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RAAF Serial Aircraft History
A9-1001 Ex-RAF L4448, Imported as pattern aircraft 1939.
Original Taurus engine replaced by 1200 HP Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasps at CAC.
First flight in this configuration 05/05/41.
Served with 1AD and No 4 Communication Flight.
Crashed 27/02/43, Darwin when aircraft swerved on takeoff and collided with a truck.
Converted to components 09/43.
A9-1 Previously T9540, Intended for use in Singapore.
Served with 1 OTU.
Overshot flare path and crashed through boundary 29/09/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
Placed into storage, 23/10/45 and written off 08/49.
 

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A9-2 Previously T9541.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Forced landing 24/11/42 in sea off Cape Vogel PNG.
Crew reached shore safely.
A9-3 Previously T9542.
Forced landing after catching fire in the air 18/05/42, beside Kilmany Rubbish Dump VIC.
Cause of crash was a build up of fuel in the wing at the exhaust.
Drain holes allowing moisture to drain from the wing had been omitted causing the fuel to build up and when the aircraft was started up, it caught fire.
Pilot "Blackjack" Walker was on his first solo flight in a Beaufort.
Aircraft converted to components.
A9-4 Previously T9543.
Crashed 14/12/41 on Batchelor airfield during ferry flight from Beaufort Division of Dept of Aircraft Corporation (DAP) to Singapore.
A9-5 Previously T9544.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 07/11/42, near Marlo VIC.
Pilot; A.J.R Oates.
Crashed 17/11/42 during non-operational navigational reconnaissance flight 5 miles ENE of Bairnsdale.
Crew; PLTOFF Frank Watson Wildy 415208(pilot), SGT Arthur Albert Adolph 413719(observer), SGT Alan Francis Musgrave 409728(WAG), SGT Ian Waldock Garside 409685(WAG) killed.
Converted to components.
A9-6 Previously T9545.
Served with 1 OTU.
Forced landing 09/03/43, 8 miles north of Bairnsdale VIC.
Pilot; PLTOFF R.F. Kagi was uninjured.
Converted to components.

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A9-7 Previously T9546.
Crashed 12/07/43, on take off East Sale, VIC, when pilot flying solo swerved and groundlooped.
Pilot; SGT J.R.P. Medwell.
Crashed 16/09/44, Forge Creek, 2 miles west of Eagle Point VIC during a low-level formation exercise.
Crew; FLTLT Andrew E Clarke McLean 2764 (pilot) killed & FLTSGT Pritchard (WAG) seriously injured.
Converted to components.
A9-8 Previously T9547.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Forced landing 01/09/42 Wagga.
Crashed 09/01/1943,Milne Bay PNG.
Crew; SGT Lochlan James Howlett 408846, SGT William Reeve Young 408901, SGT Geoffrey Stace Megaw 412051, SGT Donald William Lay 408248 killed.
A9-9 Previously T9548.
Served with 1 OTU.
Transferred to storage 7AD 08/01/46.
Airframe only sold to T Carr & Company.
A9-10 Previously T9549.
Served with 5OTU, 5AD, 1A, 5CU and 11CU.
Converted to components 12/45.
A9-11 Previously T9550.
Served with 100 Sqn. Crashed 03/02/42, Richmond NSW.
Converted to components.
A9-12 Previously T9551.
Served with 100 Sqn and 1 OTU.
Allotted to 1APU 07/02/45 for performance investigation under tropical conditions.
Authorised for write off 17/05/46.
A9-13 Previously T9552.
Served with 1 OTU. Code: FX-B.
Whilst with 8 CU it suffered a forced landing at Tadji, Papua New Guinea 05/45 and was converted to components.
Recovered by Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong in 1974.
On display at Museum of Army Aviation, Oakey QLD
Fitted with the cockpit of A9-210 also recovered from Tadji.
Acquired by Australian National Air Museum, Moorabbin 07/2011
Moorabbin's webpage on A9-13

