VH-INB. Douglas C-47A-20-DL. c/n 9285.

It was also registered as: VH-GAL.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Long Beach, California plant - March 1943

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-20-DL

Allocated United States military serial number '42-23423'

Delivered to United States Army Air Force - March 27, 1943

Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force - April 25, 1943

Arrived at the No 3 Aircraft Depot, Brisbane - April 1943

Allocated to No 36 Squadron as 'A65-5' - May 11, 194

It was operated using the radio call sign 'VHCTE'

Allocated to Central Flying School - April 18, 1946

It was declared as being surplus to requirements and withdrawn from use - 1947

Transferred to Commonwealth Disposal Commission for disposal - 1947

Sold to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd for 6,250 Pounds - August 04, 1947

Delivered to A.N.A. - September 01, 1947

Converted to Wright Cyclone GR.1820G-202A engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INB - September 24, 1947

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

It was named 'Croana' (Climbing up)

The 'VH-IN' registration block was chosen from Ivan N. Holyman's first two initials

Registered to Guinea Airways Ltd - April 01, 1955

Reregistered as VH-GAL - August 18, 1958

The aircraft was renamed 'Kokoda'

Reregistered as VH-INB - January 25, 1960

Operated by Airlines of South Australia

Registered to Ansett-ANA - February 11, 1960

Transferred to Airlines of N. S. W. - April 27, 1960

Registered to Airlines of N. S. W. - February 14, 1961

Registered to Ansett-ANA - January 1967

Flown to Melbourne (Essendon) Airport and withdrawn from use - December 29, 1967

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 18, 1968

Scrapped on site at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - November 04 - 06, 1969

 

VH-GAL. Guinea Airways Ltd - 'Kokoda' in the A.N.A. livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 1960.

(A. Fraser Copyright Image 0250-760.)

VH-INB. Airlines of South Australia - 'Kokoda' in the A.N.A. livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 1960.

(A. Fraser Copyright Image 0250-706.)

VH-INB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0250-705.)

VH-INB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1965.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0250-923.)

VH-INB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1965.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0250-922.)

VH-INB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1965.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0250-154.)

VH-INB. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1967.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0251-499.)

VH-INB. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 04, 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0251-580.)

VH-INB. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1969.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0251-720.)