VH-ALN. Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. c/n 61185.
Was also registered as: VH-EBC.
This aircraft was built by Boeing for the Royal Australian Air Force
Issued to the Royal Australian Air Force - ?
Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A24-354
Deemed to be surplus to requirements and was struck-off-charge - ?
Sold to W. R. Carpenter and converted to civilian standards - 1947
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ALN - May 15, 1947
Operated by Island Airways (a subsidiary of Mandated Airlines) - September 02, 1947
The aircraft was named 'Island Chieftain'
Sold to Captain P. G. Taylor - ?
Sold to Qantas Empire Airways - April 1949
Reregistered as VH-EBC - April 05, 1949
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways, Sydney
Withdrawn from use at Rose Bay, Sydney - November 11, 1958
Broken up for spares at Rose Bay, Sydney
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 09, 1959
VH-EBC. Qantas Empire Airways - 'Island Chieftain' in the standard livery at an unknown location, date unknown.
(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1040-190.)