Built by Commonwealth Aircraft
On December 9, 1941 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as CA-9 Wirraway serial number A20-463. The same day assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On December 29, 1941 assigned to 4 Squdron. Next on January 14, 1942 assigned to the School of Army Co-operation (SAC).
On January 23, 1942 piloted by P/O A Miller, the wingtip struck the ground while landing at Fairbairn Field (Canberra Airport), afterwards repaired. Remained in service until 1944.
On December 4, 1944 piloted by F/L Chaffey suffered a take off accident at Fairbairn Field (Canberra Airport), when the engine cut out and suffered a wheels up landing.
on January 17, 1946 assigned to 7 Air Depot (7 AD). Placed into storage by 1 Air Depot (1 AD), Detachment B on January 31, 1945, then transported to Tocumwal Airfield arriving July 1, 1952. Approval to convert to components on November 17, 1954. On May 22, 1956, the remainder of this aircraft was sold to L & M Newman.
Wirraway A20-704 is painted to represent this aircraft
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-463
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June 29, 2019