VH-EAF. Douglas C-47B-30-DK. c/n 16358-33106.


Construction completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - April 1945

Built as a Douglas C-47B-30-DK

Allocated U.S. serial number 44-76774

Delivered to the U.S.A.A.F. - April 20, 1945

Transferred to Royal Australian Air Force under the lend / lease agreement

Delivered to R.A.A.F. at Brisbane - May 2, 1945

Allocated the R.A.A.F. serial number A65-94 with radio call-sign 'VHRFK'

Issued to No 38 Squadron, 90 Transport Wing

Issued to No 36 Squadron, 86 Transport Wing based at Richmond, N.S.W.

Issued to No 34 Squadron and used as a VIP Transport aircraft

During the Royal Tour of 1954 it was deployed as a support aircraft

Transferred to Aircraft Research & Development Unit (ARDU), Edinburgh, South Australia - 1982

Withdrawn from use and stored at Edinburgh - 1997

Struck-off-charge and sold by Commonwealth Disposals Board - 2000

Aircraft had flown 14,600 hours

Sold to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) - June 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAE - June 14, 2000

Registered to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc

Ferried Adelaide-Bankstown Airport - July 2000

Restoration work carried out by HARS at Bankstown Airport

Aircraft retains basic RAAF 'ARDU' livery with 'Historical Aircraft Restoration Society' titles

Flew its first HARS mission when it flew Bankstown-Temora - December 12, 2000

Ferried Bankstown-Albion Park Regional Airport - ?

Registered to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc - December 19, 2005

Aircraft based at the HARS Museum, Albion Park Regional Airport, Albion Park, N.S.W.

Current with HARS - 2011