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  CA-9 Wirraway Serial Number A20-599  
RAAF
2OTU

Former Assignments
1 AD
1 OTU

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RAAF August 23, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Constructors Number 800. Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as CA-9 Wirraway serial number A20-599.

Wartime History
On January 16, 1942 assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD). Next on June 26, 1942 assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU). On August 11, 1942 assigned to 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (1 PRU). No known nickname or nose art. This Wirraway operated from Hughes Field (30 Mile) south of Darwin.

Wartime History
On August 23, 1942 while parked at Hughes Field (30 Mile) destroyed during a Japanese bombing raid by G4M1 Betty bombers. Afterwards, the wreckage of this Wirraway was photographed. Officially stricken on October 29, 1942.

References
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-599

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August 17, 2021

 

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