VH-BJP (1) Avro 652A Anson
(c/n ---- )
Prior to the independence of Papua New Guinea in 1975 all aircraft
based there were registered
in the Territory's mandate,
Australia. During the assembly of this collection I have been
folks who lived there in the 1940s-70s and sending me several rare
images. Above is one of
them, from the Bill Brown
collection. Bill started work in PNG in 1949. This shot was
Kainantu, in the Eastern
Highlands in 1947. VH-BJP was based in Melbourne with a freight
named Tradair, whose titling can just be seen above the windows.
They leased it to a New
company for six months or so before it returned to Melbourne..
Formerly the RAF's MH128
originally slated to become VH-BFD, but this was ntu for some
reason. It was stricken
the registered in Aug 1951. .