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  CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-71  
8th Communication Unit

Former Assignments
5 Squadron
83 Squadron
84 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Douglas Wilson, 414115 (MIA / KIA) Chillingham, NSW
MIA  May 1, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Constructors Number 894. During May 1943 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as CA-12 Boomerang serial number A46-71.

Wartime History
Assigned to 5 Squadron. Next to 83 Squadron. Then to 84 Squadron. Finally assigned to 8th Communication Unit (8 CU). No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
On May 1, 1944 took off from Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island piloted by F/O Douglas Wilson on a training mission to practice formation flying. During the flight, this aircraft spun into sea roughly 20 miles off Goodenough Island. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Wilson was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized at Bomana War Cemetery on the Port Moresby Memorial, panel 9.

CWCG - Douglas Wilson
ADF Serials - Boomerang A46-71

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Last Updated
April 29, 2019


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