ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers
RAAF A77 Gloster Meteor F.3, F.8, T.7, NF.11 and U.21A

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Aircraft TypeAircraft History
A77-1EE427F.3Delivered 07/06/46. Written off 14/02/47 after heavy landing at Darwin NT. Broken up 21/05/47. Struck off 11/05/49.
  • Images of A77-1.
  • A77-2VW410T.7Delivered 09/11/51. First production T.7. Used by ARDU. Crashed 28/09/56 at Evatts Field . Struck off 06/03/57. Broken up 15/04/57.
  • Images of A77-2.
  • A77-3WM262NF.1119.01.53 Delivered to RAF
    24.06.53 Delivered to RAAF
    25.08.53 Unassembled aircraft received ex UK as WM262
    4.09.53 Assembly commenced at 1AD
    18.09.53 Allocated serial A77-3
    4.12.53 Allocated to ARDU Trials Flight (ATF) to be used for Blue Boar Missile trials
    18.12.53 Recieved ATF (ATF became Air Trials Unit)
    13.05.55 To be renumbered WM262
    16.09.55 Completely destroyed and burnt out
    6.12.55 DOS requests approval to scrap aircraft and installed engine
    22.02.56 Aircraft scrapped including engines 7017 and 9432
  • Images of A77-3.
  • A77-4WN321T.7Delivered 04/12/53. Crashed 21/10/58 after losing control during aerobatics Croughs Hill near Houghton, SA. Crew; PLTOFF A.J. Bierman.
    A77-11WH259F.8Delivered 17/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed 26/05/53 during landing at Kimpo, Korea. Broken up 25/08/53.
    A77-15WE911F.8Delivered 19/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Sqn Ldr Wilson was wounded in this aircraft 09/51 when cannon fragments entered the cockpit, he managed to get the aircraft back to Kimpo. On 06/02/52 searching low level for F/Lt Hannan who was in A77-616, Sgt Phillip Zupp was hit by ground fire blowing off his canopy and inflicting injuries to his face. Returned to Kimpo and landed. Failed to return after a ground attack mission after attack run on two tunnels 3 mi E of Sinmak and was last seen climbing away from target area 27/01/53. Crew; FLGOFF Francis H G Booth (RAF Exchange). Struck off 18/03/53.
  • Images of A77-15.
  • A77-17WA964F.8Delivered 19/02/51. Damaged 02/12/57. Converted to instructional airframe then used on Laverton Fire Dump until struck off 25/10/61.
  • Images of A77-17.
  • A77-29WA938F.8Delivered 08/01/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed 01/12/51 near Sunchon, North Korea after being shot down by enemy fire during dog fight with MIG-15s. The 12 Meteors attacked by 40 MiG-15s. Pilot ejected, SGT B. Thompson and captured. RAAF Ejection number 4. Struck off 09/04/52.
    A77-31WE903F.8Delivered 01/03/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 19/05/58 and scrapped. Struck off 30/04/59.
    A77-46WF746F.8Delivered 18/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed during a bombing run 11/02/53 near Sinmak Korea, no egress noted. Crew; PLTOFF John Beverley Halley O5309.
    A77-65WH475F.8Delivered 29/11/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Written off in landing accident 29/08/52 Kimpo South Korea. Struck off 18/03/53.
    A77-120WE880F.8Delivered 12/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Missing 30/03/52 during ground attack mission Korea. Flew into target during attack, no egress noted, 2 mile west of Haeju. Crew; PO Lionel H.C. Cowper KIA. Struck off 09/04/52.
  • Images of A77-120.
  • A77-128WE908F.8Delivered 13/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-354 near Kimpo and destroyed 22/08/51. Crew; SGT Ronald Daniel Mitchell A22223. Struck off 05/05/52.
    A77-134WE898F.8Delivered 17/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Broke up on training Flight near Kimpo 11/06/53. Crew; SGT Desmond Thomas Nolan A37583. Struck off 25/06/53.
  • Images of A77-134.
  • A77-139WA949F.8Delivered 12/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Landing Accident Iwakuni Japan 01/10/54. Struck off 15/02/55.
  • Images of A77-139.
  • A77-157WE889F.8Delivered 19/12/51. Served with 38 Sqn Comms Flight 03/60-1963. Converted to U.21A and destroyed by missile at Woomera 06/02/67.
  • Images of A77-157.
