VH-ANS Douglas DC-3CG202A 'Salamaua'
My shot (above) in the
paint shop at Essendon, December, 1953 (taken from a
Maclean's (below) a rather overly contrasty one on the ramp at Essendon
on a very
hot day in January
1954. At the foot of the page is a rather poor, although rare
shot of -ANS
originally ANA livery, circa 1946.
Built in 1942 as Douglas
C-47-DL 41-18649. Assigned to 5th Air Force and
RAAF as 'VHCHB'. It was flown in 1944 by ANA with the call
sign VH-CDH on
courier duties. Civilianized in
1946 as VH-ANS.
Sold to Guinea Airlines in 1953 and
reregistered VH-GAJ in
1958. When Guinea was taken over by Ansett it became part
of the newly named Airlines of South
Australia fleet reverting
to registration VH-ANS.
Broken up at Essendon in 1969.