I even found these in my drawers , Very Cool Original CAC Boomerang Ads
Great ads there, Kenworth. I love the 40s graphics. I've not got much Oz stuff, being in old South Wales. A couple of Australians were killed training on Spits nearby and I've recovered a few fragments. Brave men a long way from home, facing weather worse than the Nazis.
I got this spare from an Australian Beaufort restoration, another 'make the best of it' aircraft.
Here's a photo I took of a restored Boomerang in 2002 from memory at Avalon
These airframes were RAAF numbered A68-1 to A68-200.
CA-17'S were built from US supplied kits whilst CA-18's were CAC builds.
299 were supplied to the RAAF by North American from 1944 until Sep 1945 when Australian manufacture took over. These airframes were A68-1001 P-51D, A68-500-583 P-51K and A68-600-813 again P-51D's.