Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang Restoration

CA-12 A46-54

Details

Maker:
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Melbourne, Aust.
Model:
CA12 Boomerang
CAC:
Batch Number 12-E9, Makers Serial Number 877, Delivery Note A19406
RAAF:
(83 Sqn Serial) MH, Aircraft letter B

Service Record

Test Flight March 1943 by Test Pilot F/L Greg Board.

25/03/43
issued 1AD RAAF
03/04/43
ground loop at 1AD - pilot F/O W N McCullock (400327)
08/04/43
to 11RSU for repairs
10/7/43
reissued 83 Sqn - coded MH-B by Sqn at Strathpine, Qld. (view photo), (view photo), (photo sequence), (view photo)
13/09/43
ran off strip into trees. Extensive damage to wings - Pilot P/O C H Winnett (418238)
16/09/43
to 3AD for repairs
18/11/44
reissued 83 Sqn - to N.T. operated from Gove and Millingimbi Is, returning south to Menangle, NSW in 1945. (view photo), (view photo)
24/09/45
at 7AD stored Cat "C" (view photo), (view photo)
16/11/45
at 7AD stored Cat "D"
22/03/46
at 7AD stored Cat "E"
02/03/55
sold RH Grant Trading Company for scraping
1970
fuselage remains to Les Arthur, Wellcamp via Toowoomba Qld
28/05/84
to Greg Batts Brisbane QLD for restoration.
17/07/86
registration VH-MHB obtained.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Business Assistance Individual Assistance
Australia: Ralph Cusack
Aviation Welding Australia P/L Archerfield Matthew Denning
Aviall P/l Archerfield Peter Brooke
Aerotech Toowoomba Norm Kelly
Aviation Component Services Archerfield Grant Wahrlich
Engineering Testing & Research Services - Brisbane Greg Wright
Fieldings Foundry Brisbane Linton Hayres
Gus Engineering Springwood Q Lynette Zuccoli
Hughes Trading Kyneton Wayne Milburn
H. Aircraft Spares Moorabbin John Dunn
Ian Aviation - Archerfield Marty Holloway
Langford Metal Industries Eagle Farm Pat Watt
Mendham Engineering Rocklea Richard Hourigan
P&W Marine - Hemmet Ron Lee
Pacific Aircraft Engines - Yeronga Barry Manketlow
Barry Manketlow Ron O'Neill
Pro-Active Maintenance - Yeronga Neal Single
Protec Paints Brisbane & Port Adelaide Bill Lancaster
Samin Meadowbrook Bill Whitney
TAE Amberley Ken Baird
Helimuster Warnervale Kevin Park
Alan Stansfield
Overseas: Cameron Carswell
Banaire Enterprises CA USA
Desser Tire & Rubber Co., Inc CA USA Special Mention:
Farrar Aerospace CA USA Les Arthur
Lance Aircraft Dallas TX USA Brian Clark
Mann Made Inc Wylie TX USA Guido Zuccoli
Sky Power Sun Valley CA USA Col Pay
Sun Air Parts - Valencia CA USA
Tradewinds A/C Supply Corp. San Antonio TX USA

Current Restoration photos


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