VH-EWA  (2)    Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IV   (c/n  414-6041)


                                     East-West Airlines was one of the largest operators of the Lockheed Hudson, as an airliner, in
                                     the world.  They were a common sight at Sydney's Mascot Airport in the 1940s and 50s.  Seen
                                     above is VH-EWA being loaded for a flight to Tamworth, NSW, in 1953.   This aircraft was sold
                                     to Adastra Aerial Surveys that same year (as VH-AIU) and the coveted registration passed to
                                     a DC-3 (see next entry).   It then became VH-AGS and in the 1990s was restored as a Hudson
                                     bomber (registered VH-KOY) and resides at the Temora, NSW, Aviation Museum. Ron Cuskelly
                                     gives a full history of it on his amazing website at: