VH-JXD. Douglas C-47B-30-DK. c/n 16354-33102.

It was also registered as: VH-OVM.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Oaklahoma City plant - April 1945

It was built as a Douglas C-47B-30-DK

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - April 21, 1945

Allocated U. S. serial number '44-76770'

Arrived Brisbane (Amberley) for use by 5th Air Force - April 1945

Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force under the 'lend-lease' agreement

Allocated the R. A. A. F. serial number 'A65-98'

It was operated using the radio callsign 'VHRFO'

Operated extensively from Butterworth, Malaysia between 1964 and 1975

It was operated under the radio callsign 'VMHJZ'

Transferred to the R. A. A. F. Apprentice Training School at Wagga Wagga, N. S. W. - ?

Transferred to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JXD - July 03, 1989

Registered to RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Victoria

Registered to G. Milne, Bright, Victoria - November 01, 1989

Sold to Shortstop Aviation - ?

Registered to Shortstop Jet Charter - November 01, 1989

Reregistered as VH-OVM - June 20, 1990

Registered to Shortstop Jet Charter Pty Ltd - December 20, 2005

Current

 

A65-98. Royal Australian Air Force - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, October 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-328.)

VH-OVM. Shortstop Jet Charter - in the standard livery with additional 'Wards Express' logo at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-293.)

VH-OVM. Shortstop Jet Charter - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-078.)

VH-OVM. Shortstop Jet Charter - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-294.)

VH-OVM. Shortstop Jet Charter - in the standard livery with additional 'Melbourne's Gooney Bird' titles at Melbourne Essendon Airport, February 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-824.)