VH-SBW. Douglas C-47A-20-DK. c/n 15665-27110.
Construction completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - July 15, 1944
Built as a Douglas C-47A-20-DK
Delivered to United States Army Air Force - ?
Allocated the U. S. serial number 43-49849
Transferred to the Royal Air Force under lend / lease agreement - January 16, 1945
Allocated the Royal Air Force serial number KN241
Officially designated as a 'Dakota IV'
Arrived England on delivery to the Royal Air Force - April 22, 1945
Issued to No 435 and No 436 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, India
Returned to R.A.F. in England and issued to No 46 Squadron - April 1946
Withdrawn from use and struck-off charge - 1953
Sold to Lamberts Trust - April 10, 1953
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AMZH - May 02, 1953
Registered to E. L. Niarchos t/a Transair Ltd
Aircraft was operated as an executive transport
Sold and registered to Travelair Ltd - February 20, 1963
Sold and registered to Handley Page Ltd - November 26, 1963
Sold to Trans Australia Airlines - May 1965
Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - May 16, 1965
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 20, 1965
Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Sydney (Bankstown) for conversion to company specifications by Hawker de Havilland
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBW - September 22, 1965
Registered to the Australian National Airlines Commission
Aircraft was named 'Jim Taylor' but later changed to 'Popondetta'
Operated first revenue service with T.A.A. - September 22, 1965
Transferred to Papua New Guinea to operate T.A.A.'s Sunbird Services
Ferried to Sydney (Bankstown) for repainting into company's new 1970s color scheme - November 1969
Operated final revenue service with T.A.A. - October 31, 1973
Sold to Air Niugini - November 01, 1973
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 04, 1974
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-SBW - March 04, 1974
Reregistered as P2-ANQ - December 03, 1975
Operated final revenue service with Air Niugini - July 31, 1977
Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Port Moresby Airport
Mounted on a pole and displayed outside the Air Niugini offices at Port Morseby Airport - May 1979
VH-SBW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-SBW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.
VH-SBW. TAA - in the final livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1972.
VH-SBW. TAA - in the final livery at Mt Hagen Airport, August 1973.
P2-SBW. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Lae Airport, May 1974.
P2-ANQ. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1976.
P2-ANQ. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.