VH-EBO. Douglas C-54B-5-DO. c/n 18347-121.


Rolled off the Douglas production line at Santa Monica - August 1944

Delivered to United States Army Air Force - August 3, 1944

Allocated U.S. serial number 43-17147

Transferred to Reconstruction Finance Corporation - 1945

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as NC90419 - 1945

Sold to American Airlines - 1946

Sold to Qantas Airways Ltd - February 8, 1949

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBO - February 8, 1949

Registered to Department of Civil Aviation

Aircraft was named 'Pacific Trader'

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

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N68579 - May 31, 1956

Cancelled from 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 1, 1957

Returned to Air Carrier Service, Oakland, California at end of lease - 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 1, 1960

Returned to Liberty Air at end of lease - February 2, 1961

Intended sale to Fleming Air Transport (Philippines) did not eventuate

Sold to China Air Lines (Taiwan) - December 2, 1965

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

Cancelled from U.S. Aircraft Register - December 1965

Leased to Air Vietnam - 1969

Returned to China Air Lines at end of lease - 1971

Withdrawn from use and stored at Taipei, Taiwan - 1974

Scrapped


 
 

B-1805. Air Vietnam - in basic C.A.L. livery at Hong Kong Airport, February 1970.