  • A77-163WA941F.8Delivered 03/01/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Hit by ground fire and crashed during Recon Mission, Wonson Korea 26/03/53. Crew; PLTOFF Peter Botley Chalmers O35079. Struck off 24/04/53.
    A77-189WA961F.8Delivered 13/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Shot down by enemy ground fire 22/04/52 and the wing came off during ground attack mission Channampo Korea. FLTLT Pursey attempted to eject but was unsuccessful. Crew; FLTLT Ian Goodwin Swan Purssey, DFC O11561. Struck off 03/06/52.
  • Images of A77-189.
  • A77-193WE969F.8Delivered 02/12/51. Served with 38 Sqn Comms Flight 03/60-1963. Converted to U.21A 15/02/63 and destroyed by missile at Woomera 03/04/64. Struck off 14/05/54.
  • Images of A77-193.
  • A77-207WE905F.8Delivered 08/03/51. Served with 38 Sqn Comms Flight 03/60-1963. Converted to U.21A and destroyed by missile at Woomera 18/11/71. Another Source says it was Written off 06/02/67 and is currently preserved at Edinburgh SA. This could be another aircraft painted with this aircrafts identity.
  • Images of A77-207.
  • A77-229WA731T.7Delivered to 77 Sqn in Japan on HMS Warrior 08/01/51. Serial changed to A77-701.
    A77-231WA944F.8Delivered to 77 Sqn in Japan 19/02/51. Crashed 14/06/51 4 nm west of Iwakuni, Japan Whilst in a steep climbing turn to port at 15,000 ft and 280 kts during an acceptance test flight, the pilot was inadvertently ejected without command input. The Aircraft was still marked WA944, but A77-231 was allocated, therfore A77 serial not taken up. The aircraft circled the pilot a few times on the way down. Pilot: Sgt A.T. Stoney. This is the first ejection from an ADF aircraft. Struck off 18/09/51.
    A77-251WE906F.8Delivered 09/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Lost in Action 01/12/51 Near Sunchon, North Korea Shot down by enemy fire during dog fight with MIG-15. The 12 Meteors attacked by 40 MiG-15s. Pilot ejected, SGT V. Drummond and captured. RAAF Ejection number 5. Struck off 09/04/52.
    A77-258WH254F.8Delivered 18/12/51. Withdrawn from use 19/05/58. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 30/04/59 and scrapped
  • Images of A77-258.
  • A77-300WA935F.8Lost on delivery flight 01/03/51 over Persion Gulf, Serial not taken up.
    A77-305WA732T.7Delivered to 77 Sqn in Japan on HMS Warrior 08/01/51. Serial changed to A77-702, 1952.
    A77-316WA945F.8Delivered 01/03/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Lost during Rocket Strike 27/08/52 Near Yongmadong, North Korea. Shot down by enemy ground fire. Pilot ejected, FLGOFF M. Bergh (RAF) was captured. RAAF Ejection number 7. Struck off 08/09/52.
  • Images of A77-316.
  • A77-343WH274F.8Delivered 17/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Missing on Operations in Hannori Korea 08/03/53. Crew; SQNLDR Donald Hillier O4425. Struck off 17/04/53.
  • Images of A77-343.
  • A77-354WA934F.8Delivered 13/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-128 and crashed near Kimpo Korea 22/08/51. Crew; FSGT Reginald L.R. Lamb 1304890 (RAF exchange pilot). Struck off 05/02/52.
    A77-368WA952F.8Delivered 08/01/51. Flew 485 missions in Korea with 77 Sqn RAAF. Damaged a Mig 15 in combat. Withdrawn from use 11/04/60. Struck off 22/09/60. Was on Static Display at Treloar Technology Centre, Canberra ACT for Australian War Memorial. Now on display in the AWM's Anzac Hall.
  • Images of A77-368.
  • A77-373WA936F.8Delivered 08/01/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Hit by ground fire during a rocket strike in Masam Ni Korea 15/02/52 and impacted the ground. Crew; PLTOFF Donald Neil Robertson O32536.
  • Images of A77-373.
  • A77-380WG974T.7Delivered 31/10/51. Serial changed to A77-703, 1952.
    A77-385WE918F.8Delivered 19/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed on Landing Kimpo Korea 11/05/52 after being damaged by a MIG, converted to componants 1952. Aircraft marked as A77-385 at Fighter World Museum, is A77-875
  • Images of A77-385.
