VH-AEZ. Douglas C-47A-35-DL. c/n 9811.

Was also registered as VH-EWD and VH-BAM.


 

Construction completed at the Douglas Long Beach plant - July 03, 1943

Built as a Douglas C-47A-35-DL

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - July 03, 1943

Allocated the U. S. serial number 42-23949

Arrived at Amberley, Queensland for use by 5th Air Force - August 13, 1943

Operated using the radio callsign 'VHCGM'

Aircraft was named 'Sacktime Express'

Acquired by the Commonwealth of Australia / Department of Civil Aviation for use by the airlines - May 1945

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AEZ - May 02, 1945

Registered to the Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne

Leased to Qantas Empire Airways as the registered operator

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne - April 24, 1947

Leased to Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne as the registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Currie'

Whilst in T.A.A. service it was utilised as a freighter with rear double doors freight doors

Operated final Trans Australia Airlines revenue service - February 17, 1955

Sold to East West Airlines Ltd, Tamworth - February 18, 1955

Reregistered as VH-EWD - March 10, 1955

Aircraft was renamed 'Lachlan City'

Initially operated with 21 passenger seats but reconfigured to seat 28 passengers in 1956

Leased to M.M.A. - October 1965 to February 1966

Sold to Brain and Brown Pty Ltd - October 31, 1966

Reregistered as VH-BAM - October 31, 1966

Registered to Brain and Brown Airfreighters Pty Ltd - June 22, 1972

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - August 17, 1975

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 18, 1975

Returned to the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BAM - August 20, 1975

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 21, 1975

Used as a source of spare parts before final scrapping at Essendon - September 22, 1979

 


 

VH-EWD. East West Airlines - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.
VH-EWD. East West Airlines - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.
VH-EWD. East West Airlines - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, May 1960.
VH-EWD. East West Airlines - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, June 1960.
VH-EWD. East West Airlines - in the final livery at Tamworth Airport, date unknown.
VH-BAM. Brain & Brown Airfreighters - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1967.
VH-BAM. Brain & Brown Airfreighters - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1969.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1972.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1974.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1974.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1974.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1975.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1975.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1975.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1977.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1977.
VH-BAM. BBA Cargo - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1979.