VH-AIG. Douglas C-47A-30-DL. c/n 9594.

 

Construction completed at the Douglas Long Beach plant - December 09, 1942

Built as a Douglas C-47A-30-DL

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - December 1942

Allocated the U. S. serial number 42-23732

Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force the under lend / lease agreement - June 23, 1943

Allocated the RAAF serial number A65-14 with the radio call sign of 'VHCTM'

Operated by No 36 Squadron

Operated by No 111 Air Sea Rescue Flight

Operated by No 86 Transport Wing based at Port Moresby

Operated by the Aircraft Research & Development Unit

Loaned to Trans Australia Airlines - April 12, 1951 to ?

Operated by Aerial Navigation Unit based at East Sale, Victoria

Transferred to Department of Foreign Affairs - November 1971

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AIG - November 11, 1971

Registered to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government, Canberra

Aircraft was prepared for disposal via the Australian Aid program to the Cambodian Air Force

Allocated the Cambodian Air Force Serial Number '71-594' - November 16, 1971

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 22, 1971

Eventual fate of aircraft has not been ascertained at this point

 

A65-14. Australian Aid - in the basic RAAF livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1971.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-408.)

VH-AIG. Australian Aid - in the all-silver livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1971.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0250-196.)