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VH-TAY. Douglas C-47A-1-DK. c/n 12037

Was also registered as: VH-EYB.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - 1943

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-1-DK

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - ?

It was allocated the U. S. serial number '42-92257'

Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force under the lend / lease agreement - January 1944

Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A65-26

It was operated using the radio call sign 'VHCTJ'

It was allocated to No 34, 35, 36 and 37 Squadrons and No 2 Communications Unit during the war

It was leased to Trans-Australia Airlines for flight crew training only

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAY - October 11, 1951

Registered to the Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

It was operated in an all-metal livery with only the aircraft's registration on it

It was returned to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of the lease

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 18, 1951

Entered onto theAustralian Military Aircraft Register as A65-26

It was operated using the radio call sign 'VHJRB'

It was withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at R.A.A.F. Base Laverton, Victoria

Transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs for use as an overseas aid aircraft donation

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EYB - December 19, 1972

Registered to Department of Foreign Affairs, Canberra

The aircraft was donated by the Australian Government to the Philippines Air Force

It was allocated the Philippines Air Force Registration '292257'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 03, 1973

The final fate of aircraft has still to be ascertained with accuracy

 

 

VH-EYB. Australian Aid - in the all-metal livery at an unknown airport, January 1973.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-288.)