These photographs are from the Peter Gates
collection. Formerly a Douglas C-47A-20-DL
(42-23423), this aircraft became one of the first RAAF Dakotas, being
A65-5 (call sign
VHCTE). It spent much of its civilian life in routes
emanating from Adelaide, and in 1958
sold to Guinea Airways. In 1958 Guinea decided to reregister all
its aircraft, and
VH-INB became VH-GAL.
However, just over a year later, in January 1960, it
VH-INB when ATA's Airlines of South Australia began operations. .
In its final days
did a stint with Airlines of NSW and
then reverted to the parent,
Ansett-ANA, in whose
livery Peter Gates' second image, below,
it is illustrated. VH-INB
was finally broken up
at Essendon in 1967. Greg Banfield's
the foot of the page,
shows -INB with
Airlines of N.S.W.at
Mascot in 1964.