Douglas DC-3CS1C3G (c/n 9740)
-BZJ ('Anselina') in 1954 in front of the chain link fence at
Depending on the
sun (time of day) it was sometimes
better to take
photographs looking north, rather than wander
out onto the tarmac and take them
terminal buildings. This aircraft was built as a
C-47A-35-DL with serial number
It was civilianized in 1947 as VH-AMJ
re-registered as VH-RMJ in 1948.
It was sold in
1957 to the Armee de l'Air (French Air Force)
as AF 7018, but not before having been
with the revised livery in 1955 as my shot below
(also at Essendon) illustrates.
Atr the foot of the page is an image from the CAHS archives show-
-BZJ in the earlier, pre-1950 livery. The flag-sign on the entry
stairs indicates that the flight
would stop at "Wagga - Sydney -
Coffs Harbour - Brisbane".