 1FW 17/07/43. Coded DL-N. Accident following formation flying at 1635hrs 09/01/44, on landing the aircraft veered off the strip and collided with a parked 380th BG USAAF B-24 Bomber at the end of the strip, snapping it in half at Darwin Civil. (Research has it B-24D-150-CO 42-41238 "HOMMA HOMMA KID II" Stricken 09/01/44.). Pilot; F/Sgt A E Knapp RAF not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 10/01/44. Per ASME File #09/16/1330 approval to convert to components 08/02/44. Pic Held of Crash
A58-216 F.VC LZ848 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 08/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 27/07/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 01/08/43. Coded DL-U as LZ848. Accident 09/08/43 when engine cut out on take-off from Strauss Strip causing the aircraft to be forced landed back on strip. Pilot; F/Lt Thompson Serv#65563 RAF not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 02/09/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 7RSU 15/02/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 14ARD RP 11/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 12/03/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 15ARD 10/05/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 20/05/44. Coded UP-J. Rec 12RSU ex 79Sqn RAAF 07/12/44. Allotted 6AD ex 12RSU 25/09/45. Canc. Surveyed 12RSU per File#9/18/240 Min#2 01/11/45. AMSE approval to convert on site 12RSUD per File #9/16/2995 and converted to components 18/12/45. Pics held 54Sqn RAF and 79Sqn RAAF.
A58-217 F.VC LZ862 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/08/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 13/09/43. Coded "862"in White on fuselage. Accident 0940hrs 22/02/44 whilst on Gun Camera exercise near Redcliffs near Mildura, aircraft started emmitted puffs of smoke from engine exhausts. Pilot advised tower of problem then later baled out of aircraft. Pilot, F/O A F Tutt, successfully parachuted and was un-injured. Allotted 5CRD ex 2OTU for conversion. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1431 to convert to components 23/03/44. Pic held

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A58-218 F.VC LZ865 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 17/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/09/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 14/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 26/11/43. Coded ZP-F. Rec 17RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Stripped to natural metal finish, and had motif of woman in long gown. Issued 2OTU ex 17RSU 15/06/44. Accident Laverton 16/06/44, aircraft was being taxied into dispersal when wheels struck soft ground, causing aircraft to tip on nose. Pilot F/O T H H Saunders of 1AD not injured. Rec 1AD ex 17RSU enroute 18/06/44. Aircraft on strength with 1AD. Issued 1CRD ex 1AD. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1760 min#2 to converted to components 21/08/44. Pic held 1CRD.
A58-219 F.VC LZ866 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 07/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 22/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/07/43. Accident 1915hrs 22/02/44, when during a practice formation flight from Livingstone Strip, the aircraft developed a gycol leak. Pilot elected to put down, but failed and crashed into swamp 200 yards west of Darwin Railway line, some 3 miles north of Sattler NT. After hitting the ground, both wings were torn off, and the fuel section and engine parted, with the remaining fuselage wrapping around a tree. Pilot; P/O J E Summerton Serv#402579, 457Sqn RAAF was only slightly injured. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1430 to converted to components, 14/03/44. RR Merlin M46#115095 installed. Pics held.
A58-220 F.VC LZ867 Arrived in Australia on SS Nestor 10/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 17/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/09/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 17/09/43. Fitted CAAG Equipment. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 30/09/43. Coded QY-R. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 19/10/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 19/10/43. Accident 31/05/44 during night landing at Sattler Strip, when after touch down, aircraft veered starboard and struck embankment at edge of strip. Pilot; F/Sgt A.R. Heaney Serv#412960 not injured. Nb Previousily had an accident in A58-85 two days before. Collected by 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/06/44. Issued 8CRD ex 9RSU. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1712, to be converted to components, 01/07/44. Pics held
A58-221 F.VC LZ868 Arrived in Australia on LS617 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD after IFF installation 17/08/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARd RP 09/09/43. Coded DL-H and named "MerryEll". Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 29/03/44. Rec 17RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 29/03/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU in natural Metal finish 22/09/44. Coded SH-S. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 11/04/45. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 05/06/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115237.
A58-222 F.VC LZ870 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 07/07/43. Presentation Spitfire named "Sir Harry and Lady Oakes III" that was donated by Sir Harry and Lady Oakes UK. 3rd Presentation Spitfire used by RAAF from this family. Previous was "Sir Harry and Lady Oakes IV" (BR570) A58-57 UP-O and "Sir Harry and Lady Oakes I" (BR526) A58-34 QY-J. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/07/43. Issued 1FW ex 1AD 18/07/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1FW 21/07/43. Coded QY-N. On original Camo scheme, aircraft carried 4 black Swaztika's and 2.5 Japanese kills markings above Presentation name which was underneath or on white background strip that extended from first exhaust port to cockpit. Personal aircraft flown by F/O J H Bisley DFC Serv#402720 in "B"Flight 452 Sqn RAAF. The kill markings reflect his 6 credited kills and one damaged as of the 19th August 1943. Rec 15ARDRP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 11/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 19/03/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD RP 28/04/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD 17/05/44. Rec 15ARDRP ex 15ARD following overhaul and paint strippingto natural metal,carrying "Sir Harry and Lady Oakes III" in Black forward of Cockpit, 07/08/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 18/08/44. Coded UP-D in black. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 05/12/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 03/01/45.Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 20/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115374.
A58-223 F.VC LZ873 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 04/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 02/08/43. Accident 1235hrs 01/09/43 on landing at Brendan Strip FNQ following ferry flight from Charleville Qld by 1AD. Following take-off from Charleville, Pilot noticed "up " lights on gear not functioning, but continued to fly to Brendan Strip. On arrival, he could not lower gear and proceeded to land wheels up, resting on the 45 gallon slipper tank after a three point landing attitude once the throttle was cut. Pilot; F/O K R Simonson 1AD Ferry Flight was not injured. Rec 13ARD RP ex 1AD 02/09/43. Rec 13ARD ex 13.ARD RP 01/11/43. Rec 13ARD RP ex 13ARD 16/06/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 13ARD RP 02/10/44. Accident 15/10/44 when pilot landed wheels up at Guildford WA.Pilot; P/O M J Green Serv#415524 was not injured. Alloted 17RSU and repaired 16/10/44. Returned 85Sqn RAAF. Accident 05/10/45 when F/Sgt Lloyd crash landed at Kalgoorie WA. Rec 4AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 09/10/45. Rec 6AD ex 4AD 03/12/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed Merlin M46#115465.
A58-224 F.VC LZ874 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 07/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/07/43. Rec 14ARD ex 1AD 27/07/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 20/08/43. Coded ZP-Z. Flown by Sqn Ldr Ken "Skeeta"James. Had a black spinner with a thin white band mid-way along it. Accident 0715hrs 1/05/44, when flown to Darwin Civil from Livingstone Strip for 240Hr engine change and hydraulic repairs to port undercarriage. In flight, the port gear remained down, and on landing, pilot bellied on starboard wheel and slipper tank on landing. Pilot; S/Ldr Tom Trimble Serv#260652 (RAF) not injured. Rec 7RSu ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/05/44. Issued 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 19/05/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 29/09/44. Rec 8OTU ex 14ARD 25/02/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.. Installed RR Merlin M46#115539. Pics Held
A58-225 F.VC LZ881 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 07/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/07/43. Rec 14ARD ex 1AD 01/08/43. Accident 07/08/43 during test flight near Gorrie when pilot clipped hill during low level flight. Aircraft landed safely at Gorrie Strip. Pilot; F/O J Garden Serv#120496 (RAF)not injured. Repaired. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 09/09/43. Accident 1705hrs 20/01/44 on landing at Darwin RAAF, collided after landing roll with A58-157 (piloted by S/Ldr Newton). Pilot, W/O Harker not injured. Repaired 7RSU 20/01/44. NFDs. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 09/04/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARd ex 14ARD RP 03/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 21/12/44.Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 07/01/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed Merlin M46#115481
A58-226 F.VC LZ883 Arrived in Australia on SS Tongaris 18/08/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/08/43. Rec 13ARD RP ex 2AD 01/10/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex 13ARD RP 19/11/43. Rec 79Sqn ex 15ARD RP after service, 26/12/43. Coded UP-Z underscored. Non-operational Loss asRed Leader (A58-245)and Red 2 of a section of six 79Sqn RAAF Spitfires flying to conduct mock attacks on three USAAF B-24s some 70 miles south west of base 0930hrs 31/07/44. Some time into the flight, the engine was running rough, so pilot elected to return to base along with Red Leader. Encountered a weather front on way back, forcing them down change vector to base. Engine finally quit and the pilot baled out, and was later picked up by ASR Catalina some 50 miles from base in the sea. Pilot; F/O J E Barrie Serv#408951 was not injured. Red Leader, (A58-245) baled out a further 25 miles closer to base and was picked up by the same Catalina. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1867 Min#1 to write off 11/08/44. Installed RR Merlin M46 #115479.
A58-227 F.VC LZ884 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 02/08/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 09/08/43. Coded QY-D. Operational Loss after enemy action with pilot bailing out injured and aircraft crashing near Strauss NT 07/09/43. Pilot; Sqn Ldr Ronald S McDonald Serv#270812 (RAF) CO of 452 Sqn RAAF, was injured by canon round in cockpit and burns prior to successfully parachuting. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1168 14/10/43. Installed RR Merlin M46#115421.
A58-228 F.VC LZ886 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 30/06/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/07/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 29/07/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 15/08/43. Accident 14/08/43 on landing when only one oleo extended on touch down at Gorrie NT.Pilot; F/O J Garden Serv#120496 (RAF)not injured (Refer A58-225, for first similar accident a week earlier).Rec 14ARD ex 14ARd RP 25/10/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 14ARD 14/12/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARd RP 21/01/44. Issued and rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44. Coded QY-L. P/O M J Beaton 452 Sqn RAAF in A58-229 QY-L shared kill of a Light Grey Dinah, shot down on 12-06-44 at Point Blaze NT at 0808hrs. On return, saw Japanese crewman parachute land into water some 150 yards off shore. Crewman was seen to swim on back towards shore. NFDs. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 03/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 21/12/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 18/01/45. Accident 17/07/45 when aircraft swung on landing at Parkes NSW. Pilot; F/O D R Ryan uninjured. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 20/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115643
A58-229 F.VC LZ926 Arrived in Australia on SS Tongaris 18/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 23/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 22/09/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 04/10/43. Accident 1040hrs 31/12/43 when on take-off engine failed, forcing pilot to make a forced landing quarter of a mile north of at Mildura. Pilot; F/Sgt D E Hoile Serv#437270 was not injured. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1312 Min#2 to convert to components 27/04/45. Installed RR Merlin M46#115480. 2OTU LZ926 Pic held
A58-230 F.VC LZ934 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/08/43. Rec 13ARD RP ex 1AD 31/08/43. Accident 1655hrs 19/11/43 on landing after test flight at Breddan Strip. Damage as result of a ground collison at 120 yards from end of strip on finish of landing roll by LZ934(A58-230)at Breddan Strip. Aircraft JL348 (A58-202)had stopped with flat tyre and was unoccupied. Pilot, F/O W Turner Serv#403773 of 2AP was not injured. Rec 13ARD ex 13ARd RP 29/11/43. Rec 13ARDRP ex 13ARD 08/01/44. Issued 15ARD RP ex 13ARD RP 11/01/44. On ferry flight to 15ARD RP, aircraft did not arrive at destination 19/01/44 following taking off from Horn Island to fly to Port Moresby. It was posted missing 20/1/1944 250 miles into flight between Moresby and Horn Island following breaking formation with others in ferry flight . PIlot; F/Lt J L Rowe Serv#402207, 79Sqn RAAF, posted as missing. AMSE Approval to write off per File #9/16/1397 Min#1 11/02/44. Installed RR Merlin M46#115529.
A58-231 F.VC MA352 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/08/43. Rec 13ARD RP 03/09/43. Issued 15ARD RP ex 13ARD RP 31/12/43. Aircraft stripped to Natural metal Finish with black anti glare top cockpit frames. Accident 30/01/44 when undercarriage failed to lower on landing at Port Moresby.Pilot; F/Sgt W.F. Howard was un-injured. Issued 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 07/02/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD 18/08/44. Coded UP-? (Question Mark) in black. Accident 0940hrs 15/09/44 when on take-off for a test flight the engine stopped, and whilst keeping the aircraft on the strip, the starboard tyre blew out. The pilot selected gear up so as to avoid running past the end of the strip into the sea. Pilot; F/O L S Reid DFC Serv#400735 was not injured. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 26/11/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 15/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 14/11/45.Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115517. Pics held
A58-232 F.VC MA353 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 04/09/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 18/10/43. Coded DL-A. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44. Coded QY-Z. Operational loss 24/4/44 A section of 4 Spitfires from 452 Sqn were sent on an exercise to perform some shadow shooting in the clouds SW of Darwin. Their call sign was Bellboy Blue and they took off from Strauss at 1515hrs and climbed out over the sea and headed for Bathurst Is. The flights problems developed very early. Blue 1 was F/O E L Mahar who developed a fuel flow problem with his slipper tank causing his engine to falter. He switched over to his main tank but in the process had slipped back and clipped the propellor of Blue 2 Sgt Colin William Dunning whose a/c dropped away but was recovered and rejoined the formation. They continued their climb when Blue 3, F/O R L Sprake, developed engine problems and returned to base. On reaching 23,000' Blue 1 had fuel pressurisation problems and dropped out of formation giving instructions to Blue 4, F/Sgt J D Tamlyn to take over command and carry on with the exercise. F/O Mahar added that he would rendezvous with them over Pt Patterson. Not long after F/Sgt Tamlyn took over he called up Sgt Dunning to come in closer but the latter replied he was having engine problems (possibly as a result of the clipped propellor blade) and dropped out of formation. He recovered and radioed Tamlyn that he was heading for base or Pt Patterson (or Banyo which was their code for that pt). F/Sgt Tamlyn continued on climbing alone. Unfortunately, Sgt Dunning's problems had escalated, he radioed control at Strauss advising them he was over Pt Patterson with a failed engine brought on by a gylcol leak. There was back and forth between him and control as he was told to go to another channel and call for a fix which Dunning said he never received when returning to the original channel. This happened several times when F/Sgt Tamlyn interjected and told Sgt Dunning not to wait for an answer but give them a long call. This Dunning did. Within a few minutes Tamlyn was over Pt Patterson at 2,000' but could see nothing. F/O Mahar had overheard the conversations and heard Sgt Dunning say he was at 1,200'. Mahar told Sgt Dunning to bail out before he got to 1,000'. Nothing more was heard as they continued to search from Pt Patterson to Charles Pt. F/O Mahar and F/Sgt Tamlyn returned to Strauss at 1715hrs and refueled. F/O Mahar was first off again at 1730hrs with Tamlyn about 15 minutes behind him. F/O Mahar Spitfire was A58-242 and it was found to have cuts into the trailing edge of the port mainplane root and fairing, believed to have been caused by Sgt Dunning's propellor. AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/1607 19/05/44. As a postscript: On what would have been Colin Dunning's 22nd birthday on 26/12/46, an acting superintendent McNab of the NT police opened a letter which said an ex-police Aboriginal tracker named George had found a Spitfire and its dead pilot SW of Darwin ( 12Degrees 46.5mins South/130Degrees 24 mins East) while he was on walkabout. Within days George lead a party to the crash site a remarkable feat considering they came in from a different direction and the wet had changed the dry landscape into a swamp. Sgt Colin William Dunning Serv#437405 was buried with full military honours in the presence of his parents who had been flown up to Darwin for the ceremony. On 23/3/47 George was presented with a silver medallion at the request of grateful parents.
A58-233 F.VC MA354 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 15/08/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 31/08/43. Eventually stripped of paint in 1944, with white tail. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Accident 1230hrs 23/01/45, during forced Landing 10 miles south west of Forbes NSW, the aircraft flipped over on its back during landing. Pilot; F/Sgt R E Atkins Serv#1604119 (RAF) was not injured. AMSE approval per File#9/16/2347 Min#2 13/02/45 to convert to components. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 19/02/45. Pics held RAF Temp and Natural Metal.