  • A77-393WE877F.8Delivered 12/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Struck a small hill after making a strafing run on a ground attack mission near Imjiin River Valley Korea 08/07/52. Crew; PLTOFF Kenneth Dudley Smith O33843. Struck off 03/09/52.
    A77-397WE896F.8Delivered 12/12/51. Withdrawn from use 06/12/55. Instructional Airframe at Wagga Wagga NSW from 16/05/66. Struck off and sold for scrap 22/09/68.
  • Images of A77-397.
  • A77-415WE900F.8Delivered 17/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Aircraft hit by enemy ground fire at Paeguri, North Korea 22/06/53. Pilot nursed crippled machine back to friendly lines and ejected at 15,000 ft with only minor injuries. Crew; FLGOFF J. Coleman, RAF. RAAF Ejection number 9. Struck off 22/07/53.
    A77-422WF750F.8Delivered 18/12/51. Converted to U.21A, crashed Woomera 04/08/69.
  • Images of A77-422.
  • A77-436WE971F.8Delivered 19/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed into Sea returning from an Operation in Korea or after Dog Fight 02/10/52 near Chodo Island Korea, crew unsuccessfully tried to bail out of aircraft. Crew; FLGOFF O. Cruikshank (RAF Exchange). Struck off 27/10/52.
    A77-446WA783F.8Delivered 08/01/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Bearing nose art, "Black Murray", the aircraft was frequently flown by F.Sgt Ken Murray (333 missions). Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 30/04/59 and scrapped.
  • Images of A77-446.
  • A77-464WA958F.8Delivered 12/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Hit by Ground Fire and broke up at low altitude in the Haeju area, Korea 16/02/52. Crew; PLTOFF Richard George Robinson O22422. Struck off 14/02/52.
    A77-510WH251F.8Delivered 18/12/51. Fitted with PR.9 nose 1960. Converted to U.21A, destroyed by missile at Woomera 12/11/68.
  • Images of A77-510.
  • A77-559WA910 or WE910?F.8Delivered 20/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Shot down during strafing run in Haaju Korea 27/01/52. Crew; FLTLT Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack Browne-Gaylord, DFC O23665. Struck off 17/03/52.
    A77-570WE890F.8Delivered 28/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Accident on takeoff Kunsan Korea 18/03/54 and written off. Broken up 10/12/54.
  • Images of A77-570.
  • A77-577WG977T.7Delivered 28/12/51. Serial changed to A77-704, 1952.
    A77-587WA939F.8Delivered 19/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-959 and abandoned near Kimpo Korea 11/11/51. Crew; PLTOFF Douglas Merson Robertson O5672. Pilot nursed aircraft to within 10 nm of base and ejected at 4,000 ft and 210 kts suffering only minor injuries. (Aircraft crashed in paddy field, killing civilian boy.) The pilot in A77-959 was killed. This was RAAF Ejection number 3.
  • Images of A77-587.
  • A77-616WA956F.8Delivered 03/01/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Damaged 08/51 by ground fire, to the fuel system, port aileron and a hole in one wing big enough for a person to climb through. Pilot Sqn Ldr D.L Wilson. Crashed Hannan Sibyong-Ni area 06/02/52, North Korea Shot down by enemy ground fire. Pilot ejected, FLTLT J. Hannan and captured. RAAF Ejection number 6. Struck off 14/03/52.
    A77-627WE928F.8Delivered 12/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Was hit by ground fire and disappeared while returning to base 13/04/52 at Haeju Korea. Crew; PLTOFF Maxwell Edwin Colebrook O5895 DFM. Struck off 05/05/52.
    A77-643WE886F.8Delivered 19/12/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Previously A77-645. Hit by Ground Fire and crashed Chinnampo Korea 07/04/53. Crew; FLGOFF Roger James (RAF Exchange). Struck off 24/04/43.
  • Images of A77-643.
  • A77-645WE886F.8Delivered 19/12/51. Serial changed to A77-643.
    A77-701WA731T.7Delivered 08/01/51. Previously A77-229. c1963 was personal aircraft of ACDRE "Bull" Garing. Fitted with Photo Recon nose. Withdrawn from use 01/01/67. Reported was located at RAAF Edinburgh SA.
    Currently on display at Woomera Missile Park.
  • Images of A77-701.
