VH-UZO (1)    Grumman G-44A Widgeon              (c/n   1466)


                                     This interesting shot came to me from Geoff Goodall.   It depicts the only Grumman Widgeon
                                     ever registered in Australia.  It was alloted the US registration NC86640 (hence is a true civil
                                     machine, not an ex US Navy J4F-2).  In the event, it was imported new in 1947 for the Austral-
                                     asian Petroleum Company, and did not ever wear its US N number. It went to New Zealand
                                     in 1950 to Amphibian Airways, an outfit that catered to the sport fisherman, and was registered .