Spitfire A58-233

A58-234 F.VC MA355 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 03/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/08/43. Rec 14ARD ex 1AD 02/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 08/09/43. Coded ZP-W. Accident 1150hrs 19/03/44, when on demonstration flight for local ATC, piloted by Sgt T R Russell Serv#428852 457Sqn , a/c clipped telegraph pole on third flypast at Guildford Strip when engine revs decreased on turn to land. Rec 17RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 18/05/44. Issued 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/07/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Rec 6AD ex CGS 15/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48.
A58-235 F.VC MA356 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/08/43. Rec 14ARD ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 20/10/43. Coded ZP-C. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 11/05/44. Rec 4557Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 07/06/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/07/44. Issued 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 04/11/44. Accident 04/11/44 when engine overheated force the pilot to make a forced landing 25 miles east of Balranald NSW. Pilot; S/Ldr R M Achilles DFC Serv#404082 (2AP) was not injured. Collected by 2CRD. AMSE approval per File#9/16/2152 Min#2 14/02/44 to convert to components.
A58-236 F.VC MA366 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 11/09/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 26/11/43. Coded DL-Q. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 06/04/44. Coded QY-G had "Junior" with a baby underneath with pilots helmet and flying boots on. Usual aircraft of P/O Beaton. Rec 457Sqn RAAf ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 18/12/44. Rec 13ARD Det Cloncurry ex 14ARD due to unserviceability 29/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 25/01/45, as flown by F/Lt G W Turner Serv#80425. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115787. Pics held
A58-237 F.VC MA385 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 09/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/08/43. Rec 14ARD ex 1AD 09/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 20/10/43. Coded ZP-C. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 27/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 18/05/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 18/07/44. Issued 8OTU ex 6AD 08/07/45 in Natural Metal and black anti Glare. Issued 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Pic held 6AD. Installed RR Merlin M46#115919
A58-238 F.VC MA387 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 03/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 10/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 02/09/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 16/09/43. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 21/11/43. Rec 14 ARD ex 7RSU 24/11/43. Accident 02/01/44 due to brake failure when aircraft ran into soft earth and damaged airscrew and intake. Repaired within Unit. NFDs. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD 03/04/44. Accident 10/05/44, attempted to land in large crosswind and crashed during takeoff from aborted landing at Port Hedland. Pilot; F/Lt L L Boardman DFM not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 457Sqn RAAf 16/06/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 7RSU 07/08/44. REc CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Rec 6AD ex CGS 11/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115773
A58-239 F.VC MA389 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 03/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 19/08/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 09/09/43. Coded DL-C. Accident 0940hrs 27/10/43 when tyre burst causing aircraft to swing and strike parked (A58-111)EE636. W/O Ashurst not injured. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 04/04/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 14/08/44. Issued 8OTU ex 14ARD 19/02/45. Accident when taxying at Oonadatta Aerodrome when aircraft went over on nose during ferry flight 22/02/45. F/O R L Due not injured. Repaired, rec 8OTU ex 14ARD 02/04/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-240 F.VC MA394 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 07/09/43. Modified for CAAG. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 24/09/43. Coded QY-D. Accident 1930hrs 05/04/44 when on landing the aircraft suffered brake failure during landing run after 200 yards,then swung starboard and ran off and flipped onto its back at RAAF Darwin Strip. Pilot; Sqn Ldr Lou T Spence DFC Serv#270839 452 Sqn RAAF CO, received a cut on his forehead. Rec 7 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. Rec 14ARD Det ex 7RSU 10/04/44. AMSE approval per File #9/16/1554 Min#2 to convert to components 12/05/44. Installed RR Merlin M46#115835. Pics held of recovered wreck.
A58-241 F.VC MA395 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 10/11/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 23/11/43. Accident after taking off from Mildura at 1115hrs 21/12/43 when recovering from a low shadow shooting attack, the aircraft struck a 40 foot sand bank and exploded into fire, then crashed into sand hills on the north east side of Lake Victoria NSW. Pilot; F/Sgt K G Wolkenhaar Serv#413063, though initially surviving the crash, died in the ambulance from returning from the crash site. Buried at Mildura War Cemetery , Grave # C.B.3. on the 23/12/43. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/1296 to convert to components 06/01/44. Installed RR Merlin M46#115851 with 43.5 hrs TT. Airframe had 40.5TThs
A58-242 F.VC MA685 ARec 1AP ex UK 28/09/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 27/10/43. Rec 2AP ex 1AD 15/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 2AP 03/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/01/44. Rec 54Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 22/01/44. Coded DL-A. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 06/04/44. Coded QY-K. Operational Accident, Midair on24/4/44 when A section of 4 Spitfires from 452 Sqn were sent on an exercise to perform some shadow shooting in the clouds SW of Darwin. Their call sign was Bellboy Blue and they took off from Strauss at 1515hrs and climbed out over the sea and headed for Bathurst Is. The flights problems developed very early. Blue 1 was F/O E L Mahar who developed a fuel flow problem with his slipper tank causing his engine to falter. He switched over to his main tank but in the process had slipped back and clipped the propellor of Blue 2 Sgt Colin William Dunning whose a/c dropped away but was recovered and rejoined the formation. They continued their climb when Blue 3, F/O R L Sprake, developed engine problems and returned to base. On reaching 23,000' Blue 1 had fuel pressurisation problems and dropped out of formation giving instructions to Blue 4, F/Sgt J D Tamlyn to take over command and carry on with the exercise. F/O Mahar added that he would rendezvous with them over Pt Patterson. Not long after F/Sgt Tamlyn took over he called up Sgt Dunning to come in closer but the latter replied he was having engine problems (possibly as a result of the clipped propeller blade) and dropped out of formation. He recovered and radioed Tamlyn that he was heading for base or Pt Patterson (or Banyo which was their code for that pt). F/Sgt Tamlyn continued on climbing alone. Unfortunately, Sgt Dunning's problems had escalated, he radioed control at Strauss advising them he was over Pt Patterson with a failed engine brought on by a gylcol leak. There was back and forth between him and control as he was told to go to another channel and call for a fix which Dunning said he never received when returning to the original channel. This happened several times when F/Sgt Tamlyn interjected and told Sgt Dunning not to wait for an answer but give them a long call. This Dunning did. Within a few minutes Tamlyn was over Pt Patterson at 2,000' but could see nothing. F/O Mahar had overheard the conversations and heard Sgt Dunning say he was at 1,200'. Mahar told Sgt Dunning to bail out before he got to 1,000'. Nothing more was heard as they continued to search from Pt Patterson to Charles Pt. F/O Mahar and F/Sgt Tamlyn returned to Strauss at 1715 and refueled. F/O Mahar was first off again at 1730 with Tamlyn about 15 minutes behind him. They searched for over an hour to no avail. Sgt Dunning was flying A58-232 (MA353) QY-Z on that fateful day. This Spitfire Mk Vc was received 2/8/43 and issued to 54 Sqn on 18/10/43. It was taken on strength with 452 Sqn on 9/3/44. F/O Mahar Spitfire was A58-242 and it was found to have cuts into the trailing edge of the port mainplane root and fairing, believed to have been caused by Sgt Dunning's propellor. As a postscript: On what would have been Colin Dunning's 22nd birthday on 26/12/46 an acting superintendent McNab of the NT police opened a letter which said an ex-police Aboriginal tracker named George had found a Spitfire and its dead pilot SW of Darwin while he was on walkabout. Within days George lead a party to the crash site a remarkable feat considering they came in from a different direction and the wet had changed the dry landscape into a swamp. Sgt Colin William Dunning 437405 was buried with full military honours in the presence of his parents who had been flown up to Darwin for the ceremony. On 23/3/47 George was presented with a silver medallion at the request of grateful parents. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 18/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Issued 6AD ex CGS 06/12/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46. Pic held 452 Sqn RAAF
A58-243 F.VC MA689 Arrived in Australia on LS627 02/08/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/08/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 26/08/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 19/09/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 13/10/43. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 17/07/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 02/06/45. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-244 F.VC MA697 Arrived in Australia on SS Cornwall 16/11/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 23/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/01/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 18/01/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 06/04/44. Coded QY-Y. Involved in collision, refer A58-232 24/04/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Rec 6AD ex CGS 22/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-245 F.VC MA699 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 05/11/43. Rec 2AP ex 1AD 20/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 2AP 15/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 27/01/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 14ARD RP 11/03/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 12/03/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 15ARD 25/04/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF to replace A58-206 ex 15ARD RP 13/05/44. Coded U-V. Non-operational Loss as Red Leader and 2 of a section of six 79Sqn RAAF Spitfires flying to conduct mock attacks on three USAAF B-24s some 70 miles south west of base 0930hrs 31/07/44. Some time into the flight, the engine of Red 2 was running rough, so pilot elected to return to base along with Red leader. Encountered a weather front on way back, forcing them down change vector to base. Red 2's Engine finally quit and the pilot baled out, and was later picked up by ASR Catalina some 50 miles from base in the sea. Red leader continued until fuel starvation, at 1149hrs a further 25 miles on, and baled out. Pilot; F/Lt W H Wright Serv#402270 was not injured and was picked up by the same Catalina.AMSE Approval to write-off per File#9/16/1867 Min#1 11/08/44. Installed RR Merlin M46#134161
A58-246 F.VC MA863 SS Horoata 21/10/43.Rec 1AP ex UK 24/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/11/43. Accident 07/12/43 on delivery to 14ARD RP when aircraft suffered mishap on cross wind landing at Alice Springs, damaging port wing and flaps. Temporary repairs on site. Flown to Gorrie the next day.NFDs. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/12/43. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 10/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 14ARD 13/12/43. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARd RP 10/01/44. Coded DL-A with 54 Sqn (RAF) where it was flown by Sqn Ldr E M Gibbs. Flown by Sqn Ldr R B Newton 54Sqn RAF 18/04/44 on Babar Island Rhubarb Mission. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 22/04/44. Coded QY-F. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Coded as K. Accident 1400hrs 26/08/45 when aircraft made forced landing after glycol leak and overheating near Lake Terangpom. Pilot; F/O G P Williams not injured. Rec 6AD ex CGS 22/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115845. Was at Ballarat Under Restoration in 1998 by Ian Whitney, Melbourne, Australia (A58-246). To Duxford, UK in February 2000 Restoration completed at Duxford for the USAF Museum Dayton, Ohio. Marked still as MA863,it carries code HL-B per 1942 Operation Torch markings and is in display.Pics held 54SqnRAF/452 SqnRAAF / 8OTU/USAFM

Spitfire A58-246

A58-247 F.VC MH306 Arrived in Australia on SS Cornwall 16/11/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 23/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 27/01/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 1AD 24/02/44. Rec 15ARD ex 15ARD RP 12/03/44. Rec 15ARD RP ex 15ARD 03/03/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 03/03/44. Coded UP-P. Normal A58 Serial block on fuselage, with odd duplicate black Serial on White tail. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 05/12/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD as replacement of A58-45 27/05/45. Accident 27/05/45 when aircraft swung on landing at Parkes Aerodrome on completion of ferry flight. Pilot; F/O J R Rose 2AD not injured. Repaired by Unit. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46. Pics held 79Sqn/452 Sqn / 8OTU
A58-248 F.VC MH566 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 28/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 18/11/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 16/01/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 14ARD RP 07/02/44. Coded DL-J. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 54Sqn RAF 04/04/44. Coded QY-K. Rec 14ARD RP ex 452 Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Stripped of paint . Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 24/09/44. Coded SH-Z with Sqn Ldr Pennant port side. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 27/09/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 02/11/44. Accident 1330hrs 16/08/45 (A50 stated 17/08/45), when in landing pattern, after a post Victory pagaent formation of 17 Spitfires and one Wirraway over Perth, the formation leader noticed black and white smoke emitting from his engine. Thinking that his engine was on fire, he switched both fuel and ignition and slide slipped down to make a perfect wheels up landing in the middle of aerodrome. Pilot; S/Ldr Michael S Lewis, CO of 85Sqn RAAF, was un-injured. S/Ldr Lewis previously flew with 87Sqn NF RAF DAF, (Shooting down a BF109), and as CO of 32Sqn RAF Italy (Spit MkVIIIs). Repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 11/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#115341
A58-249 F.VC MH585 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/11/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/12/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 06/01/44. Accident 05/04/44 after night flying exercise, pilot crashed on landing at Strauss Strip after he failed to lower his landing Gear and bellied in. Pilot; F/O DR Hare not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 05/04/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 24/04/44. Usually flown by F/O M Stevenson. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. REc CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Rec 6AD ex CGS15/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#134371
A58-250 F.VC MH586 Arrived in Australia on SS Cornwall 16/11/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 23/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 16/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD16/01/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 04/02/44. Coded ZP-Y. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/07/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 06/11/44. Coded SH-K and named "Marge". Accident 23/05/45, on landing when aircraft swung off Pearce runway, semi ground looped, resulting in collapsed undercarriage and bent fuselage at station 14. Pilot; W/O G H Gray un-injured. Issued 4CRD ex 85Sqn RAAF 03/06/45. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2607 Min#1 to convert to components 05/07/45.
A58-251 F.VC MH587 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/11/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/12/43. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 17/12/43. Coded ZP-M. F/ Sgt G Jude flew this aircraft in Babar island Mission 18/04/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 10/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 85Sqn RAAF 10/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#134575
A58-252 F.VC MH588 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Rec 1AD ex UK 26/10/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex 1AD 20/06/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 07/08/44. Coded UP-A and named "Jen III". Accident 04/10/44 when landing following a practice flight, starboard tyre burst on landing, causing the aircraft to swing off the strip and hit a ditch, which caused the aircraft to rise up on its nose, then coming down on its tail, at Momote, Los Negros Island (Coded Merchantile). Pilot; F/Lt L S Reid DFC was not injured. Rec 12RSU Det ex 79Sqn RAAF 09/10/44. AMSE approval per File#9/16/2048 Min#2 to convert to components 07/11/44 at Momote.Installed RR Merlin M46#134559
A58-253 F.VC MH589 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 10/11/43. Issued 2OTU ex 1AD 07/12/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/43. Stripped of paint and coded "253". Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 14/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#134609.
A58-254 F.VC MH591 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 26/11/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 09/12/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP to replace A58-111 15/01/44. Coded QY-F. Accident 05/02/44 when aircraft overshot taxiway into dispersal, with pilot trying to swing the aircraft in, whereup[on undercarriaged collapsed, at Strauss Strip. Pilot; F/Sgt E E Hoile not injured. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 17/02/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 09/03/44. Re-coded QY-V and named "Rima II" under the windscreen port side. Flown by S/L Lou Spence. Flown by F/O R L Sprake on Babar island Mission 18/04/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Coded ZP-M. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec CGS ex 14ARD RP 11/09/44. Still carried aircraft name "Rima III", sans Codes. Accident 18/04/45 when aircraft performed a wheels up landing at Cressy strip Pilot; F/O G Fireash was not injured. Repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex CGS 13/12/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#134593
A58-255 F.VC MH642 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 18/11/43. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 28/11/43. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/43. Accident 09/05/44, when engine failed in flight forcing the pilot to make a wheels up landing 7 miles north west of Mildura. Pilot; F/O R N Stevens not injured. Repaired in unit. Rec 8OTU ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Stripped of paint and coded "253" with yellow spinner. Accident 0630hrs 16/03/45 undercarriaged collapsed when aircraft overshot strip on landing at Forbes Civil Aerodrome NSW. Pilot; Sgt R J Davies was not injured. Repaired in Unit. Accident during training flight, when engine failed in flight, forcing pilot to make a forced landing 60 miles north of Parkes Aerodrome. Pilot; F/Sgt R. B. Guy was not injured. Rec 2CRD ex 8OTU 11/06/45. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2626 Min#1 to convert to components 28/06/45. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-256 F.VC MH643 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 25/10/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 03/12/43. Rec 15ARD RP ex 1AD 09/01/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 15ARD RP 10/02/44. Coded UP-H with small Superman "S" or unknown Heraldy Shield like emblem on starboard side of cockpit. Accident 20/04/44 when starboard tyre blew out on landing, causing the aircraft, carrying 45 Gal Slipper tank, to swing to starboard and lodging in drainage ditch at Momoto Strip, Los Negros Island. Pilot; F/Lt R Y Brinsley not injured. Repaired in unit. Accident 25/05/44 when tire blew on landing.Pilot; F/Lt Gawley not injured. repaired in Unit. Rec 6AD ex 79Sqn RAAF 05/12/44. Rec 8OTU ex 6AD 03/01/45. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 20/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46#134285
A58-257 F.VC MH644 Arrived in Australia on SS Durham 18/10/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 03/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 18/11/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 29/11/43. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 15/12/43. Coded QY-F. Flown by G/Capt Peter Jeffrey CO 1st FW on Babar Island 18/04/44 Mission. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 14ARDRP 24/09/44. Coded SH-U, with paint stripped. Rec 17RSU ex 85Sqn RAAF 28/09/44. Rec 85Sqn RAAF ex 17RSU 16/11/44. Accident 1455hrs 26/02/45 when on landing after a Air to Air Gunnery practice with A58-137, the later overtook A58-257 about 700 yards in landing roll and collided ripping off the port wing of A58-257, at Guildford WA. Pilot; F/Sgt J A Doyle Serv#423412 was seriously injured. Pilot of A58-137; F/O B OÇonnell Serv#437142 was not injured. Issued 4CRd ex 85Sqn RAAF 08/03/45. AMSE Approval per File 9/16/2419 Min#2 to convert to components 24/03/45. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-258 F.VC MH645 Arrived in Australia on SS Cornwall 16/11/43. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/11/43. Issued 15ARD vis 2AP ex 2AD 19/02/43. Accident 1500hrs 02/03/44, when aircraft collided with tree in low level flight near Chatswood NSW after taking off from Bankstown NSW. Pilot; F/O T F Clark Serv#403341 (2AP) not injured. (District Court Martial held 29/03/44 for offence). Rec 2AD ex 2AP 01/04/44. Rec 2OTU ex 2AD 07/08/44. Rec 1Ad ex 2OTU for W/T fittment 12/08/44. Rec 2OTU ex 1AD 29/08/44. Rec 8OTu ex 2OTU 01/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU 14/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 26/11/47. Struck off 15/11/48. Installed RR Merlin M46.
A58-259 F.VC MH646 Arrived in Australia on SS Cornwall 16/11/43.Last Vickers Mk V built by CBAF 31/07/43. Rec 1AP ex UK 23/11/43. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/12/43. Rec 14ARD RP ex 1AD 16/01/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 14ARD RP 30/01/44. Coded ZP-+. Rec 7RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF Ferry 22/02/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 7RSU 12/03/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44. Personal mount of W.Cdr R C Cresswell Wing Ldr 1st FW. Flown by Cresswell on Babar Island Mission 18/04/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/08/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 03/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 21/12/44. AMSE Approval per File#9/16/2876 to convert to components 16/10/45. Issued 3CRD ex 6AD 14/11/45. May have flown with personal C-RC or RC-C markings Port and Starboard sides. 1st and 80th Wings splitting at this time with Cresswell and Caldwell as COs respectively.
A58-300 F.VIII JF620 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. FF 11-8-43 9 MU 13-8-43 215MU 31-8-43 SS Hororata.Delivered 14/11/43. Rec 3/05/44 549Sqn RAF. Collided with A58-364 over Truscott WA 16/11/44. Both aircraft assigned to 549 Sqn (RAF) this aircraft coded ZF-M. Crew; Woff Ronald Walter Posse 1377971 (RAF), who was killed. SOC 20/12/44
A58-301 F.VIII JF621 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 21/10/43. Delivered 25/10/43.Rec 1AD 12/11/43. Rec CAC for special inspection 09/12/43 to 17/12/43. Rec 1AD ex CAC 26/12/43.Rec 452 Sqn 21/03/44. Rec 54Sqn 06/04/44. Coded DL-A . 09/06/44 Rec 7RSU.Rec 54Sqn 19/06/44. 09/12/44 Rec 7RSU. Rec 54Sqn 22/02/45. Coded DL-K named "Nancy". 20/07/45 Rec 549Sqn RAF.18/09/45 Rec 6AD for Storage, arriving Oaky 24/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-302 LF.VIII JF820 Delivered 02/11/43.Delivered 02/11/43.Rec 1AD 13/12/43.Rec 30/03/44 452 Sqn RAAF. Rec 7RSU 04/04/44 as was all Mk8 aircraft due to Cooling problems.07/05/44 Rec 54Sqn RAF.02/11/44 crash into sea some 200 yards off shore while attempting beach belly landing near Main Jetty, Darwin Harbour NT 11/44, Converted to Components.Pilot was W/O Sidney Charles John Laundy RAF Serv# 1147350 54Sqn RAF

Spitfire Mk.VIII A58-302/DL-R being refueled, 
54 Squadron
RAF, Darwin 
c.1944 
via Mike Mirkovic

A58-303 LF.VIII JF821 Delivered 28/10/43 1AP.19/11/43 Rec 1AD.Rec 1APU 11/01/44.Used for several tests during next 10 months, including having RAF Camouflage removed.14/11/44 used for CAAG Anti G Suit "High G" trials. 22/03/46 placed into Storage Cat C.1/10/46 requested to be lowered to Cat E Storage pending disposal.17/08/48 Storage Cat C for post war use.22/11/49 lowered to Cat E Storage. Disposal sent DAP 21/12/49. H Grant & Co for scrap 06/51.