Highlight for Album: Beaufort A9-13

A9-14 Previously T9553.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Converted to Mk9 transport aircraft 04/09/44.
Renumbered A9-701.
A9-15 Previously T9554.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed during test flight while at 1AD 11/03/43, near Laverton VIC.
Converted to components.
A9-16 Previously T9555.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed in flames 09/03/43, 10 miles southeast of Woodside VIC.
Crew; PLTOFF Herbert Walter Maurice Greenwood 415240 (pilot), SGT Norman John Crosbie 401771 (observer), SGT William Ernest Myrie Gough 406844 (WAG), SGT Joseph Henry Shepherd 5975(WAG)killed. Written off.
A9-17 Previously T9556.
Served with 1 OTU.
Engine caught fire 18/03/43, East Sale VIC.
Crew; FLGOFF Adam F. Gillespie (Instructor), PLTOFF J.W. Hall (pilot), SGT F. Edwards, SGT G.K. Bennewith (WAG).
Hall, Edwards and Bennewith were also the crew of A9-51 which crashed 04/04/43 at Bengworden Range.
Converted to Mk IX A9-702 04/09/44.
A9-18 Previously T9557.
Served with 1 OTU and 100 Sqn.
Crashed and burned 12/06/44 Tocumwal airstrip, NSW.
Written off 07/44.
A9-19 Previously T9558.
Served with 100 Sqn, 5OTU and 1 OTU.
Damaged during heavy landing 21/09/44, East Sale VIC.
Converted to instructional airframe No 12 Central Flying School.
A9-20 Previously T9559.
Served with 100 Sqn and BTU.
Crashed 29/05/43, into sea off Jervis Bay NSW.
Converted to components.
A9-21 Previously T9560.
Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to components 07/43.
A9-22 Previously T9561.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 26/06/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
First recorded accident for 1 OTU.
Crew; PLTOFF J.M. Whitworth, SGT L.S. Vial.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
A9-23 Previously T9562. Served with 1 OTU and 5CU.
Conversion to components 05/45.
A9-24 Previously T9563. Served with 12RSW 09/42 to 09/43.
Authorised for write off 05/46.
A9-25 Previously T9564.
Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to instructional aircraft No 10 for No 1 Engineering School 03/05/44.
A9-26 Previously T9565.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Struck aftermast of hulk 22/10/42 3 miles southwest of Picnic Bay Magnetic Island, QLD whilst engaged in formation practice dive bombing.
Crew; George Douglas Rutherford Avery 404083 (pilot), FLGOFF Douglas Crawford Bell 404031 (observer), FLGOFF Leslie Joseph Schwartz 405455 (WAG) & AC1 E.M. Kennedy (passenger?) killed.
Converted to components.
A9-27 Previously T9566.
Served with 6 OTU.
Crashed 14/04/43.
This is one of the most spectacular mid-air accidents ever to be caught on film. Three aircraft from 8OTU were participating in a formation flypast for a party of accredited war correspondents that were on a ship in Jervis Bay, near Nowra, NSW. With a fox Movietone camera filming the three aircraft flew at low level down along the port side of the ship performing a "Prince of Wales" breakup. Beaufort A9-27, flying in the middle of the formation, began a gentle climb while Beaufort A9-268, flying to his immediate right came along side. The tip of the left wing of A9-268 struck the tail plane of A9-27, which was then torn off of the aircraft as a result. While not receiving much damage Beaufort A9-268 then commenced a left turn, which ended with the aircraft rolling on to its back and plunging nose first into the sea not far from the ship. Immediately after the crippling collision A9-27's climb steepened but it was uncontrollable and the aircraft soon lost the power to stay airborne and it too plunged into the sea nose first not far from the place were the first aircraft fell.
