VH-ANV. Douglas C-47A-50-DL. c/n 10082.


Construction completed at the Long Beach plant - August 1943

Built as a Douglas C-47A-50-DL

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - August 19, 1943

Allocated U.S. serial number 42-24220

Delivered to 5th Air Force at Brisbane - October 4, 1943

Allocated to the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group - October 1943

Aircraft used the radio call-sign 'VHCCD'

Allocated to the 56th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group - ?

Allocated to the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group - ?

Aircraft was named 'Miscellaneous II' with the Field Number 'W561'

Aircraft was based at Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

Operated by A.N.A. on night courier services under contract to the A.D.A.T.

Allocated to the 81st ADG - May 21, 1945

Withdrawn from use and transferred to U.S. Foreign Disposals Commission - 1945

Sold to Australian National Airways - December 10, 1945

Aircraft had flown 3,014 hours

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANV (CofR 851) - December 17, 1945

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Louana' (woman)

Conversion to civil standards completed - June 16, 1946

Used by Guinea Airways on various services - 1946

Conversion to Wright GR-1820-G202A cyclone engines completed - July 31, 1950

Conversion to freighter configuration completed - April 2, 1953

Used by Butler Air Transport for short periods but exact details unknown

Registered to Ansett-ANA - October 4, 1957

Operated final freighter service - March 8, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 18, 1969

Intended sale to Pan Indonesian Airlines was to be handled by Australian Aircraft Sales

Sale did not eventuate despite aircraft being repainted - March 18, 1970

Registered to Consolidated Aviation Holdings Pty Ltd, Sydney - February 22, 1971

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - February 1971

Sold to United Khmer Aviation, Cambodia - March 4, 1971

Entered onto the Cambodian Aircraft Register as XU-EAH

Departed Essendon Airport on delivery flight to Cambodia (Capt K. Love) - March 4, 1971

Delivery route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Denpasar-Singapore-Phnom Penh

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 9, 1971

Scrapped at Taipei - 1975


VH-ANV. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, August 1956.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - the pilot's side instrument panel at Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - the centre instrument panel at Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - the co-pilot's instrument panel at Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - inside the cabin looking aft Sydney Airport, December 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Essendon Airport, July 1967.

VH-ANV. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Cargoliner' livery at Essendon Airport, October 1969.

VH-ANV. Pan Indonesian Airways - in the basic livery at Essendon Airport, February 1970.

VH-ANV. Pan Indonesian Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, March 1970.
VH-ANV. Pan Indonesian Airways - in the basic livery at Essendon Airport, April 1970.

VH-ANV. Pan Indonesian Airways - in the basic livery at Essendon Airport, April 1970.