  • A77-702WA732T.7Delivered 08/01/51. Previously A77-305. Served with 38 Sqn Comms Flight 03/60-1963. Withdrawn from use 05/63. Was under restoration at Laverton, Now at RAAF Museum Pt.Cook VIC.
  • Images of A77-702.
  • A77-703WG974T.7Delivered 31/10/51. Previously A77-380. Crashed on Beach at Morna Point near Williamtown NSW 20/06/55. Struck off 12/01/56.
  • Images of A77-703.
  • A77-704WG977T.7Delivered 31/10/51. Served with 77 Sqn. Previously A77-577 prior to 29/07/52. Crashed during thunderstorm Senzoki Japan 01/09/52. Crew; FLTLT Henry Eric Johnston O3286 & PLTOFF Allan James Avery O22140 DFM, MID.
    A77-705WA680T.7Delivered 27/07/55. Static Display at Pt.Cook VIC from 15/01/75.
  • Images of A77-705.
  • A77-706WF843T.7Delivered 21/06/55. Crashed on approach to Williamtown NSW 29/04/57 and broken up 23/07/57 for scrap.
    A77-707WH118T.7Delivered 08/09/55. Withdrawn from use 10/07/59. Static display at Moorabin Air Museum from 1963.
  • Images of A77-707.
  • A77-721WA954F.8Delivered 17/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Shot down by gunfire of a Mig-15 in approx 20 miles Northwest of Anju, Kunson area Korea 25/08/51. The pilot WO R. Guthrie ejected at a height of 8707 metres, an unofficial record at the time and he was the first RAAF pilot to eject from an aircraft under active service and the second from an RAAF Aircraft. The parachute descent took 28 minutes. WO Guthrie was taken as a POW.
    The aircraft on display in the Queensland Air Museum painted as A77-721 is really RAF WA880. Struck off 19/09/51.
  • Images of A77-721.
  • A77-726WA957F.8Delivered 20/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Damaged on 05/09/51 near the Manchurin border at Antung by 3 MiG-15's. On its return to Kimpo the aircraft was found to have a 60 centimetre hole in the port tail plane as well as other damage between the engine cowl and the fuselage. The pilot, WO Michelson was uninjured. Shot down during strafing mission near Chaiya-Ri, North Korea 27/01/52. It is thought that FLGOFF Gillan may have ejected before the aircraft crashed, but could not be confirmed. Crashed 27/01/52. Crew; FLGOFF Bruce Thomson Gillan O33625. Struck off 17/03/52.
    A77-728WA951F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Heavy Landing Kimpo Korea 27/10/53. Converted to Componants.
  • Images of A77-728.
  • A77-730WA782F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Heavy Landing Kimpo Korea 07/10/51. Converted to Componants.
  • Images of A77-730.
  • A77-734WE907F.8Delivered 11/05/51. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 19/05/58 and scrapped.
    A77-735WA942F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Ditched in the Sea near the beach due to thick Fog, a failed engine and eventually fuel exhaustion, near the village of Yu south of Iwakuni, Japan 07/05/51. Sgt H.W. Bessell was uninjured and padled ashore. Airframe salvaged and possibly used for ground instruction. Struck off 27/11/51 and converted to componants.
    A77-740WA948F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Skidded off the runway after returning from a fighter sweep at Kimpo into a dump of oil drums 12/08/51. FO Ken Blight uninjured. Aircraft converted to componants.
    A77-741WA947F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Forced Landing near Kimpo (K-14) 24/01/52 after engine failure, converted to components.
    A77-744WA786F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 30/04/59 and scrapped.
  • Images of A77-744.
  • A77-793WH252F.8Delivered 24/04/52. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 30/04/59 and scrapped.
  • Images of A77-793.
  • A77-802WA998F.8Delivered 24/04/52. Converted to U.21A 17/10/60 and Struck off 12/10/67. Another report has it destroyed by missile at Woomera 09/69.
  • Images of A77-802.
  • A77-811WA937F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Damaged a Mig-15 while being flown by Flt Lt R.L. (Smokey) Dawson 26/09/51, this was the first 77 Sqn claim on a Mig-15. Hit by Ground Fire and Crashed Kimpo Korea 03/11/51. Converted to Componants.
    A77-851WK683F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Named 'Halestorm'. Halestorm was flown by Sgt George Hale who shot down a MIG during the Korean War on 27/03/1953. Converted to U.21A Struck off 08/01/64. Cockpit on display SA Aviation Museum. Temora Meteor VH-MBX is painted as A77-851.
