Type: L-222-62-13 Lightning F-4-1-LO
MSN: 5435


01FEB42 Received by USAAF. (Source: 4)
03AUG42 Received Long Beach. (Source: 4)
06AUG42 Received Lowry (8th PRS). (Source: 4)
19SEP42 Received Colorado Springs. (Source: 4)
23SEP42 Received Sacramento Air Depot. (Source: 4)
04OCT42 Departed the USA by sea for Australia (Fifth Air Force SWPA) (Source: 4)
04NOV42 Received SUMAC (Fifth Air Force SWPA). (Source: 4)
21DEC42 "Old John G. (Rummy) Foster rejoined us today. He almost made the trip yesterday, but got within 40 miles of the coast and was forced to turn back because of a violent tropical storm. Something of a record, 5 hr. and 15 min. of flying, and there still remained 216 gallons in the tanks. He made it today, arriving at 1415 with ship '2217', a new ship to the squadron, but nevertheless a F-4 of the same undependable quality." (Source: 11)
08FEB44 Three F-4 Lightnings, 41-2130, 41-2139 and 41-2217 were allotted to RAAF by Fifth Air Force HQ. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
31MAR44 Advice from Forward Echelon that three Lightnings are being prepared for flight at Port Moresby. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
21APR44 Advice from Forward Echelon that three Lightnings will be ferried to 3AD Amberley on or about 30APR44. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
15MAY44 Lightnings 41-2217 and 41-2156 arrived at Amberley but were rejected by the RAAF owing to their poor condition. The third Lightning force landed at Rockhampton but its identity is unknown. Evidently 41-2156 was substituted for either 41-2130 or 41-2139.(Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
26SEP44 Condemned as salvage by Fifth Air Force, Brisbane. (Source: 4)
05DEC44 Struck off by USAAF. (Source: 4)


Log book of Flt Lt F.H.W. Robilliard via his son Iain Robilliard.
Log Book of Flt Lt W.H.S. Talberg via David Vincent
Log Book of Sqn Ldr R.M. Green via David Vincent
USAAF History Card for 41-2158 accessed by Terry Geary.
RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] 1 PRU Number 87 Squadron Jun 42 - Oct 53. NAA: A9186, 118
Operations Record Book No 51 Operational Base Unit, Groote Eylandt via Phil Vabre.
RAAF Form E/E88 (Status Card)
Listing compiled by a CAC employee, Bill Audsley, and published in Aviation Heritage the journal of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia (AHSA) Vol 22 No 4.
Mosquito Monograph by David Vincent.
Log Book of FLGOFF P.B. Jones, RAAF.
The Eight Ballers by John Stanaway & Bob Rocker. Schiffer Publishing 1999
Log Book of Sqn Ldr Geoff Atherton.

Issue Date Remarks
3 01APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
2 05MAY14
Minor changes to page layout.
1 22FEB04
Original issue. Drawn from USAAF Aircraft History Card supplied by Terry Geary and NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559 .

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