Spitfire A58-303

A58-304 LF.VIII JF822 Delivered 11/43.Rec 11/01/44 452 Sqn RAAF.Rec 30/03/44 54Sqn RAF. Crashed on take-off due to engine failure and collided with stake at Darwin Aerodrome 17/06/44. Pilot: Sqn Ldr S B Newton. 19/07/44 rec 7RSU for repairs.Rec 05/11/44 549Sqn RAF and Coded ZF-K. Flown byF/Lt W.B.Webb, 549Sqn RAF on Rhubarb Sortie to S E Timor 27/11/44 to destroy a Japanese Radar Unit.27/03/45 rec 6AD. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.Originally painted in normal Grey/Green, it emerged with the Rudder painted white with the remaining areas stripped of paint by 7RSU.
A58-305 LF.VIII JF823 Delivered 28/10/43 1AP.18/11/43 Rec 1AD.Undercarriage Defective. 03/07/44 rec 452 Sqn RAAF. 13/12/44 Rec 9RSU. 10/01/45 Accepted 6AD after Ferry. Rec 6AD Storage Cat E 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, To DAP 07/11/47. struck off 11/48.
A58-306 LF.VIII JF824 Delivered 15/11/43 to 2AD ex UK. Rec 11/09/44 14ARD NT.23/09/44 Rec 549Sqn RAF. 28/06/45 Modified to carry TR5043 W/T. 15/07/45 Issued to 54Sqn RAF. 10/09/45 Issued to 6AD. Rec 6AD 13/09/45 for storage. Into Storage 6AD 22/09/45 Cat C. 01/10/46 downgraded to Cat E. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, To DAP for Disposal 07/11/47. struck off 15/11/48.
A58-307 LF.VIII JF825 Delivered 25/10/43 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 27/03/44.Rec 03/07/44 452 Sqn RAAF.Landing accident at Sattler Strip 1415hrs 06/08/44.Pilot was Sgt C S Tapp Ser#420298 who after one attemp at landing made a high speed flaps up landing, whereupon near end of roll, without brakes swung into taxiway causing undercarriage to collapse, damaging starboard wind and one prop.Rec 9RSU 07/08/44.26/10/44 rec 452 Sqn RAAF after period of storage at 9RSU.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 11/11/44.14/12/44 rec 9RSU after period of unserviceablity.Rec 14ARd 22/01/45 for repairs and servicing. Rec 548Sqn RAF 26/07/45.18/09/45 Rec 6AD Storage. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 18/11/48.This aircraft was supplied with extended pointed wing tips (same as MkVII) when it arrived in Australia.This aircraft was the only RAAF Spitfire MkVIII to undergo Spitfire Modification AM 1002, "Removing and placing of standard tips inlieu of extended tips".
A58-308 LF.VIII JF845 Delivered 3/11/43 1AP ex UK.Rec 1AD 14/12/43.11/01/44 rec 452 Sqn RAAF. 04/04/44 all Mk8s rec 7RSU for mods to cooling lines.01/07/44 Rec 549Sqn RAF.01/08/44 rec by 7RSU.20/09/45 aircraft alloted to 8CRD as aircraft not economical to repair. Converted to Components 29/10/45.
A58-309 LF.VIII JF846 Delivered 26/10/43 1AD ex UK. 08/02/44 rec 452 Sqn RAAF.11/03/44 Rec 54Sqn RAAF.12/03/44 Returned and rec 452 Sqn RAAF. 3/04/44,Pilot P/O M J Beaton 452 Sqn RAAF,had landing accident Katherine NT , Temporary repairs, insitu by 7RSU, and flown to 7RSU for repairs . 20/04/44, rec 54Sqn RAF. Whilst ferrying aircraft at 9000ft from Gorrie to Darwin on delivery, it suffered engine failure aircraft 40 miles south of Pine Creek. F/O P G F Brown Ser# 120926 RAF in A58-309, was accompanied by W/O I D Ross Ser#1113993 RAF in A58-330. Brown was advised to find a clearing to put down on. After gliding down to 1000ft, Brown advised that he was going "over the side" after failing to locate a clearing. On exit, the aircraft pitched down from 400-500ft into a dive and exploded. Brown's chute opened at 100ft, but lucklessly landed into the burning wreckage. Pilot was F/O P G F Brown Ser# 120926 RAF who died of injuries. Soc 25/05/44.
A58-310 LF.VIII JF847 Delivered 2/11/43 1AP. Rec 1AD 30/12/43. Rec 14ARD 19/01/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44. 18/03/44 Rec 452 Sqn RAAF. 5/04/44 rec 54Sqn RAF. Rec 14ARD 15/04/44. Rec 54Sqn 15/04/44. 08/08/44 crashed on night landing exercise at Livingstone Strip. Pilot was F/Sgt J Blair 54Sqn RAF. To 7RSU for repairs. With 7RSU following repairs, request for 54Sqn RAF to provide pilot for test and acceptance following repairs.Pilot sent was W/O Peter Fox of 54Sqn RAF. Crashed in Darwin Harbour on test flight 1540hrs 5/10/44 following going into dive from 9000ft then flatten out before diving into sea some 1000yards from shore. Appeared to be a victim of blackout from G Forces.Was not wearing CAAG Mk 1 "Zoot" suit. W/O Peter Fox Ser#1119366 RAF 54Sqn RAF was Killed.
A58-311 LF.VIII JF869 Delivered 2/11/43 1AP. 03/12/43 Rec 1AD. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 11/01/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44. Coded DL-P. 18/03/44 Rec 452 Sqn RAAF. 27/03/44 Rec 14ARD. Rec 54Sqn RAF 14/04/44.16/10/44 rec 7RSU for repairs ex 54Sqn RAF.10/03/45 Rec 6AD.Cat C Storage. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-312 LF.VIII JF870 Delivered 2/11/43 1AP ex UK.Rec 1AD 25/11/43. Damaged at Gorrie NT due to tail wheel collapse during landing run, 1330 hrs10/01/44.Pilot was F/O K R Simonsen Ser#401677.Damage to tail and rudder repaired.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 31/03/44. Natural Metal to 54Sqn RAF 09/04/44. Coded DL-R. Flown by F/Lt Gossland 12/07/44 and credited 0.5 Dinah kill(with F/Lt Meakin who was flying A58-390). Rec 7RSU 08/08/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 17/08/44. Camouflaged 7 RSU 11/44. 54Sqn RAF. Rec 7RSU 05/02/45. 30/04/45 rec at 8CRD.No record thereafter. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-313 LF.VIII JF876 Delivered 25/10/43 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 15/11/43.06/01/44 issued to 452 Sqn RAAF. With 3 Air Gunnery School, Engine failure at 5000ft, forced landed and collided with trees when pilot undershot forced landing. 6/01/44, 1 mile north of Narridy SA. Pilot was F/O J R Mowbray who was slightly injured. Allocated to 6SFTS for conversion 10/01/44. Aircraft w/o.
A58-314 LF.VIII JF877 Delivered 2/11/43 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 24/11/43.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 11/1/44. Coded QY-F. Rec 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44.Accident 16/03/44 Darwin, F/Lt W J Thompson 54Sqn RAF overshot landing and retracted gear to stop aircraft running into works excavation.Rec 7RSU 18/03/44.Repaired.Rec 10/04/44 54Sqn RAF.27/05/44 rec 14ARD.No record after being placed into 14ARDAP. Converted to Components 04/45.
A58-315 LF.VIII JF934 Delivered 25/10/43 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 05/11/43. Trials Aircraft issued to Special Duty Flight ex 1AD 10/11/43.10/01/44 Rec 1Aircraft Performance Unit. Used in R/T VHF(TR5043) Trials and 300lb Bomb trials.01/03/46 rec 1AD for storage. Picture exists. Converted to Components 04/46.

Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-315

A58-316 LF.VIII JF935 Delivered 25/10/43 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 24/11/43.Held due to Oleo leg wear at 1AD for repairs and trials.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 03/07/44. Rec 9RSU 13/12/44.Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 12/02/45.14/07/45 issued to 54Sqn RAF. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-317 LF.VIII JF936 Delivered 25/10/43 1AP ex UK. 11/43.Rec 1AD 18/11/43.Rec 54Sqn RAF 02/06/44. Coded DL-Y 54Sqn. Taxying accidentat Livingstone Strip. 03/08/44.Landing gear collapsed.Pilot was Sgt J Blair 54Sqn RAF. To 7RSU 07/08/44. Returned to 54Sqn RAF 21/09/44. Rec 548Sqn RAF 19/07/45. Rec 6AD 18/09/45.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-318 LF.VIII JF937 Delivered 3/11/43 1AP ex UK.Rec 1AD 25/11/43.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 11/01/44. Rec 7RSU 19/01/44.05/02/44 rec 452 Sqn RAAF, then rec 54Sqn RAF 09/03/44. Rec 14ARD 27/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 17/04/44. Coded DL-F. Heavy Landing at Livingston 14/06/44,with undercarriage collapsing on Slipper tank.Caused significant Airframe damage. Pilot Sgt W G Hayward RAF not injured.Converted to Components 8CRD 24/06/44..
A58-319 LF.VIII JG105 Delivered 06/12/43 2AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF 07/05/44.Unrecorded accident sometime mid July 1945. No record per Accident files or per 548Sqn RAF A50 History Sheets.Camouflaged 7RSU 12/44. Converted to Components 10/45.
A58-320 LF.VIII JG107 Delivered 16/12/43 2AD. 07/05/44 Rec 548Sqn RAF Coded TS-W. 08/09/45 W/O J Mitchell Serv#923653(RAF) 548Sqn RAF, on landing run had rubber diaphram puncture in flap control which resulted in loss of brakes. Aircraft swung slightly and stopped in ditch.Repaired and Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. 13/09/45 rec at 6AD. Stored Cat E. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-321 LF.VIII JF933 Delivered 5/12/43 2AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 04/05/44. Rec 6AD 11/10/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-322 LF.VIII JF942 Delivered 5/12/43 2AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 04/05/44.24/09/45 Rec 6AD. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.

Spitfire Mk.VIII
A58-322/ZF-L 
during Glycol change over
549 Squadron, RAF, 
15 June, 1945 Darwin
via Mike Mirkovic.

A58-323 LF.VIII JF945 Delivered 5/12/43 2AD ex UK.Issued 54Sqn RAF 11/03/44. U/S Mildura on delivery 18/03/44.Returned 2AD 19/03/44. Rec 549Sqn RAF 004/05/44. Coded ZF-B. Flown by W/O J Beaton, 549Sqn RAF on Rhubarb Sortie to S E Timor 27/11/44 to destroy a Japanese Radar Unit.No further record until Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-324 LF.VIII JF967 Delivered 5/12/43 2Ad ex UK.Was allocated to 452 Sqn RAAF but,spent all of its time between 2AD and 2AP.15/11/45 Stored Cat C. Stored until struck off 11/48.
A58-325 LF.VIII JF966 Delivered 15/12/43 2AD ex UK. 07/05/44 Rec 548Sqn RAF.No further record until with 452 Sqn RAAF Merauke Strip 17/12/44, Collision with A58-478 (F/Lt Sturn killed) and A58-534 (F/Lt Lumley OK) when the pilot, F/O Chrystal was injured. Rec 6AD 11/09/45.Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Cat E 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-326 LF.VIII JG104 Delivered 15/12/43 2AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 22/04/44. Coded ZF-T. 17/07/44 Port undercarriage collapsed when being towed from dispersal. Damage to Port Wing at Livingstone Strip. Repaired returned to 549Sqn RAF 30/07/44.Flown by F/Lt L F Webster, 549Sqn RAF on Rhubarb Sortie to S E Timor 27/11/44 to destroy a Japanese Radar Unit.No further History until Rec 6AD 24/09/45.22/03/46 Stored Cat C. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-327 LF.VIII JF871 Delivered 02/01/44 1AP.Rec 1AD 03/02/44.Rec 54Sqn RAF 04/04/44.Coded DL-J. 04/08/44 during touch and go accident Darwin RAAF when loose rock thrown up putting hole in fueslage. Rec 7RSU 04/08/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 27/08/44. Rec 7RSU 11/01/45. Rec 54Sqn RAF 23/02/45.05/03/45 on landing Darwin, Port tyre burst after landing without flaps. Pilot F/Sgt Hicks 54Sqn RAF. To 7RSU 07/03/45.Repaired and returned to 54Sqn RAF 22/03/45.Rec 6AD 18/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-328 LF.VIII JF872 Delivered 2/01/44 1AP ex UK.Rec 1AD 03/02/44.With 1AD, 18/03/44 damaged when tail wheel collapsed after landing at Oonadatta South Australia.. Pilot was P/O J G Hodgetts.Repairs at 14ARD. Rec 9RSU 01/09/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAF 04/09/44.Rec 14ARD 4/12/44.Rec 54Sqn RAF 04/05/45.Rec 6AD 14/09/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-329 LF.VIII JF938 Delivered 02/01/44 1AP ex UK. Rec 1AD 01/02/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 05/04/44.06/02/45 Rec 7RSU. To 8CRD 30/04/45. Converted to Components 04/45. Collison with A58-330.
A58-330 LF.VIII JF939 Delivered 02/01/44 1AP. Rec 1AD 20/01/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 21/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 05/04/44. Coded DL-C. Rec 14ARD 17/04/44.Rec 54Sqn RAF 19/04/44.Rec 7RSU 07/02/45.Rec 8CRD 30/04/45. Converted to Components 04/45. Collison with A58-329.
A58-331 LF.VIII JF940 Delivered 02/01/44 1AP.Rec 1AD 20/01/44. 10/02/44 Rec 452 Sqn RAAF.Rec 54Sqn RAF 18/03/44. Coded DL-L. Rec 14ARD 23/03/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 11/04/44. F/O I J McRae crashed on landing at Livingstone Strip 18/09/44. Rec 7RSU 19/09/44.Rec 6AD 10/03/45. 01/02/46 stored Cat C 6AD.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-332 LF.VIII JG174 Delivered 03/ 01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 27/04/44. Coded ZF-L. 28/10/44 on landing at Darwin Civil aircraft suffered damaged starboard Oleo and wing damage.Repaired, rec 549Sqn RAF 16/11/44. 03/07/45 Rec 7RSU. 24/09/45 8CRD converted to components.
A58-333 LF.VIII JG175 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 548Sqn RAF 04/05/44. 07/07/44 at Darwin RAAF,engine mounting frame buckled requiring repairs to airframe later at Darwin Civil 13/07/44 per 7RSU.Rec 548Sqn RAF 23/07/44.No further Unit History.F/Lt B L Price 548Sqn RAF,flew this aircraft Coded TS-C 25/09/44.Rec 6AD 22/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-334 LF.VIII JG176 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 54Sqn RAF 04/05/44.W/O M Reid, 548Sqn RAF flew this aircraft, coded TS-V, 19/09/44. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44.Rec 6AD 22/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-335 LF.VIII JG177 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 11/04/44 549Sqn RAF. Coded ZF-D. Natural metal.Crash Landed Darwin Civil 1/11/44, port leg hit ditch. 10/11/44 8CRD was converted to components .
A58-336 LF.VIII JG187 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 07/04/44.22/12/44 Rec 7RSU Camouflaged Foliage Green/Sky. Rec 549Sqn RAF 19/01/45. No further history through 1945.Rec 6AD 26/09/45.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-337 LF.VIII JG188 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 29/08/44. 01/04/45 Rec 549Sqn RAF.Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-338 LF.VIII JG189 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF 21/04/44 Coded TS-X.Stripped of Paint.15/07/45 Rec 54Sqn RAF.Rec 23/09/45 6AD. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-339 LF.VIII JG191 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 08/08/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 01/09/44.Rec 9RSU 08/12/44 (Along with 16 other used 452 Sqn RAAF LFMkVIII's). To 7RSU for repairs 12/02/45.03/08/45 Rec 54Sqn RAF.13/09/45 Rec 6AD. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-340 LF.VIII JG192 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. 06/06/44 Rec 14ARD. 15/06/44 Rec 452 Sqn RAAF. Rec 9RSU 08/12/44 (Along with 16 other used 452 Sqn RAAF LFMkVIII's). 10/01/45 Rec 6AD.01/02/46 Cat C Storage. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-341 LF.VIII JG239 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec .549Sqn RAF 07/04/44, Coded ZF-A.No further history except, flown by Sqn Ldr E P Bocock, C O 549Sqn RAF on Rhubarb Sortie to S E Timor 27/11/44 to destroy a Japanese Radar Unit. Rec 6AD 23/09/45.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-342 LF.VIII JG264 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Held 3AD. Rec 18/06/44 452 Sqn RAAF. 13/12/44 Rec 9RSU .(Along with 16 other used 452 Sqn RAAF LFMkVIII's). 12/02/45 Rec 7RSU.16/03/45 Rec 6AD for overhaul.Held 6AD. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-343 LF.VIII JG271 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 13/04/44. Natural Metal.Rec 7RSU 09/11/44 for engine change.22/01/45 Rec 549Sqn RAF Camouflaged.28/03/45 Rec 6AD for overhaul.01/02/46 Stored Cat C. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-344 LF.VIII JG343 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 06/06/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44.Rec 9RSU 08/12/44.Rec 6AD 10/01/45 for overhaul.01/02/46 Cat C storage. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-345 LF.VIII JG346 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD. 03/05/44 Rec 548Sqn RAF in Natural Metal. Coded TS-E. During transit to NT, due to heavy weather,aircraft forced landed 8 miles north of Proserpine NQ 10/06/44.Pilot P/O Davidson RAF. One of four of nine aircraft of flight that forced landed that day.14/06/44 Rec 13ARd for conversion. Authorised for conversion 18/08/44, struck off 22/08/44.
A58-346 LF.VIII JG351 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 06/06/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44.Rec 9RSU 13/12/44 (Along with 16 other used 452 Sqn RAAF LFMkVIII's). 12/02/45 Rec 7RSU.Held 7RSU. Rec 6AD 18/09/45.Cat C Storage 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-347 LF.VIII JG352 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 13/04/44. Coded ZF-F Natural Metal. At 1130hrs 08/11/44, F/O R A H Palmer (Ser#130639 RAF) Lat 13.27South Long 126.57 East at 0203Z Hrs into Sea on a 6 aircraft flight from Darwin Civil to Truscott Strip WA. Site some 60 miles NE of Strip, the oil pressure was dropping,Palmer glided down to 100ft, though being told by Flight Leader to bail out earlier, on touching down on water into wind, nose of aircraft sunk and tail went vertical. He was not seen to get out. Approval for write-off 22/11/44.
A58-348 LF.VIII JG371 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 14/05/44. Coded ZF-S. 09/10/44 Rec 7RSU. Camouflaged Foliage Green at 7RSU. Rec Back to 549 Sqn RAF 10/44.No further History. 7RSU 03/07/45. Rec 6AD 01/10/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-349 LF.VIII JG414 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 22/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF07/06/44, Coded DL-O. Rec 6AD 10/03/45 for overhaul. 17/04/45 aircraft crated and trucked to DAP Archerfield. 10/06/45 rec 6AD ex DAP Archerfield.Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-350 LF.VIII JG416 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF 14/04/44. One of 9 aircraft transiting north with a Beaufort, (see A58-345) Landing Accident 10/06/44 when P/O Brown landed at Garbutt, running into 3 Oil Drums causing a ground loop., Rec 13ARD 19/06/44.Sent 6AD for storage 25/09/45. Converted to Components 11/46.
A58-351 LF.VIII JG417 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 01/05/44 Coded ZF-H, F/Lt Mills flew this aircraft.No History for period.Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Cat C Storage 22/04/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-352 LF.VIII JG421 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 22/05/44.Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44.Coded DL-N. Accident 11/08/44 when aircraft landed with rear wheel retracted on landing run at Livingstone Strip. No further history,.Rec 548Sqn RAF 19/07/45. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-353 LF.VIII JG422 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 14ARD 31/07/44. Rec 04/08/44 548Sqn RAF.Coded TS-G.Damaged by AAA 07/09/44 on Rhubarb Ops Timor. Rec 14ARD for repairs.Repaired and Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44.Rec 548Sqn RAF 10/10/44. Landing accident 16/10/44 after flight at Darwin RAAF. Rec 7RSU 10/11/44.Engine overhaul performed due to metal filings. 15/07/45 Rec 54Sqn RAF.Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-354 LF.VIII JF884 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Held 3AD. Rec 54Sqn RAF 21/05/44. No History .Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 12/44. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Cat C Storgae 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-355 LF.VIII JF965 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 14ARD 14/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 12/44. Coded DL-Z. No further history.Rec 548Sqn 19/07/45 Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-356 LF.VIII JF885 Delivered 03/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 29/07/44. Coded ZP-K. Had Helmeted kangaroo with rifle bayonet motif "Run Tojo Run". Rec 14ARD 04/12/44.Rec 54Sqn RAF 14/04/45. Coded DL-U. Landing Accident northern end of Hughes Strip NT 30/04/45 1530hrs,and landed on back. Pilot was F/Lt K Bellamy 54Sqn RAF who suffered minor abrasions. W/O converted to components, 30/05/45.
A58-357 LF.VIII JG353 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 14ARD 22/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44 Coded DL-M.Rec 7RSU 09/06/44.Accident Converted to Components 8CRD 19/10/45.
A58-358 LF.VIII JG354 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 29/07/44. 09/12/44 Rec 9RSU. 23/01/45 Rec 14ARD. Rec 549Sqn RAF 03/05/45.Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-359 LF.VIII JG355 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.. Errected 17/04/44 3AD. Natural Metal Rec 548Sqn RAF 20/04/44.During flight from Cloncurry to Gorrie with 8 other aircraft of 548Sqn RAF, aircraft forced Landed 20 miles North East of Daly Water NT 1010 hrs approx,15/06/44, with aircraft bursting into flames there after.Pilot was P/O Frederick T Griffiths Ser# 160936 RAF 548Sqn RAF who was killed. Possible cause was perhaps failing to change over from jettison tank to mains.Converted to Components 03/08/44.
A58-360 LF.VIII JG376 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 14ARD 12/08/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 01/09/44.Accident 11/44.03/01/45 heading to 6AD for overhaul, forced to return to 14ARD due to fuel leak. Repaired. 08/04/45 Rec 54Sqn RAF.Coded DL-R.Rec 6AD 17/09/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46.. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-361 LF.VIII JG386 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 14ARd 06/06/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 14/06/44.Rec 9RSU 09/10/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 22/10/44.Rec 9RSU 13/12/44.Rec 14ARD 22/01/45.Rec 549Sqn RAF 28/04/45.Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-362 LF.VIII JG419 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 22/05/44 14ARDAP. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44. Coded DL-X. Accident 05/12/44 Darwin with starboard U/C collapsing with aircraft running off strip into ditch.Rec 7RSU 06/12/44.Shipped and Rec 6AD 10/03/45.Shipped to DAP Archerfield for rebuilding arriving 18/04/45.Rec 6AD 10/06/45. Held Cat C Storage01/02/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-363 LF.VIII JG424 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD. To be issued to 549Sqn RAF 4/44, Coded ZF-B. Canc.Rec 14ARDRP 29/08/44. Consistent with Coolant Pipe problems beseiged by this model, held for repairs.Whilst at 14ARD, 23/01/45, a USAAF B-24 taxying past hit A58-363 with prop, breaking off one prop of aircraft. Repaired. 21/03/45 delivered to 549Sqn RAF, ex 14ARD Coded ZF-B. Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-364 LF.VIII JG429 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 549Sqn 04/05/44. Collided with A58-300 ZF-M (Piloted by W/O Posse)at 2000ft over Truscott WA 16/11/44. Aircraft in circuit with A58-300 when after catching up with this aircraft, was struck on port wing by A58-300. A58-363,coded ZF-L, caught fire and dived. Crew; W/off Leslie Bushell 1314286 (RAF)"A" Flight 549Sqn RAF, who suffered asprained knee and shock after bailing out of aircraft.W/O 20/12/44.
A58-365 LF.VIII JG431 Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 14ARDRP 14/08/44.Rec 549Sqn RAF 07/04/45.Rec 6AD 24/09/45. Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-366 LF.VIII JG468 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 29/07/44.Coded ZP-G. Accident 06/08/44 when 20mm cannon barrel had split in two on the port mainplane in air, damaging mainplane.Pilot was SqnLdr D R Beattie.Rec 9RSU 09/08/44.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 25/08/44. Crash Landing Sattler Strip WA 28/08/44 after flaps retracted up causing a high speed landing due to pressure loss. Aircraft after touching down, due to air leak, had no brakes, and veered off strip and ending up in ditch.Pilot was Sgt K Peacock Ser#437440 457Sqn RAAF, who was un-injured. Beyond economical repair, and issued to 8CRD 05/09/44.Conversion to Conponents 23/09/44.

