VH-AIH. Douglas C-47A-30-DK. c/n 14046/25491.
Was also registered as VH-EBH.
Construction completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - July 1944
Built as a Douglas C-47A-30-DK
Powered by Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 engines
Originally intended for the Royal Air Force as KG814 but it was not taken up
Allocated the U. S. serial number 43-48230
Delivered to United States Army Air Force - July 29, 1944
Allocated to Pacific Air Command - August 03, 1944
Aircraft was struck-off charge and sold to Qantas via the R.A.A.F. for 21,995 Aus Pounds - 1945
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AIH - January 11, 1946
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Brisbane
Aircraft overhauled to civilian standards by Qantas
Commenced Qantas operations - March 1946
Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea (Captain K. G. Jackson) - January 15, 1947
Arrived Lae on completion of the ferry flight - January 16, 1947
Operated Qantas extension services Lae - Rabual
Reregistered as VH-EBH - July 04, 1949
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd - July 04, 1949
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - February 24, 1950
Withdrawn from service and sold to the Royal Thai Air Force - November 10, 1953
Allocated the R.T.A.F. serial number '125491'
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 27, 1953
Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to Thailand (Captain D. J. Richardson) - November 27, 1953
Operated by Transport Squadron 1, R.T.A.F.
Renumbered '491' - date unknown
Withdrawn from service - January 1957
Was reported to be still current with R.T.A.F. - October 1989
Scrapped Thailand - date unknown
VH-AIH. Qantas Empire Airways - in the all-metal livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.
(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 0251-406.)