VH-ANZ. Douglas C-47A-30-DL. c/n 9559.


Construction completed at the Douglas Long Beach, California plant - May 1943

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

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

Allocated the U. S. Serial Number 42-23697

Allocated to the 5th Air Force 57 Troop Carrier Squadron at Brisbane using radio callsign 'VH-CFF'

Aircraft was named 'Miscellaneum'

Chartered by Australian National Airways prior to its purchase from the U. S. A. A .F.

Sold to A.N.A. - August 08, 1945

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANZ - December 17, 1945

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'Largana' (cat)

Converted to Wright Cyclone R-1820 engines - 1946

Converted to seat 24 passengers with 8 windows per side - September 11, 1948

Registered to Ansett-ANA, Melbourne - October 04, 1957

Transferred to Airlines of South Australia - April 16, 1966

Withdrawn from use and ferried Adelaide - Melbourne (Essendon) - May 1968

Transferred to Airlines of N. S. W. - September 29, 1969

Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - October 31, 1969

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

Sold to MacRobertson Miller Airline Services for use as a freighter - March 09, 1970

Withdrawn from M.M.A. service - December 29, 1970

Registered to Consolidated Aviation Holdings Pty Ltd - December 30, 1970

A.A.S. titling applied to the aircraft at Perth - January 03, 1971

Ferried Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne (Essendon) - January 04, 1971

Sold to United Khmer Aviation (Khmer AKAS)

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Cambodia - June 14, 1971

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 05, 1972

Exact fate of aircraft is uncertain as conflicting reports exist as to its post-Australian service

 


 

VH-ANZ. Australian National Airways - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-ANZ. Australian National Airways - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-ANZ. Australian National Airways - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANZ. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-ANZ. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

VH-ANZ. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANZ. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANZ. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Swan Hill Airport, date unknown.
 

 

VH-ANZ. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, October 1969.

 

VH-ANZ. M.M.A. - in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, December 1970.

VH-ANZ. M.M.A. - in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, December 1970.

VH-ANZ. M.M.A. - in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, date unknown.

VH-ANZ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1971.

VH-ANZ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1971.

VH-ANZ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1971.
VH-ANZ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1971.
VH-ANZ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1971.