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A58-367 LF.VIII JG472 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Belly Landing 23/04/44 at Amberley Qld after test flight due to undercarriage fault. Pilot P/O Lushby, 3AD. Rec 6AD 23/05/44. Authorised and Converted to Components 20/11/45 2CRD.
A58-368 LF.VIII JG473 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 14ARDRP 08/08/44.Consistent with Fuel and Coolant Pipe problems beseiged by this model, held for repairs.Appears to be not used by any Squadron.Rec 6AD 01/10/45.Storage Cat C 22/03/46.01/10/46 Cat E. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-369 LF.VIII JG474 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44.Rec 9RSU 09/10/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 20/10/44.Rec 9RSU 11/12/44.Rec 14ARDRP 26/12/44.Consistent with Fuel and Coolant Pipe problems beseiged by this model, held for repairs. Rec 54Sqn RAF 10/06/45 coded as DL-F. Rec 6AD 22/09/45.Cat C 22/03/45. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-370 LF.VIII JG603 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 14ARDRP 08/08/44.Consistent with Fuel and Coolant Pipe problems beseiged by this model, held for repairs. Rec 03/04/45 54Sqn RAF and Coded DL-W. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Cat C 22/03/46.Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-371 LF.VIII MD221 Arrived in Australia on SS Fort Phillip 16/01/44. Delivered 23/01/44 3AD ex UK. Rec 14ARDRP 08/08/44. Consistent with Fuel and Coolant Pipe problems beseiged by this model, held for repairs.Rec 27/07/45 54Sqn RAF.Rec 6AD 23/09/45.Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-372 LF.VIII JG106 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 03/02/44 2AD ex UK.Rec 1AD ex 2AD 09/02/44.Rec 548Sqn RAF 08/04/44. Natural Metal, 548Sqn. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 11/44.Coded TS-J. Engine cut out and aircraft seen to dive into sea, with pilot, W/O B Clinton Ser#1615960 (RAF)548Sqn RAF not bailing out. Aircraft crashed into Clarence Strait off some 16 miles north of Cape Hotham 1650hrs 31/07/45.Approved W/O 06/12/45.
A58-373 LF.VIII JG262 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 21/04/44 549Sqn RAF. Coded ZF-W. Damaged 23/07/44 during taxying. 24/07/44 Rec 7RSU.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 15/08/44.Rec 549Sqn RAF 25/08/45. Rec 6AD 26/09/45. Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 05/46, struck off 11/48.
A58-374 LF.VIII JG263 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 25/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF 03/05/44.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 11/09/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-375 LF.VIII JG265 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 03/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 14ARD 30/03/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 31/03/44. Rec54Sqn RAF06/04/44. Rec 7RSU01/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 24/07/44.Rec 7RSU 26/01/45.Rec 54Sqn RAF 12/02/45. Coded DL-S. Rec 6AD ex 54Sqn RAF 10/03/45.Stored 6AD 16/11/45.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-376 LF.VIII JG266 Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK.Rec 548Sqn RAF 03/05/44.Natural Metal. Accident 29/06/44 Crashed after takeoff in practice scramble,near Livingstone NT 29/06/44 after engine failure at 15 feet with aircraft stalling, then striking strip and breaking up, causing the aircraft to catch fire. P/O Noel Colenso Brown Serv#159498 (RAF), 548Sqn RAF was thrown clear of wreckage and severely injured and would die of injuries on the 01/07/44. Rec 7RSU ex 548Sqn RAF Aircraft destroyed by fire.Rec 8CRD 30/06/44.Converted to Components SOC 08/08/44.
A58-377 LF.VIII JG267 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec. Allocated 548Sqn RAF 22/04/44. Canc. Rec 14ARD ex 2AD 10/06/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 14/06/44.Accident 1620hrs 02/11/44 whilst flying as Blue 4 during a practice dive bombing sortie on a wrecked B-25 at Blaze point, was climbing past 5500feet when engine stopped with black smoke coming out of both stacks. Pilot, F/SGT B O'Conner Serv#410134 feathered airscrew, switched on his IFF distress transmitter and tightened his harness for landing deadstick on beach. His glidepath steepened and he soon realised that he would not make it.When aircraft touched down on the sea, some 100 yards from shore, he released his harness and was thrown out of the cockpit as the aircraft bucked, injuring his right arm and landed in the sea. He released his parachute and swam to sure.Airframe salvaged 10/11/44 by marine craft and issued to 8CRD. SOC 04/12/44.
A58-378 LF.VIII JG269 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 548 Sqn RAF 03/05/44.Natural Metal. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 18/09/45.Stored 6AD 16/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-379 LF.VIII JG270 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Natural Metal, 549Sqn. Coded ZF-Z (F/Lt Glaser flew this aircraft regularly)with 18th Century Buccaneer/Players Motif.Yellow Spinner with cavilier Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 11/44.Rec 6AD ex 549Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored 6AD 16/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
A58-380 LF.VIII JG332 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Issued 54Sqn RAF11/03/44, but on delivery, U/S at Mildura 18/03/44. Rec 2AD ex 54Sqn RAF 19/03/44.Rec 2AP ex 2AD 16/11/44.Rec 2AD ex 2AP 02/01/45. Stored Cat E. Approved for Write-off 24/05/46. SOC 30/09/49.
A58-381 LF.VIII JG345 Arrived in Australia on SS Tabora 30/12/43. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 29/04/44. Rec 7RSU ex 549Sqn RAF 03/07/45.Rec 6AD ex 7RSU 29/10/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-382 LF.VIII JG347 Arrived in Australia on SS Tabora 30/12/43. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 30/06/44.Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13/12/44.Engine Damage in flight 05/01/45 when aircraft being ferried from 9RSU and 6AD. To 14ARD for repairs. Rec 54Sqn RAF 26/03/45. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 20/04/45. Rec 548Sqn RAF 25/06/45.Coded TS-M. Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 11/09/45. Stored Cat E 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-383 LF.VIII JG415 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 21/01/44. Delivered 03/02/44 2AD ex UK. Issued 548Sqn RAF 05/05/44. Accident 10/06/44, when aircraft crash landed on beach near Giru QLD. Pilot, F/Sgt Hopkins 548Sqn RAF.Issued 13ARD 12/06/44. SOC 21/08/44 and converted to components.
A58-384 LF.VIII JG275 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 07/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44.Accident 16/07/44 when aircraft landed short heavily on south end of Livingstone strip causing both mains to colapse.Pilot,F/O K J Bellamey Serv#150062(RAF) slightly injured. Repaired. Rec 54Sqn RAF 24/10/44. Rec 7RSU 10/07/45.Rec 6AD ex 7RSU 27/09/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-385 LF.VIII JG356 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 07/02/44 2AD ex UK. Stripped of Camouflage.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 02/08/44. Coded ZP-O. Rec 9RSU13/09/44.Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 9RSU 12/10/44. Rec 7RSU for Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 08/12/44 Issued to 548Sqn RAF 08/12/44(Error? should be 457Sqn RAAF) Rec 54Sqn RAF ex 7RSU Darwin 29/06/45. Rec 6AD ex 54Sqn RAF 26/09/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48. Aircraft had Pegasus Motif coming out of circle.
A58-386 LF.VIII JG372 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 07/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 14ARD 22/05/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 27/05/44. Rec 7RSU 21/06/45 for service for ferry south to 6AD.Deemed uneconomical to repair and issued to 8CRD for conversion. SOC 29/10/45.
A58-387 LF.VIII JG382 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44.Rec 9RSU 13/12/44 along with 16 other LFMKVIII's from 452 Sqn RAAF.Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 10/02/45.Rec 6AD ex 7RSU 01/10/45. Cat E Storage. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-388 LF.VIII JG387 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Stripped of Camouflage. Rec 548Sqn RAF 15/05/44.Coded TS-U. Camouflaged Forest Green 10/44 at 7RSU. Rec 548Sqn 16/10/44.Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 11/09/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-389 LF.VIII JG430 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 07/02/44 2AD ex UK. Stripped of Camouflage. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 19/09/44.Rec 9RSU 8/12/44.with 16 other LF MKVIII's.Rec 6AD ex 9RSU 04/01/45. Stored. Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
A58-390 LF.VIII JG465 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 54Sqn RAF 23/05/44. Coded DL-M. Accident 0745hrs 28/07/44 when the aircraft after taking off from Livingstone Strip accompanying 5 other aircraft of 54Sqn RAF, crashed when banking low over forested area and striking tree tops with port wing, near Hughes Strip killing the pilot, F/LT Frederick Meakin Serv#1234140 (RAF).The aircraft disintegrated on contact and exploded, with the wreckage strewn over a 310 yard area on the eastern side of the strip. Meakin had only a week before in A58-390 as White 2, shared a kill in a Dinah with Sqn Ldr Gossland on the 20/07/44.He was buried on the 29th July 1944 at Adelaide River Cemetery. Aircraft SOC 21/08/44.
A58-391 LF.VIII JG471 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Delivered 31/01/44 to 1AD ex UK .23/05/44 Rec 54Sqn RAF.Coded DL-Z. Damaged on landing 17/11/44 Austin Strip Snake Bay NT. Spinner , airscrew and cowl.Pilot was F/Lt M W Grierson-Jackson Serv#67092 (RAF) 20/11/44 Rec 7RSU for repairs. Rec 54Sqn 23/11/44 repaired. 21/06/45 Rec 7RSU. 21/09/45 Rec 8CRD.Converted to Components 10/45.
A58-392 LF.VIII JG342 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK. 548Sqn RAF Pilot Sgt A V Chandler RAF Ser#1319672, was killed when his aircraft collided with A58-393 four miles north west of A1 Strip at Strathpine 19/04/44.TTHRs18.40. Red Section consisted of Red 1F/O Hilton in A58-399,Red 2 F/Lt Price in A58-394 (TS-G) and Red 3 Sgt Chandler in A58-392. These three aircraft involved, were part of Red Section with Sqn Ldr Wright joining up as an unauthorised test flight.
  • Crash Site's Page on the loss of A58-392 and 393.
  • A58-393 LF.VIII JG350 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF. Coded TS-V. Pilot Sqn Ldr W H A Wright RAF Ser#70834 was killed when he collided with A58-392 four miles north west of A1 Strip at Strathpine 19/04/44.TTHRs 19.15 Red Section consisted of Red 1F/O Hilton A58-399,Red 2 F/Lt Price and Red 3 Sgt Chandler. These three aircraft involved, were part of Red Section with Sqn Ldr Wright joining up as an unauthorised flight. He stated befor ethe flight that he wanted to go up and test the aircraft before he would consider accepting this aircraft as his own.
  • Crash Site's Page on the loss of A58-392 and 393.
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII A58-393
Sdr.Ldr. Wright 
549 Squadron, RAF, 
Strathpine,
 April, 1944
 via Mike Mirkovic.

    A58-394 LF.VIII JG373 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK. 548 Sqn RAF 11/04/44. Coded TS-G. Stripped of camouflage. All Natural Metal with Black Glare panel, Coded TS-G.Accident 1615hrs 31/07/44 when aircraft, following engine failure, crashed on takeoff at Livingston NT, injuring pilot, F/Sgt R I Buchan Serv#658955 (RAF). Rec 8CRD 22/09/44. Converted to Components.
    A58-395 LF.VIII JG377 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK. Rec 548Sqn RAF stripped of camouflage and coded TS-I. Rec 7RSU Darwin Civil, 31/07/44 for engine change. Rec 548Sqn RAF 10/08/44.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 04/12/44. Returned to 548 Sqn RAF. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.

    Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-395

    A58-396 LF.VIII JG420 Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK.Camouflaged stripped. Allocated 548Sqn RAF 04/04/44. Accident 06/04/44 when on landing at Strathpine Strip as the first MkVIII to be delivered to 548Sqn RAF, overshot strip on landing and went through fence. Pilot was F/O L Burchard.Rec 6Ad 05/05/44 for repairs. Allocated CFS 30/08/44. Canc. Stayed with 6AD stored due to corrosion. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-397 LF.VIII JG423 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK.Natural Metal.Rec 548Sqn RAF 11/04/44.Rec 6AD 23/09/45 Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 24/10/44. Issued 54Sqn RAF 15/07/45. Rec 6AD 23/09/45. Authorised for write off22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
    A58-398 LF.VIII JG425 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44 1AD ex UK..Natural Metal,Rec 07/04/44 548 Sqn RAF Coded TS-Q. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 7/11/44. Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
    A58-399 LF.VIII JG432 Arrived in Australia on SS Perth 03/02/44. Delivered 07/02/44. Rec 1AD 08/02/44 ex UK. Allocated to 54Sqn RAF 10/03/44. Suspended.30/03/44 Allocated to 548Sqn RAF and rec 11/04/44. Aircraft hit obstruction on take-off at Livingstone Strip 06/10/44 on night take-off and landed at Darwin RAAF wheels up at 00.20hrs.Aircscrew damaged with all props broken, with excessive damage to Main Plane and cowl. Pilot, R/T Call sign"Bellboy 36", Warrant Officer H T Hopkins Ser#1334614 (RAF) "A" Flight 548Sqn RAF not injured. Repaired and rec by 548Sqn RAF 12/03/45 ex 7RSU. Completely burnt out after a wheels up landing on undershoot at Truscott Field (Deployed for two weeks from 10/05/45 with three other squadron aircraft) WA 20/05/45.The Pilot was extracted from burning aircraft. The Appliance ran out of foam and had to re-store some three miles away from fire, returning some 30 mininutes later to a burnt out wreck.Pilot was Warrant Officer H J Vassie (RAF) who suffered first degree burns.Aircraft total write-off. Rec 8CRD 27/05/45.SOC 10/07/45.
    A58-400 LF.VIII MD223 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 22/02/44 2AD ex UK.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 08/08/44. Coded ZP-M .Rec 9RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF28/12/44. Named "Hopsy". Accident 08/01/45 when Brake Seized on takeoff at Morotai causing aircraft to swing around and skid into embankment. P/O A J Proctor Serv#418174 not injured.Rec 09/02/45 at 9RSU.SOC 15/03/45 and converted to components.
    A58-401 LF.VIII MD226 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 17/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44.On flight from Sattler to Gorrie, F/LtA G McNaughton Serv#416061 made forced landing at Kathrine Civil Aerodrome NT at 1850hrs,after diverting due to severe raining weather on the 04/12/44 . McNaughton made three circuits of strip prior to engine failing through icing up. HE was forced to land on the grass parallel some 200 yards from the W to E strip. Towards the end of his landing run, his aircraft hit a 1 foot stump in unprepared patch of ground causing the aircraft lose its starboard wheel and eleo. The aircraft flipped over. Rec 14ARD 08/12/44. Rec 8CRD 11/12/44.SOC 15/03/45 and converted to components.
    A58-402 LF.VIII MD232 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 09/03/44 1AD ex UK. Rec 549Sqn RAF 16/04/44.Natural Metal.Coded ZF-C. Repainted Forrest Green in October 1944. W/O Posse (Died in Mid Air A58-300)flew this a/c regularly. Rec 6AD 26/09/45.Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Cat E 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48.
    A58-403 LF.VIII MD238 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 17/02/44 2AD ex UK.Rec 549Sqn RAF 05/05/44.Coded ZF-P. Due to engine failure, forced landing with wheels up at Darwin Civil, 1130hrs, 21/11/44. Tore starboard mainplane off, and after second impact, port mainplane was torn off. Fuselage overturned. Pilot P/O J P Maguire Ser# 158914 (RAF) 549Sqn RAF injured , broken collar bone, lacerations and slight concussion. SOC 8CRD 14/12/44 and converted to components.
    A58-404 LF.VIII MD241 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 22/02/44 2AD ex UK. Issued 549Sqn RAF 06/05/44. Rec 549Sqn RAF 05/05/44.Natural Metal.Flown on intercept 21/08/44 buy F/O J P Maguire Serv# 158914 (RAF). Rec 6AD ex 549Sqn RAF 26/09/45 into storage. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 27/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 through DAP.  
    A58-405 LF.VIII JG467 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 09/03/44. Issued and Rec 548 Sqn RAF 21/04/44 and coded TS-D. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Issued 54Sqn RAF 15/07/45 ex 548Sqn RAF. Rec 6AD Storage ex 54Sqn RAF 19/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-406 LF.VIII JG481 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 29/01/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 09/03/44. Issued and Rec 549 Sqn RAF 03/05/44.Coded ZF-R. F/O Wareing flew this aircraft.Camouflaged 7RSU 11/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 549 Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-407 LF.VIII JG482 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Delivered 09/03/44 1AD ex UK.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 03/07/44.Rec 9RSU Res Pool 13/12/44.Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 13/02/45.Rec 6AD Storage ex 7RSU 18/09/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-408 LF.VIII JG484 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Rec 22/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/06/44 Natural Metal. Coded DL-T. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 11-12/44. Rec 7RSU ex 54Sqn RAF 18/06/45. Issued 6AD ex 7RSU 27/09/45. Rec 13ARD ex 6AD 03/10/45 after breakdown at Cloncurry when flown by F/Lt Henry, with parts from A58-414 at Cloncurry for repairs. Issued 6AD ex 13ARD 19/11/45. Rec 6AD into storage 20/11/45. Cat C Storage 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-409 LF.VIII JG604 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 09/03/44. Issued and Rec 548 Sqn RAF 21/04/44 Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 548 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.Delivered 03/44.
    A58-410 LF.VIII JG607 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Rec 22/02/44 2AD ex UK. Rec 14ARD 12/06/44 Natural Metal.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/06/44.Rec 457Sqn RAAF ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/12/44.Rec 9RSU Res Pool 12/12/44.Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 06/02/45. 7RSU Survey report requests airframe to be converted to components 21/02/45. Issued 8CRD 30/04/45 and Converted to Components.
    A58-411 LF.VIII JG611 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 29/02/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 09/03/44. Issued and Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 03/07/44. Stalled on port wingtip on landing at Satler Strip, 1020hrs 26/08/44 . Pilot F/Lt A S Jones Serv#407003, 452 Sqn RAAF, caught his G Suit on camera fire button when flaring, and was unable to place forward his control stick to prevent stall. Un-injured. Rec 452 Sqn ex 9RSU 09/09/44.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 14ARD 20/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-412 LF.VIII MD250 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 13/03/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/03/44. Issued and Rec 548 Sqn RAF 10/05/44 Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 548 Sqn RAF 18/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.Delivered 03/44.
    A58-413 LF.VIII MD281 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 13/03/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/03/44. Issued and Rec 548 Sqn RAF 11/05/44. Coded TS-L. Flown by W/O R Whichalo 25/09/44. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 548 Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-414 LF.VIII MD283 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 13/03/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/03/44. Issued and Rec 549 Sqn RAF 07/05/44. Coded ZF-N. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. W/O Merick 549Sqn RAF. Rec 7RSU ex 549Sqn RAF 03/07/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex7RSU 01/10/45. Rec 13ARD ex 6AD as on route, flown by F/Lt Tainton, had broken down at Cloncurry Repaired by 11/12/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Converted to components 05/07/46.
    A58-415 LF.VIII MD300 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 13/03/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/03/44. Issued and Rec 549 Sqn RAF 10/05/44. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 549Sqn RAF 26/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-416 LF.VIII MD317 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 13/03/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/03/44. Issued and Rec 549 Sqn RAF 10/05/44. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 549Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-417 LF.VIII JG485 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 29/08/44.Coolant Pipe repairs. Issued 22 RSU Reserve Pool 26/01/45.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/02/45 after ferrying to Morotai by F/Lt B L Price Serv#70814 (RAF).Rec 9RSU 06/05/45. Rec 60 OBU (Morotai) ex 9RSU 30/10/45. Approval requested to be converted to components due to storage in tropicial area causing excessive deterioration, 07/11/45. Approved to Convert to Components 12/02/46.
    A58-418 LF.VIII JG533 Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 08/08/44.Coolant Pipe repairs.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 30/09/44.Coded ZP-Y. Rec 9RSU 02/01/45. Rec 7 RSU 14/02/45. Rec 549Sqn RAF 04/08/45. Rec 7RSU ex 549Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 7RSU 22/09/45.Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-419 LF.VIII JG549 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 08/08/44.Coolant Pipe repairs.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 14/09/44.Coded ZP-Y and named "Blondie". Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Allocated 22RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for Service 21/12/44. Issued to 452 Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Lost on operations when aircraft forced landed on shore near Dyawboelaon Termate Island, 13/01/45. F/Sgt E M Stevenson Serv#432589. Missing presumed POW.
    A58-420 LF.VIII MD217 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 29/08/44.Coolant Pipe repairs. Issued 22RSU 25/01/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/02/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-421 LF.VIII MD234 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 29/08/44. Rec 9RSU 23/10/44.Rec 14ARD RP 23/11/44.Coolant Pipe repairs. Rec 549Sqn RAF 28/04/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 549 Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-422 LF.VIII MT524 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 29/08/44. Rec 14ARD 16/1244.Coolant Pipe repairs. Rec 14ARD RP 23/11/44.Coolant Pipe repairs.Rec 548Sqn RAF 20/08/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 548 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-423 LF.VIII MT525 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44. Allocated 14ARD RP 20/09/44. Allocation cancelled 06/11/44. Held 3AD. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, to DAP 07/10/48. Sold 13/08/49.
    A58-424 F.VIII LV647 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44. Allocated to 14ARD Reserve Pool 02/08/44. Deferred until October 1944. Rec Eagle Farm 05/08/44 by Joint RAAF/USAAF Unit - Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU). Flown by S/Ldr Ken James RAAF used for comparison tests with Captured Japanese "Tony" aircraft at Eagle Farm up to 28/09/44. Issued14ARD RP 14/10/44. Aircraft damaged on transit at 15OBU. Rec 6AD ex 15OBU 27/10/44. Approval to convert to components 24/10/45 at 6AD by 3CRD.

