ABOUT MAY 1945
GROUND COLLISION INVOLVING

A WIRRAWAY AND A SPITFIRE
AT PARKES IN NEW SOUTH WALES

 

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Wirraway

 

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Spitfire

 

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RAAF Wirraway A20-362, CA-8 (CAC Constructor's No. 563) of No. 8 Operational Training Unit (8 OTU) at Parkes in New South Wales was badly damaged in May 1945 when it collided on the ground at Parkes with RAAF Spitfire A58-538. The Spitfire was also badly damaged.

Wirraway A20-362 was converted to components in June 1945. It had originally been delivered to the RAAF in September 1941.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

"Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service"
by Stewart Wilson

 

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