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The following photographs are from my visit (in April 2013) to the 'Australian National Aviation Museum', which is at Moorabbin Airport to the South -East of Melbourne. The Wirraway A20-10, which they have was disappointingly not fully assembled and I was not able to sit in the observer's seat. I was told that the A20-10 comprises bits from other A20's and I imagine that it may have perhaps but a piece of the A20-109 of my father's plane. In any case, it was an amazing experience to get some feeling for the plane he flew in - and died in.

The information brochure from the Museum describes the plane:

    "CAC Wirraway; The advanced trainer that was thrown into the battle against the seemingly invincible Zero in the darkest days of World War Two in the South-West Pacific, with tragic results. The Museum's Wirraway is one of the oldest surviving examples of this historic aircraft."