5th Air Force C-47-DL (41-18663) was civilianized in October 1944
and initally named 'Sturt",
later 'Grimes' and finally 'Murray' the handle it is
wearing in my shot above, taken at
Essendon in 1954. In April 1961 it was
to TAA;s Sunbird Divison in Papua/New Guinea as VH-SBK and
was used there for
trials. In 1968 it was sold to the
Indonesian carrier Seulawah as PK-RDC.
It was fianlly withdrawn from use by 1981.