was a relatively 'late model' C47A-85-DL when delivered to the USAAF in
43-15485. It was not an ex-RAAF machine, and was not
registered in Australia until 1948.
After the take-over
by Ansett, it did the usual stint of service with the parent company,
ANA, and also with
Victorian Air Coach and Airlines of NSW. The two shots below are
the Greg Banfield collection and show it (upper) with Ansett-ANA at
in March 1964
when it was the official aircraft for the R. M. Ansett
Race and (lower) with Airlines of N.S.W.
at Mascot in 1966. VH-ING was withdrawn in
and finally broken up in