Aircraft Photo of A20-502 | Commonwealth CA-9 Wirraway Mk II | Australia - Air Force | #46611
Registration / Serial:A20-502
Military Code:BF-O
Other Marks:502
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-9 Wirraway
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-9 Wirraway
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-9 Wirraway Mk II
C/n (msn):712
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:BallaratMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBLT   IATA: -   Local: YBLT   Other: -
Collection:Ballarat Aviation Museum
Photo Date:11 October 2008
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 46611
Photo Comment

Displayed and signed in the Ballarat Aviation Museum as A20-502, complete with 'combat history', this aircraft is really A20-511 with a much more prosaic life story. Brought on RAAF charge on 22 January 1942, it was allocated to 5 Squadron, but passed on to 5 SFTS prior to the former unit moving overseas. Eventually allocated to CFS at East Sale as an instructional airframe, 1956-59. Disposed of an stripped for parts at West Sale - remains recovered in January 1962. Restored at Moorabbin until 1970.

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