VH-EAF. Douglas C-47B-30-DK. c/n 16358-33106.


Construction was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - April 1945

It was built as a Douglas C-47B-30-DK

It was allocated the U. S. serial number '44-76774'

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - April 20, 1945

It was transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force under the lend / lease agreement

Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at Brisbane - May 02, 1945

Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A65-94

It was operated using the radio call-sign 'VHRFK'

Issued to No 38 Squadron, 90 Transport Wing

Issued to No 36 Squadron, 86 Transport Wing based at Richmond, N.S.W.

Issued to No 34 Squadron and used as a VIP Transport aircraft

During the Royal Tour of 1954 it was deployed as a support aircraft

Transferred to Aircraft Research & Development Unit (ARDU), Adelaide (Edinburgh) South Australia - 1982

Withdrawn from use and stored at Adelaide (Edinburgh) - 1997

Struck-off-charge and sold by Commonwealth Disposals Board - 2000

The aircraft had flown 14,600 hours

Sold to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) - June 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAE - June 14, 2000

Registered to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc, Albion Park

Ferried Adelaide (Edinburgh) -Sydney (Bankstown) - July 2000

Restoration work carried out by HARS at Sydbey (Bankstown)

This aircraft retains the basic RAAF 'ARDU' livery with 'Historical Aircraft Restoration Society' titles

Flew its first HARS mission when it flew Sydney (Bankstown) - Temora - December 12, 2000

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Albion Park Regional Airport - ?

Registered to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc - December 19, 2005

The aircraft is based at the HARS Museum, Albion Park Regional Airport, Albion Park, N.S.W.

Current with HARS