Today, the crew of A9-27 is buried in the Nowra War Cemetery.
Crew; FLGOFF Raymond Sydney Green 408110 (Pilot), FLGOFF Maurice Francis Hoban 409118, FSGT Sweetnam 408077 & SGT Albert John Bailey 409976.
A9-28 Previously T9567.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 12/09/42.
Failed to return from flight between Bairnsdale and Flinders Island.
Crew; SGT Andrew Basil Barton 403304 (pilot), SGT Ronald Allan Cuthill 10693 (observer), SGT Patrick John Healy & SGT Peter Kimber Hugh(WAGS).
A9-29 Previously T9568.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 22/12/42 into sea while carrying out an authorised torpedo attack on shipping in Milne Bay, PNG.
Crew; Sgt John Duncan (pilot), PLTOFF Harry Thomas (observer) and SGT Nicholson (WAG) survived crash.
Sgt William Herbert Rabbish 406903 (WAG) killed.
Written off.
A9-30 Previously T9569.
Served with 100 Sqn and BTU/6OTU.
Forced landing 27/01/44 into sea 2 miles east of Point Perpendicular, NSW.
Crew; FLTSGT Maxwell Graham Brown 418338(pilot), PLTOFF Kieth Edward Balzer 434098 (observer), SGT Peter Barrington Burrowes 419699 & FLTSGT R S Merrotsky (WAGS) survived crash.
Written off.
A9-31 Previously T9583.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crash landed 25/06/42 on return from a mission, Port Moresby, PNG.
Converted to components 11/44.
A9-32 Previously T9584.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 09/01/1943 Normanby Island near Milne Bay, PNG returning from a mission over Gasmata.
Crew; SGT Francis Owen Roberts 408521 (WAG), SGT Albert Roland Hayson 11639 (WAG), SGT Robert Forrest 408677 (pilot), PLTOFF Geoffrey Arnold Collins 416247 (observer) killed.
A9-33 Previously T9585.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed and burned on landing 05/10/43, East Sale VIC.
Crew; FLTLT Frank Keith Morcombe DFC 406572 (pilot) & SGT James Whamond Cameron 437116 (student?).
Converted to components 10/43.
A9-34 Previously T9586.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 07/10/42, near Laverton VIC during a test flight at 1AD.
Converted to components - Instructional fuselage No 1.
A9-35 Previously T9587.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 07/08/42, VIC.
Pilot; SGT P. Harrison.
Also served with 100 Sqn.
Authorised for write off 05/46.
A9-36 Previously T9588.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 25/06/42 Mount Mulligan 35 miles northwest of Mareeba QLD when returning from an anti-submarine patrol.
Aircraft got lost and had to force land.
Crew: FLGOFF Cahir (pilot), PLTOFF Smith, PLTOFF Schwartz and SGT Borserini.
Also served with 5OTU and 1 OTU.
Converted to components 11/45.
A9-37 Previously T9589.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Converted to components.
A9-38 Previously T9590.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Forced landing 11/07/44 Benalla airfield, VIC.
Converted to components.
A9-39 Previously T9591.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 07/08/42, VIC.
Also served with 5OTU and BTU.
Hull sold to T Carr & Company 17/02/53.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-40 Previously T9592.
Served with 100 Sqn. Crashed 05/06/42, Coen QLD.
Converted to components.

