VH-AEX. Douglas C-47-DL. c/n 6071.
Construction completed at the Long Beach plant - November 30, 1942
Built as a Douglas C-47-DL
Delivered to the USAAF - December 1942
Allocated U.S. serial number 41-38676
Arrived Amberley for use by 5th Air Force - November 11, 1943
Operated by the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron using the radio callsign 'VHCFL'
Operated by the 6th Troop Carrier Squadron using the radio callsign 'VHCCY'
Aircraft was named 'Swamp Rat II'
Acquired by the Commonwealth of Australia / D.C.A. for use by airlines - July 10, 1944
Aircraft had flown only 1,980 hours 10 minutes
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AEX - July 11, 1944
Registered to the Commonwealth of Australia
Leased to Guinea Airways Pty Ltd for use as a freighter - July 11, 1944
Converted to passenger configuration - November 17, 1944
Returned to Commonwealth of Australia - March 14, 1947
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission for T.A.A. - March 28, 1947
Aircraft had now flown 8,125 hours 30 minutes
Aircraft was named 'Phillip'
Operated its first service with T.A.A. - March 28, 1947
Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Melbourne - June 12, 1957
Had now flown 33,522 hours
Sold to Aero Equipment, Sydney - August 7, 1957
Sold to West African Airways Corporation - August 9, 1957
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 19, 1957
Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as VR-NCM - September 5, 1957
Aircraft was named 'Calabar'
Registered to W.A.A. (Nigeria) Ltd - October 1, 1958
Reregistered 5N-AAM in 1960
Transferred to Nigerian Air Force as 'AAM' - August 28, 1967
Withdrawn from use in 1972
Believed to have been broken-up at Lagos Airport, Nigeria - 1977 - 1978
VH-AEX. Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'silver tail' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.