  • Images of A77-851.
  • A77-852WH479F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Shot down by Ground Fire Inchon Korea 24/12/52. Crew; SQNLDR Frederick James Lawrenson O22005 DFC, AFC, MID.
    A77-853WK715F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Landing Accident Kimpo, 28/12/53. Converted to Components.
  • Images of A77-853.
  • A77-854WK650F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 19/05/58 and scrapped.
    A77-855WK728F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Converted to U.21A and Crashed 19/02/63 and scrapped 10/65 Edinburgh SA.
  • Images of A77-855.
  • A77-856WK686F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Landing incident on 26/03/53, Repaired. Missing on Ground Attack Mission Korea 17/05/53 (Aircraft Status card has this as 18/05/53), approx 10 miles north of Haeju. Crew; FLGOFF G. Doolittle (RAF Exchange). Written off 12/06/53.
    A77-857WK684F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed on takeoff at Kimpo 29/08/53 and written off. Converted to componants 01/10/53.
  • Images of A77-857.
  • A77-858WK682F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed during strafing run at Wonsan Korea 28/03/53 after being hit by ground fire. Crew; FLGOFF Arther Rosser (RAF Exchange). Written off 04/53.
  • Images of A77-858.
  • A77-859WK688F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Named 'Darkey Jones'. Pilot called his leader and advised he had run out of fuel. The aircraft crashed on approach to Kimpo 04/08/53. Converted to components 02/09/53.
  • Images of A77-859.
  • A77-860WK670F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed and burned after takeoff Kimpo 16/07/53. Crew; SQNLDR L. McGlinchey (RAF Exchange). Converted to Componants 02/09/53.
    A77-861WH481F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. To 2 AD 10/12/54. To 77 Sqn 21/12/54. To 78 Wing 23/06/55. To 75 Sqn 26/09/55. To 78 Wing 25/05/56. To 478 Maint Sqn 07/12/56. To 1 AD 19/12/56. To RSTT Wagga Wagga as Instructional Airframe No.3 04/06/58. Allocated to Fire School, Point Cook for Fire Training 04/09/62. Written off 14/10/64.
  • Images of A77-861.
  • A77-862WH417F.8Delivered 22/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-866 at 15,000 ft and crashed at Kum-Gang river, Korea 31/05/54. Pilot ejected at 12,000 ft at slow speed, and landed in paddy field with only minor injuries. Pilot in A77-866 was killed. RAAF Ejection number 10. The aircraft was destroyed.
  • Images of A77-862.
  • A77-863WK730F.8Delivered 20/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Collided in the air with A77-865 on 07/03/54. To 2 AD 10/12/54. To 1 AD 02/02/55. To 78 Wing 28/01/56. Incident near Singleton 06/06/56. To 78 Wing Pearce Det 27/07/56. To 1 AD 25/11/56. To 3 AD 09/07/57. To 22 Sqn 27/08/57. To 1 AD Det B 28/11/58. Approved for Disposal 17/10/60. Purchased by WRE 02/02/62 and converted to U.21A. To 1 ATU 15/03/62. To 2 ATU 12/06/65. To WRE Woomera 14/09/67. Crashed at Woomera 14/02/69.
    A77-864WK735F.8Delivered 20/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 19/09/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed on landing at Kimpo 13/02/54. Converted to componants 28/04/54.
    A77-865WH405F.8Delivered 20/08/52 to 91 Wing in the UK. Held in Storage 18/09/52. Collided with A77-863 07/03/53 and lost top portion of the rudder. To 78 Wing 26/05/55. Incident at Gunnery Range near Canberra 02/09/55, repaired in unit. To 1 AD 07/11/55. To ARDU 14/11/55 for Bomb carrier trials. To 2 AD 17/02/56. To 22 Sqn 05/09/56. on the 10/09/57 the aircraft clipped the top of a fence in a paddock. To 1 AD 15/10/57. To be offered for disposal 28/03/58. Sold to RH Grant Trading Co 30/04/59 and scrapped.
  • Images of A77-865.
  • A77-866WH414F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-862 and crashed Korea 31/05/54. Pilot killed. Struck off 25/10/54.
    A77-867WK685F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Withdrawn from use 03/04/58. To Point Cook as Instructional Meteor No.10. (Aircraft ferried to Laverton and transported by road to Point Cook) To Point Cook Fire School 4/09/62. Sold to Moorabbin Air Museum 12/11/70. Displayed as target drone. Sold to and displayed in 77 Sqn. scheme at Classic Jets Fighter Museum, Parafield SA.