Beaufort T9592/A9-40

A9-41 Previously T9593.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 09/03/43, into shallow water Lake Victoria VIC.
Pilot; SGT G. Gear.
Converted to components.
A9-42 Previously T9594.
Served with 100 Sqn and BTU.
Forced landed 27/01/44 on the side of Nowra aerodrome, NSW with undercarriage retracted.
Converted to components.
A9-43 Previously T9595.
On display at Warbirds Museum, Mildura until it closed.
Current location unknown.

Beaufort Mk.II A9-43
Fishermans Bend, 
May, 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

A9-44 Previously T9596.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Authorised for write off 05/46.
A9-45 Previously T9597.
Served with 1 OTU.
Ground looped 06/09/43, East Sale VIC after blow out of prot tyre when taking off.
Pilot; FLTLT Geoffrey Norman Reeve 401081 and SGT Leslie Lloyd Giles 417633.
Reeve and Giles later killed 13/09/43 A9-303.
A9-46 Previously T9598.
Served with 100 Sqn, BTU and Central Flying School.
Piloted by WGCDR Balmer, this was the first Australian built Beaufort to cross the Owen Stanley Ranges in PNG.
Struck off charge 08/49.

Beaufort T9598/A9-46

A9-47 Previously T9599.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crash landed East Sale 05/03/43 when starboard tyre blew out and undercarriage collapsed.
Crew; SGT Geoffrey Walter Parker 415439, SGT Irwin Bruce Watson 406416, SGT James Evans 406833(WAG), SGT J. Perrin. Parker,
Watson and Evans killed at BTU 24/05/43 A9-115.
Crashed 28/06/44, East Sale VIC. Pilot SGT M.H. Hazelwood.
Converted to components.
A9-48 Previously T9600.
Served with 100 Sqn and BTU.
Crashed 25/01/44 Nowra NSW.
Converted to components.
A9-49 Previously T9601. Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 03/10/42, Bairnsdale area VIC.
Crew; SGT Peter Kirk Crombie 408972(pilot), SGT Bruce Wellesley Morrow 411039 (WAG), SGT Peter Cribb 405348 (observer) & SGT Alfred John Carl 405540(WAG)killed.
Written off.
A9-50 Previously T9602.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 05/06/42, Mareeba QLD.
The aircraft ground looped while landing.
As the aircraft was headed towards all of the 100 Sqn planes parked along the strip, the pilot attempted to fly off and crashed into trees.
Crew; PLTOFF Barry Schlank, PLTOFF Thomas and SGT Wehr and about 10 ground crew passengers were on board.
Converted to components.
A9-51 Previously T9603.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 04/04/42, Bengwarden Masthead Bombing Range VIC.
Crew; FLTLT Jack Haythorn 260722(instructor), FLTSGT Ross Nicholas George Zimbulis 406419(observer) killed in accident.
PLTOFF J.W. Hall (pilot), SGT F. Edwards, SGT G.K. Bennewith (WAGS) survived crash.
Hall, Edwards and Bennewith were also involved in the crash of A9-17 18/03/43 at Bairnsdale.
Crashed 18/11/45, Garbutt aerodrome QLD.
A9-52 Previously T9604.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 26/06/42, target Lae Airstrip, New Guinea.
Crew; SQNLDR Charles Walter Lyndsay Sage 255 (pilot), FLGOFF Joseph Anderson Wormald 402812(observer), SGT Douglas Wallace Desmond 405839 and FLTSGT Charles Forbes Patterson 401048 (WAGS)killed.
First Australian Beaufort lost on an operation against the enemy.
A9-53 Previously T9605.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 09/09/42, Essendon VIC.
Pilot SGT Keith Furze.
Crashed 11/07/43 Forest Hill NSW.
A9-54 Previously T9606.
Crashed 22/08/42, Bohle River QLD.
Forced landing 16/11/44 into sea 100 yards from south end of Lae Strip, PNG.
Converted to components 01/45.
A9-55 Previously T9607.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 11/08/43, East Sale VIC when starboard undercarriage retracted on landing.
Crew; SGT Gilbert McKenzie Fleming 418375, SGT Berte Dempsey 409790, SGT William Arthur Sudholtz 414274, SGT Donald Keith Stephenson 42836.
This crew killed 31/01/44 A9-376 at Goodenough Island New Guinea, while serving with 8 Sqn.
Converted to Instructional aircraft No 11 for 1 Engineering School 05/44.
A9-56 Previously T9608.
Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 12/06/42,near Mareeba QLD.
Failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.
Crew; SGT Charles Douglas Hucker 400674, SGT John Roland Pittman 407971, SGT Edward Kennion Jones 407679, SGT Horace Evans Shying 405942 killed.
A9-57 Previously T9624.
Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 07/11/42, Bairnsdale VIC when undercarriage retracted instead of flaps while stationary on ground.
Pilot; FLTSGT G.P. Cogan.
Converted to components 10/45.
A9-58 Previously T9625.
Served with 1 OTU.
Authorised for write off 26/04/45.
A9-59 PreviouslyT9626
Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to Mk9 07/10/44 and renumbered A9-710 13/11/44.

Highlight for Album: Beaufort A9-59

A9-60 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 02/10/42 on night torpedo attack near Bougainville.
Crew; FLTLT Donald Charles Stumm 270681(pilot), FLGOFF Kenneth Roy Hendy 408652 (observer), SGT Arthur Adnah Walker 406907 and SGT Cecil Clive Hale 405679(WAGS) killed.
A9-61 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 02/10/42, near Lakes Entrance VIC.
Crew; PLTOFF J.V Legge (pilot), PLTOFF L.C Andrews (observer), SGT D. Marshall(WAG).
Converted to components.
A9-62 Served with 100 Sqn and No 3 Communication Unit.
Converted to components 03/47.
A9-63 Served with 1 OTU, No 10 Communication Unit and No 5 Communication Unit.
Crashed 21/11/45 on landing Merauke strip, PNG.
Converted to components 12/45.
A9-64 Served with 100 Sqn.
Crashed 12/07/42, Arthurs Seat - Dromana VIC.
Crew; FLGOFF Robert Terence Wolfenden Elcoate 712, SGT Charles Martin Redgrave 405934, FLTSGT James Robert Axon 405033(WAG), Dudley Merton Wehl 404520 (observer) killed.
Converted to components 08/42.
In 1995 the Dromana and District Historical Society erected an Aircraft Crash Site Plaque in memory of the crew.
A9-65 Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to No 1 Instructional airframe.
A9-66 Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to components 09/44.

