VH-EBO. Douglas C-54B-5-DO. c/n 18347.

 

This aircraft was built at the Douglas Santa Monica plant - August 1944

It was delivered to the United States Army Air Force - August 03, 1944

It was allocated the U. S. serial number 43-17147

Transferred to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation - 1945

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as NC90419 - 1945

Sold to American Airlines - 1946

Sold to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd - February 08, 1949

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBO - February 08, 1949

Registered to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Pacific Trader'

Sold to Air Carrier Service (U.S.A.) - May 31, 1956

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N68579 - May 31, 1956

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 31, 1956

Leased to Civil Air Transport - June 29, 1956

Used in the 1956 Hungarian Airlift

Sub-leased to Trans Ocean Air Lines (U.S.A.) - July 01, 1957

Returned to Air Carrier Service, Oakland, California on termination of the ease - July 23, 1957

Sold to Falair Incorporated (U.S.A.) - 1959

Sold to Liberty Air Incorporated (U.S.A.) - 1960

Leased to Civil Air Incorporated (U.S.A.) - September 01, 1960

Returned to Liberty Air on termination of the lease - February 02, 1961

The intended sale to Fleming Air Transport (Philippines) did not eventuate

Sold to China Air Lines (Taiwan) - December 02, 1965

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-1805 - December 1965

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 1965

Leased to Air Vietnam - 1969

Returned to China Air Lines on termination of the ease - 1971

Withdrawn from use and stored at Taipei, Taiwan - 1974

Scrapped

 

B-1805. Vietnam Airlines - in the basic China Airlines livery at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, February 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-120.)