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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206350
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:7 CU RAAF
Registration: A21-9
MSN: 94068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles south west of Pearce Aerodrome, Pearce, WA -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAAF Guildford, WA
Destination airport:Albany, WA
mid-1939: Construction commenced by De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd at Hatfield, England
31.07.39: Registered [C of R 90456] as G-AFRJ to Charles Hentry & Mrs Benedetta Willis, Gravesend, Kent. Airframe Uncompleted at Hatfield when DH.94 production line shut down in October 1939. Application for British C of A cancelled
09.10.39: British Registration cancelled by Secretary of State back-dated to 31.7.39 due wartime restrictions on private flying
00.11.39: Sold to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Sydney. Shipped to Australia.
00.01.40: Assembled at Mascot as part of an RAAF order for 41 Moth Minors. Test flown at Mascot, Sydney, NSW.
14.02.40: Taken on RAAF charge as A21-9. Received 2 Aircraft Depot Richmond ex De Havillands. Allotted to No.25 Squadron, RAAF Pearce, WA
02.07.40: Departed 2 Aircraft Depot for Canberra on ferry flight to 25 Squadron, RAAF
08.07.40: Arrived at RAAF Pearce, WA for 25 Squadron RAAF
27.07.40: Forced landing at RAAF Pearce, WA due to magneto failure, no damage sustained. Pilot Officer J. C. Campbell was the pilot
19.03.42: 9 EFTS Cunderdin Operational Record Book: source for all following Cunderdin references: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day. Flown Pearce-Cunderdin-Pearce on a daily basis from 19.03.42 to 30.03.42.
21.06.42: Received No.77 Squadron, RAAF Guildford, WA, ex 25 Squadron
23.08.42: Received No.35 Squadron, RAAF Pearce, WA, ex 77 Squadron
27.09.43: Issued No.4 Aircraft Depot, Boulder ex 35 Squadron
11.02.44: Received No.7 Communications Unit, Pearce ex 4 Aircraft Depot. (7 Communications Unite formed at RAAF Pearce 24.11.43, unit moved to Guildford/Dunreath 10.11.44)
01.08.44: Forced landing 5 miles south west of Pearce Aerodrome, Pearce, WA. Engine failure soon after takeoff from RAAF Pearce for a flight to Albany, WA. Forced landing in a paddock and struck a fence. Extensive damage. Pilot Flying Officer S. B. Houghton and passenger unhurt. Being operated by 7 Communications Unit, RAAF
07.08.44: Issued No.4 Central Recovery Depot, Boulder, WA for assessment
21.08.44: Approved for Conversion to components and scrapped at Boulder, WA



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Revision history:

19-Feb-2018 22:32 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Nov-2018 17:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 09:18 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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