former USAAF C-47A-30-DL (42-23590), it
operated in Australia during the war with the
call sign VHCGI.
was acquired by Australian National as a freighter, and remained a
freighter all of its career, at least in
Australia. Hence, it never did carry a white top. In 1956
it was sold to Canadian Aircraft Renters as
CF-JIP. Later as CF-CAR. It was sold in
South Africa in
ZS-EDX and operated by Air Cape.
It moved on
to Air Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the former Zaire) as
bear in mind, when it left Australia it was not one of ANA's better
machines, shall we say.
the time it got to the Congo it surely must have been a regular
heap. Whatever, it is reported
as 'stored' at Ndjili Kinshasa. Is it possible this old bird