AIRCRAFT
HMS AMPHION
HMAS PERTH
USS HOUSTON
GERMAN
ITALIAN
JAPANESE

 

 

AIRCRAFT attached to HMS AMPHION

 

AIRCRAFT attached to
HMAS PERTH

Note: During her time in the Med, PERTH's aircraft operated from land bases and not the ship.

 

Seagull V A2-4 On: 11-7-40
Off: 26-9-40

Accidently damaged by gunfire blast in Great Australian Bight.
Repaired and not returned to sea duties.
Preserved at RAF Museum, Hendon UK.

Seagull A2-17

On: 26-9-40
Off: 12-1-41

Damaged by machinegun fire from aircraft at Crete on 11-1-41, then in collision with L2243 from HMS Ajax on 12-1-41. Transferred to HMS Ajax whose aircraft L2243 was given to HMAS Perth.
Shot down over Crete on 28-4-41 by two Dorniers.
Aircraft destroyed but crew rescued by HMS Havoc

Walrus L2243 On: 12-1--41
Off: 7-4-41
Replaced A2-17 and later returned to the RN
Walrus L2293 On: 5-6-41
Off: 23-10-41
Transferred from HMS Barham to HMAS Perth. Off HMAS Perth to HMAS Canberra 25-10-41
Walrus II L2319 On: 17-11-41 From RAF in Singapore. Previously with HMAS Manoora. Lost in sinking of HMAS Perth 1-3-42

( Information from RAAF Aircraft Status Cards )

A2-4 now preserved at Hendon, England
Notice the footmarks painted on the wings indicating where to walk
A2-17

L2243
L2293 - 1941 at Dekhela EGYPT

Perth' Walrus in Suda Bay 1941
Either A2-17 or L2243
L2319

Colorized version of the "Angry Duck" which was painted on HMAS Perth's Walrus L2319 in 1941/42. Painted by torpedoman AB Les Luff.

Thanks to the HMAS Perth National Assoc. for the photo and information

The "Skull" insignia which was painted on one of the Walrus in the Mediterranean. ( The aircraft and RAAF insignia were added to the original photo to make a composite)

 

walruses

 

 

AIRCRAFT USED ON USS HOUSTON*
1931-1942

 

GERMAN AIRCRAFT USED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

ITALIAN AIRCRAFT USED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN


JAPANESE AIRCRAFT USED IN THE JAVA AREA

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