    Spitfire A58-424

    A58-425 F.VIII LV649 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 08/08/44. Landing Accident at Gorrie Airstrip 07/08/44, W/O W K Eldrid. Approved convert to components 24/10/44.Issued to 8CRD 17/11/44.
    A58-426 F.VIII LV740 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44. Accident to tail Unit 24/09/44.Replaced with parts from A58-542. Rec 6AD for temporary storage 14/10/44. Allocated 79Sqn RAAF 01/11/44, cancelled 09/11/44. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-427 F.VIII LV652 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 07/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 12/08/44. Re-painted Foliage Green with Sky under, after Cooler Pipe Repairs, 16/12/44. Rec 9RSU 10/03/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 16/03/45.Coded QY-Q, later QY-X. Rec 6AD Store ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.

    Spitfire A58-427

    A58-428 LF.VIII MD286 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/06/44.Rec 1AD ex 1AP 29/08/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 06/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 30/09/44. Rec 9RSU 02/01/45. Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU for repairs 10/02/45. Rec 54Sqn RAF 11/07/45. Coded DL-B. Rec 6AD Store ex 54Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-429 LF.VIII MD339 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 20/04/44. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF 02/07/44. Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 12/07/44 on route due to breakdown. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 30/07/44 ex 14ARD. Rec 9RSU 13/12/44.Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 12/02/45. Rec 54Sqn RAF 11/07/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 54Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-430 LF.VIII MD341 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 08/08/44.Coolant Pipe repairs.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 14/09/44.Coded ZP-Y and named "Blondie". Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Allocated 22RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF for Service 21/12/44. Issued to 452 Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Lost on operations when aircraft forced landed on shore near Dyawboelaon Termate Island, 13/01/45. F/Sgt E M Stevenson Serv#432589. Missing presumed POW.
    A58-431 LF.VIII MD391 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/04/44.Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 12/08/44. Rec 14ARD fro minor airscrew repairs 08/09/44. Held for use by Wing Commander Jeffrey and Coded "V" 12/10/44. Rec 7RSU 13/10/44. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 10/44. Fitted with 4 x 20mm Cannon Dec 1944 along with A58-482 at 7RSU. Rec 548Sqn RAF 06/08/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 548Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-432 LF.VIII MD396 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/06/44.Rec 1AD ex 1AP 18/07/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 05/08/44. Rec Natural Metal to 54Sqn 13/08/44.Camouflaged 7 RSU 11/44.Rec 548 Sqn 19/07/45. Rec 6AD Store ex 548Sqn RAF 18/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-433 LF.VIII MD399 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/04/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 28/06/44.Rec 457Sqn RAAF 06/12/44.Rec 9RSU 12/12/44. Rec 7RSU 12/02/45 ex 9RSU. Rec 6AD ex 9RSU 27/03/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-434 LF.VIII JG556 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 1AP ex UK 08/06/44.Rec 1AD ex 1AP 31/08/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 19/09/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16/12/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF 27/01/45. Rec 9RSU 14/02/45.Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 17/02/45. Missing on operations 09.50hrs 27/03/45 when on two aircraft section sweep between Cape Salimoeli and Kaoe in Halmaheras area. Other Spitfire Pilot F/O W J Basey Serv#407613, reported A58-434's pilot, F/O R H Cameron Serv#401741 missing after he was lost sight of and subsequently seemed to have disappeared near Tobela Villiage. It was found later in Japanese 37th Division records that the aircraft had crashed at the south end of Tobela Villiage some 500 metres from the surrounding wall, after clipping coconut trees. The pilot was seriously injured and taken to the HQ of Wassia smaller section and died. He was buried nearby.SOC 29/03/45. Body Exhumed and returned to Morotai in 1946.
    A58-435 LF.VIII JG622 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan MacIver 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/04/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 07/07/44. Coded ZP-B and named "Pegasus". Collided with a B-24 one mile east of Cape Van Dieman, Melville Island 1015hrs 18/09/44. Pilot, F/O A K Kelly Serv#401968, Red Two, was killed. Whilst on a Head attack, Red Three noticed parts of a B-24 falling off and Red Two spiralling down with his outer port wing from the guns, missing. The aircraft crashed into the sea without the pilot abandoning his aircraft. Kelly had only been with 452 Sqn RAAF for a week.SOC 23/09/44.The B-24 safely landed.
    A58-436 LF.VIII MD380 Arrived in Australia on SS Kit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 06/09/44. Rec 79Sqn RAAF 27/01/45. Enemy action, 0730hrs 18/03/45 aircraft damaged by Small arms fire in centre section, port and starboard mainplanes, and perspex hood when on straffing mission over Gelela Strip N W Halmahera. Pilot, W/O E C Eccleston Serv#412412 received bullet wound in left thigh. Rec 9RSU 12/04/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF 28/04/45. Accident when aircraft , suffering gycol leak, groundlooped and hit embankment on takeoff Pitoe Strip, Morotai 04/05/45. Pilot, F/O W J Basey Serv#407613 not injured. Rec 9RSU 07/05/45. Converted to Components 12/07/45.
    A58-437 LF.VIII MD381 Arrived in Australia on SS Kit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 06/09/44. Rec 9RSU 26/10/44. Rec 14ARD RP ex 9RSU 26/12/45. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP 03/03/45. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 10/04/45. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-438 LF.VIII MD388 Arrived in Australia on SS Kit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec14ARD Reserve Pool 19/09/44. Allocated 14ARD repairs, cooling system 16/12/44.Flown by W/O Franks to 549Sqn RAF ex 14ARD. Rec 549Sqn RAF 22/04/45. Coded ZF-V. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-439 LF.VIII JG664 Arrived in Australia on SS Mit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec14ARD Reserve Pool 25/09/44.Allocated 14ARD repairs, cooling system 16/12/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF27/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-440 LF.VIII JG665 Arrived in Australia on SS Mit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec14ARD Reserve Pool 06/09/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 06/12/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 13/12/44.Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Enemy action, afternoon of 07/01/45 when on straffing run was hit by ground fire over Halmaheras. Hit behind in the cockpit seat, the aircraft immediately cut out but resumed. The Pilot, P/O Hugh Southerland MacNeill Serv# 432834, assumed that his gycol lines had been damaged. He tried to nurse his aircraft back but crashed some three miles from the Pitoe Strip in heavily forrested jungle at Cape Gela, Morotai NEI, 1836hrs 07/01/45.With canopy slide back, the pilot was thrown clear of aircraft on landing and was dragged away from the burning wreck by Lt John L Ranney USAAF of the 822 Bomb Squadron, 38th Bomb Group. He was sent to the 155th American Station Hospital were he underwent immediate surgery on a fractured skull and other injuries. Rec 11RSU 16/01/45. Issued for Conversion 9RSU 03/03/45.
    A58-441 LF.VIII JG668 Arrived in Australia on SS Mit Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec14ARD Reserve Pool 06/09/44.Rec 9RSU ex 14ARD RP 23/10/44. Rec 14ARD RP 23/11/44. Rec 14ARD 16/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP. Restoration underway UK to be registerd G-CFGA owned by The Pembrokeshire Spitfire Aeroplane Company located at Withybush Airfield, Wales.
    A58-442 LF.VIII PA954 Arrived in Australia on SS Kitailana Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Allocated 14ARD Reserve Pool 20/09/44. Cancelled. Allocated to 2OTU for CAAG Suit (Cotton Airman Anti Gravity) training 20/10/44.Cancelled 27/10/44.Rec 8OTU 27/11/44. Rec 6AD Store ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-443 LF.VIII PA957 Arrived in Australia on SS Kitailana Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. This aircraft was equipped with different airscrew governor, type CGR/1A, linked to throttle arm of carburettor. Also not fitted with undercarriage horn alarm. Rec 6AD ex 1AD fro temporay storage, 24/08/44. Allocated 79Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Cancelled 09/11/44. Held 6AD. Allocated 8OTU 13/08/45. 2AD ferried aircraft to 1AD 13/08/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1AD 24/08/45. Allocation to 8OTU cancelled 25/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-444 LF.VIII PA958 Arrived in Australia on SS Kitailana Park 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 06/07/44. Rec 6AD ex 1AD for storage 24/08/44.Allocated to 79Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Allocation cancelled 09/11/44. With 6AD in Cat B Storage (flyable), Accident F/Lt F R McCann crashed off the western perimeter during attempted forced landing Oakey 2707/45 following engine failure. Issued 3CRD 14/11/45 for conversion to components.
    A58-445 LF.VIII MD228 Arrived in Australia on SS Hindustan 29/4/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 24/04/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 23/09/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16/12/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 14 ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP. Merlin 66 Engine #158217. In store with Robert Eastgate, Melbourne.
    A58-446 LF.VIII MD231 Arrived in Australia on SS Hindustan 29/4/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 01/05/44. Allocated 2AP ex 2AD for co-operation with 162 Radar Station 05/07/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 02/08/44. Rec 548 Sqn RAF 10/08/44.Coded TS-P. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 9/44. Issued 54Sqn RAF 15/07/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-447 LF.VIII MD253 Arrived in Australia on SS Hindustan 29/4/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/04/44.Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 19/08/44.Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16/12/44. Rec 6AD storage ex 14ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-448 LF.VIII JG385 Arrived in Australia on SS Hindustan 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21/04/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/07/44.Rec 9RSU 13/12/44.Rec 6AD storage ex 9RSU 04/01/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-449 LF.VIII JG566 Arrived in Australia on SS Miss Clu 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/04/44. Allocated 2AP ex 2AD for co-operation with 162 Radar Station 05/07/44. Issued 14ARd Reserve Pool 07/08/44. Rec 1AD ex 14 ARD RP on-route, 21/08/44 after taxying accident at Broken Hill which damaged propellor 12/08/44.Pilot, F/O Gray, 2AP, not injured. Allocated 1AD fro repairs 29/08/44.Allocated to 2OTU for CAAG Suit (Cotton Airman Anti Gravity) training 20/10/44.Cancelled 27/10/44. Allocated 8OTU 27/10/44. Cancelled 05/06/45. Issued and received 1AD store 01/02/46. Allocated School Air Support for ground instruction(Must not be flown) Williamtown, 04/03/47. Approval for conversion to Instructional Airframe 18/04/47.Delivered ex Laverton to S.C.L.A.W. Williamtown 09/12/48. Held by S.C.L.A.W. 02/02/51. Converted to Components 23/04/51. Last Spitfire MKVIII held by RAAF.
    A58-450 LF.VIII JG605 Arrived in Australia on SS Miss Clu 18/04/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 25/04/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 02/08/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 08/08/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 457Sqn RAAF 16/08/44. Accident 1825hrs 01/12/44 when aircraft in company with three other Spitfires of a ferry flight from Sattler to Gorrie(See A58-401) landed at Katherine due to weather. Holding off and making several dummy runs, due to the crash of A58-401 on strip, made a landing on a runway that was partially under repair at one end. The pilot, F/O R L Logan Serv#412298, following a successful landing, applied brakes to avoid a ground collision with steam roller. The aircraft continued roll and hit it at 20 mph.Damage to airscrew, starboard main plane, undercarriage and engine. Rec 14ARD 08/12/44. Rec 7RSU ex 14ARD 07/02/45. Issued 8CRD for conversion to components 30/04/45.
    A58-451 LF.VIII JG609 Rec 2AD ex UK 26/04/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 02/08/44. Rec 548 Sqn RAF 10/08/44.Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 8-9/44. Issued 54 Sqn RAF 15/07/45. Rec 6AD storage ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-452 LF.VIII JG613 Rec 2AD ex UK 24/04/44. Rec 6 AD for temporary storage 08/09/44. Allocated 79Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Cancelled 09/11/44. Held 6AD. Allocated 8OTU 13/08/45. Allocation cancelled 13/08/45 on route with 2AD ferry flight. Rec 6AD ex 2AD Ferry 08/09/45.Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-453 F.VIII LV644 Rec 2AD ex UK 26/04/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 02/08/44. Rec 548Sqn RAF 06/08/44.Coded TS-A. Camouflaged Foliage Green 7RSU 9/44.W/O Shorland Serv#1315721 (RAF) flew it 20/03/45 with Radio Call Sign "Bellboy 32". Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF ferry 22/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.

    Spitfire A58-453

    A58-454 F.VIII LV657 Rec 2AD ex UK 26/04/44. Rec 14ARD Reserve Pool 29/08/44. Rec 548Sqn RAF 06/11/44. Rec 7RSU ex 548Sqn RAF 06/11/44 for personal aircraft of Group Captain B Walker DSO, Wing Commander, 1st Fighter Wing 1944-45.Rec 548Sqn RAF ex 7RSU 12/03/45. Issued 54Sqn ex 548Sqn RAF 15/07/45. Rec 548Sqn RAF ex 54 Sqn RAF 27/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 548 Sqn RAF ferry 18/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-455 F.VIII LV727 Rec 2AD ex UK 01/05/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 11/09/44. Rec 14ARD ex 14ARD RP for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16/12/44. Issued 6AD storage ex 14ARD 01/10/45. Rec 13ARD ex 14ARD (6AD Ferrry) for repairs 13/10/45.Rec 6AD ex 13ARD 26/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-456 LF.VIII MD251 Rec 1AP ex UK 29/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 03/07/44.Rec 14ARD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Held 14ARD Storage. Rec 6AD ex 14 ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-457 LF.VIII MD296 Rec 1AP ex UK 25/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/44.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44.Coded ZP-Z as S/Ldr T H Trimble's a/c "Sweet as a song" under pennant and black spinner with white ring at rear. Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 10/02/45 for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs. Alocated 9RSU ex 7 RSU 16/05/45. Cancelled. Rec 6AD ex 7 RSU 18/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.

    Spitfire A58-457

    A58-458 LF.VIII MD297 Rec 1AP ex UK 29/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/06/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/05/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 9RSU 21/06/45. Accident 17/07/45 when on abortive flight from Morotai, via Zamboanga to Tarakan, was making a landing when after a abortive landing commenced another circuit. Carrying a 90 gallon slipper tank, he jettisoned it out to sea and made a emergency landing with a hung starboard main gear at Pitoe Strip, Morotai. The Pilot, F/Sgt B F Gurney Serv#439285, kepted the starboard wing up as long as possible using his rudder, dropped the wing and ran up onto the bank of 002 Runway and stopped. Allocated 14RSU 22/09/45. Approved Converted to Components 19/09/45.
    A58-459 LF.VIII MD298 Rec 1AP ex UK 12/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/06/44.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44.Rec 14ARD ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/12/44. Held 14ARD Storage. Rec 6AD ex 14 ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-460 LF.VIII MD299 Rec 1AP ex UK 25/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 21/06/44.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44.Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 10/02/45 for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 01/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-461 LF.VIII MD315 Rec 1AP ex UK 25/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 28/06/44.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44.Rec 14 ARD for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/12/44.Held storage. Rec 548 Sqn RAF 20/08/45 and coded TS-P. Rec 6AD ex 548 Sqn RAF 22/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-462 LF.VIII MD337 Rec 1AP ex UK 25/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/07/44.Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool ex 1AD 10/08/44.Natural Metal to 54Sqn.Camouflaged 7 RSU 11/44. Accident 19/07/45, at auxilary Centre Fighter Strip, Darwin when aircraft ran off strip due to high cross winds.Pilot was P/O F R Booker Serv#1316094 (RAF) uninjured. Rec 7 RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/07/45. Issued 8CRD for conversion 17/09/45. Approval for conversion 18/10/45.
    A58-463 LF.VIII JG466 Rec 1AP ex UK 29/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/44.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44.Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 7RSU ex 9RSU 13/02/45 for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs. Rec 6AD ex 7 RSU 15/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-464 LF.VIII JG557 Rec 1AP ex UK 29/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 30/08/44. Allocated 14ARD Reserve Pool 20/09/44. Cancelled. Allocated to 2OTU for CAAG Suit (Cotton Airman Anti Gravity) training 20/10/44.Cancelled 27/10/44. Rec 8OTU 02/11/44. Rec 6AD Store ex 8OTU 28/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-465 LF.VIII MT545 Rec 1AP ex UK 29/05/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 28/06/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 17/07/44.Coded ZP-H. Rec 9 RSU 19/12/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/02/45. Allocated 9 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 02/05/45. Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 04/05/45. Lost following a straffing attack on Japanese Huts on the Somba Keoang River, North East Borneo area 02/07/45. Pilot, F/Lt A J Proctor Serv#418174 radioed that his engine oil pressure was gone. He was seen trying to gain altitude to bail out, but crashed into enemy occupied hills and exploded. Post war, his remains were recovered at site near Noenoekan, North East Borneo and interned at the Batavia Military Cemetary, Mentang Pulao, NEI on 08/02/46. SOC 18/07/45.