    Sold to Ashburton Aviation Museum, NZ and exported 2010. Currently on display.
  • Images of A77-867.
  • A77-868WK674F.8Delivered 20/08/52. Sold 19/05/58. To Sydney Technical College School of Aircraft Engineering 08/1960. Acquired by Camden Aviation Museum, Narrellan NSW 09/1971
    Currently on staic display
  • Images of A77-868.
  • A77-869WK727F.8Delivered 20/01/53. Another report had this aircraft with 22 Sqn and Crashed near Holsworthy Army Camp NSW 02/12/59. Crew; PLTOFF R. Evans. However this is not in line with the aircraft status cards.
    A77-870WK748F.8Delivered 20/01/53 to 91 Wing. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. To 2 AD 10/12/54. To 78 Wing 12/10/55. On the 13/06/56 there was an incident with the drop tank at the Evans Head gunnery range. On the 10/07/56 there was another incident with the starboard engine nacelle at the Salt Ash gunnery range. Part of the Aerobatic Display Team 'The Meteorites' in 1958. To RSTT Wagga Wagga 04/06/59 as instructional airframe no.4. In Storage at Wagga Wagga 05/60. To Base Sqn Wagga Wagga 16/06/66 for fire training. Despatched to Point Cook RAAF Museum 17/10/72. Located at RAAF Museum Pt Cook VIC.
  • Images of A77-870.
  • A77-871WK791F.8Part of Order OI3659. RAF Serial WK791. Rec 06/03/53 ex Uk off SS Flintshine at 91Wing.Held servable at 91Wing. Rec 2AD ex 91Wing 10/12/54. Allocated 77Sqn RAAF ex 2AD as UE(Unit Equipment)13/12/5. Issued 31/12/54. 11/04/55 Held serviceable 78Wing.U/S 75Sqn RAAF 24/09/55. Became General Reserve28/11/56. Held Tocumwal 15/05/57. Was deemed as second preference aircraft for Instructional Airframe at Wagga 02/08/57. Elected as Instr Airframe No5 02/12/57, and moved to Wagga RSTT 04/06/58. Out lived its purpose and RSTT Wagga advised on 01/04/65 that it was required for display purposes. E/E-88 Card has last entry Dec 88 as held.
    On display RAAF Forrest Hill, Wagga Wagga NSW.
  • Images of A77-871.
  • A77-872WK792F.8Delivered 29/03/59. Converted to U.21A 17/10/60 and destroyed by missile at Woomera 28/05/64.
    A77-873WK796F.8Delivered 29/03/53. Converted to U.21A 21/12/60 and destroyed by missile at Woomera 30/11/71.
  • Images of A77-873.
  • A77-874WK909F.8Delivered 29/03/53. Served with 77 Sqn. Part of the Aerobatic Display Team 'The Meteorites' in 1958. Reported as withdrawn from use 02/12/57.
    Currently on display within RAAF Forrest Hill, Wagga Wagga NSW.
  • Images of A77-874.
  • A77-875WK798F.8Delivered 11/05/53. Possible used for ground instruction. Served with 77 Sqn. Part of the Aerobatic Display Team 'The Meteorites' in 1958.
    Currently on display at Fighter World - RAAF Williamtown NSW.
  • Images of A77-875.
  • A77-876WK800F.8Delivered 03/05/53. Converted to U.21A 17/10/60 and returned to the UK as WK800 and redesignated U.16 in 1971.
    Sold Boscombe Down, Wiltshire 2008, to Boscombe Down Museum 2009
  • Images of A77-876.
  • A77-877WK913F.8Delivered 03/05/53. Damaged beyond repair 27/02/59. Scrapped 1959.
    A77-878WK907F.8Delivered 14/07/53. Withdrawn from use 04/06/58. Was up a pole at 2AD until around 1988. Was located in Dubbo. Was dismantled and located at Camden NSW under the care of AIRTC.
    Currently at FAA Museum Nowra
  • Images of A77-878.
  • A77-879WK821F.8Delivered 14/07/53. Sold 19/09/57? Struck off 07/02/58 and scrapped 08/05/58.
  • Images of A77-879.
  • A77-880WK910F.8Delivered 06/07/53. Sold 29/05/58. Scrapped 14/01/59.
