VH-TAL. Douglas C-47A-30-DK. c/n 13921 / 25366.
Construction was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - July 15, 1944
It was built as a Douglas C-47A-30-DK
Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - ?
It was allocated the U. S. serial number '43-48105'
Transferred to the Royal Australia Air Force under the lend / lease agreement - August 10, 1944
Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A65-58
It was operated using the radio callsign 'VHCUN'
Allocated to No 33 - October 06, 1944
It was reassigned the radio callsign 'VHCIK' - November 11, 1944
Issued to No 38 Squadron - January 07, 1946
Withdrawn from use and struck off-charge - August 1946
Sold to Trans-Australia Airlines - September 25, 1946
It was overhauled and converted to T.AA. standards at Melbourne (Essendon)
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAL - December 05, 1946
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne
The aircraft was named 'Hann'
Operated its first revenue service with T.A.A. - October 18, 1947
Chartered by Ansett Airways Pty Ltd - early 1950s
It was withdrawn from use and stored pending sale - April 06, 1957
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - May 30, 1957
Sold to West African Airways Corporation - August 1957
Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as VR-NCK - ?
The aircraft was named 'Onitsha'
Transferred to Nigerian Airways and reregistered 5N-AAK - February 06, 1961
In 1957 the Nigerian Government banned all commercial flights into eastern Nigeria
Due to contractual obligations this aircraft flew Lagos - Enugu to pick up passengers
On arrival it was seized by the airport authorities and placed under armed guard
Impressed into service with Biafran Air Force - with dark camouflage livery
It was issued the Biafran Air Force serial number 'AAK'
It was reportedly destoyed on the ground at Enugu when the airport was bombed - September 1967