    Spitfire A58-465

    A58-466 LF.VIII MD252 Rec 1AP ex UK 12/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Accident 0150hrs 13/01/45 when aircraft was taking off on night patrol from Pitoe Strip Morotai. The pilot, F/O F L Lumley Serv#411587, was distracted by bright torchlight on starboard side of strip. Thinking that it was a signal to warn of water truck or a vehicle traffic on strip, he swund port and crashed.Pilot suffered lacerations and burns.Rec 11RSU 16/01/45. Approval to convert to components 03/03/45.
    A58-467 LF.VIII MD338 Rec 1AP ex UK 13/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 13/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/07/44. Camouflage Foliage Green with White leading edge white . Accident 06/11/44 with 457Sqn , F/Lt L A Leeming took off 09.20hrs on shadow and aerobatics over Shoal Bay NT. After some aerobatics, the fuel pressure system failed causing the engine to stop. He made a successful wheels down landing on Shoal Bay Beach at 11.00 hrs. After contacting local Army unit by 105CU, aircraft was located and repairs made with F/Lt Leeming taking off at 1710hrs. There is a AWM picture of this landed aircraft on the beach. AWM Neg#PO2499006. Rec 14 ARD ex 457Sqn RAAF 04/12/44.Held Storage. Issued 8CRD 03/09/45. Converted to components 01/10/45.
    A58-468 LF.VIII MD372 Rec 1AP ex UK 02/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 25/06/44. Issued 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 25/07/44. Aircraft damaged in ferry flight. Rec 14 ARD 31/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 21/10/44. Rec 9 RSU 23/10/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 23/11/44. Rec 14 ARD for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 14 ARD 01/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-469 LF.VIII MD376 Rec 1AP ex UK 13/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/06/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 29/07/44. Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 7 RSU ex 9RSU 13/02/45. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 04/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-470 LF.VIII JG558 Rec 1AP ex UK 12/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 17/07/44. Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 7 RSU ex 9RSU 10/02/45. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 02/07/45. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-471 F.VIII LV750 Rec 1AP ex UK 02/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 25/06/44. Issued 457 Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 02/07/44. Rec 14 ARD for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 04/12/44. Held Storage. Survey report 17/08/45. Issued 8CRD 03/09/45. Converted to components 01/10/45.
    A58-472 LF.VIII MB960 Rec 1AP ex UK 02/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 27/07/44. Issued 14 ARD Reserve Pool ex 1AD 11/08/44. Accident 16/08/44 at Broken Hill. Pilot F/O C G Fraser un-injured. Rec 6AD ex 14ARD RP 23/09/44. Approved to convert to components in situ by 3 CRD Detachment Oakey 24/10/44.Recorded on RAAF File as a MKVII. Refer File Spit File P116.jpg.
    A58-473 LF.VIII MD344 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 05/07/44. Allocated 457 Sqn RAAF 20/07/44. Accident 21/07/44 on test flight when on landing at Laverton RAAF, undercarriage collapsed. Pilot, F/Lt R G Bennett escaped un-injured as aircraft caught on fire. Issued 1 CRD to be converted to components. SOC 22/08/44.
    A58-474 LF.VIII MD355 Rec 1AP ex UK 20/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 05/08/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 06/08/44.Natural Metal, coded DL-J. Camouflaged Forest Green at 7RSU 24/11/44. Accident 25/03/45 when F/O F F Thomas Serv#155264 (RAF) 54Sqn RAF coming into land at DARWIN Civil, damaged aircraft on landing following airframe somersault. He was not iunjured. Rec 7 RSU ex 54 Sqn RAF 26/03/45. Issued 8CRD to be converted to components 06/04/45. SOC 24/04/45.
    A58-475 LF.VIII MD385 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 13/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 29/07/44.Rec 9 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 02/01/45. Rec 7 RSU ex 9RSU 14/02/45. Rec 6AD ex 7 RSU 18/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-476 LF.VIII MT539 Rec 1AP ex UK 20/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 23/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 05/08/44.Rec 54 Sqn RAF Natural Metal Coded DL-W 09/08/44. Camouflaged 7 RSU 11/44. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 10/03/45. Not to be issued pending further instruction, HQ RAAF 10/08/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-477 LF.VIII MT541 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 19/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 15/08/44 Coded ZP-Q.Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 14/12/44 Coded QY-X. Rec 6AD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP. Photo Held QY-X at Oakey Forrest Green, no White.
    A58-478 LF.VIII MT542 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 29/07/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Accident 1054Hrs 17/12/44 at Merauke Strip when being ferried to Morotai when Pilot, F/Lt Sturn was involved in ground collision on landing with A58-534 & A58-325. He was killed. Aircraft was destroyed by fire. SOC 01/02/45.
    A58-479 LF.VIII MT543 Rec 1AP ex UK 27/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 24/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 05/08/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF Natural Metal Coded DL-H 13/08/44. Camouflaged 7 RSU 11/44. Accident 0937hrs 17/06/45 during a 15 minute test flight at Darwin. On completion of two circuits of Darwin Strip, was coming in at 1250 feet with gear down, when pilot throttled back which resulted in engine coughing with a resultant sheet of flames from engine. Pilot, F/O F F Thomas Serv#155264 (RAF), appeared to turn aircraft over to bale out as aircraft dived into ground, exploding some 1/2 mile from runway threshold. F/O Thomas buried at Adelaide River War Cemetary on the 18/06/45. Aircraft remains Converted to Components at 8CRD. SOC 11/07/45. He's previously was involved in A58-474 Accident.
    A58-480 LF.VIII JG652 Rec 1AP ex UK 20/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 05/08/44.Rec 54 Sqn RAF Natural Metal Coded DL-Y 09/08/44. Camouflaged 7 RSU 9/44. Rec 54Sqn RAF 06/10/44. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 23/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-481 LF.VIII JG653 Rec 1AP ex UK 27/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool Natural Metal 05/08/44. Accident 05/08/44 landing accident at Gorrie Strip when Port Eleo collapsed. Pilot F/Lt I Thompson uninjured. Rec 14 ARD for repairs 09/08/44.Held not repaired. Issued 8CRD 03/09/45. SOC 01/10/45.
    A58-482 LF.VIII JG655 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44.Rec 1AD ex 1AP 05/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 29/07/44. Rec 548 Sqn RAF natural metal and coded TS-M 24/08/44. Flown Darwin Civil 09/09/44 to be camouflaged 7RSU. 4 20 mm cannons fitted at 7RSU 11/44 along with A58-431 12/44. Re-Coded TS-V as personal aircraft of Sqn Ldr E D Glaser DFC. Rec 6AD ex 548 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-483 LF.VIII JG659 Rec 1AP ex UK 19/06/44. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 11/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 15/08/44.Rec 9 RSU ex 14 ARD RP 16/12/44. Rec 549 Sqn RAF 28/04/45. Rec 6AD ex 549 Sqn RAF 24/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, struck off 15/11/48 via DAP.
    A58-484 LF.VIII JG543 Rec 1AP ex UK 20/06/44. Accident 06/07/44 at Laverton when on take-off, engine cut, forcing Test Pilot, F/O C M Sinclair (1AP) to make forced landing. Rec 1AD ex 1AP 17/07/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 19/09/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 08/11/44. Rec 9 RSU 14/11/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10/12/44. Coded CR-C for personal use of 1st Fighter Wing Commander and coded CR-C. Allotted 6AD ex 452 Sqn for crating and then transport to storage 27/10/45.Cancelled. Allocated 13 ARD for engine change to be ferried to 6AD, 09/11/45.Cancelled. Approved to be converted to components 25/01/46 on site at Morotai. SOC 31/01/46. RAAFSpitfire VIII, A58-484 (British serial JG543) at Morotai in March 1945; one of three Spitfire MkVIII's allocated to Clive R Caldwell. Pilot initials 'CR-C' were sky blue, spinner and fuselage band in white with black bands.

    Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-484   

    A58-485 LF.VIII JG650 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44.Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 30/08/44. Rec 6AD 29/09/44.Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Cancelled 09/11/44. Issued Test and Flight Squadron, 1AD 27/12/44. Allocated AIU(Air Intercept Unit) for F/Lt Whetters 25/02/45. Rec 1AD Storage ex T&F Squadron 12/03/46. Cat C Storage 22/03/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised for write off 22/05/46, Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/08/49.
    A58-486 LF.VIII JG666 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44.Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 30/08/44. Rec 6AD 29/09/44.Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44.Issued 8OTU ex 6AD 24/08/45. Rec 2AD storage ex 8OTU 26/02/46. Authorised Write-off 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. SOC 16/09/49.
    A58-487 LF.VIII JG689 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44.Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 30/08/44. Rec 6AD 14/10/44.Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15/01/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-S 09/03/45. Damaged in engine by light enemy AA 1830hrs 01/05/45 over west side of Galela Strip at 2500 feet. Pilot, F/Lt E Luckie Serv#401705 made a safe return and landing without injury. Repaired. Accident 1000 hrs 17/09/45 at Pitoe Airstrip when A58-526 piloted by F/Lt R B McPherson Serv#407245 collided with A58-487 piloted by W/O K Dunstan Serv#427988, on landing. Dunstan suffered contrusions, abrasions and severe shock. Alloted to 60OBU for conversion 19/10/45. SOC 02/01/46.
    A58-488 LF.VIII PA953 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44.Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 30/08/44. Rec 6AD 29/09/44.Held Stored 6AD 01/10/44. Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Allocation cancelled 01/12/44, replaced by A58-545. Held Stored 6AD. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised Write-off 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-489 LF.VIII MT509 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44.Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 30/08/44. Rec 6AD 06/10/44. Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15/01/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-L 23/03/45. Damaged slightly by enemy AA Fire 1430 hrs 10/05/45 to starboard mainplane over Doro Villiage. Pilot, F/Lt J D Rumbold Serv#408704 not injured. Rec 9RSU 15/05/45. Post war accident 0930hrs 22/09/45 when aircraft, now coded as UP-E, was flying low over Galela Lake piloted by W/O C W Leahy Serv#431683. Aircraft's airscrew struck water with the aircraft breaking up on contact and sinking.
    A58-490 LF.VIII MT511 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16/10/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 12/12/44. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/05/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 9RSU 15/09/45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 02/11/45.Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised Write-off 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-491 LF.VIII MT517 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 30/08/44. Cancelled 06/11/44. Held at 3AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 10/12/48. SOC 13/08/49.
    A58-492 LF.VIII MT518 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 30/08/44.Cancelled 06/11/44. Rec 6AD Store 14/11/44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15/01/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-B 09/03/45. With 79 Sqn, named "Mac III" by it's pilot, Flying Officer Hugh Kennare. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.

    Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-492

    A58-493 LF.VIII MT593 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 30/08/44. Cancelled 06/11/44.Held at 3AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 10/12/48. SOC 13/08/49.
    A58-494 LF.VIII MB959 Rec 3AD ex UK 04/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 25/10/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF 01/12/44.Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-495 LF.VIII MT510 Rec 1AD ex UK 14/07/44. Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 21/08/44. Rec 6AD 24/08/44. Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01/11/44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 03/01/45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15/01/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD and coded UP-J 09/03/45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 05/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-496 LF.VIII MT596 Rec 1AD ex UK 16/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 15/08/44. Rec 9 RSU 11/12/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 13/12/44. Allocated 22 RSU for service 21/12/44. Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 23/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46.Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-497 LF.VIII MT607 Rec 1AD ex UK 12/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 15/08/44. Rec 9 RSU 12/10/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded RG-V for 80 Fighter Wing CO 07/11/44. Rec 9 RSU 17/11/44. Accident 0815 hrs 04/12/44 when aircraft in circuit over Sattler Strip had engine cut in flight, whilst piloted by WgCdr R H Gibbs. A fire started at 100ft. He forced landed the aircraft on Sattler Strip. Unable to extract himself out of the moving aircraft as the fire worsen, he kicked the rudder to throw himself out of aircraft, successfully. He suffered burns to his face and hands. Aircraft was destroyed by fire. Issued to 8CRD 19/12/44.Converted to components. SOC 22/12/44.
    A58-498 LF.VIII MT624 Rec 1AD ex UK 12/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 15/08/44. Rec 54 Sqn RAF and coded DL-D 07/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 54 Sqn RAF 13/09/45. Stored Cat C 01/02/46. Cat E Storage 01/10/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-499 LF.VIII MT626 Rec 1AD ex UK 12/07/44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 10/08/44.Cancelled 11/08/44. Accident 13/08/44 when aircraft nosed over on soft ground, damaging airscrew. NFDs. Rec 1 APU Laverton 22/08/44 for TR5043 radio installation trials. Accident 21/05/45 when testing Radio installation in flight at Laverton when aircraft was forced landed by S/Ldr B E Hughes due to engine problems. Pilot un-injured but aircraft heavily damaged. Issued 1CRD ex 1 APU 22/05/45. SOC 05/07/45.
    A58-500 LF.VIII MT649 Rec 1AD ex UK 16/07/44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 15/08/44. Rec 9 RSU 26/10/44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-D 10/12/44. Rec 9 RSU 06/05/45. Rec 60 OBU ex 9 RSU 30/10/45.Authorised Write-off in location, Morotai 12/02/46.

    Spitfire A58-500

    A58-501 LF.VIII JG691 Arrived on SS Port M Q 21.05.44Rec 1AD ex UK 12.07.44. Allocated 6AD for temporary storage 21.08.44. Rec 6AD 24.08.44. Allocated 79 Sqn RAAF 01.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD and coded UP-H 09.03.45.Rec 9RSU 20.08.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15.10.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 05.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-502 LF.VIII MB970 Arrived on SS Fort McLaurie 07.07.44Rec 1AD ex UK 12.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 06.09.44. Rec 9 RSU 26.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44. Rec 22 RSU for service 21.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 23.12.44.Landing Accident Croydon Strip Tarakan 14.07.45, when aircraft overshot most of strip and landed and flipped over on back. Pilot, F.O Dennert lucky to have escaped as cockpit was in water filled hole. Rec 11 RSU 18.07.1945. Authorised Write-off in location, Morotai 12.02.46.
    A58-503 LF.VIII MB972 Arrived on SS Fort McLaurie 07.07.44Rec 1AD ex UK 16.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 19.09.44. Rec 9 RSU 05.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44.Accident Croydon Strip Tarakan 10.09.45 when on take-off, lost boost and aborted take-off and crashed off strip damaging airscrew, mainplanes and cowl. Pilot , F.Sgt D Halliday Serv#437662 uninjured. Rec 11 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 13.09.45. Conversion completed before approval on 08.10.45. Approval 03.12.45.
    A58-504 LF.VIII MB974 Arrived on SS Fort McLaurie 07.07.44Rec 1AD ex UK 12.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 06.09.44. Rec 9 RSU 05.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44 and coded QY-R. Allocated 22 RSU for servicing 21.12.44. Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 23.12.44. Flown by F.Sgt Tapp, W.O Byrnes,F.O Barton, P.O Weger, F.L McNaughton and F.L Cormack regularly on operations.Accident 14.04.45 Rec 9 RSU 17.04.45 ex 452 Sqn RAAF. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF Rec 6AD ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Cat E Storage 01.10.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
     
    Highlight for album: Spitfire A58-504
    A58-505 LF.VIII MT502 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 19.08.44.Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-D 20.12.44.Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD and Coded UP-S 21.04.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Cat E Storage 01.10.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-506 LF.VIII MT503 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 09.10.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-U 06.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 21.04.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Cat E Storage 01.10.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-507 LF.VIII MT508 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 20.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 25.08.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 15.03.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Cat E Storage 01.10.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-508 LF.VIII MT512 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 19.08.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-E 09.01.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 23.03.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Cat E Storage 01.10.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-509 LF.VIII MT513 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 06.09.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-T 06.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 26.03.45. Issued 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 26.10.45. Accident 29.10.45 during ferry flight to 6AD by 79Sqn RAAF when aircraft suffered brake failure when landing at Rockhamption. Pilot, F.Lt W J Basey Serv#407613 uninjured (His fourth Spitfire accident 1943-1945). Allocated 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 26.10.45. Allocated 6CRD ex 6AD 30.10.45. Converted to Components 05.02.46.
    A58-510 LF.VIII MT540 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool ex 2AD 11.09.44. Allocated 549 Sqn RAF 18.11.44. Allocation Cancelled 30.12.44. Allocated 14 ARD for Fuel tanks and Gycol Pipes repairs 16.12.44.Allocated 22 RSU Reserve Pool 30.12.44.Issued 22 RSU 09.01.45.Accident Darwin 30.01.45 following test flight. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.02.45. Accident 16.10.45 when apilot, W.O R J Webb made heavy landing at Croydon Strip, Tarakan, collapsing undercarriage legs. Rec 22RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 22.10.45. Approval to convert to components 27.11.45.
    A58-511 LF.VIII JG684 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 19.08.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 30.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 12.04.45. Damaged in flight during recovery from highspeed dive, place undue stress on airframe, 30.04.45. Aircraft at 44OBU. NFDs. To be crated and sent to 6AD 04.05.45. Rec 6AD (CMU) ex 79 Sqn RAAF 16.05.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-512 LF.VIII JG685 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 31.08.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-Y 01.01.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 09.03.45. Rec 9 RSU ex 79 Sqn RAAF 20.08.45. Allocated 60 OBU 23.10.45. Approval on site, Tarakan, to convert to components 13.12.45.
    A58-513 LF.VIII JG687 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 21.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 21.08.44. In tempoary storage.Resprayed in Forrest Green. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-X 06.12.44. Australian Victory Bonds first Spitfire purchase.Forward cockpit "AVB, The 1st." . Flown by S.Ldr Ron Susans on occasions. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45.Rec 79 Sqn RAAF ex 6AD 26.03.45. Allocated 60 OBU 23.10.45 for storage. Approval on site, Tarakan, to convert to components 13.12.45.
    A58-514 LF.VIII MB968 Arrived on SS Sapperton Park 10.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 09.09.44.Resprayed in Forrest Green. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 06.12.44. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 29.03.45. Accident 1135hrs 16.05.45 on landing at Pitoe Strip Tarakan, following a sortie to Galela Strip with 12 other Spitfires of 79 Sqn RAAF. Undercarriaged collapsed after 100 yard run with the aircraft swinging off strip. Pilot, F.Lt R B McPherson Serv#407245 un-injured. Rec 9 RSU 18.05.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15.09.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 02.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-515 LF.VIII MT519 Arrived on SS Leaside Park 17.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 24.07.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 01.09.44. Cancelled 06.11.44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 2AD 23.07.45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 9 RSU RP and coded ZP-Q 02.08.45. Accident on landing at Labaun Strip whilst on delivery to 457 Sqn RAAF 02.08.45.Pilot F.Sgt P D Cogan un-injured. Rec 9RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 11.08.45. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 18.09.45. Rec 1 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 01.11.45. Issued to 84 OBU with approval requested to convert to components 17.12.45. SOC 11.01.46. Nb: This was an odd allocation in late 1945 since it was a MkVIII LF, whereas all of the operational aircraft of 457Sqn RAAF were MkVIII HFs(A58-600 plus) in 1945.
    A58-516 LF.VIII JG690 Arrived on SS Tee Park 21.05.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 24.07.44. Rec 2AP ex 2AD 13.09.44. Rec 2AD ex 2AP 30.09.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16.10.44. Rec 9 RSU 07.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-T 10.12.44. Damaged during strafing by 40mm explosion, but landed safely. Pilot, WgCdr R H Gibbs un-injured. Rec 9 RSU for repairs 12.04.45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15.06.45. All over Fr Green with Sky unders. Accident 17.07.45 when F.Sgt B F Gurney returning from Sepinggan Strip misjudged landing and touch short of threshold at Balikpapan. Aircraft burned after pilot escaped. Rec 9RSU 19.07.45. Issued 09.08.45 to be converted to components. SOC 06.09.45.

     

    Highlight for album: Spitfire A58-516
    A58-517 LF.VIII MT594 Arrived on SS Rimu 15.07.44. Rec 1AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 2AD 24.08.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-F 10.12.44. Australian Victory Aircraft 2nd donated Spitfire a.c named " HAVA-GO-JO".F.O Norman Smithell's flew it regularly.Allocated 6AD 13.01.45. Rec 6AD 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 09.03.45. Rec 9 RSU ex 79 Sqn RAAF 02.08.45.Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15.09.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-518 LF.VIII MT618 Arrived on SS Rimu 15.07.44. Rec 1AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 06.09.44. Rec 9 RSU 20.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44. One of WgCdr Caldwells spare aircraft coded CR-C .Usually flown by F.Lt McCormack mid 1945. Missing on divebombing and strafing operations over Tawao in North East Borneo 10.07.45. F.Lt Norman J Cullen Serv#406070 missing.SOC as Missing on Ops 25.07.45.

