VH-AKR  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G    (c/n  12647)

                              Built as a Douglas C-47A-5-DK for the USAAF in 1944 as 42-92806, VH-AKR was civilianized
                              as a DC-3 as G-AJTO before going to Australian National Airways as VH-INF.  It was sold to Butler
                              Air Transport in 1950 and re-registered out of the ANA series.   In 1957 it was sold to Mandated
                              Airlines as VH-MAN and spent the rest of its life in New Guinea, winding up in the Air Nuigini fleet
                              as P2-MAN.  My shot was taken at Mascot in the early 1950s when it was possible to stroll onto
                              the departure tarmac and take photographs as the aircraft taxied away for take off.  Try that today!