  • Images of A77-880.
  • A77-881WK944F.8Delivered 06/07/53. Withdrawn from use 25/07/58. Struck off 10/61, retained in Fire Dump. Scrapped 26/10/61.
  • Images of A77-881.
  • A77-882WK937F.8Delivered 23/08/53. Served with 77 Sqn. Part of the Aerobatic Display Team 'The Meteorites' in 1958. Converted to U.21A 17/10/60 and destroyed by missile at Woomera 13/10/65.
  • Images of A77-882.
  • A77-883WK912F.8Delivered 05/09/53. Struck off 14/10/59. Scrapped 12/02/60.
  • Images of A77-883.
  • A77-884WK931F.8Delivered 25/09/53. Converted to U.21A 15/11/61 and destroyed by missile at Woomera 03/11/68.
  • Images of A77-884.
  • A77-885WK973F.8Delivered 16/10/53. Served with 77 Sqn. Converted to U.21A 17/10/60 and struck off 06/64. Scrapped 10/65 at Edinburgh. For fire Demonstration.
  • Images of A77-885.
  • A77-886WK938F.8Delivered 16/10/53. Withdrawn from use and used as Instructional Airframe 02/12/57, struck off 04/09/62 at Richmond.
  • Images of A77-886.
  • A77-911WA946F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Lost on Ground Attack Mission during strafing run, Hwanju Korea 09/06/52. Crew; FLTLT John Leonard Surman O32537. Struck off 08/07/52.
  • Images of A77-911.
  • A77-920WF653F.8Delivered 15/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Streaming fuel after target run and crashed after being shot down by ground fire, 09/03/52. Crew; PLTOFF Ian Rew Cranston O33821.
    A77-949WA960F.8Delivered 10/05/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Damaged by a Mig-15 26/09/51, pilot Sgt Armitt was uninjured. Shot down by Mig-15 after 12 Meteors were attacked by 40 Mig-15's in Korea 01/12/51. Crew; FSGT Ernest Donald Armit A22221 killed.
    A77-953WE874F.8Delivered 15/02/52. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed on takeoff Kimpo 05/08/52. Crew; FLTLT Lancelot Cedric Haslope O35396. Written off 05/08/52 and converted to componants.
  • Images of A77-953.
  • A77-959WE909F.8Delivered 11/05/51. Served with 77 Sqn. Collided with A77-587 and crashed near Kimpo Korea 11/11/51. Crew; PO Douglas M Robertson killed.
    A77-982WA950F.8Delivered 21/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Crashed on Ground Attack Mission, Chodong Ni Korea 15/06/53. Pilot SGT D. Pinkstone Ejected and was captured. RAAF Ejection number 8.
  • Images of A77-982.
  • WH220WH220T.7Delivered 09/52. RAF Aircraft used by 75 Sqn from 09/52 to 18/01/54 as Vampire Duals not available in RAF. Crash Landed 18/1/54 Takali Airfield with F/O R C Hunt seriously injured and Passenger LAC M J Hennessy Killed.
    WH238WH238T.7Delivered 09/52. RAF Aircraft used by 75/76 Sqn from 09/52 to 12/54 as Vampire Duals not available in RAF.
    WH482WH482T.7Delivered 09/52. RAF Aircraft used by 75/76 Sqn from 02/54 to 12/54 as Vampire Duals not available in RAF.

    To see the histories of the various trials and target drone Meteor F.4, F.8, NF.11, TT.20, U.15, U.16, U.21 and U.21As that served at Woomera see
    Woomera Meteors page.



    The Author of this page is Owen Zupp, updated by Martin Edwards

    Source:E/E.88 Aircraft Status Cards from the National Archives, Australian War Memorial, RAAF, 75/76 Sqn History, Online Search of National Archives website, Odd Jobs by Steve Eather, Korean War Reseources Website, 38 Sqn - First 50 Years document by Mark Royle, , Meteor, Sabre and Mirage in Australian Service by Stewart Wilson, Queensland Air Museum website.

    Emails: Graeme Edwards, Sean Flanigan, Bob Livingston, Daniel Leahy, Dean Norman, Ian French, Geoff Smith, Martin Kaye, Gordon Birkett, Doug Pritchard, Ron Cuskelly, CMDR John Crawley, Greg Hyde, Tjalling Boelman, Owen Zupp, Mark Royle, Reg Owen.

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