VH-BHE. Douglas C-47A-85-DL. c/n 19934. Was also registered as: VH-BUR.


 

Construction completed at the Long Beach plant - March 28, 1944

Built as a Douglas C-47A-85-DL

Allocated the U. S. serial number 43-15468

Delivered to United States Army Air Force

Assigned to the Pacific theatre of operations and arrived Brisbane on delivery to U.S.A.A.F. - April 26, 1944

Aircraft was struck-off charge at Manila, Philippines - November 29, 1946

Sold to Zinc Corporation

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BHE - February 28, 1947

Registered to Zinc Corporation Ltd, Melbourne

Operated by Silver City Airways Ltd

Equipped with magnetometer and used for aerial survey flights to locate mineral resources

Sold to Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology & Geophysics Division - December 1950

Reregistered as VH-BUR - December 27, 1950

Registered to Bureau of Mineral Rescources

Aircraft was crewed and maintained by Trans Australia Airlines - December 1950 to May 1960

Registered to Airlines of N. S. W. - May 3, 1960

Operated for the N. S. W. Department of Lands Aerial Survey Unit - September 1960 to November 1965

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport

Sold to Baldon Pty Ltd, Sydney - January 15, 1966

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 15, 1966

Ferried Sydney - Tamworth on 'permit-to-fly' for overhaul by East West Airlines - July 4, 1969

Sold to Jetair Australia - July 19, 1969

Returned to Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BUR - November 4, 1969

Aircraft was named 'Joseph Stewart'

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport when Jetair ceased operations - March 1971

Sold to Department of Foreign Affairs when Jetair ceased operations - March 12, 1971

Donated as Foreign Aid to Royal Nepal Airline Corp Ltd - August 14, 1971

Entered onto the Nepalese Aircraft Register as 9N-AAY - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 30, 1971

Withdrawn from service - October 1971

Aircraft scrapped shortly thereafter

 


 

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery at Sydney Airport, October 1961.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery, location and date unknown.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery at Sydney Airport, December 1965.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery at Wagga Airport, June 1966.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery at Sydney Airport, August 1966

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - in Airlines of N.S.W. livery at Sydney Airport, September 1966.
VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - without titles at Sydney Airport, August 1968.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - without titles at Sydney Airport, August 1968.

VH-BUR. NSW Department of Lands - without titles at Sydney Airport, June 1969.

VH-BUR. Jetair Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1970.

VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Melbourne Airport, March 1970.

VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Melbourne Airport, April 1970.

VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Melbourne Airport, April 1970.

VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Sydney Airport, April 1970.

VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Sydney Airport, April 1970.
 
VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Sydney Airport, April 1970.
VH-BUR. Jetairlines of Australia - with revised titles at Sydney Airport, April 1970.