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A9-67 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 11/01/43, off Victorian Coast.
The aircraft failed to return from an exercise to carry out front seat gunnery attacks on a sea marker, which was dropped during the exercise (Exercise DR 3).
Crew; SGT Norman John Long 411793(pilot)FLGOFF Richard Stuart Patterson 409228(observer), SGT Allen Ralph Simpson 417004 (WAG),& SGT Norman Neil McKay 413644 (WAG) killed.
A9-68 Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to components 12/45.
A9-69 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 05/07/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; FLGOFF F J Montgomery(pilot), PLTOFF J.H. Davies, FLGOFF A.J. Higgins, PLTOFF W.A Hepworth injured in crash.
Heavy landing 08/08/43, Moruya NSW.
Converted to components 12/43.
A9-70 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 07/02/43, in sea off Bairnsdale while on an operational training flight.
Crew; SGT Peter Ernest Goldsmid (pilot)411894, SGT Mervyn Bertrand Davey 416327(observer), SGT Roderick Neil McDonald 9280(WAG), SGT Charles John William Keith 414408(WAG) killed.
A9-71 Served with 100 Sqn.
Served with 1APU for use as a flying laboratory 19/05/44.
Authorised for write off 17/05/46.
A9-72 Served with 1 OTU.
Ground looped on landing 14/11/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; PLTOFF H.W. Wade, SGT F.A. Penaluna, PLTOFF K.H. Jamieson, SGT J.A. Nash.
A9-73 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 02/10/42, on take off Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; SGT Gordon Alfred David 409095 killed.
A9-74 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 16/10/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; PLTOFF Ian Harris Fielding 409038 (pilot), SGT J.J. Callagan, SGT W. Smith, SGT H. Brock, FLGOFF C. Howe.
Fielding killed 02/04/45 in A9-667 while serving with 100 Sqn.
Forced landing 25/08/43 6 miles south of Forbes, NSW.
Converted to Instructional airframe No 8 for No 1 Engineering School 23/02/44.
Written off 13/05/46.
A9-75 Served with 100 Sqn and BTU/6 OTU.
Ground looped on take off 21/12/43, Nowra NSW.
Converted to components.
A9-76 Served with Central Gunnery School.
Placed into storage 18/10/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/48/
A9-77 Served with 1 OTU.
Ground looped on landing 27/08/42, Bairnsdale VIC.
Pilot SGT E. Stuart, details of other crew not known.
Served briefly with 5OTU, 6OTU and Central Flying School 02/44 to 06/44.
Served with 1 OTU 06/44 to 11/45.
Authorised for write off 13/05/48.
A9-78 Served with Central Gunnery School.
Placed in storage 11/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/48.
A9-79 Served with 1 OTU.
Converted to Mk9 and renumbered to A9-706 07/10/44.
A9-80 Served with Central Gunnery School.
Placed into storage 18/10/45 and authorised for write off 15/03/46.
A9-81 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 15/03/43, 7 miles from Swan Reach VIC.
Crew; SGT Stuart Edward Marsden 412559(WAG), SGT Frederick Edward Blatchford 401734 (observer), PLTOFF Douglas Connell 413827 (pilot), SGT Neville Roy Dawson 412233(WAG) killed.
Converted to components 10/04/43.
A9-82 Served with 100 Sqn.
Placed into storage 11/45 and written off 08/49.
A9-83 Crashed 29/04/43, 4 miles south of Laverton VIC.
Crew; SGT A.D. Chellis, SGT S.W. Hillman, SGT A.H. Overland and SGT J.M. Penglase survived crash.
A9-84 Served with 1 OTU and No 9 Communication Unit.
Landing accident 17/11/44, Madang PNG.
Converted to components.
A9-85 Served with 1 OTU.
Collided with A9-88 27/03/42, 5 miles northwest of Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; SGT Alexander James Coto 408831 (pilot) killed in accident. SGT Alan William Baxter 409372(navigator), SGT Keith Goodfellow 409301(WAG) and SGT Edwin Raymond McMullen 409431(WAG) survived accident.
A9-86 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 21/10/42, after both engines failed at Bairnsdale VIC. Pilot; WO J.J. Brennan.
Converted to components.
A9-87 Served with 100 Sqn 21/08/42 to 03/44.
Served with Air Armament and Gas School 03/44.
Placed into storage 26/09/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/46.
A9-88 Served with 1 OTU.
Collided with A9-85 27/03/42, 5 miles Northwest of Bairnsdale VIC.
Crew; FLT LT R.A. Ridgway (pilot),SGT Robert Callender 409304, SGT S.A. Pope.
Callender killed 02/01/44 in A9-313 while serving with 8 Sqn.
Emergency landing 11/09/43 at Yanakie VIC after an engine seized.
Converted to components.
A9-89 Served with 100 Sqn.
Presumed to have been lost in a flying battle at Kepple Point PNG while on operational flight between Port Moresby and Gurney strip, Milne Bay PNG.
Crew: SQNLDR Clifford Stanley Bernard 259 (pilot), FLGOFF Leonard Herbert Ophel 407129 (observer), FLGOFF Colin Gardner McDonald 411511 (WAG)killed.
A9-90 Served with 1 OTU 12/42 to 01/02/44.
Served with 1AD Ferry Flight 26/07/44.
Served with Test Pilots Training Flight 08/08/44.
Placed into storage 26/09/45 and authorised for write off 17/05/46.
A9-91 Served with 7 Sqn and BTU.
Served with 1 OTU 13/07/44 and placed into storage 23/10/45.
Authorised for write off 17/05/46.

