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

also registered as: VH-OVM.


Construction completed at the Oaklahoma City plant - April 1945

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

Delivered to the USAAF - April 21, 1945

Allocated U.S. serial number 44-76770

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

Transferred to the R.A.A.F. under 'lend-lease' agreement as A65-98

Operated under radio callsign 'VHRFO'

Operated extensively from Butterworth, Malaysia between 1964 and 1975

Operated under radio callsign 'VMHJZ'

Transferred to the RAAF Apprentice Training School at Wagga Wagga

Transferred to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JXD - July 3, 1989

Registered to RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Victoria

Registered to G. Milne, Bright, Victoria - November 1, 1989

Sold to Shortstop Aviation

Registered to Shortstop Jet Charter - November 1, 1989

Reregistered as VH-OVM - June 20, 1990

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

Current


A65-98. R.A.A.F. - in the basic livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, October 1989.

VH-OVM. Shortstop Jet Charter - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1993.

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

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

VH-OVM. Shortstop - with 'Melbourne's Gooney Bird' titles at Essendon Airport, February 2006.