VH-AEU  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                                              (c/n  6108)


                                       This ex C-47-DL was 41-19465 when built.     VH-AEU was received by Qantas
                                       Empire Airways on 16 July 1944, then handed over to Guinea Airways, Parafield in
                                       January 1945 for their Adelaide-Darwin service, and taken over by MMA in Nov-
                                       ember 1945 for their main Perth-Darwin service.  It was finally handed over to TAA
                                       on 25 March1947.    My shot above at Essendon in 1955 as 'Throsby'   It was later
                                        named 'Lawson'.  Immediately below is a CofA image (via Fred Niven) of -AEU in
                                        early Guinea Airways livery.    The two photos at the bottom of this entry show it in
                                        MacRobertson Miller Aviation titling (upper), via the Peter Gates collection, and
                                        (lower) at Perth Airport in late 1945 shortly after joining MMA in a rare shot by
                                        Harley Fairclough  -AEU was reregistered VH-SBO in 1962 (and renamed 'Goroka')
                                        as part of the TAA 'Sunbird' services which operated in Papua/New Guinea.
                                        It was later sold to Air Nuigini as P2-ANT but returned to Australia in 1978,
                                        reverting to VH-SBO. It is preserved in Tamworth, NSW.