Aircraft Photo of A20-103 | Commonwealth CA-5 Wirraway Mk II | Australia - Air Force | #41339
Registration / Serial:A20-103
Military Code:D-03
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-5 Wirraway
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-5 Wirraway
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-5 Wirraway Mk II
C/n (msn):103
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Area:Canberra / War Memorial [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Collection:Australian War Memorial
Photo Date:28 June 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 41339
Photo Comment

This Wirraway is a genuine combat veteran: victor, no less, over a Japanese fighter (probably a Ki 43 Hayabusa/'Oscar') near Buna, Papua New Guinea, on 26 December 1942. The aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in September 1940 and allocated to 4 Squadron. After combat service mainly in the FAC role, returned to Australia in early 1943 and spent the remainder of the war mostly with 5 SFTS, Uranquinty. Post-war, stored 1945-50 Tocumwal, then allocated 1 AFTS Point Cook 1951-57. Allocated to AWM 1959.

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