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Withdrawn from use at Rose Bay, Sydney - November 11, 1958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.)