Highlight for Album: Beaufort A9-91

A9-92 Served with 5OTU and 1 OTU.
Hull only sold to T Carr & Company.
Instruments, fitting gear and undercarriage sold to Hughes Trading Co.
A9-93 Served with 7 Sqn, BTU/6OTU and 5OTU.
Placed into storage 15/11/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/46.
A9-94 Served with 1 OTU. Crashed 10/08/43, VIC.
Crew; FLGOFF R.J. Penny-Cuick and FLTSGT W.M. Potts.
Served with No 10 Communication Unit and No 8 Communication Unit.
Placed into storage 10/09/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/46.
A9-95 Served with 7 Sqn and BTU/6OTU.
Crashed 05/01/44, Jervis Bay NSW.
FLTSGT Brennan (pilot) and crew uninjured. Converted to components.
A9-96 Served with BTU.
Crashed 03/04/43, off coast of NSW.
Dipped port Propeller into sea during low flight.
Crew; FLTSGT McKenzie (pilot) and crew not injured.
Crashed 11/01/44, at the north end of Jervis Bay NSW.
Crew; FLGOFF Frank Kingsley Hughes 411144 (pilot), FLGOFF James Taylor 422787 (observer), FLTSGT Eric James Lovell 429977 (WAG) killed. SGT P Bone (WAG) survived the crash.
A9-97 Used for experimental installation of air screws and weight saving investigations 22/11/42.
Forced landing 22/12/44, Laverton VIC.
Placed into storage 26/09/45 and authorised for write off 17/05/46.
A9-98 Served with 1 OTU.
Served with No 10 Communication Unit and No 6 Communication Unit 01/45 to 04/45.
Placed into storage 07/11/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/46.
A9-99 Served with 7 Sqn and BTU/6OTU.
Placed into storage 15/11/45 and authorised for write off 13/05/46.
A9-100 Served with 1 OTU.
Crashed 15/12/42, Pats River TAS when starboard engine failed during landing and aircraft struck leewards fence.
Crew; FLGOFF R.W. Burridge, SGT W. Thomas, SGT J.M. Shanahan, SGT L. Morrison.
Converted to components 01/43.
 
     

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