VH-BAB  (3)  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                  (c/n  14050/25495)


                                     This was formerly DCA's VH-CAO and was sold to Brain & Brown and operated by them as a
                                     freighter from 1962 to 1974.   Greg Banfield's shot (above) was taken at Essendon in February
                                     1965.    I suspect Macarthur Job's shot (below) was taken somewhat later, at the same venue.
                                     Photo No 3 is a nice color shot by Danny Tanner at Essendon in March 1976.  -BAB passed to
                                     Air Express Holdings in 1976 and then was on display at the museum at  Chewing Gum Field,
                                     Tallebudgera, Qld in the late 1970s.    The image at the foot of the page, by the indefatigable Danny
                                     Tanner was taken at that locale in March 1982, showing the poor old thing as a "war bird'....what
                                     else?      When that museum closed it went to Drage's Air World at Wangaratta, Victoria.  When
                                     Drage's closed it was trucked to Mareeba airport where it served as a static display for many years
                                     and the engines occasionally run.   It ha since been purchased by David Kingshott and taken to
                                     Caboolture Airfield just north of Brisbane
.       VH-BAB can be seen flying in formation with the
                                      DC-3 VH-SBL at an air show at Point Cook in December 1976 in the entry for VH-SBL.