    Spitfire A58-518

    A58-519 LF.VIII MT620 Arrived on SS Rimu 15.07.44. Rec 1AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 22.09.44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 06.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 9 RSU RP 14.12.44. Accident 24.12.44 Ten minutes after take-off from Morotai Strip and at 4500 feet, the pilot reported that the engine stopped. After unsuccessfully trying to re-start engine, the pilot baled out at 2000 feet and was seen to land successfully in the sea near the impact site. When ASR arrived, all they found was the parachute. Pilot, F.O I A Markwell Serv#414054 missing, presumed drowned. SOC 19.12.45.
    A58-520 LF.VIII MT655 Arrived on SS Rimu 15.07.44. Rec 1AD ex UK 19.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 06.09.44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 23.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 9 RSU RP 18.12.44. Accident 18.12.44 when aircraft was on ferry flight to 452 Squadron RAAF, aircraft returned to Merauke New Guinea, due to bad weather. On landing , the port eleo was torn out of wing and the aircraft crashed after colliding with other Spitfires. Pilot, F.O I A Markwell Serv#414054 was not injured (see A58-534.378.525). Issued 6CRD ex 452 Sqn RAAF for conversion to components 22.02.45.
    A58-521 LF.VIII MD351 Arrived on SS Lycaon 13.06.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 23.09.44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 29.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 9 RSU RP 14.12.44. Allocated 22 RSU for servicing 21.12.44. Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 23.12.44. Rec 11 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 14.11.45.Converted to Components 13.11.45. SOC 14.12.45.
    A58-522 LF.VIII MT514 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 2AD 08.09.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF, coded UP-A and named "HAL-FAR" 06.12.44. Allocated 6AD 13.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 6AD 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 21.04.45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 05.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-523 LF.VIII MT547 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 03.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44.Cancelled 22.09.44. Rec 5OTU ex 2AD 10.10.44. Rec 8OTU ex 5OTU 27.11.44. Accident 1030hrs 16.07.45, at 700 feet over Parkes Airbase whilst performing aerobatics the engine failed due to suspected air lock to fuel system. Pilot, W.O C R Johnstone performed forced landing with wheels retracted. Rec 6AD storage ex 8OTU 30.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-524 LF.VIII MT549 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.08.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16.10.44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 07.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44.Accident 2110 hrs 18.01.45 when returning from night patrol to Morotai, with Squadron CO, when the aircraft crashed on the western end of Pitoe Strip. Pilot, F.Lt L A Leeming Serv#400992 was killed. OBU Witnesses stated that the pilot was making a dead stick landing due to engine failure on approach.Issued 11RSU 25.01.45. Issued 9RSU 07.02.45. Converted to Components and SOC 03.03.45.
    A58-525 LF.VIII MT550 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16.10.44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 07.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44. Accident Landing Collision Merauke 20.12.44 with three other Spitfires (A58-534.378.520), NFDs. Approved for conversion on site at Merauke with engine to be sent to 6AD 10.01.45. Issued 6CRD 23.02.45.
    A58-526 LF.VIII MT552 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 2AD 09.09.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF, coded UP-R and named "AVA Grog" as Australian Victory Aircraft 3rd donated Spitfire, 06.12.44. Allocated 6AD 13.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 6AD 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 21.04.45. Accident 17.09.45 when collided with A58-487 on ground at Morotai.NFDs. Approval to convert to components 17.12.45. SOC 18.12.45.
    A58-527 LF.VIII MT632 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44. Cancelled 06.11.44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 2AD 27.06.45. Allocated 452 Sqn RAAF 30.07.45. Allocated 457 Sqn RAAF 01.08.45. Allocation cancelled 20.09.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15.09.45. Rec 6AD storage ex 79 Sqn RAAF 02.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-528 HF.VIII MT675 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 11.09.44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF ex 14 ARDRP 26.12.44.Allocated 14 ARD 16.12.44 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 26.12.44. Used by 80 Wing Commander as reserve aircraft. Painted White Spinner with black band, and coded CRC rear of roundel. Accident crashed on landing at Clarke Field, Phillipines 03.05.45. NFDs per Pilot. Rec 9RSU 29.05.45. Converted to Components 12.07.45.
    A58-529 LF.VIII MT682 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 23.09.44. Allocated 14 ARD 16.12.44 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs.Not issued to an operational Squadron. Issued to 8CRD 03.09.45. Approved to be converted to components 01.10.45 on site.
    A58-530 LF.VIII MT703 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 11.09.44. Cancelled 06.11.44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 12.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44. Allocated 9 RSU 09.03.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Crashed on take-off from Pitoe Strip Morotai 03.45 following starboard tyre blow-out and collapsed undercarriage at around 80-100 mph. Pilot, F.Lt A G McNaughton Serv# 416061 un-injured.Rec 9RSU 10.03.45. Converted to Components. SOC 09.04.45.
    A58-531 LF.VIII MT672 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 30.07.44. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 02.10.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 03.01.45 and coded UP-C. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 09.03.45. Hit fuel drum whilst taxying on runway Morotai 01.09.45 during a formation take-off. Pilot, F.O G R Patterson un-injured. Allocated 60OBU 19.10.45. Approved conversion 17.012.45. Converted to Components 18.12.45.
    A58-532 LF.VIII MT771 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 23.09.44. Issued 9 RSU Reserve Pool 16.12.44 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-W, 26.12.44. Accident 1130hrs 30.08.45 when engine failed forcing F.Lt W M Mc Coombs to ditch in sea after take-off. Pilot un-injured. Salvaged by 9RSU 01.09.45. Converted to Components 10.10.45. SOC 12.10.45. Photo: starboard side held.
    A58-533 LF.VIII MT778 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 07.09.44. Rec 2AP ex 2AD 13.09.44. Rec 2AD ex 2AP 02.10.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16.10.44. Rec 9 RSU 05.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 10.12.44. Accident 1100 hrs 22.05.45 whilst on foramtion approach as Blue 4 to the west end of Pitoe Strip Morotai, the aircraft hit a coral outcrop as he under approached, and burst into flames killing the pilot instantly. Pilot was F.O C E Miller Serv#420424. Rec 9RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 23.05.45. Converted to Components. SOC 15.06.45.
    A58-534 LF.VIII MT781 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 07.09.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 16.10.44. Rec 9 RSU 05.12.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-R, 10.12.44. Accident Landing Collision Merauke 20.12.44 with three other Spitfires (A58-525.378.520). Allocated 13ARD 27.12.44. Issued 13ARD by Shipping 23.01.45 ex Merauke. Not repaired. Converted to Components 04.09.46.
    A58-535 LF.VIII MT782 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44.Cancelled 22.09.44. Rec 5OTU ex 2AD 02.10.44. Accident at Williamtown 20.10.44 when engine failed on take-off.Pilot, F.Lt M Burrows un-injured in forced landing. Allocated 8OTU ex 5OTU 21.11.44. Cancelled. REc 2RSU 02.07.45. Rec 2AD ex 2RSU 27.08.45. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Approved to Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 24.06.49. SOC 06.09.46.
    A58-536 LF.VIII MT788 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 11.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44.Cancelled 22.09.44. Rec 5OTU ex 2AD 02.10.44. Rec 8OTU ex 5OTU 27.11.44. Rec 6AD ex 8OTU for storage 28.11.45. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-537 LF.VIII MT794 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 23.09.44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 20.10.44. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 13.12.44. Accident 1305hrs 14.07.45 when the "A" Flight aircraft was on a test flight overshot and landed at 30 mph past Croydon Strip, Tarakan, onto road and then turning on its back at the roadside ditch. Pilot F.O J W Dehnert Serv#410149 slightly injured with a cut above the right eye.Rec 9 RSU 17.07.45. Rec 16ARD 28.07.45 and converted to components. SOC 07.08.45.
    A58-538 F.VIII LV672 Arrived on SS Lanarkshire 27.07.44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29.07.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44.Cancelled 22.09.44. Rec 5OTU ex 2AD 01.11.44. Rec 8OTU ex 5OTU 27.11.44. Accident 23.05.45, piloted by F.Lt K M Gamble, collided, when taxying, into a parked Wirraway A20-362 at Parkes New South Wales Australia. Allocated to 2CRD 27.05.45. Issued by road 15.06.45 to 2CRD. Converted to Components. SOC 15.06.45. Photo exists of damaged aircraft. NB: LV643-LV756 down as PRXI, advised that Supermarine records to 31st Dec 43 show 40 produced as LFVIII, including LV672 per AM78 [Delivery card].RR Merlin 66 Eng#161669 installed.
    A58-539 LF.VIII MT548 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD Storage 14.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-M 06.12.44. Allocated 6AD 13.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 6AD 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 26.03.45. Issued 9 RSU 23.07.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 29.07.45. Rec 6AD Store 02.11.45. Stored Cat C 01.02.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-540 LF.VIII MT621 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 14 ARD Reserve Pool 08.11.44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 24.11.44. Cancelled 15.01.45. Allocated 14 ARD 16.12.44 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs.Issued 22 RSU ex 14ARD 27.01.45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF ex 22 RSU RP 10.02.45. Rec 6AD Store ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06.11.45. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.

    Spitfire A58-540

    A58-541 LF.VIII MT622 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 3AD Store 9.44. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.10.47. Completed 13.09.49. Struck off 16.09.49.
    A58-542 LF.VIII MT630 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Allocated 14 ARD Reserve Pool 20.09.44.Cancelled Rec 6AD Store 11.44. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.10.47. Completed 13.09.49. Struck off 16.09.49.
    A58-543 LF.VIII MT635 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD for store 14.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-N 06.12.44. Rec 6AD 15.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and coded UP-? 09.03.45. Rec 6AD Store ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30.10.45. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-544 LF.VIII MT650 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD for store 15.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 01.01.45. Issued 6AD 15.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Accident on delivery to 6AD Oakey ex 79Sqn, 10.02.45, 0922hrs. A58-544 made a forced landing on Gorrie Strip NT,following a ferry flight from Sattler Strip NT with A58-427 and A58-631, escorted by RAAF B-25 A47-1. Pilot was F.Lt Rumbold . Merlin 66 Engine #162641.Aircraft damaged beyond repair. Rec 14ARD ex 79Sqn RAAF 12.02.45. Issued 8CRD to be converted to Components 16.07.45.
    A58-545 LF.VIII MT658 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD Storage 11.12.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF to replace A58-488 20.12.44. Allocated 6AD 13.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 6AD 15.01.45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 09.03.45. Shot Down by 20mm anti-aircraft fire in port radiator over Hammaheras near Miti Island on the 11th April 1945. Pilot F.Lt L S Reid DFC Serv#400735 baled out after climbing to 3500feet. He was later collected by USN Catalina. SOC 23.04.45.
    A58-546 LF.VIII MT673 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD for store 29.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 09.01.45. Rec 6AD 15.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 23.03.45. Missing on a 13 aircraft ferry flight (originating Oakey Qld) on leg between Marauke and Hollandia area 28.04.45. F.O R V Day Ser#437476 took off 0730hrs from Merauke. Aircraft last seen in steep spiral dive in a position of 8 degrees 15mins South and 140 degrees 36 mins East near Merauke River between Dowi and Saiwa.SOC 31.05.45.
    A58-547 LF.VIII MT681 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 6AD for store 14.11.44. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF and Coded UP-O 03.01.45. Rec 6AD 15.01.45 for fuel tank and coolant pipes repairs. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 09.03.45. Rec 6AD Store ex 79 Sqn RAAF 06.11.45. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.11.47. SOC 15.11.48.
    A58-548 LF.VIII MT767 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 3AD Store 9.44. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.10.47. Completed 13.09.49. Struck off 16.09.49.
    A58-549 LF.VIII MT779 Arrived on SS Tekoa 09.08.44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21.08.44. Rec 3AD Store 9.44. Stored Cat C 22.03.46. Authorised Write-off 22.05.46. Stored Cat E 01.10.46. Passed to DAP 07.10.47. Completed 13.09.49. Struck off 16.09.49.
    A58-550 LF.VIII MT787 Arrived in Australia on SS Tekoa 09/08/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 21/08/44. Rec 3AD Store 9/44. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/47. Completed 13/09/49. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-600 HF.VIII MV113 Arrived in Australia on SS Sanauca 07/09/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/09/44. Originally Serialed A58-551 11/09/44 Renumbered A58-600 05/10/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44 and coded ZP-X. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 30/10/45.Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.

    Spitfire A58-600

    A58-601 HF.VIII MV119 Arrived in Australia on SS Sanauca 07/09/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 11/09/44. Originally Serialed A58-552 11/09/44 Renumbered A58-601 05/10/44. Issued 1 APU 31/10/44. Performance tests 14/11/44. Rec 6AD Storage ex 1APU 15/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48. Photo Held.
    A58-602 HF.VIII MV133 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 23/12/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 09/01/45. Rec 9RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 11/03/45. Coded RG-V for use by WgCdr R Gibbs. Damaged in wing and starboard radiator flap in operations by AAA 07/04/45 over the island of Ternate when flown by WgCdr R G Gibbs DSO DFC Serv#260714. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 25/05/45. Accident 22/07/45 when tire burst on landing at Croydon Strip damaging airscrew. Repaired at unit. NFDS. Rec 6AD Storage ex 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48. Photo Held.

    Spitfire A58-758 VH-HET aircraft is marked as A58-602 and flown as RG-V.

    A58-603 HF.VIII MT684 Arrived in Australia on SS Claudia 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 19/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Accident 12.00hrs 17/09/45 when aircraft crash landed at Labaun airstrip following engine failure whilst on radar calibration flight. Pilot, P/O D W Finley Serv#418260 was slightly injured. Issued 1RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 27/09/45. Approval to convert to components 18/10/45.
    A58-604 HF.VIII MT816 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-D 20/12/44. Accident at Labuan, 1405hrs 11/08/45, when the engine failed on take-off. F/Sgt C K McRae Serv#433628 suffered slight abrasions. Repaired. Issued 6AD 22/10/45. Accident pitoe Strip Morotai 21/10/45 on ferry flight when aircraft suffered starboard undercarriage collapse. Rec 60OBU 30/10/45. Approval to convert to components 11/12/45.
    A58-605 HF.VIII MT817 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Rec 9 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 04/05/45.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 19/05/45. Rec 9RSU for engine change 03/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 24/06/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-606 HF.VIII MT819 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 18/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-W 20/12/44. Damaged by shrapnel when Liberator exploded on take-off at Morotai Strip 24/02/45. Repaired by unit. Landing accident on 14/07/45 ,when aircraft was belly landed at Labuan strip following damage from AAA over Keningau. Pilot was Sqn Ldr B D Watson . Rec 9 RSU 03/08/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 04/08/45 for repair. Rec 6AD Storage ex 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.

    Spitfire A58-606

    A58-607 HF.VIII MT820 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44.Rec 9 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 07/05/45.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 01/06/45. Aircraft lost on ferry flight to Biak after crashing into the sea 40 miles south east of Morotai, on 23/10/45 when piloted by W/O C Beech Serv#426450 who bailed out at 5000 feet after turning back. He was picked up later by ASR. SOC 10/12/45.
    A58-608 HF.VIII MT821 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled. Stored Cat C 22/03/46 3AD. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. SOC 16/09/49.
    A58-609 HF.VIII MT822 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-S 20/12/44. Collided with A58-612 on landing at Hallinan, N E I 27/06/45. Sgt Norman Vidler Serv#402815 not injured.Pilot of A58-612, F/Sgt Ron Reuter was not injured. Damage to wing tip. Repaired. Rec 6AD Storage ex 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-610 HF.VIII MT825 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Rec 9 RSU 04/08/45. Red 457 Sqn RAAF 17/09/45. Rec 1 RSU 02/11/45. Rec 89 OBU ex 1 RSU 17/12/45. Converted to Components 11/01/46.
    A58-611 HF.VIII MT829 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-B 15/12/44. Accident 19/04/45 when the aircraft landed from a patrol at North Strip at Pitoe when on taxying back to the squadron bays, suffered a port main blowout at 10-15 miles per hour and collided with a RAAF B-24 (A72-78)despite selecting wheels up to halt his speed. Damage to both aircraft. Pilot, Sgt B Miels Serv#442430 was not injured. Rec 1 RSU 01/11/45. Converted to Components 11/01/46. photo exists of collision.

    Spitfire A58-611

    A58-612 HF.VIII MT830 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled. Stored Cat C 22/03/46 3AD. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. SOC 13/09/49.
    A58-613 HF.VIII MT831 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Accident 05/05/45 at Pitoe Strip when aircraft following familiarity flight, braked hard on landing and ground looped. Damaged to airscrew and undercarriage. Pilot, Sgt L J Skinner Serv# 438794 not injured. Rec 9RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 07/05/45. Allocated 14 RSU ex 9RSU 22/09/45. Rec 60OBU 30/10/45. Surveyed to be unrepairable due to tropical conditions. Approval to convert to components 12/02/46.
    A58-614 HF.VIII MT833 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-Q 15/12/44. Accident 08/05/45 when aircraft landing gear collapsed on landing at Labaun following combat sortie to Galela Strip. Pilot, F/Lt R B McPherson not injured. Rec 9RSU 07/07/45. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 17/09/45. Rec 1RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF. Surveyed . Rec 84 OBU. Approval to convert to components 11/01/46.
    A58-615 HF.VIII MT834 Arrived in Australia on SS Chanda 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-Y 15/12/44.NFD on a Accident. Rec 9 RSU 07/05/45. Allocated 14 RSU ex 9RSU 22/09/45. Rec 60OBU ex 9RSU 30/10/45. Approval to convert to components 12/02/46.

    Spitfire A58-615

    A58-616 HF.VIII MV112 Arrived on L1968 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 26/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 15/12/44. Crash Landed Labaun Strip 1120hrs 18/06/45 during heavy rain. Pilot F/Sgt R C Blacklock not injured. Rec 9 RSU Approval to convert to components 13/07/45.Nb: E/E88 states MV123"extended main planes"
    A58-617 HF.VIII MV115 SL1961 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-G 15/12/44. Accident 24/03/45, when aircraft nosed over in ditch on landing at Pitoe Strip.Pilot, F/Lt L Compton not injured. Rec 9RSU 11/04/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF ex 9RSU 15/09/45. Rec 6AD Storage ex 79 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    NB: E/E88 states MV123"extended main planes"

    Spitfire A58-617

    A58-618 HF.VIII MV123 SL1961 12/09/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/09/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 15/12/44. Crash Landed Labaun Strip 1120hrs 18/06/45 during heavy rain. Pilot tried to land in servicable section of strip(650yards long) but in attempt to go around, undercarriage sunk into mud and airscew dug in causing the aircraft to crash and break in half. Pilot, F/Sgt B Miels Serv# 442430 not injured. Rec 9 RSU Approval to convert to components 13/07/45. Nb: E/E88 states MV123"extended main planes"
    A58-619 HF.VIII MV135 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 28/10/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 08/05/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-G 16/05/45. Allocated 6AD for storage 27/10/45. Aircraft unable to be ferried to destination 30/10/45. Authority to abandoned at Middleburgh Island 03/05/46.
    A58-620 HF.VIII MV136 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 07/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 27/12/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 05/01/45. Shared kill in last Japanese Dinah recon aircraft to be shot down on 20/06/45 with A58-631(F/Lt Scrimgeour 457Sqn RAAF) Pilot was F/Lt G Campbell 457 Sqn RAAF. Rec 60 OBU as aircraft was used for spares by 457Sqn RAAF. Approval to convert to components 13/12/45.
    A58-621 HF.VIII MV138 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 04/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Rec 9RSU 04/05/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 29/05/45. Rec 1RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/11/45. Allocated 84 OBU ex 1RSU 17/12/45. Approved for conversion to components 11/01/46.

    Spitfire A58-621

    A58-622 HF.VIII MV139 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 03/11/44. Issued 457Sqn RAAF 15/12/44. Damaged in transit to 457 Sqn RAAF at Oonadatta SA when aircraft collided with flare path lights. Rec 1AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 12/01/45 for repairs. Repaired, held by 1AD for use. Crashed shoreline at Corio Bay VIC 04/10/45 near Geelong . F/O D C Gordon was killed. Issued 1CRD 22/10/45 and was converted to Components. SOC 15/11/45.
    A58-623 HF.VIII MV141 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 07/11/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 20/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-624 HF.VIII MV144 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 07/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 27/12/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 02/01/45. Rec 7RSU 22/01/45. Rec 54Sqn RAF 21/04/45. Allocated 9RSU RP following coolant pipe repairs 16/05/45.Rec 548Sqn RAF 23/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 548Sqn RAF 29/09/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-625 HF.VIII MV149 Arrived in Australia on LS 1964 25/10/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 07/11/44. Issued 9RSU Reserve Pool 25/12/44. Rec 1AD ex 9RSU RP 01/01/45. Rec 9RSU ex 1AD 11/07/45. Accident 10/07/45 when aircraft damaged during taxying at Sentani?? Strip, Hollandia after test flight after being received ex 1AD. Pilot was W/O Helgenbaur?. Allocated 1RSU ex 9RSU 22/09/45. Cancelled. Rec 49OBU ex 9RSU 17/10/45. SOC on site 12/03/46.
    A58-626 HF.VIII MV114 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 26/12/44. Rec 9 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 02/01/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 08/05/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/11/45. Allocated 84 OBU ex 1RSU for conversion to components 17/12/45.SOC 11/01/46.
    A58-627 HF.VIII MV117 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-Z 26/12/44. Rec 6AD ex 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45.Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.

    Highlight for Album: Spitfire A58-627

    A58-628 HF.VIII MV120 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/11/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled, held 2AD. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 13/12/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-629 HF.VIII MV121 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 26/12/44. Accident 17/07/45 when landing at Labuan.Pilot; F/Lt D F Evans wasn't injured. Rec 9 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 26/07/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 17/09/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 457Sqn RAAF 01/11/45. Allocated 84 OBU ex 1RSU for conversion to components 17/12/45.SOC 11/01/46.
    A58-630 HF.VIII MV124 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 26/12/44. Landing Accident Pittoe, Morotai 08/05/45, F/Lt D F Evans wasn't injured (Later crashlands A58-629 in July 45). Rec 9 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 09/05/45. Approval to convert to components 15/06/45. Issued for conversion and SOC 25/06/45.
    A58-631 HF.VIII MV125 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/11/44. Rec 457Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-V 26/11/45. Rec 9 RSU 09/05/45.Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 12/06/45.Shared kill in last Japanese Dinah recon aircraft to be shot down on 20/06/45 near Sipitang Village Borneo with A58-620(F/Lt G Campbell). Dinah crashed 55 miles SE of Labuan. Pilot was Flt-Lt Scrimgeour 457Sqn RAAF Rec 6AD ex 457Sqn RAAF 29/09/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-632 HF.VIII MV128 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 15/11/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled, held 2AD. Rec 6AD Store ex 2AD 06/12/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-633 HF.VIII MV129 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/11/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 22/01/45. Lost on sortie 1710hrs 11/07/45 near Techilian Village in British North Borneo. Some 30 minutes after take-off and at 6500ft , the engine failed. F/O F J Inger Serv#408583, turn aircraft on a heading towards the coast in a hope to glide to the sea. Approximately some 12-15 miles from the coast, he was forced to bail out over some heavily timbered countryside. He stayed on site overnight and travelled the next day to Suliman Lake where he was picked up by a RAAF Catalina Flying Boat piloted by F/Lt W Mills DFC. SOC 22/07/45.
    A58-634 HF.VIII MV132 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 12/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/11/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 22/02/45. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 15/04/45. Rec 9RSU 02/05/45. Rec Allocated and Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 02/05/45. Rec 9 RSU 22/05/45. Rec 457Sqn RAAF 24/06/45. Rec 6AD Store 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-635 HF.VIII MV169 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 27/12/44. Rec 6AD Store 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-636 HF.VIII MV170 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. 11/01/45. Issued to No1 ES for an exhibition for the RAAF Locker Fund. Rec 1AD ex 1ES 12/02/45. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 08/05/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 16/05/45. Allocated 6AD Ferry Flight 27/10/45. Accident on landing Pitoe Strip, Morotai 01/11/45 when port main tyre burst causing the aircraft to swing off the strip and crash. Pilot W/O D Halliday was not injured. Approval to convert to components 13/12/45.
    A58-637 HF.VIII MV172 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. 11/01/45. To CAC 21/01/45 to be used as prototype coolant pipe replacement tests for whole MkVIII fleet which were suffering from corroded pipes on arrival ex UK. Rec 1AD ex CAC 06/11/45. Placed in 1AD Store 22/01/46. Per recommendation of 4th Maintenance Group Report, aircraft to be converted to components 11/02/46. SOC 12/02/46.
    A58-638 HF.VIII MV173 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Accident during engine ground run 16/01/45 Laverton when wiring caught fire. Aircraft airframe not damaged. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 02/07/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 29/07/45. Allocated 6AD Ferry Flight to Oakey 25/10/45. A/c was unserviceable and was re-allocated to 60OBU 26/10/45. Approval to be converted to components12/11/45 on site. SOC 13/12/45.
    A58-639 HF.VIII MV174 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 26/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-V 03/08/45. Issued 6AD Ferry Flight 22/10/45.Takeoff Accident Mokmer Strip Biak 26/10/45, piloted by F/Lt H "Fred" O'Brien (457Sqn RAAF) when engine seized on take-off forcing pilot to put down and ground loop at the end of the runway. Approval to be converted to components 04/02/46. SOC 06/02/46. NB: E/E88 has MV184 with hand written MV174 cancelled out above it. MV184 is A58-717 per E/E/88 Card.
    A58-640 HF.VIII MV175 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 25/06/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF and coded UP-W 29/07/45. Rec 6AD Store 79 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-641 HF.VIII MV182 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 02/07/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 27/07/45. Rec 6AD Store 452 Sqn RAAF 07/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-642 HF.VIII MV321 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 01/07/45. Rec 6AD Store 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-643 HF.VIII MV466 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 26/06/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF and coded UP-K 08/07/45. Maybe later coded UP-G. Rec 6AD Store 79 Sqn RAAF 05/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-644 HF.VIII MV472 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Held by 1AD 1944-45. Stored ex 1AD 17/02/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised to write off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 10/08/47. Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/08/49.
    A58-645 HF.VIII MV473 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 08/05/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF and coded UP-V 26/05/45. Rec 6AD Store 79 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMGI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-646 HF.VIII MV474 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 03/07/45.Rec 6AD Ferry Flight ex 452 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Damaged at Garbutt 05/11/45 when taxying, striking tarmac with airscrew. Pilot, F/Lt L S Reid 452 Sqn RAAF not injured. Rec 13ARD ex 6AD. Stored 10/05/46 . Approval to convert to components 16/07/46.
    A58-647 HF.VIII MV476 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Issued 452 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-V 02/07/45. Lost on Bombing Operation North West Borneo 12/07/45 when pulling out of 3000 ft dive, bottoming out at 1500feet was hit by AAA near Tawao area. Gained height to 6000 feet when oild pressure dropped. Pilot, Acting S/Ldr Kelvin Milne Barclay DFC Serv#407662 (Commanding officer of 452 Sqn RAAF) bailed out midway between Sebatik and Boekay Islands in the sea. He was picked up three hours later by ASR Launch. SOC 25/07/45.
    A58-648 HF.VIII MV477 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 01/07/45. Rec 6AD Ferry Flight ex 457 Sqn RAAF 30/10/45. Aircraft U/S, rec 60 OBU 12/11/45. Approved to convert to components 11/12/45. SOC 13/12/45.
    A58-649 HF.VIII MV478 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded QY-G 01/07/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 01/11/45 . Aircraft U/S. Approved to convert to components 19/12/45. SOC 11/01/46.
    A58-650 HF.VIII MV479 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Pool Reserve 22/06/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 28/07/45. Accident on take off 04/08/45, Croydon Strip. Pilot, F/O K H Lee collided with truck on the side of the strip. He was taken to hospital for observation. Approval for conversion to components 21/09/45. SOC 01/11/45.
    A58-651 HF.VIII MV486 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 08/05/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF and coded UP-Z as Sqn Ldr Ken James aircraft 14/05/45. Rec 9RSU 27/07/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 11/08/45. Rec 6AD Store 79 Sqn RAAF 05/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-652 HF.VIII MT896 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 25/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 25/06/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF 03/08/45. Not to be issued , held 1 RSU for survey 14/08/45. Aircraft U/S, rec 84 OBU 17/12/45. Approved to convert to components 17/12/45. SOC 11/01/46.

    Spitfire A58-652

    A58-653 HF.VIII MT897 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 29/11/44. Rec 9 RSU Pool Reserve 08/05/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 16/05/45. Damaged by Enemy AAA near Saraminda when flown by F/O Pretty, engine was struck by 25mm shell as well as a 0.50cal bullet hole in the starboard mainplane, 29/07/45. Approval for conversion to components 17/10/45. Rec 18 RSU ex 452 Sqn RAAF 25/10/45. SOC 04/12/45.
    A58-654 HF.VIII MT900 Arrived in Australia on SS Horoata 30/11/44. Rec 1AD ex UK 24/11/44. Rec 9RSU Reserve Pool 22/06/45. Rec 79Sqn RAAF 29/07/45. Lost on Operations 2/08/45 near Teba River, Halmaheras area . F/O B B Newman 79Sqn a/c hit by AAA and broke up. This was 79 Sqn RAAF final war loss.Wreckage and body retreival (Cremated and remains buried 5 metres nearby by Japanese) made in 1948 near the head waters of the Tebai River near Titilegon Kampong. SOC 09/08/45.
    A58-655 HF.VIII MV116 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-656 HF.VIII MV137 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-657 HF.VIII MV140 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 07/07/45.Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Canc 17/08/45. Rec 3AD 26/11/45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-658 HF.VIII MV146 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-659 HF.VIII MV147 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-660 HF.VIII MV148 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 09/01/45. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Canc 17/08/45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-661 HF.VIII MV151 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-662 HF.VIII MV152 SL1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46.Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-663 HF.VIII MV155 Arrived in Australia on LS 1966 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-664 HF.VIII MV460 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46.Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-665 HF.VIII MV461 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-666 HF.VIII MV463 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44. A/c re-numbered RAAF 16/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-667 HF.VIII MV464 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 33/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-668 HF.VIII MV467 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 3AD. Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49.
    A58-669 HF.VIII MT892 Arrived in Australia on LS 1965 08/11/44. Rec 3AD ex UK 13/11/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 07/12/44. Alolocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool. Held 3AD Amberley 1944-45. Accident on test flight 06/04/45 when following engine failure, pilot crash landed Amberely. Pilot was F/Lt Filshie of 3AD who suffered minor injuries. Rec 3 CRD 20/04/45. Converted to Components 19/06/45.
    A58-670 HF.VIII MV153 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 04/12/44.A/c re-numbered RAAF 09/12/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Held 2AD Richmond 1944-45. Canc 17/08/45. Rec 6AD ex 2AD 06/12/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMBI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-671 HF.VIII MV154 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/11/44. A/c re-numbered RAAF 09/12/44. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. An instructor at the Sydney Technical College named Mark Leech, successfully negotiated a donation of 2 Spitfires, 1 Vultee Vengeance and 1 Mosquito to the College to be used for teaching aircraft apprentices. MV154 was assembled at the Technical College and was used until 1961. Both Spitfires were acquired by Syd Marshall at Bankstown in the early sixties. After his death, MV154 was sold to R. Lamplough UK as G-BKMI, 23/12/82,1989. Restoration by John Hart, Bristol 1993 Marked as MT928 G-BKMI Robs Lamplough & Pete John, Filton, Dec 1995. Was in the WW2 film Dark Blue World.

    Spitfire A58-671

    A58-672 HF.VIII MV156 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 05/12/44.Rec 9 RSU Reserve pool 13/05/45. Rec 457 Sqn RAAF and coded ZP-Y 22/02/45. Rec 9RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 18/03/45. Issued 457 Sqn RAAF 07/05/45. Rec 1 RSU ex 457 Sqn RAAF 01/11/45. Allocated 84 OBU 17/12/45. Approval to convert to components 11/01/46.

    Spitfire A58-672

    A58-673 HF.VIII MV468 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 12/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-674 HF.VIII MV469 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage17/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-675 HF.VIII MV470 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 05/12/44. A/c renumbered A58- 09/12/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled. Issued and rec 2AD storage 19/11/45. Issued and rec 6AD storage 06/12/45 ex 2AD storage. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-676 HF.VIII MV471 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 7/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-677 HF.VIII MV475 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 7/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-678 HF.VIII MT748 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 7/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-679 HF.VIII MT893 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 05/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 05/01/45. Cancelled. Issued and rec 2AD storage 15/11/45. Issued and rec 6AD storage 13/12/45 ex 2AD storage. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-680 HF.VIII MT894 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 7/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-681 HF.VIII MT895 Arrived in Australia on SS Port Fairley 24/11/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 19/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-682 HF.VIII MV150 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 29/11/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 19/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-683 HF.VIII MV176 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-684 HF.VIII MV189 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-685 HF.VIII MV322 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 09/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-686 HF.VIII MV487 Arrived in Australia on LS 1972 17/02/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 20/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-687 HF.VIII MV503 Arrived in Australia on LS 1972 17/02/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58- series 27/12/44. Issued and rec 6AD storage 12/12/45 ex 2AD storage. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-688 HF.VIII MV504 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58- series 27/12/44. Rec 2AD storage 07/05/45 ex 2AD . Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-689 HF.VIII MV505 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58- series 27/12/44. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool ex 2AD 15/08/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15/09/45. Rec 6AD ex 79 Sqn RAAF 05/11/45. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-690 HF.VIII MV508 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/12/44. A/c renumbered A58- series 27/12/44. Issued and rec 2AD ex 2AD Storage 22/11/45. A/c allocated to SMSO, 4MG for communications purposes 29/11/45. Rec 1AD ex 2AD storage 05/02/46. Rec 1AD storage 17/04/46. Stored Cat C 17/04/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 19/05/48. SOC 08/06/49.
    A58-691 HF.VIII MV510 Arrived in Australia on SS Ajax 17/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 12/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-692 HF.VIII MV179 Arrived in Australia on LS 1973 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-693 HF.VIII MV240 Arrived in Australia on LS 1973 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-694 HF.VIII MV324 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 09/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-695 HF.VIII MV484 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-696 HF.VIII MV502 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-697 HF.VIII MV507 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-698 HF.VIII MV509 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 14/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-699 HF.VIII MV511 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-700 HF.VIII MV512 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 12/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-701 HF.VIII MV513 Arrived in Australia on SS Suffolk 23/12/44. Rec 2AD ex UK 26/12/44. A/c renumbered A58-series 27/12/44. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-702 HF.VIII MV177 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-703 HF.VIII MV178 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-704 HF.VIII MV183 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-705 HF.VIII MV323 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-706 HF.VIII MV325 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-707 HF.VIII MV499 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-708 HF.VIII MV481 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-709 HF.VIII MV500 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-710 HF.VIII MV501 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-711 HF.VIII MV506 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-712 HF.VIII MT899 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-713 HF.VIII MV171 Arrived in Australia on SS Sapperton Park 13/01/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/01/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/01/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-714 HF.VIII MV465 Arrived in Australia on SS Sapperton Park 13/01/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/01/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/01/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-715 HF.VIII MT890 Arrived in Australia on SS Sarp 01/01/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 22/01/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/01/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-716 HF.VIII MV485 Arrived in Australia on SS Sussex 06/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 09/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-717 HF.VIII MV184 Arrived in Australia on SS Parpar 06/02/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 13/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 18/02/45. Rec 1 APU ex 2AD 19/04/45. Rec Darwin RAAF ex 1 APU 22/05/47. Approved for conversion to components 15/09/47. RR Merlin 70s #154473.
    A58-718 HF.VIII MV200 Arrived in Australia on SS Parpar 06/02/45. Rec 1AD ex UK 13/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/02/45. Accident 23/03/45 when aircraft crashed landed at Laverton Vic on test flight when undercarriage folded. Pilot, F/O B M Cardwell not injured. Repaired. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 09/08/45. Cancelled. Rec 1AD storage 13/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 19/05/48. Struck off 08/08/49.
    A58-719 HF.VIII MV241 Arrived in Australia on SS Parpar 06/02/45.Rec 1AD ex UK 13/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/02/45. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 25/06/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 07/07/45. Coded QY-Q. Rec 6AD Store 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMGI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-720 HF.VIII MV244 Arrived in Australia on SS Parpar 06/02/45.Rec 1AD ex UK 13/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/02/45. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 29/06/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 28/07/45.Coded QY-O. Issued 16ARD ex452 Sqn RAAF 07/08/45. Rec 452 Sqn RAAF 15/10/45. Rec 6AD Store 452 Sqn RAAF 06/11/45. Rec CFS 06/12/45. Rec Point Cook Store ex CFS 09/05/46. Stored Cat B 01/10/46. Issued GTS Wagga 06/04/49 by road ex Point Cook. Approval to convert to components 14/04/49.
    A58-721 HF.VIII MV243 Arrived in Australia on LS 2495 10/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-722 HF.VIII MV514 Arrived in Australia on LS 2495 16/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/02/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/02/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-723 HF.VIII MV342 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 05/03/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 12/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-724 HF.VIII MT835 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 05/03/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 12/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-725 HF.VIII MT910 Arrived in Australia on SS Brisbane Star 05/03/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 12/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 12/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-726 HF.VIII MV187 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 19/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-727 HF.VIII MV192 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 18/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-728 HF.VIII MV199 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 04/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 19/03/45?. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-729 HF.VIII MV235 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 04/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 19/03/45?. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-730 HF.VIII MV482 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 16/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 18/03/45. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-731 LF.VIII NH614 Arrived in Australia on SS City of Calcutta 27/02/45. Rec 3AD ex UK 04/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 19/03/45?. Allocated to Rosewood(near Amberley) 05/04/46. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 22/05/46. Passed to DAP 07/10/48. Struck off 16/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-732 HF.VIII MV180 Arrived in Australia on SS Martaban 28/03/45. Rec 1AD ex UK 27/03/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 31/03/45. Rec 9 RSU Reserve Pool 29/06/45. Rec 79 Sqn RAAF 15/09/45. Rec 6AD Store 79 Sqn RAAF 02/11/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMGI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-733 HF.VIII MT914 Arrived in Australia on SS ???? 28/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 10/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 11/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 25/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-734 HF.VIII MV181 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 25/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-735 HF.VIII MV185 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Issued 9 RSU Reserve Pool 09/07/45. Rec 13ARD 17/09/45 for fuel pump repairs. Rec 6AD Store ex 13ARD 02/10/45. Stored Cat C 01/03/46 RMGI. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Authorised Write-off 22/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46. Passed to DAP 07/11/47. SOC 15/11/48.
    A58-736 HF.VIII MV186 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 25/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-737 HF.VIII MV190 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-738 HF.VIII MV191 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-739 HF.VIII MV193 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-740 HF.VIII MV194 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-741 HF.VIII MV196 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 20/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Issued 9 RSU Reserve Pool 24/07/45. Accident 1040hrs due to fuel starvation , piloted by F/O Dalton crashed landed at Gogango on the 25th July 1945. Held by 9RSU. Rec 6CRD ex 9RSU 20/08/45. Allocated 13ARD 13/02/46. Approval to convert to components 09/07/46. Merlin 70 Series Engine was allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-742 HF.VIII MV197 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 20/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 06/07/45. Cancelled 17/08/46. Accident 1040hrs 11/01/46 at Richmond RAAF Base , piloted by F/Lt J B Anderson crashed landed. This was the last Spitfire accident recored in RAAF Service. Rec 2AD ex 2AD Erection 12/04/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-743 HF.VIII MV198 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-744 HF.VIII MV202 Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-745 HF.VIII MV206 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 27/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-746 HF.VIII MV237 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 06/07/45. Cancelled 17/08/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 01/03/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-747 HF.VIII MV242 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 17/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-748 HF.VIII MV344 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 23/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 14/10/48. The Spitfire'swere taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-749 HF.VIII MT898 Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Allocated 9 RSU Reserve Pool 06/07/45. Cancelled 17/08/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 01/03/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-750 HF.VIII MV188 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 20/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-751 HF.VIII MV195 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 01/03/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-752 HF.VIII MV203 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/05/45. A/c allocated A58-series, but not carried 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 27/10/48. Marked AH3. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. Marked as AH3. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.

    Spitfire A58-752

    A58-753 HF.VIII MV204 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 14/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 20/10/48. The Spitfire'swere taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-754 HF.VIII MV207 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 25/10/48. The Spitfire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.
    A58-755 HF.VIII MV233 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-756 HF.VIII MV346 Arrived in Australia on SS Clan Farquaha 04/05/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 11/05/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 17/05/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-757 HF.VIII MT891 Arrived in Australia on SS Fondadab 14/06/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 16/06/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 19/06/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Stored Cat C 22/03/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs.
    A58-758 HF.VIII MV239 Crashed on test flight 6 MU 20/03/45 UK. Shipped to Australia 23/04/45 on Landing Ship LS2820 arriving 19/06/45 in Australia. Rec 2AD ex UK 24/06/45. A/c re-numbered A58- series 26/06/45. Rec 2AD Storage 07/05/46. Stored Cat E 01/10/46 . Authorised for disposal 24/05/46. Passed to DAP 24/06/48. Struck off 06/09/49. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall in supply along with 88 other stored MkVIII HFs. Acquired by Sydney Tech College in 1949 .1961 Sid Marshall, Bankstown AUS,1983. Sold & restored for ground runs only. 29.12.85 Airworthy as VH-HET with Col Pay, AustraliaFlying as VH-HET, previously painted as A58-758 but now painted as A58-602 and now located and flown by Temora Aviation Museum NSW.May 2000 Acquired by David Lowy and in the Temora Aviation Museum, New South Wales, Australia, on extended loan.

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    Page Author: Gordon Birkett.

    Source: Flightpath Magazine, Book: Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, RAF Group 2 Records, RAAF Status Cards, RAN Records from AMOF. NAA Research from Gordon Birkett.

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